San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Carolina Chocolate Drops, has proudly reclaimed the African-American string band tradition. While old-time music is often associated with white Appalachia, the Chocolate Drops reveal the celebratory, interconnected currents running through blues, country and bluegrass, bringing brash, youthful energy to music rooted in the red soil of the southern Piedmont.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops concert's, The New York Times declared, were “an end-to-end display of excellence… They dip into styles of Southern black music from the 1920s and ’30s—string-band music, jug-band music, fife and drum, early jazz—and beam their curiosity outward. They make short work of their instructive mission and spend their energy on things that require it: flatfoot dancing, jug playing, shouting.”
When & Where
The Colonial Theatre
The historic Colonial Theatre presents world-class performing artists, independent and world cinema, and quality family entertainment in an intimate 300 seat venue in the heart of The White Mountains of New Hampshire, May–November.