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Dom Flemons, The American Songster: Live at OPC! Workshop & Concert

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Oakland Public Conservatory of Music

3445 San Pablo Avenue

Oakland, CA 94608

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We're excited to present another co-founder of the GRAMMY winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons: The American Songster!

Dom is the featured artist at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, September 26-30, 2018. He'll be with us at OPC for workshops and a special tiny concert on Saturday, September 29!

The workshop will focus on "Before the Blues: Early American Fingerstyle Guitar." Dom will discuss songs on his most recent release "Black Cowboys" and teach the early American fingerstyle, with the goal of having a small band of workshop participants open for him at the concert that evening.

In alignment with OPC's Black Roots of American Music Series, the concert will highlight the "Black Cowboys" release. Oakland is a place where the Blues has a very specific history, sound and style, and it must have roots in the music that the Black Cowboys brought to the

Workshop: $20 1-3pm
Concert tickets: $20 (Workshop participants) | $25 advance l $30 door l Location: OPC l time: 7pm

This event is a collaboration between OPC and the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.

ABOUT DOM FLEMONS
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.

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-founded 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 July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation and his first since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Prospect Hill finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug-band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st-century audiences. He was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and his new album has received praise from The Boston Globe, Paste Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, and more.
Dom’s newest album to be released through Smithsonian Folkways will be celebrating the stories and songs of the black cowboys.

Learn more about Dom Flemons: The American Songster at:
https://theamericansongster.com/

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