Dom Flemons is an Arizona born musician who has been touring in 2016 in Europe, teaming up for some gigs with legendary English folk artist Martin Simpson. He is a collector and afficianado of American folk music, mining the rich seam of recordings collected by the Lomax family among others, adding his respectful twist and helping to keep the songs alive. He also has a keen interest in Black culture, including the songs of the Black Cowboy tradition of his native state.
He’s an artist who values the stories behind the songs and their history as much as the song themselves and we’re all the better for it.
He’s visiting Kilkenny for the 2016 AKA Fringe festival and I caught up with to hear of his current musical quests. We also hear two songs from a recent album “Prospect Hill”