He’s a modern-day bluesman heralded as the living embodiment of true blues in the 21st century, in addition to being an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist. Los Angeles native Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has an instinctive approach to blues music that reaches far beyond his years. And it doesn’t stop at the blues; ragtime, hokum, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, many old-time traditions and more are all a part of his vast range.
Experience it for yourself when Paxton performs on the livestream Live From Dizzy’s Club: Blues and Black Folk Music, starting at 6:30 p.m. (Central) tonight, Thursday Jan. 21, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center website.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.