Jake Blount | Deering Live

Jake Blount | Deering Live

Jake Blount is an award-winning musician and scholar. He is a recipient of the prestigious Steve Martin Banjo Prize, and a two-time winner of the Appalachian String Band Music Festival (better known as Clifftop).

He is a specialist in the early folk music of Black Americans, and his latest record, The New Faith, was released on September 23, 2022 as part of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings' African American Legacy Series, in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“On top of being wildly intelligent and knowledgeable, he's also a killer musician and it's an incredible combo.” - Rhiannon Giddens

For more information about Jake, please visit jakeblount.com


  • Christopher

    Great conversation and music. Such beautiful playing. Thank you for the names of the books and literature too. I look forward to reading them and learning more about the artist and banjo. Appreciate the insight into the music and artists that Deering provides here.

  • John O

    Beautiful tunes and song complete with important historical information and perspective as well!.

    Thank you James and Thank you Deering banjos!

    I went to Bandcamp and bought both albums mentioned and am enjoying them as I write. I can’t wait to continue my banjo journey with their influence.

  • David Brooks

    Great singing and playing. Thank you, Deering, for arranging this with Jake.

  • John McCutcheon

    Just beautiful playing, Jake!

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