PREMIERE: Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Dom Flemons steps out solo with “Have I Stayed Away Too Long” | The Key

Dom Flemons, founder of Grammy Award winners Carolina Chocolate Drops, has announced the release of a new solo effort called Prospect Hill.  The full-length comes a year after Flemons left his southern string band and sees the North Carolina musician stepping into comfortable shoes as he performs a range of folk, blues and jazz, though he has also incorporated electric guitar into some of the compositions.Today we have the premiere of “Have I Stayed Away Too Long,” a song that has been performed mostly as a slow country ballad.  But Flemons adds some spunk with crisp instrumentation and upbeat syncopation, rejuvenating the song with some classic frontporch twang.  From Flemons:

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