Music Maker Revue: Boo Hanks, John Dee Holeman, Ironing Board Sam and Williette Hinton | Duke Campus: Sarah P Duke Gardens | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

Clubs & Concerts

Music Maker Revue: Boo Hanks, John Dee Holeman, Ironing Board Sam and Williette Hinton

When: Wed., July 15, 7 p.m. 2015

MUSIC MAKER REVUE: BOO HANKS, JOHN DEE HOLEMAN, IRONING BOARD SAM & WILLIETTE HINTON

DUKE GARDENS, DURHAM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Music Maker Relief Foundation has long been like a local Lomax, preventing the region's rich musical heritage from being washed away by too much uptown funk. The four performers booked for this showcase manifest the organization's breadth. Octogenarian Piedmont picker Boo Hanks plays bass lines with his thumb and conjures loose melodies with his other fingers. His tenor remains crisp, and the word play is clever on tracks like the Dom Flemons-featuring "Diddy Wah Diddy," where a befuddled, doghouse-bound lover wonders, "What did it?" John Dee Holeman's tunes, meanwhile, lurch in service of his deep voice, his guitar echoing behind him. Big Easy transplant and pianist Ironing Board Sam brings lively barrelhouse soul with the flair of an R&B crooner. Williette Hinton learned buckdancing from his mother, country blues artist Algia Mae Hinton. The ancient style is inseparable from his music. 7 p.m., $10, 420 Anderson St., Durham, 919-684-4444, www.dukeperformances.duke.edu. —Chris Parker

Price: $5-$10, 12 and under free

Add a review

Rating

Select a star to rate.