Dom Flemons with special guest Big Ron Hunter – (Sounds of the Mountains Series #1) – 1/5/2019 @ 7:30 PM – co-presented with Blue Ridge Music Center

$25.00

Dom Flemons, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes.

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Dom Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. He is considered an expert player on the Banjo, Fife, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Quills, and Rhythm Bones.

Flemons has shared the stage with Grammy Award Winning musicians, such as, Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Guy Davis, and performed with influential traditional music masters like Joe Thompson and  Boo Hanks. He has performed as a soloist at prestigious venues, such as, Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry, at some of America’s most reknown festivals like, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and the Newport Folk Festival, and for the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.  Flemons has also been featured on David Holt’s State of Music on PBS and performed as bluesman Joe Hill Louis on CMT’s original hit television show “Sun Records”.

In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Chocolate  won a 2010 GRAMMY for “Genuine Negro Jig (Best Traditional Folk Album). He left the group to pursue his solo career and in 2014, Flemons released the criticallyacclaimed solo album “Prospect Hill” through Music Maker Relief Foundation.

Most recently, Flemons released his first solo album titled “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys” on GRAMMY Award-winning record label Smithsonian Folkways. The recording is part of the African American Legacy Recordings series, co-produced with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

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Big Ron Hunter, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has a gift for singing and playing guitar that was passed down and nurtured by his father. He also received tutelage from the late blues great Guitar Gabriel. A workingman who has spent most of his life playing and singing primarily for his own satisfaction, Hunter is now known as the world’s happiest bluesman. Supported by the Music Maker Relief Foundation, Hunter has performed in Belgium, the Lincoln Center in New York, and festivals across the United States. His latest album, The Great Unknown, showcases his pure, raw musical gift.

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THEATER NOTES

  • Doors open 1/2 hour before performance.
  • Seating is general admission, but ticket holders and handicap patrons receive priority seating.
  • The theater is wheelchair accessible.
  • Listening assisted devices are available.

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  • Flex Pass $105 – includes 5 of 10 season shows.

THE CENTER BISTRO

  • Enjoy dinner inside the center.
  • Reservations recommended. Call 336-679-2941 or email centerbistro@yadkinarts.org.

About the Willingham Theater

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is the home for our Yadkin Arts Council, and also features the 193-seat Willingham Theater, resident artist studios, the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room (a learning resource), The Center Bistro, Welborn Gallery, meeting space and classrooms, and the versatile Front Yard space.

The mission of the Yadkin Arts Council is to enrich the lives of every citizen of Yadkin County and beyond by providing opportunities for artists, no matter what their specific creative outlet is, even if it’s just consuming art!

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Address: 226 E. Main Street Yadkinville, NC