Dom Flemons and Boo Hanks

Photograph: Credit: Tim Duffy / Music Maker Relief Foundation
Dom Flemons and Boo Hanks
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Downtown Thursday August 16 2012 19:30

Ace young guitarist Dom Flemons has branched out from his usual gig with lauded roots trio Carolina Chocolate Drops (whose members trained under traditional-fiddle legend Joe Thompson) to collaborate with Piedmont-style blues veteran Boo Hanks. (When asked what the blues is, Hanks has said: “Hard times, disappointment and mistreatment.” Asked if he could expand, he replied, “No.”) Tonight the pair plugs a new album, Buffalo Junction, which rolls and hums with deliciously old-timey country-blues.

Venue name: Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette St
New York
Cross street: between Astor Pl and E 4th St
Transport: Subway: N, R to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl
Price: $12 plus $12 minimum at tables
Event phone: 212-539-8778