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Jontavious Willis & Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

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Caffe Lena

47 Phila Street

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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These two champions of traditional music join forces as a new duo built around the blues.

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Every generation or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene who sends a jolt through the blues community, who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. Jontavious Willis is that musician. At the age of 23, Willis carries Delta, Piedmont and Texas blues traditions forward on guitar, harmonica, banjo and cigar box. He has garnered attention around the world for his dynamic vocals and stand out fingerpicking, flatpicking, and slide prowess. His newest album, ‘Spectacular Class,’ was produced by Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, two of the genre’s greatest.

A rootsy songster with a bent toward traditional music, Blind Boy Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back in time and making them wish they could stay there for good. As a multi instrumentalist, Paxton plays everything from ragtime, to hokum, to French reels, to Appalachian mountain music, and the blues. He doesn’t just rearrange the occasional old standard, he tirelessly plumbs buried collections in search of forgotten but noteworthy song material to add his own flavor to. In addition to singing and playing banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion), he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling.

Before the show there will be a very special podcast interview with Jontavious and Jerron for Hangin' & Sangin', a podcast and radio show hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney. Hangin’ & Sangin’ offers up casual conversation and acoustic performances by some of your favorite roots artists, from Americana to folk, country, blues, bluegrass, Southern soul, and rock & roll. Come hang with us before the show for an intimate interview that promises to give you a deeper look at both the humanity and artistry of our featured performers. Interview begins at 6:00pm.

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47 Phila Street

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