Hillman Performing Arts Center - Dom Flemons

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Sep 9, 2019

The Hillman Performing Arts Series at Shady Side Academy kicks off the 2019-2020 season with a solo acoustic performance by Grammy Award-winning folk artist Dom Flemons on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The show takes place in the Peter J. Kountz Theater of the Hillman Center for Performing Arts, located on the Shady Side Academy Senior School campus.  Dom Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes. He is an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills and rhythm bones. His 2018 album, Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard bluegrass chart and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album.   WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke to Dom over the phone about his upcoming Pittsburgh performance.  

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