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Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist. He specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes. A versatile performer, Blount interpolates blues, bluegrass and spirituals into the old-time string band tradition he belongs to. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. Blount has shared his music and research at the Newport Folk Festival, the Smithsonian Institution and Yale University, among other venues and institutions. He has also appeared on Radiolab, Soundcheck and NPR's Weekend Edition.

This program is free of cost for NMM Members!

FREE ADMISSION!

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Friday, February 4, 2022 at 6:00:00 PM UTC

NMM LIVE! | Jake Blount

A live stream of this concert will be available to watch for free on our website. Please visit the NMM Live Video page to tune in if you cannot join us in person!

Events

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

FIRST-FLOOR GALLERIES NOW OPEN!

Our brand new first-floor galleries are officially OPEN! The wait is finally over - come see the NEW NMM. Information on the galleries, hours, and more can be found on the VISIT & LEARN and EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS pages!

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am to 4pm, stop in to see our seven new galleries, concerts, events, and more! 

The Jason & Betsy Groves Special Exhibitions Gallery is OPEN! Come explore our current special exhibition HIGH STRUNG: FIVE CENTURIES OF STRINGED KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS.

THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED! WATCH ONLINE HERE

WEATHER NOTICE

the NMM will be CLOSED until TUESDAY, 1/16

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