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Carolina Chocolate Drops

Features

Monday, February 27 2012

Past Present Future: An Interview with the Carolina Chocolate Drops

"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."


Wednesday, June 30 2010

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Shine a Light on Country Music's Neglected Roots

"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.


Columns

Monday, July 16 2012

What Nashville Might Learn from the Carolina Chocolate Drops

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.


Thursday, March 6 2008

Retelling the History of Black Music: Adventures in Retro-ism

Rightly or wrongly, black audiences have always tended to chase musical innovation, not musical reverence.


Reviews

Sunday, February 26 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden

A perfect synthesis of old and new on the follow up to their Grammy winning Genuine Negro Jig.


Monday, February 22 2010

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig

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.


Blogs

Wednesday, March 24 2010

Carolina Chocolate Drops (Live @ SXSW) (video)

Watch the Carolina Chocolate Drops' performance of "Snowden's Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)" at the Galaxy Room in Austin.


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