2 March 2018
An Evening with Dom Flemons: The American Songster
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
- When Dom Flemons, his round glasses sliding down his nose beneath his flat-brim hat, starts twirling his banjo between bursts of notes and sings about the “Viper Man” or that “Short Dress Gal” with a sly mischievousness, it doesn’t matter that these songs come from the long-forgotten corners of African-American music — the tunes could have been written yesterday they’re so compelling. Paste Magazine
- He’s a fascinating person, after all, one part consummate performer, one part perfect gentlemen, one part scholarly archivist, and one part shrewd businessman. It’s quite the package, and the more I talk to him, the more I realize how much of the genius behind the Carolina Chocolate Drops was owed to Dom. Onstage he’s an absolute blast, charming and funny, full of energy! No Depression
- Most folk artists go by “singer-songwriter” or simply “musician.” But “American songster” speaks to a greater truth about the work Flemons, a multi-instrumentalist, has accomplished as a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and now, since leaving that group last year, as a solo artist. Boston Globe