Dom Flemons, Red Tail Ring opens
Dom Flemons is a multi-instrumentalist and a songster. Playing in a broad range of old-time blues, country, string band, rock and jazz, he has impressed audiences with his outrageous performance style. "I always try keep the audience guessing," Dom says, "it makes the performance more interesting."
As a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom has toured all over the world going as far as Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Holland and Belgium. He is up for most any type of gig having played from coffee houses to street corners to house parties to the big-time venues. ..
Dom has performed at such venues as the National Folk Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, The Grand Ole Opry, Prairie Home Companion, Merlefest, Bonnaroo, The Fillmore in San Francisco, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The Bowery Ballroom in NYC, Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture in New York, The Ryman Auditorium, The New Morning in Paris, The Carter Family Fold, Old Town School of Folk Music and Bristol Rhythm and Roots just to name a few.
Though he has studied music performance independently for the past 11 years, he has been making it a point to study with elders in the North Carolina community and beyond. He has met and played with such figures of traditional music as Joe Thompson, John Dee Holeman, Mike Seeger, Sule 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 even played on stage with Old Crow Medicine Show a few times.
Dom has volunteered with several different projects including work with the Music Maker Relief Foundation and filmmaker Murray Lerner. carolinachocolatedrops.com/dom-flemon
Tickets $20, members $18