Stellar roots duo Jen Maurer & Anthony Papaleo hearken back to an era of old-school blues, ragtime, and early jazz with an authentic evening of Americana on the BLU stage!
Jen & Anthony is a new “Heart Of It All” duo from NE Ohio, specializing in Old-School Blues and Roots music. Pumping out the “old soul” of America on electric and acoustic guitars, upright bass, fiddle, and buttonbox.
These two stellar musicians share a love and passion for not just one particular kind of roots music, but most of them: Ragtime, Old Blues, Jugband, Early Jazz, Swing, Old-Time, and Country. (Think Joseph Lamb and Scott Joplin; Memphis Minnie and Bo Carter; Gus Cannon and the Memphis Jug Band; Django and Ella; Buddy Thomas and Arthur Smith; Patsy Cline and Buck Owens.) They are blessed with a rare musical partnership that is the coming together of their experiences with each of these genres. Musical soulmates they are indeed.
The two are well traveled having served as musical ambassadors to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Panama, Mexico, Barbados, Columbia, Tajikistan, and Sri Lanka.
Watch for this exciting new duo adventure! Their EP is out now and their debut album is due early 2019.