That roots of roots music are unquestionably the stories that stem from oppression, from outsider observation, and through self-reflection. The roots of that music also stem from the voice of minorities and unrecognized voices. We were so very pleased to have the time to speak with the insightful, studious, and immensely talented Jake Blount. We discussed his new record that pulls from Southern Appalachia, African, and the Chesapeake Bay region, the work he is doing delving deeper into the origins of music, and in so doing the conversations he is inviting us as a larger community to have.
Jake Blount's Website - https://jakeblount.com/