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The Berkshire Eagle asks Dom Flemons, 'What's your favorite song?'

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Dom Flemons is a Grammy-award winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons mixes traditional music forms with a contemporary approach. In his album Prospect Hill (2014), Flemons drew from a wide range of styles, including ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern traditional music, string band music, fife and drum music, and  jug-band music. 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 2016, Dom performed at Carnegie Hall for a Tribute to Lead Belly, and released his latest album Ever Popular Favourites with British guitar player, Martin Simpson. His podcast called American Songster Radio is in conjunction with WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.Dom Flemons, the Grammy-winning founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops will kick off Hancock Shaker Village's music in the barn series on Friday night. Before he made his trip to the Berkshires, he shared with us his playlist - a varied list of songs that shows just how talented and well versed this American songerster really is.  See Flemons take the stage in the 1910 Barn Hayloft in Pittsfield MA on June 16.

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