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“Dom Flemons, also known as “The American Songster,” is a wildly talented musician. A founding member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, he plays the banjo, the bones, the quills, the guitar, you name it. He has a versatile, shape-shifting voice. (Listen to his 2014 interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross for proof). He and I met fifteen years ago (ahem, I’m feeling old), at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Back then, he was a slam poet, an English major, and an enthusiastic troubadour. He was obliging, and he would smilingly play “Tangled Up in Blue” at the drop of a hat if you asked him.”

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