Dom and Brian share a lively instrumental duet. Dom Flemons and Brian Farrow perform "John Henry" during "The Roots of Cowboy Music" show at the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Dom Flemons + Brian Farrow
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. He is joined by his duo partner, Brian Farrow.
"John Henry" (traditional)
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 4, 2017.
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