Archived Event

Join The Library Society of the University of Tennessee and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library at the Bijou Theatre on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. as Dom Flemons, the American Songster, presents the 2015 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture.

Dom Flemons is widely known for his role in reintroducing the old-time African-American string band music made famous by groups such as the Tennessee Chocolate Drops to a new generation.

Flemons left the Carolina Chocolate Drops in July 2013 to pursue a solo career. His solo album Prospect Hill was released in July 2014. He was featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross in July and on Folk Alley Presents in September, and his album was one of Folk Alley’s Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums of 2014.

Flemons is a member of the Music Maker Relief Foundation’s Next Generation Artists program and serves on Music Maker’s Board of Directors. He is actively involved in discovering young talent for Music Maker and in promoting, recording and performing with other Music Maker artists.

Supported in part this year by a grant from the Clayton Family Foundation, the lecture honors the late Wilma Dykeman Stokely (1920–2006), writer, speaker, teacher, historian, environmentalist and long-time friend of the Knox County Public Library.

Please visit the Library Society’s website to view a recording of this event.

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