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Jake Blount's new twist on Black American folk music

Clip: 01/31/2023 | 6m 36s  | Video has closed captioning.

When folklorists went to the American South last century to record and preserve traditional string band music, they probably didn’t imagine that someday a 27-year-old like Jake Blount would come along to not only update the tradition but to help ensure its future. Special correspondent Tom Casciato has the story for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

Aired: 01/31/23

Rating: NR

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