Videos of the Week: Yann Falquet, Jayme Stone, Sandra Wong
We just found this video on Facebook. It’s a beautiful and inspiring jam between three very different and equally adventurous musicians. Yann Falquet is one of the premier voices of his generation in Quebec folk music. He leads the popular group Genticorum and is a powerful guitarist. Jayme Stone is a masterful banjo player whose work with African musicians and his study of the roots of the banjo in Mali led to an acclaimed album with Malian kora player Mansa Sissoko. Sandra Wong is an equally eclectic fiddler, known for her playing both on the fiddle and ont he Swedish nyckelharpa.
This video is everything we’re about at Hearth Music: homegrown music making, music made with friends for the sheer joy of playing and sharing tunes. Enjoy!
Yann Falquet, Jayme Stone, & Sandra Wong at Planet Bluegrass
The song is one of our favorite French-Canadian songs, “Voici le mois de mais.” It’s an ode to Springtime, something which we desperately need right now in the Northwest. The tunes are “Reel d’Issoudon”, a classic Québécois tune, and “Breaking Up Christmas”, also a classic but in the Southern old-time tradition.
The video comes from Jem Moore of Descant Productions, a cool folk music video producer. Here’s another video from them of Yann’s band Genticorum. Three French-Canadian tunes to help you get a better feel for the lift and swing of their music.
Genticorum: Violon Guérisseur
And while we were probing the YouTube for this post, we found two amazing videos of Jayme Stone and Casey Driessen playing music from Jayme’s new album, Room of Wonders, live. Driessen is the mad genius of the bluegrass fiddle, and we highly encourage you to search through YouTube for more of his music. He does things with the fiddle that we’ve never seen or even imagined.
Jayme Stone & Casey Driessen: You Can’t Run Away From Your Feet
(a beautiful and obscure John Hartford song)
Second Video of Jayme Stone & Casey Driessen: Gap Tooth
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