“Dom Flemons – otherwise known as the American Songster – kicked off the evening with great merriment.
In case you haven’t heard of them, songsters were itinerant multi-instrumentalist musicians who roamed the southern United States in the 19th century. Just as those old timers would have needed to be very skilled at playing music to suit the tastes of different audiences, Flemons was also able to switch seamlessly between instruments and styles. From strumming a wistful black cowboy number to singing a fun, up-tempo ditty about Nashville hot chicken. Each song told a story in its own way, whether our entertainer picked up a guitar, a banjo or harmonica.” Read more here.