Join us in the garden for a special, outdoor concert with Dom Flemons – a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. This concert is a belated celebration of our annual Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Forum, which takes place at Hill Center in April.
Dom Flemons, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes. Flemons considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills and rhythm bones. He has performed with leading musicians, such as, Mike Seeger, Joe Thompson, Martin Simpson, Boo Hanks, Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Guy Davis. He has traveled around the nation and the world presenting traditional folk and roots music to diverse audiences. Flemons has performed as a soloist at prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Cecil Sharp House, the Grand Ole Opry, the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Newport Folk Festival and represented the United States at the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching, Malaysia.