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

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

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

FREDRICKSBURG

TX

STEPHEN W. SHEPARD THEATER

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

FREDRICKSBURG

TX

STEPHEN W. SHEPARD THEATER

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

TAMPA

FL

STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

NEW YORK

NY

THE LOFT AT CITY WINERY

Sat, 24 Nov 2018

NEW HAVEN

CT

EAST ROCK CONCERT SERIES AT MACTIVITY

Sun, 25 Nov 2018

CAMBRIDGE

MA

CLUB PASSIM

Mon, 26 Nov 2018

PROVIDENCE

RI

ASKEW

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

NASHVILLE

TN

RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Sat, 8 Dec 2018

FAIR LAWN

NJ

THE HURDY GURDY FOLK CLUB

Sun, 16 Dec 2018

NASHVILLE

TN

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

Thu, 27 Dec 2018

PHOENIX

AZ

MIM MUSIC THEATER

Sat, 5 Jan 2019

YADKINVILLE

NC

WILLINGHAM THEATER

Wed, 30 Jan 2019

TULSA

OK

GILCREASE MUSEUM AUDITORIUM

Thu, 21 Feb 2019

LITTLE ROCK

AR

SOUTH ON MAIN

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

GASTONIA

NC

GASTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Fri, 8 Mar 2019

CALGARY

AB

ARTS COMMONS

Sat, 9 Mar 2019

CALGARY

AB

ARTS COMMONS

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

BROWNFIELD

ME

STONE MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

ROCKLAND

ME

STRAND THEATER

Fri, 29 Mar 2019

MARBLEHEAD

MA

ME AND THEE COFFEEHOUSE

Sat, 30 Mar 2019

HASTINGS-ON

NY

COMMON GROUND COFFEEHOUSE

Sat, 11 May 2019

NEW YORK

NY

CROSSING BRIDGES MUSIC FEST