Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Jim Kweskin Legendary Folk Musician & Jug Band Leader

Folk and Jug Band Legend
Now Booking 2020 Festival & Venue Appearances 

With four recent, critically-acclaimed CD releases and an active touring calendar, Jim Kweskin is filling seats looking for festival appearances!

"Kweskin changed the very definition of folk music."
- The Saratogian

Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader, gaining national prominence with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band in the '60s. Kweskin created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz.

"...Still a masterful guitarist and storyteller... effortless, gently driving finger-picking style..." 
Robin Denislow, The Guardian 

Kweskin has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. 

“Mr. Kweskin’s music is a blend of blues, jug music, rhythm & blues and jazz – rag-timey stompdown party music.”
- Alex Ward, New York Times

In recent years, Jim Kweskin has toured theaters across the US, Canada, and Japan with collaborators including Geoff Muldaur, Happy Traum, Samoa Wilson, Meredith Axelrod, and more. 


"Jim Kweskin continues to perform his vast repertoire of folk, blues, swing, jug band and early standards with his own brand of infectious personal interpretations. His guitar finger picking of songs like “Some Of these Days” and “Exactly Like You” is recognized by his peers and fans as some of the best there is." 
- Nat Hentoff
 
Now booking festival appearances for 2020
Jim Kweskin is currently booking appearances for 2020. Jim is available for solo appearances or with collaborators that include both folk legends and rising stars: Geoff Muldaur, Happy Traum, Samoa Wilson, Meredith Axelrod, Suzy Thompson, Juli Crockett, or a small band of outstanding musicians.
Booking:
Steve Fugett
Road Warrior Agency
roadwarrioragency@gmail.com
615-852-5508
Jim Kweskin with Meredith Axelrod

Jim Kweskin with Samoa Wilson


Jim Kweskin (solo)


Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

AMERICAN EPIC on PBS May 2017



““The film is a love letter to recorded sound, without which we’d never have left the silent film era and an intimate visual portrait of the recording process...a celebration of the honesty, vulnerability and immediacy of recording and the joy of making music.””
— AUSTIN360

Check your local PBS/BBC listings for times and dates. Likely the last three weeks in May and the first week in June. 

Four of my acts are in AMERICAN EPIC. Frank Fairfield, Hubby Jenkins, Blind Boy Paxton and The Americans

AMERICAN EPIC airs on PBS & the BBC in May 2017. Music produced by Jack White, T Bone Burnett.  Film produced by Robert Redford & the BBC.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcbATyomETw  

Lots of other famous musicians in it. More info on that here  


““This is one of the coolest things we’ve ever done.””
— ALABAMA SHAKES





Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rick Vito & The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band

 
         Rick Vito, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, is now featured this fall in the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band on the U.S. west coast. Rick Vito and The Lucky Devils are available with the same great show that features the early Fleetwood Mac blues songs, great blues standards and Rick's original songs. Rick Vito and The Lucky Devils performed at the 2016 Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues festival in Monaghan, Ireland and the Summertime Blues Festival in Nanimo, British Columbia.
Please contact me about bringing the exciting blues guitar of Rick Vito or his King Paris & His Hypnotic Guitar Show to your festival or event.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Carolina Chocolate Drops Hubby Jenkins Now Available


Carolina Chocolate Drops member Hubby Jenkins is available for solo performances. Hubby is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Hubby is known from his work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops (Grammy nominated) and from his association with the Rhiannon Giddens band. She was nominated for a 2016 Grammy with an album he played on (Tomorrow Is My Turn). 


and find out more about Hubby Jenkins at his web site 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AMERICAN EPIC including JERRON (BLIND BOY) PAXTON HUBBY JENKINS & FRANK FAIRFIELD


COMING 2017
American Epic, four-part historical documentary and The American Epic Sessions, a feature-length recording studio film will air in mid 2017 on PBS and BBC Arena.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Meredith Axelrod Now Booking

"Meredith Axelrod (SF) is a singer of early jazz and pre-1930s American pop music. As a guitarist, her playing explodes with energy and vintage rhythms." San Diego Reader

Now booking with their imaginative presentation of old time music are Meredith Axelrod and Craig Ventresco.  Craig performed on the soundtracks for “Crumb” & “Ghost World.” They are available as a solo, duo or  they can be booked with Blind Boy Paxton and or Frank Fairfield. Here is a video of Meredith with Frank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lp5ihYQ7eU

Here is a video of Meredith & Craig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_IVAOY7xII 
& Meredith with Blind Boy Paxton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYB2Cq1AnX8. 

Meredith & Craig with their jazz group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZPX2dnoqic

and Meredith solo Nothing in Rambling

Meredith & the Wayfaring Strangers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWbgh-zdW-E


Meredith is charming & fun and Craig is a virtuoso on the guitar with impeccable music knowledge. All part of their show. For more on Meredith. Go to her website http://meredithaxelrod.com/ and for more info on Craig Ventresco, go to his web site http://www.craigventresco.com/
Please contact me about booking her with one of her many configurations.