Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons holds a vintage guitar. He is wearing suspenders, a checked shirt and an old-fashioned hat.

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Timothy Duffy

Dom Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk in 2010. Since leaving the group to pursue his solo career in 2014, he recorded the CD Black Cowboys which has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy. Called “the coolest of auditory histories” by No Depression, The album takes the listener on an illuminating journey from the trails to the rails of the Old West, following the footsteps of the thousands of African American pioneers who helped build the United States of America. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. He is 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.

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