Discovering Early American Roots Music and Culture
The American Songster Workshop
Dom Flemons “The American Songster,” GRAMMY Winner, will host a workshop that explores the styles, techniques and history of the early American Songsters. This covers nearly a century of tunes that include early popular music, ragtime, blues, country western, bluegrass and string band music.
Participants will learn songs and explore the deeper African roots of the banjo and rhythm Bones.
The workshop will also include (by request) demonstrations of hand games, square dances, call and responses, hambone, rhythm bones, banjo, guitar, jug, harmonica techniques and panpipes.
All audiences and ages are welcomed to join, listen or participate. Other instruments are encouraged for an impromptu jam session.