WANT TO GO?
Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
WHERE: Culture Center Theater
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
TICKETS: Adults $20, seniors $15, students $10
INFO: 304-415-3668 or www.footmad.orgJerron "Blind Boy" Paxton doesn't like to talk about how he lost his sight. It happened when he was a teenager.
In a slow drawl, the young blues and folk singer said, "It was a health situation. It's my personal health."
He won't discuss it.
"My vision is not a part of my music," he said.
Paxton, who performs in a FOOTMAD concert at the Culture Center Saturday, has been described by some blues websites as a "joyous entertainer, humorous with a dazzling wit, a terrific storyteller, exuding an affable excitement."
This is not how the 25-year-old from South Central Los Angeles describes himself.
"I don't know if I'm too good a storyteller," he said. "Everybody tells stories. Folks tell stories. I'm a folk musician, and I play folk music."
Paxton got his start young. While he was raised in California, his family came from deep Louisiana, and the music he grew up listening to was old blues and country.