Blind Boy Paxton

Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton will perform at ASU on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

BOONE -- Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, an American multi-instrumentalist blues musician and vocalist, will be presenting a concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Living Learning Center (301 Bodenheimer Drive) at Appalachian State University. Enjoy a discussion and music round table with Paxton and several other regional musicians from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Paxton plays banjo, piano and violin and his musical influences are mainly rooted in the early blues from the 1920s and '30s. According to The Wall Street Journal, Paxton is “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, the blues of Bessie Smith and Lonnie Johnson.”

Sponsors include: Black & Global Banjo & Fiddle Roots Concerts, Appalachian State University, Provost of College Arts and Sciences, English and National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact Dr. CeCe Conway at conwayec@live.unc.edu.

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