Etta Baker’s Up-Picking Banjo Style with Jake Blount

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The Handmade Music School is offering a series of one-hour afternoon workshops as part of the Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the the Floyd EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia. Cost is $25 per workshop.

Etta Baker’s Up-Picking Banjo Style with Jake Blount
Friday, March 26, 2021 from 4:00-4:50pm
Event Center Downstairs Room 1 @ the Floyd EcoVillage

Etta Baker is perhaps best known as a skilled Piedmont blues guitarist; however, she also played the banjo. Given that many blues guitarists of Baker’s generation claimed to have learned from banjo-playing relatives, her unique up-picking style may represent an important crossover point for old-time and blues music. Participants will learn a tune as she played it.

About the Instructor

Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and scholar based in Washington, DC. He has studied with modern masters of old-time music, including Bruce Molsky, Judy Hyman (of the Horse Flies), and Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins (of the GRAMMY-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops). Although he is proficient in multiple old-time styles, he specializes in the music of Black and Native American communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of Ithaca, New York.

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Banjo with Jake Blount
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