An Evening of Folk Revival by Jim Kweskin with opener David Kraai in New Paltz

Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader. He also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. He has recorded solo ventures, as a member of the U and I band, and with U and I bandmate Samoa Wilson, and continues to perform widely in various formats. In recent years he and Geoff Muldaur have often appeared as a duo, revisiting and expanding on their Jug Band repertoire. Opening up for Jim is Hudson Valley native and singer songwriter, David Kraai.

Friday, June 22, 2018 -
8 pm to 10 pm
Unison Arts Center
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz