Ranky Tanky

Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

Ranky Tanky

Dom Flemons

Friday, April 12th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$32 ADV / $36 DOOR (plus fees)

Sold Out

  • We are SOLD OUT of advance tickets for this show.  There will be standing-room-only tickets available at the door starting after 8pm, once the show has started.
  • PLEASE NOTE: this show will be videotaped for a possible future broadcast.

  • There will be an ASL interpreter present for the 4/12/19 performance.

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Ranky Tanky
Ranky Tanky
Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20th, 2017. By December of that year, the group had been been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and their album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, i-Tunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts.

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

Quentin Baxter / Drums and Percussion

Kevin Hamilton / Bass

Quiana Parler / Vocalist

Clay Ross / Guitar and Vocals

Charlton Singleton / Trumpet and Vocals
Dom Flemons
Dom Flemons
Dom Flemons is known as “the American Songster” for his repertoire of songs spanning over 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes, and is an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, quills, and rhythm bones. A co-founder of the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom left the band in 2014 to pursue a solo career, and has been touring the world ever since; he’s performed solo at Carnegie Hall, the Museum of African American History, National Cowboy Gathering, Newport Folk Festival and many other places. His newest album, released in 2018, is “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys” on Smithsonian Folkways, part of the African American Legacy Recordings series.