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Past Present Future: An Interview with the Carolina Chocolate Drops
27 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
"Our job is to tell everyday stories about what's happening with people on the ground. It's more effective to tell a great story than it is to try to be political."
The Carolina Chocolate Drops Shine a Light on Country Music's Neglected Roots
30 Jun 2010 // 5:00 PM
"We listen to a lot of traditional music but we can only use it as it's relevant to us," Robinson says. Instead, the goal is to keep the "bare bones" of the original song and then incorporate their own varied influences.
What Nashville Might Learn from the Carolina Chocolate Drops
16 Jul 2012 // 6:15 PM
The Carolina Chocolate Drops show us why it's important that country music gets in touch with its real base: rural America and the many gifts that rural America offers.
Retelling the History of Black Music: Adventures in Retro-ism
6 Mar 2008 // 4:00 PM
Rightly or wrongly, black audiences have always tended to chase musical innovation, not musical reverence.
Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden
26 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
A perfect synthesis of old and new on the follow up to their Grammy winning Genuine Negro Jig.
Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig
22 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM
It's this immersion in their cultural history and their willingness to engage it with their cultural present that sets the Carolina Chocolate Drops apart from the indie-folk dilettantes.
Carolina Chocolate Drops (Live @ SXSW) (video)
24 Mar 2010 // 2:00 AM
Watch the Carolina Chocolate Drops' performance of "Snowden's Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)" at the Galaxy Room in Austin.
Rhiannon Giddens Stepping Out From the Chocolate Drops
22 Apr 2015 // 9:29 AM
The year leading up to Rhiannon Giddens’ first solo album, “Tomorrow is my Turn” (Nonesuch), was full of zigs and zags, a whirlwind of shows and recording sessions that had her performing in a variety of contexts, some a good musical distance from her home base with roots-folkies the Carolina Chocolate Drops.