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Time Out Live: Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

The Brooklyn Folk Festival headliner brings his old-timey American music to the Time Out New York office

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Andrew Frisicano
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Singer Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton is just 26 years old, but you wouldn't know it from the sound of his music. Originally from Los Angeles, now based out of Ridgewood, Queens, Paxton performs blues, jazz, folk and other American-born styles with the skill of an old pro. He's no mere nostalgia act though: What makes the century-old songs vital is Paxton's equal adeptness at a variety of instruments and his captivating stage presence. At our live session, he quickly began working the crowd and taking requests, and before it was over, he'd cycled through banjo, guitar and fiddle.

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Paxton is a regular at the city's best folk music venues, and he's sure to be a standout at the annual Brooklyn Folk Festival, happening at St. Ann's Church April 17–19. Catch Jerron on Friday night, sandwiched between folk legend Michael Hurley and local jazz outfit Terry Waldo's Rum House Band.

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