Multi-instrumentalist and Grammy-winning songwriter Dom Flemons illuminates hidden American history in his music.
Dom Flemons, the Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter is a veritable musicologist of American folk music. I first heard Dom in his work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops back in my days working as the American Roots genre manager at the Grammys. Many of his solo albums since the days of that band have been… Continue reading
Exploring Middle Tennessee: civil rights murals, cross-county lines, Jerry Douglas & his dobro
Tennessee. So much history in terms of music and civil rights. The last time I’d been through was about 8 years ago as my sister and I drove cross-country, only staying in Nashville one night. This past weekend, I was in Middle Tennessee for a long weekend to explore some great music and explore the… Continue readingAmericas, Bluegrass, Civil Rights, Country, Dobro, Folk, Guitarists, Memphis, Murals, Nashville, Slide Guitar
Johnny & June Carter Cash duets & other folk love songs
Well call me corny, but I get weepy for a beautiful love story. And inspired. One of my favorite girls Steph is getting married in 10 days to her dream man and to celebrate we had a karaoke night out. I felt creative and inspired so I baked lemon cupcakes for the occasion and sang… Continue reading
Legends of the 88s: Cuba to Chicago, New Orleans to New York
Since September is traditionally back-to-school month, I thought I’d do a short history lesson on some of the most influential roots piano players. Whether barrelhouse, boogie woogie, boogaloo, or rumba, hard pounding rhythmic piano playing has found its home in the brothels and the concert halls, with styles traveling that swath of land and sea… Continue readingAmericas, Blues, Chicago, Country, Creole, Cuba, Jazz, Keyboards, Latin Jazz, New Orleans, New York City, Nuyorican, Piano, Salsa Music
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