Host David Holt heads to Prospect Hill, North Carolina to meet old-time music performer Dom Flemons, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Flemons, now a solo artist, performs a song by Henry Thomas.
Flemons explains what it means to be “an American songster” and discusses the appeal of blues, folk, and other forms of roots music. He performs a Blind Boy Fuller song accompanied by Holt on washboard.
Flemons recalls meeting bluesman James Arthur “Boo” Hanks through the Music Maker Relief Foundation. His six-string banjo, Big Head Joe, is a jumping off point to discuss ragtime blues and bandleader James Reese Europe. Flemons and Holt play a Papa Charlie Jackson song.
Flemons recalls becoming interested in traditional music as a teenager in Phoenix, Arizona. He revisits the Black Banjo Gathering of 2005, where he met Mike Seeger and Joe Thompson, and the formation of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Flemons and Holt perform a traditional song with Flemons on bones and Holt on banjo.
Credits: Don Flemons
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Host David Holt drops by a historic general store to visit with “American Songster” Dom Flemons, a founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Length: 25 minutes
Copyright date: ©2017
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