Multi-Instrumentalist, Historian, and Songster
Silver Spring, MD
2020 USA Fellow
This award was generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Dom Flemons, Grammy Award recipient, two-time Emmy nominee, and 2019 Washington Area Music Award winner, is originally from Phoenix, AZ, and currently lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife Vania Kinard and their daughter Cheyanne Love.
Flemons is called “The American Songster” because his musical repertoire covers over one hundred years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. He is a songwriter, music scholar, historian, record collector, and a multi-instrumentalist. He is an expert player of the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones.
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