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2018-04-24T13:06:50.000Z
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22,707
Video Title:
Dom Flemons - "Steel Pony Blues" [Official Music Video]
Description:
Watch the official music video for "Steel Pony Blues" by Dom Flemons, from 'Black Cowboys' out March 23th, 2018 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Dom Flemons: Guitar, vocal Written by Dom Flemons (American Songster Music, ASCAP) 'Black Cowboys' available on CD, Vinyl 2xLP, and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/dom-flemons/black-cowboys Bandcamp: https://domflemons.bandcamp.com/album/black-cowboys "I wrote this song about the amazing life of Nat Love, known as 'Deadwood Dick.' In 1854, he was born into slavery in Tennessee, and at a young age he made his way out West to work on a ranch in Holbrook, Arizona. By 1890, he retired from the ranch and began to work on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad as a Pullman Porter. In his 1907 autobiography he wrote: 'I always say to the traveling American, "See America"...I have seen a large part of America, and am still seeing it, but the life of a hundred years would be all too short to see our country...' I feel honored to have followed in the footsteps of Nat Love, in his great admiration for the United States." Dom Flemons: https://theamericansongster.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DomFlemonsMusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/domflemons Twitter: https://twitter.com/domflemons Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
4 min 42 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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