Award-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone brings his Folklife Quartet to the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (Nov. 11) — including acclaimed singer/composer Moira Smiley, who performed in the Methow Valley in 2011 as part of the vocal quartet VOCO.
On his Folklife Tour, Stone collaborates with Smiley as well as Sumaia Jackson and Joe Phillips.
According to a press release by Methow Arts Alliance, which is sponsoring his apprearance, Stone “makes music inspired from around the world, bridging folk, jazz, and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds.”
“Stemming from Stone’s Lomax Project — which celebrates songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax — Folklife treats old field recordings not as time capsules but as heirloom seeds passed down from a bygone generation,” according to the release.
The quartet will also be performing for students in Okanogan County schools the week of Nov. 6, through Methow Arts Alliance’s regional arts education programs.
The Saturday concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for reserved seats; $16 for adults in advance or $19 at the door; and $5 for students ages 5 – 15. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com, at Riverside Printing in Winthrop, or at the Methow Arts Alliance office in Twisp.