The Yadkin Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Music Center will present Dom Flemons and Big Ron Hunter at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Willingham Theater, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville
The concert will kick off the partners’ fourth annual Sounds of the Mountain series.
Grammy Award-winner Flemons is known as “The American Songster,” because his repertoire covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes. He is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. Flemons is considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones.
In 2005, he co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops with Rhiannon Giddens, and the group won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk in 2010. Flemons has performed with Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, Guy Davis, Joe Thompson and Boo Hanks. In 2014, he released a critically acclaimed solo album, “Prospect Hill,” through Music Maker Relief Foundation where Flemons serves as a member and board member.