University of Mississippi

Music of the South Concert: Blind Boy Paxton

October 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gertrude C. Ford Center Studio Theater

Blind-Boy-Paxton-8webJerron “Blind Boy” Paxton (born 1989) is an American multi-instrumentalist blues musician and vocalist from Los Angeles. 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 Friedwall 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.”