Dom Flemons, who has had a good bit of acclaim over the past five years for his role in the roots band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, is playing in Chatham Saturday.
His work, both solo and with the Chocolate Drops, has managed to be in a style of a much earlier era while not seeming like a re-creation, but rather a genuine, experience-driven way of music.
PS21 in Chatham, which is hosting Flemons, bills him and his trio as “American Old-Time Folk Music.”
The name PS21 to people unfamiliar with it may sound like a school, but it stands for Performance Spaces for the 21st Century and is a beautiful venue at which to see a show, especially around dusk in the summer.
Flemons was a founding member of the Chocolate Drops, a band which won a Grammy in 2011. His 2014 solo record, Prospect Hill, was his first since leaving the band. Flemons with that album dives into realms of “ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballad idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st century audiences,” according to a PS21 release.
Flemons puts on an excellent show. If you’ve got Saturday evening free, this is a perfect way to fill it.
Tickets are $25 (or $15 for any students). The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. To buy tickets and for more information, visit http://bit.ly/1TlIAbM.