Dom Flemons “The American Songster”

Agent: Chris Colbourn
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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. He has performed with leading musicians, such as, Mike Seeger, Joe Thompson, Martin Simpson, Boo Hanks, Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Guy Davis. He has 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. Flemons has 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 2018, Flemons will release his first solo album titled “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys” on GRAMMY Award winning record label Smithsonian Folkways. This recording is part of the African American Legacy Recordings series, co-produced with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. 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. He launched a podcast, American Songster Radio, on WUNC Public Radio and filmed two instructional DVD’s through Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop. In 2014, Flemons released a critically acclaimed solo album “Prospect Hill” through Music Maker Relief Foundation.

In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops who have 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

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

Northampton

MA

Parlour Room @ Signature Sounds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

Reading

PA

MIller Center For The Arts

Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Washington

DC

Pearl Street Warehouse

Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Winston Salem

NC

Muddy Creek Music Hall

Sat, 25 Nov 2017

Johnston City

TN

The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room

Fri, 1 Dec 2017

Newport

KY

Southgate House Revival

Sat, 2 Dec 2017

Lansing

MI

The Robin Theatre

Wed, 27 Dec 2017

Phoenix

AZ

MIM Music Theater

Sun, 3 Dec 2017

Bloomington

IN

WFHB Firehouse Follies

Thu, 25 Jan 2018

Flat Rock

NC

Blue Ridge Community College

Thu, 1 Feb 2018

Elko

NV

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Fri, 2 Feb 2018

Elko

NV

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Sat, 3 Feb 2018

Elko

NV

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering