Dom featured on World Music Central

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Dom Flemons is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He plays a wide range of musical genres including old-time, blues, country, string band, rock, and jazz. As a member of the influential string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Flemons toured throughout the world and performed at high profile venues.

Even though he has studied music independently for the past years Flemons continues to study with elders in the North Carolina community. Flemons has met and played with traditional music artists such as Joe Thompson, John Dee Holeman, Mike Seeger,  Greg Wilson, John Hammond, Lightnin’ Wells, Algia Mae Hinton, Odetta Jools Holland, Don Vappie, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Marty Stuart, Sharon Jones, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, Boo Hanks and has played on stage with Old Crow Medicine Show.

In November 2013 Dom Flemons left the Carolina Chocolate Drops to pursue a solo career.

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the community of Miser Station in Blount County. The historic unincorporated area is around a 10-minute drive west of Alcoa and Maryville. Most of the traffic in Miser Station these days is headed somewhere other than Miser Station.

For the last three years, there’s been a sound reason to consider Miser Station a destination rather than a cut-through. At the corner of Miser Station Road and Vinegar Valley Road, family members have transformed an old farmhouse into a bustling home for Americana music. The rustic venue simply named “The Station” has hosted performers ranging from talented novices to expert Grammy-winning musicians.

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Dom Flemons performed on Song of the Mountains

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America fell in love with the Carolina Chocolate Drops a decade ago. They blended country blues upon a plate of folk within a string band structure as played in a fervent old-time gospel fashion.

Dom Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops. He makes his Song of the Mountains debut on June 3 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. Graced with a guitar, banjo, and bones to play, Flemons bills as an American songster within the ongoing year of the folk singer.

Flemons rates as unforgettable. With a Grammy in hand, he exited the Chocolate Drops in late 2013. Bound for a solo career, ambitious folk albums including 2014’s “Prospect Hill” featured Flemons as an archaeological musician. With banjo in hand, he digs back, brings forth his finds, and graces audiences worldwide with tuneful discoveries. In heart and song, he’s a true folk singer.

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Shaker Barn Music: Dom Flemons

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Friday, June 16, Doors open 6pm/Show 7pm

Shaker Barn Music: Dom Flemons

Grammy winner Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. A founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, he’s played festivals from Bonnaroo to Grand Ole Oprey. Flemons draws from a wide range of styles, including ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, Southern traditional, string band, and jug band music.

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In Its Eighth Year, Kingman Island Festival Focuses on Zero Waste

00061803.JPGArtists say the setting couldn’t get much better. “The natural environment has a transportive element, the way that you want music to be,” says Chris Ousley, guitarist and banjoist for the Sligo Creek Stompers. “It takes you someplace else.”

This year’s headliners are the high-energy Asheville, N.C., string band Town Mountain, D.C.-area powerhouse quartet Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Don Flemons, and Walter Martin, formerly of The Walkmen and now fresh off his third solo studio release. An array of mostly local performers will join them, from soloists like Julie Outrage and Sarah Cortana to ensembles like the Stompers, The Woodshedders and Moose Jaw.

The festival will have five stages: Two main ones, respectively, for bluegrass and more Americana sets, a third called the Fraser Stage, another dubbed the Half-Shell Stage on a dock (think oysters) and a singer-songwriter stage a short walk away to connecting Heritage Island.

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