Coming to Putney's Next Stage: Bluesman Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton

PUTNEY, VERMONT – Bluesman Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton will appear at Next Stage on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton is an American musician from Los Angeles. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Paxton's style draws from blues and jazz music before World War II, and he is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind" Lemon Jefferson.

“Blind Boy Paxton is six-foot-two, but he only stands to get bigger,” wrote The Village Voice about Paxton, a young multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, piano, banjo, and fiddle with equal mastery, and is breathing new life into traditional music.

Only in his twenties, Paxton possesses a theatrical flair that is exciting audiences of all ages. Elmore Magazine called him “The new young hope of the blues world.” Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen, who shared the stage with Paxton, said “Jerron Paxton just knocked our socks off. His show was something I can hardly wait to see again." The New York Times’ Ben Ratliff wrote, “Easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years, Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues."

Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and available online at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, and the Putney Coop. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vermont. For more information contact mariabasescu@nextstagearts.org or visit www.nextstagearts.org