Dom Flemons, Grammy Award Winning Banjo Player, Jan. 25
Dom Flemons, legendary banjo player and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs 7 p.m., January 25th, at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.
The show is the latest “Keeping the Fires Burning” series, produced by The Center for Cultural Preservation to celebrates the heroes of Southern Appalachian culture.
Dom awakened Americans to the rich African-American roots tradition that informed old-time and bluegrass traditions. According to Flemons, “I think old time music is always appealing in the way that it’s deceptively simpler than other types of music. So it’s really accessible and easy. And the stories are mostly about the human condition.
What makes American music American, Dom says, "is the extra flavors that went in with all this stuff. Alongside the great tunes from Ireland and Scotland were the African-American and Native American traditions. And when the two things combine, it’s a perfect combination."
Tickets are $15 and advanced reservations are strongly recommended by registering online at www.saveculture.org or calling the Center at (828) 692-8062.
Upcoming Keeping the Fires Burning program: Appalachian Storytelling: 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College, featuring award-winning musicians, storytelling and good eats. Register at saveculture.org. For more information about the Center contact them at (828) 692-8062 or www.saveculture.org