Posted On: August 4, 2014
Dom Flemons & The Brain Cloud
Dom Flemons, called the “American Songster,” is not only a seasoned folk singer but a multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills) who has played live for over one million people within the past three years alone. He has performed at a variety of festivals spanning countless musical genres from the Newport Folk Festival, to Bonnaroo, to the Grand Ole Opry. Flemons’ work with the band Carolina Chocolate Drops (from which he has since departed), earned him a Grammy for the band’s 2011 album, Genuine Negro Jig, and a nomination for their most recent album, Leaving Eden, in 2012. Flemons released his third solo album, Prospect Hill, earlier this year. “A mix of traditional and original songs that explore different moods and strains of Americana..from both the head and the heart.” (Boston Globe)
The Brain Cloud
The Brain Cloud, consisting of Tamar Korn (vocals), Dennis Lichtman (electric mandolin, fiddle, clarinet), Skip Krevens (archtop electric guitar), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Andrew Hall (upright bass) and Kevin Dorn (drums), is a western swing band that combines the sounds of jazz (from ragtime through swing), bluegrass, Appalachian old-time fiddling, Tin Pan Alley popular songs, early country, Mississippi Delta blues, and western cowboy songs. They are described by the Wall Street Journal as an “outstanding western swing ensemble” and they have found immense success in the thriving swing dance scene in New York City. They can often be found playing in various clubs, bars and performances spaces in both Brooklyn and Manhattan in addition to concerts, festivals, and dances.