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

Fri, 6 Jul 2018

St Louis

MO

Off Broadway

Sat, 7 Jul 2018

Bentonville

AR

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Fri, 13 Jul 2018

CLEVELAND

OH

HOUSE OF BLUES

Sun, 15 Jul 2018

Nashville

TN

3rd & Lindsley

Thu, 19 Jul 2018

PITTSBURGH

PA

ACE HOTEL

Thu, 26 Jul 2018

DECATUR

GA

EDDIE'S ATTIC

Sat, 28 Jul 2018

BOONE

NC

HARVEST HOUSE PERFORMANCE ARTS VENUE

Fri, 3 Aug 2018

DURHAM

NC

BULLPEN

Wed, 8 Aug 2018

Hopewell

NJ

Hopewell Theater

Thu, 30 Aug 2018

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NY

CAFFE LENA

Mon, 13 Aug 2018

PLIESGROVE TWP

NJ

DELEWARE VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Sat, 1 Sep 2018

Greenfield

MA

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

Sun, 2 Sep 2018

SARANAC LAKE

NY

Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Nashville

TN

Americana Music Festival and Conference

Sat, 15 Sep 2018

FLAGSTAFF

AZ

PICKIN' IN THE PINES BLUEGRASS & ACOUSTIC MUSIC

Sun, 16 Sep 2018

SANTA FE

NM

GIG PERFORMANCE SPACE

Sat, 22 Sep 2018

San Pedro

CA

The Grand Annex

Tue, 25 Sep 2018

SACRAMENTO

CA

THE SIDE DOOR @ FIFTH STRING MUSIC

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

SOQUEL

CA

MICHAEL'S ON MAIN

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

MINNEAPOLIS

MN

CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER

Fri, 8 Mar 2019

CALGARY

AB

ARTS COMMONS

Sat, 9 Mar 2019

CALGARY

AB

ARTS COMMONS