Dom Flemons sits down with Schimmel Center’s Paul Guzzone to discuss the inspiration for his album Black Cowboys.
Dom Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. He has performed at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Cecil Sharp House, the Grand Ole Opry, the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival. In 2005, he co-founded the Grammy Award-winning folk group Carolina Chocolate Drops. His new album Black Cowboys was nominated for a Grammy for Best Folk Album.
Paul Guzzone is a performing songwriter and producer who’s work ranges across pop, folk, rock and theater; commercial advertising and corporate branding and events. He is best known as the long-time bass player and vocalist in The Bacon Brother’s Band. Paul’s 2013 CD Chasing the Moon was received to great critical acclaim and established him as a solo artist. In 2016 he completed his 3-in 1 Collection. All of his music and videos are streaming on-line. In addition to being a Senior Adjunct Professor in The Pace School of Performing Arts, Paul has curated music programming at Schimmel Center including the much talked about If These Walls Could Talk: Remembering the Life and Times of The Bottom Line.