Tintype of Jerron Paxton by Bill Steber ©2014

Tintype of Jerron Paxton by Bill Steber ©2014

Los Angeles-based bluesman Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is well versed in the music from the 1920s and ‘30s, influenced deeply by musicians like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith and Lonnie Johnson. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays a variety of instruments such as guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, fiddle and accordion, as well as being a first-rate vocalist and storyteller. Though only in his 20s, Paxton is perhaps one of the finest young artists delivering truly authentic American music, ranging from ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and blues. Completely capable of taking an audience hypnotically into the music of the past, his performances are engaging and fun.

Blind Boy Paxton will be returning to Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd, on Friday, October 23 for a 9:00 pm show. Opening the night will be Portland’s own acoustic master Lauren Sheehan. This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event. Show your current membership card at the door and receive a $1.00 discount on admission.