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Jacken Elswyth

Jacken Elswyth is a London-based banjo player exploring traditional tunes, extrapolations thereon, and improvisational pieces for clawhammer banjo. Drawing on old-time Appalachian playing alongside American Primitive guitarists and English folk revivalists, Jacken adds drone accompaniments, extended playing techniques, and elements of free playing to push at the edges of these styles and traditions. She also runs Betwixt & Between Tapes, issuing limited-release tapes featuring her own playing alongside other folk, ambient, and improvising artists.