Saturday, November 17 / Two Shows / Noon and 6:00 p.m.
BLIND BOY PAXTON
Crossroads at the DoubleTree
Tickets: Part of All-Day Saturday $79 Package
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Jereron “Blind Boy” Paxton is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist whose style draws from blues and jazz before World War II and was influenced by Fats Waller and “Blind” Lemon Jefferson.
Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and 1930s and making them wish they could stay there for good.
Playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin among other implements, Blind Boy fully assimilates the blues of Bessie Smith and Lonnie Johnson.
He embodies the true blues of the 21st century but he plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and more.
His vast talent rivals the greatest in the genre. He is witty, fast-rhyming, poetic, fun, exciting and wonderfully skilled as a musician and a fine singer.
Paxton performed to a sold-out audience for the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall in 2016 along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon and Tom Paley.
Paxton appeared in the American Epic documentary episode on American music that aired on PBS in 2017.
Paxton’s talent and contributions to acoustic blues have earned him comparisons to Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ and Corey Harris.