Friday, January 19
PB&J presents: Dom Flemons with opening act Roy Hurd
Plattsburgh Blues and Jazz is proud to present Dom Flemons on Friday January 19th 7:30 PM at Olive Ridleys with special opening act Roy Hurd. Dom is a Grammy Award winning musician, slam poet, singer-songwriter who co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops and won a GRAMMY in 2010 for Best Traditional Folk Album , “Genuine Negro Jig” as well as having a second GRAMMY nominated album in 2014. Flemons now tours Internationally as “The American Songster’ performing a repertoire of music that covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. He performs at prestigious venues, such as, Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of African American History, Newport Folk Festival and represented the United States at the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching, Malaysia. A multi-instrumentalist, playing the banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum, and quills, in addition to singing. His performance is in the old-time traditional roots music, ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, string band music, jug band music and ballads with showmanship and humor. In 2018, Flemons will release his first solo album titled “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys” on GRAMMY Award winning record label Smithsonian Folkways. This recording is part of the African American Legacy Recordings series, co-produced with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Here is a video of his style and music. https://youtu.be/G7rw7ajYPwo
What better then have Roy Hurd who symbolizes regional Adirondack folk music as the opening act for this show. Roy is the best known singer, songwriter, folk legend living today in the Adirondacks. Together this evening will embrace the musical roots and cultural traditions of both America and the Adirondacks. We are going back to the blues musical roots, so put away your dancing shoes for this one, we will have chairs set up since you don’t want to miss a word of these two truly amazing performer
When: Doors open at 6:30 pm. Show starts at 7:30 PM
Where: Olive Ridleys
Ticket Price: $18 advance. $20 door
ADVANCE TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED UP UNTIL 11PM THE NIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW
Purchase your advance tickets here or in person at Olive Ridleys. For online purchases, please print your ticket(s) or have your ticket numbers available on your mobile device at the door.
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.