The FWAAM Festival is bringing together award-winning artists from around the country for a day of performances highlighting an underrecognized piece of America's musical history- blackness in American roots music.
After debuting online last year, a celebration of the Black origins of early American music is returning, this time in person. At Southside Preservation Hall on Saturday March 19, 2022, Black musicians will perform songs from traditional genres such as old-time, string band, jug band, ragtime and early blues and jazz as part of the Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival.
The lineup will include fiddler Justin Robinson, formerly of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops; banjo player Kaia Kater, a Juno Award nominee for contemporary roots album of the year; and banjo player Jake Blount, a recipient of the 2020 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.
Doors will open at noon.