The legendary Jim Kweskin, live stream concert

Posted 10/15/20

Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band which successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for good-humored performances. No …

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The legendary Jim Kweskin, live stream concert

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Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band which successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for good-humored performances. No other group attained its unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing. These days Jim is best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. Because of his vast repertoire and love of the music, Kweskin is recognized as one of the best interpreters of the great American songbook.

WHERE: Online at commonfencemusic.org
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 18; 7 p.m.
COST: Free; tips go to the artists
MORE INFO: commonfencemusic.org

Event Date
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Event time
7:00 PM
Cost / donation
Free; tips go to the artists
Contact
commonfencemusic.org

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