‘”Lotus seems to have the potential to be a satisfactory student, despite his tendency towards daydreaming. He has developed what seems to be a wasteful obsession with the singer John Lee Hooker and his guitar playing. Lotus’ school performance could be greatly improved if he would learn to focus himself on the sixth grade curriculum, and leave his instruments at home.” – Mr. Galonska, Vice Principal, 6th grade
“Claims of being the illegitimate child of Buster Keaton and Elizabeth Cotton have gone unsubstantiated yet uncontested, for his astonishing live performances suggest such lineage.”
-Candace Shaw, secretfrequency.com
Lotus is a banjo folklorist, bluesman, poet, fiddler and father. His thought-provoking show includes stories, jaw-harps and his controversial contrabass harmoniphoneum. Lotus has produced recordings for children’s television, animation projects, and JUNO award winner Jenny Whiteley.
In the decades which book-ended the turn of our century, Lotus Wight embraced the music over which he had obsessed since his childhood. He dwelled in the cradles of their conception and birth. The Carolinas, the Mississippi Valley, West Virginia, Kentucky, and New England fed him the sounds of tradition and helped to form his musical life.