Artist Profiles: Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons

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.

Discography:

Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind, with Carolina Chocolate Drops (Music, 2006)

The Great Debaters soundtrack, with Alvin Youngblood, Hart Sharon Jones, and Teenie Hodges (Atlantic, 2007)

Dance Tunes Ballads & Blues (Music Maker, 2007)

Heritage, with Carolina Chocolate Drops (Dixiefrog, 2008)

Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson live at MerleFest 2008, with Carolina Chocolate Drops (Music Maker, 2009)

Genuine Negro Jig, with Carolina Chocolate Drops (Nonesuch, 2010)

Carolina Chocolate Drops and Luminescent Orchestrii (Nonesuch, 2011)

Buffalo Junction with Boo Hanks (Music Maker 148, 2012)

Leaving Eden, with Carolina Chocolate Drops (Nonesuch, 2012)

Prospect Hill, (Music Maker, 2014)

Buffalo Junction, with Boo Hanks (Music Maker, 2015)

Selection of Ever Popular Favourites, with Martin Simpson (Fledgling Records, 2016)

website: www.domflemons.com

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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