Dom Flemons

The American Songster & founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops - Dom Flemons New Album Out Now -

Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

In July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation, and his first since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Prospect Hill finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st century audiences. He was featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and his new album has received praise from The Boston Globe, Paste Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, and more.

Big Head Joe's March

Hello Folks! I'll be heading down the road and across the world in the next upcoming months! Check out my tour dates for the summer time! See you folks at the shows!

06/03: Marion, VA- Song of the Mountains
06/07: Burlington, VT - Discover Jazz Festival
06/08: New York, NY- WNYC Greene Space
06/16: Pittsfield, MA - Hancock Shaker Village
7/08: Grand Marais, MN - Arrowhead Center for the Arts
07/14: Kuching, Malaysia- Rainforest World Music Festival
07/15: Kuching, Malaysia- Rainforest World Music Festival
07/16: Kuching, Malaysia- Rainforest World Music Festival
07/22: Oklahoma City, OK - Myrid Botanical Gardens
08/11: Rocky Mount, NC - Mills Music Sessions
08/18: Big River, Canada- Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival
08/19: Big River, Canada- Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival
0820: Big River, Canada- Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival When I recorded Prospect Hill back in January 2014, I knew from the beginning that I would have a lot of extra songs. Overall, we recorded about 30 tracks and I was only able to include a portion of t

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I'm excited to be playing at the Kingman island Bluegrass and folk festival this weekend! I'll have my trio with me! It's going to be a great time! The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival is about celebration. A celebration of spring in DC, the amazing talent of our friends and neighbors, and the beauty in our Nation's Capital.

Folks! I'm back on the road again! I'll be heading to Calhoun, GA for the Georgia String Band Festival on April 28th! Then I'll make my second appearance at The Station in Louisville, TN on April 29th! I'll have my ancient six string banjo "Big Head Joe" with me! See you folks down the road!

PS: You can also buy a limited edition instrument head print of me, Big head Joe and the quills by Michael Weintrob! Order online:

I'm ready to have a Grand Ol' Time at The Georgia String Band Festival! Swing by my show on Friday, April 28th!

Dom Flemons earns standing ovation at Muddy Creek Music Hall | The NC Triad's altweekly

Folks! Check out this fantastic review of my sold out show at Muddy Creek Music Hall! It has truly been an inspiring few months on the road! The best part is that I have the honor of bringing the old time and string band traditions to so many wonderful and appreciative audiences all around world! Catch you folks down the road! Adorned in his signature old-timey clothes — flat brimmed hat, suspenders and plaid shirt — Dom Flemons took the stage.

Folks! You can catch me down the road in Greer, South Carolina on March 25th at The Spinning Jenny! I'll have my four and six string banjo, quills, bones, harmonicas and guitars! Brian Farrow will join me onstage with his fiddle and bass! It's going to be a grand ol' time!

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Photo Credit: Andrew Snowball

I will be performing on March 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Leviton Auditorium (Moore Hall) on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College. This event is free and open to the public. Stop by and say hello after the show!

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