Dom Flemons “The American Songster”

Agent: Chris Colbourn
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“I have a world of respect for Dom Flemons. I admire his work, his vision and his integrity. Dom is a great entertainer but he’s also a professor of sorts who simultaneously entertains and educates. Dom embodies the profound power of the roots of American music. His presence insures the musics preservation in the present but also gives it a sustained legacy in the years to come.” —Marty Stuart
“No album released this year has more to teach us about American history and how we depict ourselves. It’s a song collection and an astutely researched study of largely invisible working men to whom we owe a great debt. With a mix of traditional and original narrative songs, Flemons is fearless in his explorations, high minded in his expectations and generous with his spirit.” —WMOT

GRAMMY Award Winner and Two-Time EMMY Nominee Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. He is considered an expert player on the Banjo, Fife, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Quills, and Rhythm Bones.

In 2018, Flemons released his solo album titled Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys on GRAMMY Award winning record label Smithsonian Folkways. This recording is part of Folkways 70th Anniversary and the African American Legacy Recordings series in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The album has spent 31 consecutive weeks on Billboard Bluegrass and charted on both Folk radio and Traditional Folk radio charts. Flemons was featured on syndicated radio broadcasts World Café and NPR’s Here and Now to discuss the history of black cowboys and the new record. Flemons’ website TheAmericanSongster.com was selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the American Music Creators Web Archive.

Flemons has performed with leading musicians such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Taj Mahal, Guy Davis, Mike Seeger, Joe Thompson, Martin Simpson and Boo Hanks. He’s been a professional touring musician for the past ten years and has traveled around the nation and the world presenting traditional folk and roots music to diverse audiences. He’s performed as a soloist at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Cecil Sharp House, the Grand Ole Opry, the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Newport Folk Festival and represented the United States at the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching, Malaysia.

In 2017, Flemons was featured on David Holt’s State of Music on PBS and performed as bluesman Joe Hill Louis on CMT’s original hit television show Sun Records.  In 2016, Flemons released a duo album with British musician Martin Simpson titled Ever Popular Favourites, on Fledg’ling Records. Flemons launched a podcast, American Songster Radio, on WUNC Public Radio and filmed two instructional DVD’s through Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop. In 2014, he released a critically acclaimed solo album Prospect Hill through Music Maker Relief Foundation.

In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk in 2010. He left the group to pursue his solo career in 2014 and in 2016 the Carolina Chocolate Drops were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

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Dom Flemons “The American Songster” on Tour:

Date City Location Venue

Sat, 13 Jul 2019

ENTERPRISE

OR

OK THEATRE

Fri, 19 Jul 2019

NASHVILLE

TN

GRAND OLE OPRY

Sun, 28 Jul 2019

LEWISBERRY

PA

SUSQUEHA FOLK FESTIVAL

Sat, 17 Aug 2019

DODGEVILLE

WI

WHITE OAK SAVANNA FOLK FESTIVAL

Sun, 18 Aug 2019

UPPER SALFORD TOWNS

PA

PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL

Sat, 7 Sep 2019

APPOMATTOX

VA

APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

MOCKSVILLE

NC

CAROLINA BIBLE CAMP BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Sat, 14 Sep 2019

MOCKSVILLE

NC

CAROLINA BIBLE CAMP BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

FROSTBURG

MD

FROSTBURG PALACE THEATRE

Sat, 28 Sep 2019

PITTSBURGH

PA

THE HILLMAN CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

RIDGEFIELD

CT

RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

GREENFIELD

MA

HAWKS AND REED PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

NEW YORK

NY

SYMPHONY SPACE