Carolina Chocolate Drops Tickets
Carolina Chocolate Drops have been in the spotlight ever since their album 2010’s Genuine Negro Jig won a Grammy Award. Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, the band has been around since 2005. Incorporating a number of musical instruments in their music has helped them in providing their fans with an unconventional sound. Banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonic bones, kazoo, snare drum and jug being among them.
Inspired by southern black music, the band keeps evolving themselves taking their fans by surprise as every album shows a different side of them. Caroline Chocolate Drops have showcased their talent on radio shows and music festivals including Mountain Stage, SXSW, Bonnaroo Music Festival, ROMP, MerleFest. They have also had a privilege of opening for Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal in 2011. In 2012 they made an appearance on BBC Radio 3 and are not new to Grand Ole Opry. Join them for another live show by purchasing Carolina Chocolate Drops tickets .
Consisting of three members Don Flemons, Justin Robinson and Rhiannon Giddens, the band has released several albums since the advent of their career. Dona Got A Ramblin’ Mind, Heritage, Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson, Genuine Negro Jig and Leaving Eden being the most recent offering. Dona Got A Ramblin’ Mind hit the shelves in 2006 delivering hits such as Ol’ Corn Likker, Dixie, Little Margaret, Black-eyed Daisy, Short Life of Trouble and others. Thus, reflecting the band’s traditional style of music ranging from gospel to folk, country and blues.
Reflective of American roots music, Heritage came out in 2008. Another Man Done Gone, Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind, Earl King and Cornbread and Butter Beans are some of the songs from the album. Dwelling on capella, spoken word and blues, the second album kicks off with songs sung by Rhiannon (Wayward Gal and Another Man Done Gone). Thus the album has plenty of standout tracks to offer.
The 2009’s release features Joe Thompson, a legend in the music industry who also dedicated his life to old-time music. A collection of old and new songs, the album opens with Memphis Shakedown while giving other hits including Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad, Old Corn Liquor. Offering folk, blues, bluegrass and country, Genuine Negro Jig received 4.5/5 stars from The 9513 and 4/5 stars from The Guardian. Blogcritics remarked "our ears are all the better for it" whereas Paste magazine called it "the genius article". The album hit the US Billboard 200 at 150, swept the first spot on US Top Bluegrass Albums and landed at number 2 on US Folk Albums and US Top Heatseekers. Collaborative efforts also came to the fore through songs like Peace behind the Bridge, Hit ‘em Up Style, Why don’t You Do Right and Trampled Rose.
Over the years the band has grown by leaps and bounds as Leaving Eden proves that. A blend of folk, country, bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and blues, the album shows a broader spectrum of genres with a different arrangement. However the base of the album remains the same as they have "held on to their original fans". This time around introducing their fans to more collaborations they teamed with artists like Cousin Emmy, Lew Pollack, Etta Baker, Hannes Ceotzee, Adam Matta. Hence giving hits such as Mahalla, West End Blues, Pretty Bird, Run Mountain, No Man’s Mama, Country Girl etc.
The album managed to bag the first spot on US Top Bluegrass Albums while charting at 123 on US Billboard 200, 6 on US Folk Albums and 2 on US Top Heatseekers. The success of the album has led to appearances at various events including Newport Jazz Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and performance in Grand Ole Opry. Critically lauded by the Capital Times, Leaving Eden comes off as another successful attempt by the band. To enjoy the hits watch them perform live by getting Carolina Chocolate Drops tickets .