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Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Don Flemons (GiG Rental)

7:30 - $25 advance, $28 door

$25 advance, $28 door - Tickets: 800-838-3006 or BUY ONLINE

“The coolest of auditory histories, no matter what heritage you represent.” —No Depression

A founding member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons’ repertoire covers a solid century of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. An expert on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones, Flemons is also a music historian, record collector, and lover of memorabilia (his collection is housed in the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill). Flemons is touring behind his latest full-length recording on Smithsonian Folkways, Black Cowboys, which pays tribute to the music, culture, and complex history of the Wild West. Flemons’ songs and poems take the listener on an illuminating journey from the trails to the rails in the footsteps of thousands of African-American, Native, and Mexican pioneers. The recording is part of the African American Legacy Recordings series, co-produced with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk album and is featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He left the group to pursue his solo career in 2014 and has performed with the likes of Mike Seeger, Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Guy Davis, and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Newport Folk Festival. In 2017, Flemons was featured on David Holt’s State of Music on PBS and performed on CMT’s Sun Records. A tireless music scholar, Flemons has published articles for the Oxford American, New York Times Magazine, Ecotone, No Depression Magazine and Mother Jones.

Presented by Southwestern Roots and Santa Fe Performance Exchange 

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Saturday, October 6th, 2018

BEPPE GAMBETTA IN CONCERT

7:30 - $20

After being fascinated by the music of the great American acoustic guitar masters, Italy’s Beppe Gambetta began a prolific career based on his “life on the road”,  devoted to travelling, meeting and learning from artist of other cultures, as well as researching, reviving and teaching old forgotten music from the past. Through all of these experiences, Beppe was able to create his own peculiar guitar style, a poetic creative synthesis that reflects his work on the roots music of both sides of the Ocean and brought him to perform all over North America, Europe, and also to South America and Australia. Beppe will perform with his spectacular style a mixture of traditional and original music including many numbers from the latest CD “Round Trip”, recorded for the Canadian label Borealis Records.

"...Though he's shown over the years that he can keep pace with the Tony Rices and Dan Crarys of the world, , it is Gambetta's understated elegance as a flatpicker that has set him apart and made him an in-demand partner the world over, and he's as elegant as ever on Rendez-vous." Sing Out!

"Italian guitarist, Beppe Gambetta is considered by many musicians in the world as one of, if not the best, acoustic guitarists. His talent, his taste, and his execution are superb. Bluegress Unlimited 

“His incredible versatility combined with his charm and engaging stage presence make Beppe’s concerts evenings of high quality music and relaxed entertainment. Over-riding all else, however, is the brilliance of his talent...” Cornish Guardian 

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Friday, October 26th, 2018

Richard Smith

7:30 - $20

There seems to be no limit to Richard’s ability to quickly master whatever guitar style captures his fancy. The complex styles of many guitar greats including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Lenny Breau have proved to be no impediment to his voracious musical appetite. Apart from his guitar virtuosity, he is also an accomplished banjo and violin player. Richard has toured around the world, surprising audiences everywhere with his genius, showcasing a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Richard also plays several of John Phillip Souza’s marches and, incredibly, comes close to sounding like an entire marching band – drums and all. Now thirty, Richard Smith is nothing less than a phenomenon. 

Here’s what a few of his fellow guitarists have to say about him: “The most amazing guy I know on the guitar.” “He can play anything I know, only better.” Chet Atkins,  "Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.” Doyle Dykes “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith.” Tommy Emmanuel.

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Tracy Grammer

7:30 - $20

TRACY GRAMMER: Called “one of the finest singers and musicians anywhere in folkdom” (Boston Globe) and "one of the finest interpretive artists on the contemporary folk scene” (Montreal Gazette), Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and humorous, often incantatory storytelling, she has toured with Joan Baez, recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists. Her new release, LOW TIDE (2018, Tracy Grammer Music), is her long-awaited eleventh recording and the first ever to feature her original songs. "Hole" is currently the #1 song at folk radio, and LOW TIDE is the #2 album (February 2018).

“Potent songcraft that reflects the tender and stubborn heart that got her here, and a way with words and images that … marks the beginning of a new path to glory. A bold and beautiful collection.” -coverlaydown.com on LOW TIDE

“A musician and singer of dazzling versatility.” — No Depression

“A brilliant artist.” — Joan Baez

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