Dom Flemons - Black Cowboys
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  • 1. Black Woman
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:41) [3.85 MB]
  • 2. Texas Easy Street
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:52) [8.86 MB]
  • 3. One Dollar Bill
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:43) [8.5 MB]
  • 4. Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:38) [6.05 MB]
  • 5. Tyin' Knots in the Devil's Tail
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:50) [6.48 MB]
  • 6. Home on the Range
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:32) [10.38 MB]
  • 7. Ol' Proc
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:16) [7.48 MB]
  • 8. John Henry y los vaqueros
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:59) [4.54 MB]
  • 9. Po' Howard/Gwine Dig a Hole to Put the Devil In
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:14) [11.98 MB]
  • 10. Knox County Stomp
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:06) [4.83 MB]
  • 11. He's a Lone Ranger
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:41) [8.44 MB]
  • 12. Steel Pony Blues
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:34) [10.46 MB]
  • 13. Little Joe the Wrangler
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:40) [8.4 MB]
  • 14. Charmin' Betsy
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:58) [9.08 MB]
  • 15. Goodbye Old Paint
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:32) [12.65 MB]
  • 16. Lonesome Old River Blues
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:43) [6.2 MB]
  • 17. The March of Red River Valley
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:57) [4.46 MB]
  • 18. Old Chisholm Trail
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:02) [4.65 MB]
Biography

Contact: radio@si.edu

Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys pays tribute to the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of the Wild West. In this single volume of music, the first of its kind, Flemons explores and re-analyzes this important part of our American identity. The songs and poems features on the album take the listener on an illuminating journey from the trails to the rails of the Old West. This century-old story follows the footsteps of the thousands of African American pioneers who helped build the United States of America.

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. In February 2016, Dom performed at Carnegie Hall for a Tribute to LeadBelly. In September 2016, Dom performed at the opening ceremonies for the National Musuem of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Dom has been touring internationally and has released his latest album called “Ever Popular Favourites” with British Guitar player, Martin Simpson. The album was released on Fledg’ling recordings in October 2016. Dom’s newest album to be released through Smithsonian Folkways will be celebrating the stories and songs of the black cowboys. Dom has released two instructional DVDs through Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop. Dom has a new podcast called American Songster Radio and it is in conjunction with WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.
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  • Members:
    Alvin "Youngblood" Hart, Dante Pope, Jimbo Mathus, Dan Sheehy
  • Sounds Like:
    Carolina Chocolate Drops, Doc Watson, Ramblin' Jack Elliott
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  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    03/05/18
  • Profile Last Updated:
    02/28/19 21:44:09
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