Blind Boy Paxton

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Biography

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton (born January 26, 1989) is an American multi-instrumentalist blues musician and vocalist from Los Angeles. He plays banjo, piano and violin and his musical influences are mainly rooted in the early blues from the 1920s and 30s. Jerron’s family, originally from Louisiana, moved to LA in the 50s where he grew up before moving to New York city in 2007, where he currently resides. With a strong interest in blues and jazz music before World War II, Paxton’s sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and “Blind” Lemon Jefferson. According to Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal, Paxton is “virtually the only music-maker of his generation playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ’30s, the blues of Bessie Smith and Lonnie Johnson.”

How we met:

Mark first met this amazing musicians while recording with Keb Mo´. His soul and charisma were immediately apparent, and we couldn’t wait to start working with him!

Hometown

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Blind Boy Paxton Upcoming Tour Dates
  • 06

    Jul

    Blind Boy Paxton at the Mariposa Folk Festival, July 6-8

    Worldwide

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    Date: July 6, 2018

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  • 17

    Jul

    Blind Boy Paxton at Teviot Row House, July 17-21

    Edinburgh, UK

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    Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues. He’s the most sensational newcomer in acoustic blues since the originals left us. He plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones, most of them brilliantly.

    He sings with a classic weary tone when he wants, and is cheerfully bright on upbeat tunes. He tells stories and jokes that show he’s as smart as a button, easing audiences into a good time. He mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and, of course, blues, and he always leaves audiences smiling.

    Venue: Teviot Row House

    Date and Time: July 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM

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  • 29

    Jul

    Blind Boy Paxton at the Acoustic Blues Workshop, July 29-August 5

    Port Townsend, WA, USA

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    Venue: Fort Wooden State Park

    Date: July 29, 2018

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  • 11

    Aug

    Blind Boy Paxton at River Raisin Ragtime Revue

    Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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    Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues. He’s the most sensational newcomer in acoustic blues since the originals left us. He plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones, most of them brilliantly.

    He sings with a classic weary tone when he wants, and is cheerfully bright on upbeat tunes. He tells stories and jokes that show he’s as smart as a button, easing audiences into a good time. He mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and, of course, blues, and he always leaves audiences smiling.

    Venue: The Ark

    Date and Time: August 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 07

    Sep

    Blind Boy Paxton at Sisters Folk Festival

    Sisters, OR, USA

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    Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues. He’s the most sensational newcomer in acoustic blues since the originals left us. He plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones, most of them brilliantly.

    He sings with a classic weary tone when he wants, and is cheerfully bright on upbeat tunes. He tells stories and jokes that show he’s as smart as a button, easing audiences into a good time. He mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and, of course, blues, and he always leaves audiences smiling.

    Venue: Sisters Folk Festival

    Date and Time: September 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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  • 22

    Sep

    Blind Boy Paxton at Light Club Lamp Shop

    Burlington, Vermont, USA

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    Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues. He’s the most sensational newcomer in acoustic blues since the originals left us. He plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones, most of them brilliantly.

    He sings with a classic weary tone when he wants, and is cheerfully bright on upbeat tunes. He tells stories and jokes that show he’s as smart as a button, easing audiences into a good time. He mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and, of course, blues, and he always leaves audiences smiling.

    Venue: Light Club Lamp Shop

    Date and Time: September 22, 2018 at 9:00 PM

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  • 19

    Oct

    Blind Boy Paxton at C-U Folk & Roots Festival

    Urbana, IL, USA

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    Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues. He’s the most sensational newcomer in acoustic blues since the originals left us. He plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones, most of them brilliantly.

    He sings with a classic weary tone when he wants, and is cheerfully bright on upbeat tunes. He tells stories and jokes that show he’s as smart as a button, easing audiences into a good time. He mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and, of course, blues, and he always leaves audiences smiling.

    Venue: C-U Folk & Roots Festival

    Date and Time: October 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM

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