Dom Flemons and Boo Hanks

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

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
Contact:
Address: 425 Lafayette St
New York
10003
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