Nominated as “Artist of the Year” for the 2016 International Folk Music Awards, Jerron Paxton is arguably one of the most dynamic and talented musicians in any genre. Equally talented on guitar, gut string banjo, fiddle and piano, Jerron performs traditional American music with a joy and passion that is unforgettable.
His name is Jerron (say Jer-Ron as in Geronimo) but you call him Blind Boy. Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of the true blues in the twenty-first century, but plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more. He can mesmerize audiences with his humor and story-telling.
Only in his late twenties, Jerron, has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay. He sings and plays the banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones. He has the eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real.
What Others Say about Paxton:
“Virtually the only music-maker of his generation – playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements – to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ‘30s.” – Wall Street Journal
“Easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years.” – Living Blues Magazine
“Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues.” – New York Times
“He is the whole package. He’s witty, fast rhyming, poetic, fun, exciting, wonderfully skilled as a musician and a fine singer, he is the continuation of a proud tradition, literally and figuratively.” – Watermelon Blues Festival
Thank you to Tom Cammack of Sheridan-MacMahon, Ltd. for sponsoring this concert!
Doors open at 7:00 and show starts at 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$15 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$20 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult
Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours.
Here’s Jerron in Action: