Folk stars Jayme Stone & Folklife, a group that explores the deep roots music of North America, will be performing Saturday in a Folk Music Society show at Caltech.

A revered Canadian banjo player, Stone is known for performing a diverse range of music. He brings together a group of well-known players, including Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson and Joe Phillips in a new show that follows up an earlier album, “The Lomax Project” and the tour that came out of it.

The variety of influences melds spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomping Appalachian dance music. Stone and company preserve the essence of songs culled from old recordings found at the Library of Congress, polishing them with contemporary influences.

The group was nominated for Canada’s Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys) in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year in 2018.

Saturday’s show comes during a national tour, scheduled to play in Carnegie Hall in June.


Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Beckman Institute Auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit