Blind Boy Paxton
He won the hearts of many Bluesfest goers in 2016, so it’s with great pleasure they welcome Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton back in 2017. Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay there for good.
This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). He has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, Blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and to make it real. He is also renowned for mesmerising audiences with his humour and storytelling. He's a world class talent and a uniquely colourful character.
Mastering many styles including country and delta swamp Blues, Paxton is the real deal and someone Bluesfest is proud to bring to Australia so that audiences here can discover this wonderful artist for themselves.
Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, however, got the biggest response, not only for his music, but for his wonderful stage presence and colorful commentary. Paxton is an old soul, and his delight in being part of this night was both palpable and greatly appreciated; The young artist is a true hope for the future of the Blues (just remember you heard about him here first, in Elmore Magazine!)." Elmore Magazine
"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”.- Wall Street Journal