Friday, October 11th 2013 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Music Museum
The National Music Museum’s public programming is underwritten by the South Dakota Arts Council through the S. D. Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts, the USD Student Association, and the members of The Stradivari Society, a fund-raising initiative of the NMM’s Board of Trustees.
All events are held in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum located on The University of South Dakota campus on the corner of Clark & Yale Streets.
Oct. 11: Jami Lynn & Dylan James – Black Hills duo Jami Lynn & Dylan James met on the street in the summer of 2012. Their fortuitous meeting not only revealed their shared love of folk, bluegrass, and jazz, but marked the beginning of an ambitious duo project harnessing Jami’s powerful vocals and Dylan’s first rate flat-picking skills. After a few weeks of working up material, their hearts were set on a full length album featuring songs written by each. “Cluck & Croon” was released in April of 2013. “Equal parts Carter Family, Billie Holiday, and Tin Pan Alley” as described by NoDepression.com’s Mat DiRiso. Lynn’s vocal prowess, delicate finger picking, and West Virginia style claw-hammer banjo blend seamlessly with James’s ringing tenor, driving guitar, and old-time fiddling. Their diverse instrumentation as well as their unique arrangements of traditional American folk songs and jazz numbers sets them on the edge of each genre. Both are native South Dakotans and are currently based out of Rapid City, SD. 12:05 p.m. Free.