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
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
La Santa Cecilia: Homegrown LA style
I am in love with the Los Angeles band, La Santa Cecilia, named after the patron saint of music. They play an eclectic fusion of everything soulful – from boleros to rancheros, cumbias to klezmer, folk and jazz/jam to their own unique take on the Beatles. Lead singer La Marisoul is absolutely adorable and on… Continue reading
Somalia: K’Naan, Magool, & the meanest streets in the universe
“The people of Somalia just do not have a voice….They are to me the most forgotten people in the world.” ~ K’Naan In ancient times Somalia was a land of riches, the main suppliers of frankincense, myrrh and spices, highly valuable trade in those days. Today Somalia is one of the poorest countries in the… Continue reading
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- Reclaiming Lakota narratives & sovereignty through graffiti culture
- Multi-instrumentalist and Grammy-winning songwriter Dom Flemons illuminates hidden American history in his music.
- The blues according to Nina Simone: my ode to Queen Nina
- James Booker: Producer Scott Billington on the enigmatic “Bayou Maharaja” (Part 2)
- James Booker: Producer Scott Billington on the enigmatic “Bayou Maharaja” (Part 1)