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American Strings: An Evening with Dom Flemons
The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts (CLA) presents a conversation and live remote performance with "The American Songster" Dom Flemons on Wednesday, January 20 at 5 p.m.

The webcast event is part of CLA’s American String Series. Hosted by OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli, each segment of American Strings is comprised of a conversation and solo performance by successful artists from a variety of genres, making for a one of a kind opportunity to appreciate and know better the great American music tradition.

Flemons is a Grammy Award winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, music scholar, historian and record collector. He also has received two Emmy Award nominations. In 2020 he was selected for the prestigious United States Artists Fellowship Award for the traditional arts category, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

With a repertoire covering over 100 years of early American popular music, Flemons has branded the moniker "The American Songster. " He is considered an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones.

His latest project, first released in February of 2020, is titled "Prospect Hill: The American Songster Omnibus on Omnivore Recordings." The two CD albums feature three parts: the original Prospect Hill album, the 2015 EP What Got Over, and The Drum Major Instinct which includes twelve previously unissued instrumental tracks.

Jan 20, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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