Carolina Chocolate Drops
with special opening act Original Jelly Roll Soul
Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m.
$40, 30, 25
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are revitalizing the old-time string and jug-band music of North Carolina's Piedmont region with velocity and virtuosity. With their 2010 Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig - which garnered a Grammy® for Best Traditional Folk Album - the Carolina Chocolate Drops prove that old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music can have an ever-evolving sound. Featuring claw-hammer banjo, plenty of fiddle, snare drum, bone percussion and even a little kazoo, the Carolina Chocolate Drops are breathing new life into the African-American string-band tradition.
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"The Carolina Chocolate Drops are ... revisiting, with a joyful vengeance, black string-band and jug-band music of the Twenties and Thirties - the dirt-floor dance electricity of the Mississippi Sheiks and Cannon's Jug Stompers." - Rolling Stone
"...an American roots-music phenomenon..." - Wall Street Journal
WPKN is the exclusive radio sponsor for the Carolina Chocolate Drops performance.
Venü Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor for the 2012-13 Sweet Sounds series.