10 pm: The Americans
9 pm: Dom Flemons
8.30 pm: Guido Möbius
10 pm | Auditorium
Electric guitar meets banjo and contrabass: the four-piece band around singer Patrick Ferris combines Old Time Folk with influences from classic Rock and Roll, Country, and Blues. Their CD Home Recordings was recorded in a Los Angeles cellar in 2013. American Epic Sessions shows them on the big screen; at Pop 16 they will play short acoustic sets following each screening of the documentary series. In conclusion to the festival they will present their repertoire in a live concert.
9 pm | Auditorium
The black roots of banjo poetry: inspired by old records, Dom Flemons adapted the American Old-Time style on traditional string instruments. In Piedmont, North Carolina, the epicenter of the black string-band revival around master fiddler Joe Thompson, he founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who in 2011 received a Grammy for their album Genuine Negro Jig.
8.30 pm | Café Global
Old Time Jazz in the loop: before Jazz was known as Jazz it was called Ragtime — bordello music with jumping Oompah bass and rhythmical finesse shocking to white ears. When there was no pianist, the hits were played mechanically on the pianola. The loop-wizard Guido Möbius opens his circuits to the ragged grooves of the pre-Swing era.