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John Cohen, Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton and the Down Hill Strugglers to Play Jones House Wednesday, March 26

by Madison V. Fisler

March 25, 2014. On March 26, the Town of Boone will present an evening of American Roots music with John Cohen, The Down Hill Strugglers and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone in collaboration with Black & Global Banjo Roots Concerts as part of the 2014 Winter Indoor Concert Series. 

The show will begin at 7  p.m. on Wednesday, March 26. 

From a press release:

Jerron Paxton playing in Boone. Photo by Lonnie Webster
Jerron Paxton playing in Boone. Photo by Lonnie Webster

Cohen is a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers and has been performing, recording, documenting, and producing traditional music for more than 50 years. 

The Down Hill Strugglers are helping lead the current folk music craze in New York City, and member Eli Smith helps organize folk festivals and concerts, including The Brooklyn Folk Festival and the Washington Square Park Folk Festival.  The band recently released their 2nd album, entitled Show Me the Way to Go Home, and they have a song featured on the soundtrack to the new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. 

“Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has one of the greatest repertoires of traditional and early American popular music since Uncle Dave Macon,” says Freed.  “He can play piano like Fats Waller, guitar like Willie Walker, and banjo like Wade Ward – and those are just the ‘W’s'”

John Cohen play in Boone. Photo by Lonnie Webster
John Cohen play in Boone. Photo by Lonnie Webster

“We are expecting this show to sell out,” said Mark Freed, Cultural Resources Coordinator for the Town of Boone.

“These shows are very popular and it’s a small venue.”

Tickets are available for advanced purchase, which is highly recommended. To purchase tickets, call the Jones House Community and Cultural Center at 262-4576 or email Mark Freed at Mark.Freed@TownOfBoone.net, according to Tori Allen, assistant at the Jones House. 



Tickets for the show are just $20 per person. 

For more information about this show or about any of the other great events hosted at the Jones House Community and Cultural Center, visit their website here or call 828-262-4576.