XPN Welcomes Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons is a GRAMMY Award winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet.
Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a
contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. In his recent
solo album Prospect Hill (2014), Flemons drew from a wide range of styles, including ragtime,
Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern traditional music, string band music, fife and drum music,
and jug-band music. He began his career as a performer in the Arizona music scene, where he
produced 25 albums for singer-songwriters and slam poets in Pheonix. In 2005, Flemons cofound
the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band that won a Grammy for its
2010 album Genuine Negro Jig. Today, he tours throughout the United States and
internationally as “The American Songster. In February 2016, Dom performed at Carnegie Hall
for a Tribute to Lead Belly. In September 2016, Dom performed at the opening ceremonies for
the National Musuem of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Dom has
been touring internationally and has released his latest album called “Ever Popular Favourites”
with British Guitar player, Martin Simpson. The album was released on Fledg’ling recordings in
October 2016. Dom’s newest album to be released through Smithsonian Folkways will be
celebrating the stories and songs of the black cowboys. Dom has released two instructional
DVDs through Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop. Dom has a new podcast called American
Songster Radio and it is in conjunction with WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. Visit www.xpn.org to learn more about XPN Welcomes.

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