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Spotlight: Dom Flemons

Sanders Soundstage

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi is thrilled to welcome Dom Flemons to the Sanders Soundstage for a performance and conversation about his career and latest GRAMMY nominated solo album titled Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys.


Dom Flemons, known as "The American Songster," is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and is a GRAMMY Award winner and two-time EMMY nominee. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. Also considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones, his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk in 2010. After leaving the group in 2014 to pursue a solo career, the Carolina Chocolate Drops were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

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, charted on both Folk radio and Traditional Folk radio charts and is currenlty nominated for Best Folk Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. 

 

Tickets on sale for Non-Members starting at 10 A.M. on
Jan. 31, 2019.


For more information about Dom Flemons CLICK HERE

 

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