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True North Music / Events / Sat 21 May 2022

Jake Blount in concert at The Carlile Institute, Meltham

Jake Blount in concert at The Carlile Institute, Meltham

Award-winning young American musician and scholar Jake Blount is an exceptional banjoist, fiddler and singer, and a winner of the 2020 Steve Martin Banjo Prize. His debut solo album Spider Tales was released in 2020 to widespread acclaim, with glowing reviews from The Guardian and Rolling Stone among others. We're delighted to welcome Jake and his band to the Carlile Institute for True North Music's first real life gig since early 2020!

Jake will be performing with his own accomplished four-piece stringband, featuring George Jackson (fiddle/banjo), Nelson Williams (double bass) and Gus Tritsch (acoustic guitar/banjo uke). Expect a captivating blend of old time fiddle tunes, evocative jazz and blues songs and footstomping folk, Americana and bluegrass. Jake’s work also shines a light on the major contributions that Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ artists have made to American folk traditions. He has studied with roots music luminaries including Rhiannon Giddens and Bruce Molsky, and has shared his music and research at prestigious venues including Newport Folk Festival and the Smithsonian Institution, among many others. We are so delighted to welcome this fascinating and brilliant artist to Meltham, for our first concert in over two years!

Early bird tickets £14 (£10 for under 21s). Paper tickets are available locally in Meltham, at Café 33 and The Flower Box. Tickets are also on sale online at

Note that we will be reducing capacity by 25% to allow for a little more space. £16 on the door (if not sold out in advance). Please book your tickets now to avoid missing out, this will be a very special evening of American roots music. All tickets will be refunded in the event of cancellation.

Doors 7:30pm, concert from 8pm.
As usual there will be a licensed bar, run by the community association.

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Event Location

The Carlile Institute

Huddersfield Road


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