OLIVE RIDLEY'S TAPHOUSE & GRILL
A Grammy Award winning musician, slam poet, singer-songwriter. He co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band that won a GRAMMY in 2010 for Best Traditional Folk Album , "Genuine Negro Jig" as well as a second GRAMMY nominated album in 2014. Dom now tours throughout the United States and internationally as “The American Songster' performing a repertoire of music that covers 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. He has performed 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 performances highlight showmanship and humor in old-time traditional roots music, ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, string band music, jug band music and ballads. 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 Check out this video of Dom Flemons 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 performers. Discounted advance tickets are available at Olive Ridleys or online at http://plattsburghbluesandjazz.com/event/pbj-presents-dom…ing-act-roy-hurd/ for this limited seating show.