Grammy Winner Dom Flemons Performs At Garth Newel

On Monday, June 26th, I interviewed Grammy Award winning and Two-Time Emmy nominee “American Songster” Dom Flemons. Dom rose to fame as one of the founding members of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. After a Grammy Award and 8+ years as a member in one of the most famous string bands in the world, Dom set out to carve his own path in music.

Dom’s newest album Traveling Wildfire, released in April, seamlessly mixes his love of country, western, blues, Americana, bluegrass and folk background into one cohesive project. When asked about this album Dom replied, “I hope people will be able to hear the different phases of my life through the lyrics and feel the energy that fuels my creativity within the songs. The past few years for me have been a time of deep reflection and meditation. I hope that the album will light a fire of inspiration inside everyone who experiences it.”

Dom will be in concert at the Garth Newel Music Center Saturday, July 1st at 7:30 pm. Below is a link to our conversation. Ticket prices and more information about Garth Newel’s upcoming calendar of events can be found at


Story By

Danny Cardwell

Danny is the Station Coordinator for WCHG, and the host of our gospel and country hours on Wednesdays 10:00 am to noon. He and his wife Renee Cardwell live with a spoiled dog (Toddie) in Hot Springs. Danny is a Deacon at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Hot Springs. He operates and is a site administrator and featured writer for the website He has been a frequent contributor to The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, All Politics Are Local, and Politics Done Right. Danny has tutored, lectured, and mentored at risk youth in churches, group homes, and inside the Virginia Department Corrections. He serves on the board of directors for Preservation Bath and chairs the Bath Community Hospital Patient Advisory board.

Current Weather