This’ll be my third time since February blogging about the Carolina Chocolate Drops. I am not ashamed. (Previous posts are here and here.)
Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson and Dom Flemons (pictured) are my kind of Negroes... “doing culture” at a high level. And they’re in demand, with gigs booked into next April.
Heads up, Brooklyn! The Chocolate Drops will play a free show Thursday night in Prospect Park. (Organizers of the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series request that you donate $3.)
Next month the Carolina Chocolate Drops will travel to France for a world-music festival. And in August they return to the Ottawa Folk Festival... after rocking it a year ago.
Now guess what else? The Chocolate Drops last weekend made their debut at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House – the tabernacle of country music – and they got a standing ovation!
Below, the group performs “Cornbread and Butterbeans” during an April showcase in Knoxville, Tenn. Enjoy!