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Dom Flemons kicks off January Jams at Abingdon's Barter Theatre

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About a year or so ago Dom Flemons declared 2014 as the year of the folk singer. The former Carolina Chocolate Drop's proclamation doubled as a heralding of his latest album, last year's "Prospect Hill." Like an honest man's backbone, the album stands as stout as a skyscraper.

Now into 2015 and this way rolls Flemons. With music apt to expound forth from his fingertips, Flemons' trio will open the year's round of January Jams at Abingdon's Barter Theatre in Jan. 9. Jill Andrews completes the bill.

"I wanted to make sure that instead of taking a step down that I was taking a step forward," said Flemons of his late 2013 exit from the much-ballyhooed Carolina Chocolate Drops and the year that followed.  READ THE FULL TriCities.com ARTICLE