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George Jackson & Cameron DeWhitt

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George Jackson & Cameron DeWhitt
George Jackson & Cameron DeWhitt
POSTPONED
Friday, May 22, 2020
8 - 10 PM
George Jackson & Cameron DeWhitt… a Nashville-based old-time, bluegrass fiddler joins one of the finest clawhammer banjo players alive.
George Jackson is a Nashville-based old-time and bluegrass fiddler. Born in New Zealand, George grew up in a musical family and first heard bluegrass music around the age of 14, immediately falling in love with the style he started trying to work out how to play it from recordings and from the few mentors he could find in New Zealand. As a resident of Nashville and the USA from 2016, George released an album of original old-time style fiddle tunes, “Time and Place” in 2019 to acclaim. He was awarded the 2019 Mike Auldridge composition award by the DC bluegrass union for his tune “Chapel Hill Deer Stalk” and sparked a viral fiddle tune with his composition “Dorrigo”, with hundreds of musicians learning the tune and posting videos of themselves playing it online, becoming known as the “#dorrigochallenge”. Each track on “Time and Place” is written by George and named for its time and place of composition, tracing his journey from New Zealand to his new life in the United States, exploring ideas of authenticity and identity through fiddle music.

Cameron DeWhitt is a banjoist and Old Time musician living in Portland, Oregon. He hosts the weekly podcast Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends, which features conversations and musical collaborations with today’s most influential traditional musicians. As the host of Get Up in the Cool, Cameron has applied his idiosyncratic clawhammer banjo technique to many traditional musics, from old time Appalachian and bluegrass to Métis, Scandinavian, Acadian, Irish, and New Mexican, to name a few. As a performer, he curates a unique musical experience featuring his favorite findings (and creations) uncovered during his interminable bouts of curiosity. “Cameron DeWhitt, at the age of 28 [is] already among the finest clawhammer banjo players alive.” — R.D. Eno, Banjo Newsletter
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