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Del played tougher than a boiled owl, and I still pity the fool what's got to follow her on to the stage. She sang prettier than many a woman with a guitar known primarily for their voice. Her original instrumental, Wobbly Walk, inspired by chapters 16-18 (Debbs and Socialism) of Howard Zinn's classic People's History of the United States is a hoot and conjures up a Chaplanesque Bo of old, IWW card fresh in hand, struttin' his stuff - Mr O'Muck review, Opera House gig somewhere off the mainland, Maine, USA

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Offline jed

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Future Of
« on: May 11, 2017, 07:38:07 PM »
Those who follow or think about the future of CB and music from the roots may be interested (and amused) to know that homegrown musical savant Jerron (aka Zeno aka Blind Boy) Paxton recently received his degree from Boston's fame-branded Berklee College of Music.

While it's truly a formality in the musical sense, I imagine that Jerron has a use for the paper as the decades fly by. 

Here's a blurb on his waning career as an unknown:

"Courtesy of the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival:

"BLIND BOY" PAXTON: Although only in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast.

You will see him on PBS on May 16, 2017 when his talent is showcased on the AMERICAN EPIC series created by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White."

Port Townsend blues campers and NYC denizens may know Jerron.  While most of us will probably miss him in Huntington Beach tonight (with opener Chino Swingslide from Barcelona), or at Santa Monica at McCabe's tomorrow night, or at an Encino house concert on Saturday (with proceeds going to Citizens' Climate Lobby), the PBS show should provide Jerron with a little screentime.  Of course, you can always check his (oy - social media) Facebook page for clips; one, buried deep in his timeline, features a hilarious interview with an Israeli radio broadcaster. 
ok then:  http://jed.net

Offline banjochris

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Re: Future Of
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 08:42:55 AM »
Definitely go see Jerron if you get the chance -- a hell of a performer (and raconteur, too, amazing at his age) and a great guy too.
Chris