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Syracuse New Times 'Fresh Music Friday' features: Dom Flemons

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GRAMMY-winner Dom Flemons pulls from traditions of old-time folk music to create fresh, new sounds. Part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, Flemons involvement with music began by playing percussion in his high school band. Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing.

Flemons released his third solo album 'Prospect Hill' through the Music Maker Relief Foundation and finds the multi-instrumentalist digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reintrepreting the music to suite 21st century audiences.

Listen to "Too Long (I've Been Gone)" from Prospect Hill on Syracuse New Times