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Songsters & Stringbands: Dom Flemons/ Foghorn Stringband


Don’t miss this evening of ragtime, blues, spirituals and jug-band music with Dom Flemons and his trio, followed by southern Appalachian old-time tunes played by one of the most influential stringbands in our time! Having performed music professionally since 2005, Dom Flemons has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As co-founder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. Joined by his own band for this unique double bill, Flemons takes traditional forms of music he has heard and immersed himself in over the years to create new soundscapes that generate interest in old-time folk music.

 

The Foghorn Stringband began in the late ‘90s in Portland, Oregon, and has since spread old-time gospel all over the world, performing square dance tunes and ballads that came to meld naturally with Cajun waltzes, honky-tonk and pre-bluegrass picking. This acclaimed stringband sees themselves not as a group of revivalists, but as curators and ardent fans. On stage, the Foghorn Stringband gathers around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. Mandolinist Caleb Klauder is joined by Reeb Willms on guitar, Sammy Lind on fiddle and Nadine Landry on upright bass, and all four members sing. Fiddler Magazine writes, “This band has established a sound that rides the cusp of old-time and bluegrass and manages to glean the best of both in the process.”  
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