Grammy winner to perform at H-SC

Published 11:35 am Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On Thursday, March 29, Grammy winning artist Dom Flemons will play at Hampden-Sydney College as part of the American Acoustic Music Series.

Flemons, known as the American songster, is an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussions, quills and rhythm bones. His focus is on making contemporary music rooted in history. He has shared the stage with Mike Seeger and Old Crow Medicine Show. Flemons won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group he co-founded.

Flemons and Brian Farrow, a bassist and fiddler, will perform an intimate concert, free and open to the public, in the Tiger Inn of the Brown Student Center. Dom Flemon’s concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and the American Acoustic Music Series.

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