Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Old-timey tunes, classy jazz and broken mics

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Humpday arrives with a bevy of awesome options for you waiting in our event listings and Staff Picks, so hop to it! 

No time? No prob. Here are some highlights we found for Wednesday, Feb. 25: 

LIVE BANDS | If you're an amateur musicologist like me, you've heard about folklorist Alan Lomax and his incredible recordings of folks songs in the fields of the American South. Banjo ace Jayme Stone was so inspired by Lomax's work that he's put together Jayme Stone's Lomax Project to pay tribute to some of the amazing music Lomax found. Tonight, you can hear it at the Bing. Here's a bit of what you'll get: 

Goodbye, Old Paint // Jayme Stone's Lomax Project from Blayne Chastain on Vimeo.

MUSIC EVENTS & CONCERTS | If you're the sort of person who only makes your way to the Palouse for special occasions, today is one of those occasions as the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival kicks off. They have a pretty stellar lineup this year, as per usual, including the Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album in Dianne Reeves. I don't know jack about jazz, but I've seen Reeves and she's a remarkable performer and singer. And she's just one sliver of what's in store. 

WORDS | Ever had the desire to test your verbal acuity in front of a room full of kind-hearted, perhaps tipsy new friends? Broken Mic at Neato Burrito is your chance, and it's happening tonight. 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...