Dom sings an ode to Bass Reeves, the first Black Deputy U.S. Marshall. Dom Flemons sings "He's a Lone Ranger" during the "Stay a Little Longer" show at the 36th Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Silver Springs, MD
Dom Flemons is an award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach to create new sounds that appeal to wider audiences. He began his career as a performer in the Arizona music scene, where he produced 25 albums for singer-songwriters and slam poets in Phoenix. In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops; he released his first solo album, "Prospect Hill," in 2014. His most recent album, "Black Cowboys," was released in 2018 through Smithsonian Folkways and was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2018 Grammys.
"He's a Lone Ranger" words + music by Dom Flemons
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center's Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 1, 2020.
Made possible by Nevada Gold Mines and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.