Dom Flemons

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

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.

Folks! I will be performing at the Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, NY on February 18th! Then I'll be hosting a brilliant night of music with my friends Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and Kaia Kater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on February 24th! We will be discussing the African roots of the banjo and celebrating the old time styles! Catch us down the road!

Photo Credit: Rory Doyle, Delta State Univ.

Hello Folks! I'm back on the road again! This time I'll be serving on the Board of Directors at Folk Alliance International and attending the conference in Kansas City, Missouri over the next few days! Make sure to stop by and say hello!

Photo Credit: Rory Doyle, Delta State Univ.

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Mississippi soul blues singer Bobby Rush and Delta bluesman James "Super Chikan" Johnson greet Dom Flemons at the 2015 International Conference on the Blues at @deltastateuniversity
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Read more from @domflemons in his interview with Don Allan Mitchell in this month's feature on #MississippiFolklife [link in profile]

Dom Flemons Opens Up About the National Museum of African American History and Culture | Music Maker Relief Foundation Blog

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For this year’s Black History Month I have decided to write about what I feel is one of the boldest institutions celebrating Black History in America at this time: The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

blog.musicmaker.org For this year’s Black History Month I have decided to write about what I feel is one of the boldest institutions celebrating Black History in America at this time: The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Dom Flemons And The Black Cowboy Song

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Hello Folks! My next album is going to be on the history and songs of the Black Cowboys! Make sure to check out my interview to learn more about this great American story! I will be presenting these songs at my show TOMORROW at the Winchester Cultural Center in Las Vegas! Then I'll be sharing these stories at the National Cowboy and Poetry Gathering!

knpr.org When cowboys come to mind, they may be real-life people turned legends -- Billy the Kid, or Wyatt Earp, or Annie Oakley, let’s say. Or they may be fictional -- Hopalong Cassidy, or the Marlboro Man, or one of many roles featuring John Wayne.

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Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops - Dom Flemons

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