Carolina Chocolate Drops Tickets

Grammy Award winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops is one of the two African American string bands, that has been earning quite a lot of popularity over the past few years. The group garnered mainstream popularity with the release of their fourth album in 2010 titled Genuine Negro Jig. The album turned out to be a critical success and later went on to claim a Grammy Award for the category of Traditional Folk Album of the year. Carolina Chocolate Drops has been performing this old-time string music passionately over the years, but never did they know that one day it’ll turn out to be such a commercial success. With their interpretation of the string music, the Carolina Chocolate Drops intend to re-invent the genre and bring something entirely new to the table instead of just carrying the torch with what’s already been done. Other than that, the group also signifies the role that the African American community played in shaping up this incredible form of music in the continent. For their stimulating live performances, the trio has been widely appraised by numerous music critics including the New York Times. Their live performances bring back the traditional string music of the 1920s and 1930s in a contemporary way that could only be witnessed with Carolina Chocolate Drops tickets.

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The group released its fifth studio album on February 28, 2012 entitled Leaving Eden. The album is produced by Buddy Miller who has previously worked with artists like Emmylou Harries and Robert Plant. In this album that was recorded at Miller’s home studio, the group’s line up expanded further more with the addition of two more musicians. With this album Carolina Chocolate Drops have shown their growth and maturity as musicians, and while keeping their signature string band sound in line, the group infused elements of other genres like jazz, blues and folk. For this album, the original founding lineup of Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens saw the addition of Adam Matta who’s also a beat-boxer, Luminescent Orchestrii, Leyla McCalla and Hubby Jenkins. The latter one has now turned into a full time member of the band, while Matta remains to be a guest musician. McCalla on the other hand will be performing with the group on their 2012 concert tour.
Where Leaving Eden contains a host of musical masterpieces, the title track of the album that was written by Laurelynn Dossett outshines itself within the album. Giddens had long wanted to do a song as such, and those additions in the lineup made it possible for the group to be able to do so. The final product turned out to be yet another remarkable vocal performance by Giddens.
Country Girl is another one of the tracks from Leaving Eden that brings out the new style of singing on Giddens part. Written by herself, Giddens adopts rap-style vocals for this tracks. The album ended with a strong a capella performance of Giddens for the song Pretty Bird that is by Hazel Dickens.
Over their long career, Carolina Chocolate Drops have performed live at various venues and cities all across the nation in addition to releasing five CDs, and an EP. The group has performed at Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention, MerleFest and Mountain Stage; moreover, the also performed and opened for the acts such as Bob Dylan and Tah Mahal. In the year 2010, the group performed live in Manchester, Tennessee at Bonnaroo Music Festival as well as at the BBC Radio and Fresh Air. The following year, the group performed in Owensboro, Kentucky at Romp and has also performed at Grand Ole Opry at a number of occasions.

With the recent release of their studio album Leaving Eden, the group has embarked on yet another concert tour, which you can catch with our cheap Carolina Chocolate Drops tickets.

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