* 2015 LOTUS DICKEY ARTIST *
Focusing on songs collected by legendary folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this “collaboratory” led by Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and re-imagine traditional music. The song list includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners, and homemakers. This was — and is — music of the people. Lomax Project album collaborators are many; those likely to be on hand for Lotus include Jayme on banjo, Grammy™ Award winner Tim O’Brien on fiddle, Margaret Glaspy on guitar, and Moira Smiley on accordion. “ … beautiful, intriguing, thoughtful music….” (Sing Out!)
The Lotus Dickey Artist honors the late Lotus Dickey, an Indiana old-time musician whose love of music from around the world embodies the spirit of the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.
Friday, Sept. 25
First Presbyterian Church from 10:35-11:45pm
Saturday, Sept. 26
Lotus in the Park, IU Global Education Pavilion from 2:40-3:25pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater from 7:45-8:30pm
First Presbyterian Church from 10:35-11:20pm
Presented in partnership with Friends of Old Time and Celtic Music.