Marion, VA – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain String Band as well as Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops fame) will headline the Song of the Mountains concert taping on Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. Also on the show will be the powerful bluegrass picking and singing of the Darrell Webb Band as well and the family harmonies of the group Salt and Light.
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain String Band, which has been a stalwart of the park’s award-winning entertainment offerings for nearly 15 years, offers great bluegrass music and a little bit of humor to those who visit the Smoky Mountains’ premier family vacation destination. The band’s stellar lineup includes Ashley Bradley, Jerry Butler, Roger Helton and Kerry Kooch. As soon as these talented musicians hit the stage, audiences understand the passion they have for sharing their gifts. Dollywood guests can enjoy this fabulous foursome through the entire 2017 operating season.
Dom Flemons is a GRAMMY Award winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. In his recent solo album Prospect Hill (2014), Flemons drew from a wide range of styles, including ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern traditional music, string band music, fife and drum music, and jug-band music. He began his career as a performer in the Arizona music scene, where he produced 25 albums for singer-songwriters and slam poets in Pheonix. In 2005, Flemons co-found the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band that won a Grammy for its 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig. Today, he tours throughout the United States and internationally as “The American Songster.