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POSTPONED: Jake Blount

Artist in residence

folk musician

Sponsored by Sarah and Dan Gallagher

We regret to inform you that Jake Blount's concert on August 25 has been postponed. We realize this show has already moved once, but we are now looking further ahead in anticipation of social distancing restrictions that might impact summer performances. We are exploring potential dates for the fall and will update you in June with more information.

Please contact the Ticket Office at 301.581.5100 or tickets@strathmore.org if you prefer to exchange your tickets for a different Strathmore Presents performance; change your ticket purchase to a tax-deductible donation; or receive a refund. Please note that during this time, our Ticket Office is open 10am–5pm Monday–Friday. We will continue to do everything that we can to respond to patrons in a timely manner and ensure that every need is taken care of in the coming weeks.

Jake Blount is a fiddler, banjoist, singer, and scholar who digs deeps into his own personal heritage. Blount’s performances and compositions shine a light on the traditional music of Black and Indigenous communities in the American South and strive to preserve this art form. In 2016, Blount became the first Black person to make the finals at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia, and the first to win in the traditional band category. In the following year, he received a bachelor of arts in ethnomusicology from Hamilton College and released his debut EP, Reparations, with award-winning fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves. He has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and other museums, colleges, and universities.
 
 
Please note that seating for this show is general admission.