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

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

Sat, 22 Sep 2018

San Pedro

CA

The Grand Annex

Sun, 23 Sep 2018

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

CA

THE FEDERAL BAR

Tue, 25 Sep 2018

SACRAMENTO

CA

THE SIDE DOOR @ FIFTH STRING MUSIC

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

SOQUEL

CA

MICHAEL'S ON MAIN

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

BERKELEY

CA

BERKELEY OLD TIME MUSIC CONVENTION

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

BERKELEY

CA

BERKELEY OLD TIME MUSIC CONVENTION

Sat, 29 Sep 2018

BERKELEY

CA

BERKELEY OLD TIME MUSIC CONVENTION

Tue, 2 Oct 2018

SEATTLE

WA

FREMONT ABBEY ARTS CENTER

Wed, 3 Oct 2018

PORTLAND

OR

THE OLD CHURCH CONCERT HALL

Sat, 6 Oct 2018

WINSTON-SALEM

NC

REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Sat, 13 Oct 2018

DARIEN CENTER

NY

LIVESTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sun, 14 Oct 2018

SHELBURNE

VT

SHELBURNE MUSEUM

Sun, 21 Oct 2018

KIAWAH

SC

FESTIVAL OF MOUNTAIN MUSIC

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

MINNEAPOLIS

MN

CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER

Thu, 25 Oct 2018

STOUGHTON

WI

STOUGHTON OPERA HOUSE

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

CHICAGO

IL

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC

Sun, 28 Oct 2018

NASHVILLE

IN

INDIANA RED BARN

Tue, 30 Oct 2018

LANSING

MI

THE ROBIN THEATER

Sun, 4 Nov 2018

STATESVILLE

NC

TRINITY ARTISTS SERIES

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

TAMPA

FL

STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

NEW YORK

NY

THE LOFT AT CITY WINERY

Sun, 25 Nov 2018

CAMBRIDGE

MA

CLUB PASSIM

Sat, 8 Dec 2018

FAIR LAWN

NJ

THE HURDY GURDY FOLK CLUB

Fri, 8 Mar 2019

CALGARY

AB

ARTS COMMONS

Sat, 9 Mar 2019

CALGARY

AB

ARTS COMMONS