Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Carolina Chocolate Drops Announce Early 2014 Tour Dates
The Carolina Chocolate Drops bid farewell to founding member Dom Flemons, who is starting a solo career, with a special US tour earlier this month to commemorate his time with the band. Led by co-founder Rhiannon Giddens, the band will tour throughout 2014 with Hubby Jenkins and two new musicians, cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett, who will join the group in the New Year. The band has just announced a number of new US tour dates for early 2014, making stops across the Southeast through March and then up into the Northeast starting in the spring. Tickets for most dates are on sale now or in the coming days. See below for all of the currently scheduled shows. For additional details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
The band’s upcoming tour dates come on the heels of last weekend's Showtime premiere of the documentary Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis." The film captured the T Bone Burnett and Joel and Ethan Coen–produced concert at New York's Town Hall that included a show-stopping performance from Rhiannon Giddens. Variety said “the breakout star of the evening’s second half was indisputably Rhiannon Giddens … who held the capacity crowd spellbound,” and the Wall Street Journal added that Giddens “channeled gloriously the spirit of Odetta.” It is now available to watch online anytime for Showtime subscribers at showtimeanytime.com. Nonesuch Records will release a live album from the concert in late winter/early spring 2014.
Nonesuch released its second record from the Carolina Chocolate Drops—the Grammy-nominated Leaving Eden—in 2012. The band’s first Nonesuch release, the critically acclaimed Genuine Negro Jig, won a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy.
CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS ON TOUR
||Charleston Music Hall
||Straz Center for the Performing Arts
||Mountain Song at Sea
||dep. Miami, FL
||Vinyl Music Hall
||New Orleans, LA
||The Melting Point
||Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
||Ferst Center for the Arts
||Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center
||Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
||Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
||Paramount Center for the Arts
||South Burlington, VT
||Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
||Grand Opera House