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October 9, 2022

Jake Blount
Margot Schulman
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Jake Blount

Jake Blount's latest, Italian guitarist Bile Bear, and Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto from our Studio-A (Listen Button).

Jake Blount is a great musician, talented composer, bold innovator, a widely respected ethnomusicologist and has a wicked sense of humor. We'll check out his latest studio album, The New Faith (2022, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings). It's full of Jake's takes on traditional African-American music, both folk and popular. From our Studio-A a new interview and performance session with Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto.

John began his career in radio at the age of 14 when he took over a weekend disc jockey shift at a local AM station. He continued working in commercial radio until he returned to the Pensacola area and began working at WUWF.