Terra Blues will be hosting a special performance by Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.
The show will consist of two 60-minute sets of solo performance from "Blind Boy" Paxton, followed by the musical stylings of the Willie J. Laws Band at 10:30 p.m.
Serving as a musical visionary, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton decided that he wanted to change the world with his music as a teenager. At the age of 15, he started losing his sight, at which time Paxton developed a genuine love for earlier music dating back to the 1930s. Since then, he has brought his love for music as well as his unique country blues from Southern California to New York.
This young blues performer is big on talent and has a gargantuan sense of humor to match. Paxton even has a song called "Mole in the Ground" which he describes as a song dedicated to the satisfaction of enjoying the simple things in life and appreciating them as they are.
"This is a good old song called I wish I was a mole in the ground. Sometimes you ain't what you think you want to be, but dag' on it, be satisfied. 'Cause you ain't want you don't want to be, and you don't want to be something you ain't," says Paxton.
Despite having been raised in the Watts section of Los Angeles, Paxton's music has been primarily influenced by his family from Northern Louisiana. "Blind Boy" Paxton plays the banjo like you've never heard it before and also creates dazzling music on the guitar, mandolin and fiddle. After you listen to him once, you'll fall in love with country blues all over again. This is a must-see performance!
If you purchase one ticket, you'll be allowed to stay for both shows until 2:30 a.m. for a spectacular night out on the town. Tickets are $10.
If you miss this performance --- Jerron will also be performing on Friday, May 18th.
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