Dom Flemons with Julia Purcell and Sanaan Hamza Duo - April 24, 5:00pm
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Louisville Folk School presents:
the Cupola Concerts
Join us for a listening room experience at Peterson Dumesnil House, an Italian Ornate Style historical home in the Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville.
301 S Peterson Ave
Louisville KY 40206
We are offering approximately 50 advance tickets to each house concert, including 20 reserved seats in the front rows. Each seated event will take place in the living room of PD House, or on the covered front porch if the weather is warm enough (indoor or outdoor will be announced morning of show or sooner).
Reserved Seating: $25 in advance (plus $1 ticket fee)
General Admission: $15 in advance (plus $1 ticket fee)
Day of Show: if there are seats available day of show, those will be sold first-come, first-served $20 each.
Sunday, Apr 24, 2022
Music Begins at 5:00pm
Dom Flemons: GRAMMY Award Winner, Two-Time EMMY Nominee, 2020 U.S. Artists Fellow Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Chicago area with his family. He has branded the moniker The American Songster® since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of early American popular music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, slam poet, music scholar, historian, and record collector. He is considered an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones.
Flemons was selected for the prestigious 2020 United States Artists Fellowship Award for the Traditional Arts category which was generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In 2020, Dom Flemons re-issued his album titled Prospect Hill: “The American Songster Omnibus on Omnivore Recordings. The two CD album features 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. His original song “I Can’t Do It Anymore” was released on a limited edition wax cylinder recording. Recently, he released a cover of the Elmore James classic “Shake Your Money Maker”, recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, alongside Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band and featured guest, legendary guitarist Steve Cropper. He played his six-string banjo (Big Head Joe), Quills, and Bones on Tyler Childers groundbreaking album Long Violent History and played jug alongside Brandford Marsalis on the soundtrack to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix. Flemons currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, Music Maker Relief Foundation and is a Governor on the Board of Directors for the Washington, D.C Chapter of the Recording Academy.
Julia Purcell and Sanaan Hamza began collaborating musically in 2019 through Kentucky Refugee Ministries arts and culture programming. Their music combines complementing melodic and rhythmic sounds on banjo, daf drum, and voice, drawn from African, Appalachian, and Kurdish folk traditions.
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