When: Fri., May 16, 7 p.m. 2014
In an industry dominated by digital downloads and hyperstylized production, Sheesham, Lotus & Son are a rarity. With throwback threads, handmade instruments and a saloon sensibility, the Canadian trio revives the old-time roots music of the American South. Hints of vaudeville and ragtime slip into a repertoire steeped in the fiddle and banjo tunes that influenced early folk traditions. Dubbed “modern-day Mississippi Sheiks” by fRoots magazine, the threesome is dedicated to preserving these regional rhythms, and do so with impeccable musicianship. Coupled with original, theatrical shows, the group proves that the musical past is very much alive.
Price: $17; preregister.