10/22 Leyla Mc Calla & Dom Flemons (North Carolina Chocolate Drops)

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10/22 Leyla McCalla & Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops)

At Fremont Abbey7pm doors, 8pm show
All ages, mostly seated show, bar w/ ID
Tickets here: http://oct22.bpt.me/

About the Artists:

Leyla Mcalla -
"Leyla McCalla, who was born in New York to Haitian parents, studied classical cello at New York University, toured with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and moved to New Orleans, where she busked on sidewalks (playing Bach) and soaked up some of Americas most Creolized traditions.

Her voice is disarmingly natural, and her settings are elegantly succinct: often just the barest lattice of plucked strings (cello, guitar, banjo), with an occasional turn toward old-time swing or Haitian rhythms. Her magnificently transparent music holds tidings of family, memory, solitude and the inexorability of time: weighty thoughts handled with the lightest touch imaginable."
-NY Times

Dom Flemons-
""As a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons specialised in reviving pre-war African-American string-band styles, and now expands his range to include jazz, blues and R&B. His former colleague Rhiannon Giddens has released an adventurous album reworking great American songs, but Flemons sounds as if hes sitting on the front porch enjoying himself. This is a cheerfully varied set, on which he switches between guitar, harmonica, banjo and percussion, with help from equally classy musicians including multi-instrumentalist Guy Davis (though sadly not Martin Simpson, with whom he toured last year). There are some intriguing tracks here, including a revival of Native American fiddle music on Sonoran Church Two Step and the swinging weepie Have I Been Away Too Long?, now dressed up with electric guitar and saxophone. His own songs range from a good-natured tribute to New Orleans jazz to pleasantly unremarkable folk ballads.""
- The Guardian"

SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Two Beers Brewing Co.; local cider from Seattle Cider Company and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits. This is a fundraiser event for Sixth Day Dance Company, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities.
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By: Fremont Abbey Arts Center

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