10/22 Leyla McCalla, Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) - TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Seattle, WA
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Saturday Oct 22, 2016 8:00 PM - Saturday Oct 22, 2016 10:30 PM | $13.00 - $20.00


10/22 Leyla McCalla, Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) - TICKETS AT THE DOOR
$20, 7pm doors, 8pm show
All ages, mostly seated show, bar w/ ID

Leyla McCalla, Dom Flemons  (Carolina Chocolate Drops)

"Folky music takes unlikely paths nowadays. One is the trajectory of 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. All of that filters into Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (Music Maker), which mingles her settings of Hughes poems  which use the plain-spoken language of the blues  and traditional Haitian songs in Haitian Creole. 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

"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

$15 advance (general admission)
$13 student w ID (advance only)
$20 door (all, general admission)
7pm doors, 8pm show
All ages, mostly seated show, bar w/ ID



Seating is not reserved.

We have a mix of normal chairs, some tall chairs, and standing room in back if the show sells out

Fremont Abbey is ADA accessible on either level

We are an all ages venue.

Please refrain from talking or texting during the show

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Fremont Abbey Arts Center (View)
4272 Fremont Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Gospel

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!