Black Cowboys:
A Workshop and Song Share with Dom Flemons

A Free Virtual Event in Partnership with Wharton Center

Sunday November 14th, 2021 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST


Sunday November 14th, 2021 3:30pm-4:45pm EST

Join Dom Flemons, acclaimed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, music scholar, historian, and record collector, for a journey through his Smithsonian Folkways album Black Cowboys.

The result of tireless research and work, this album 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 featured on the album take the listener on an illuminating journey from the trails to the rails of the Old West.

In this workshop, Dom will take us on a deep dive into a few of these songs. While sharing stories about the songs themselves and his research we will learn about Dom's process as a scholar and artist.

About Dom Flemons:

Hailed as “The American Songster,” Grammy winner, two-time Emmy nominee, and 2020 United States Artists Fellow Dom Flemons’ repertoire of music covers over 100 years of early American popular music. Co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons solo albums include “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys”, which reached #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. Flemons has been nominated for “2018 Artist of The Year” at the International Folk Music Awards, “Best Acoustic Album” at the 2019 Blues Music Awards, “Best Folk Album” at the 2019 Liberia Awards, won a 2019 Wammie Awards for “Best Folk Album”, won a 2019 Living Blues Award for “New Recordings/ Traditional & Acoustic album”, and received the ASCAP Foundation Paul Williams “Loved the Liner Notes” Award.

In 2018, he had his major solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry, on a night with Carrie Underwood and Old Crow Medicine Show, and has been included in the American Currents Class of 2018 exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit alongside Reba McEntire, Jeannie Seely, Chris Stapleton, Molly Tuttle, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Dan Auerbach, Dan + Shay, John Prine and more. He was the first Artist-in-Residence at the “Making American Music Internship Program” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in the summer of 2018.

Also catch Dom Flemons performing with Ranky Tanky at Wharton Center on Sunday night, November 14, 6:30pm. Ticket Information:


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