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Hear Carolina Chocolate Drops on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune," Radio 4's "Front Row" Prior to Celtic Connections with Punch Brothers

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012
    Hear Carolina Chocolate Drops on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune," Radio 4's "Front Row" Prior to Celtic Connections with Punch Brothers

    Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers are in the UK this week, with the Nonesuch label mates set to share a bill at O2 ABC in Glasgow for Celtic Connections on Friday. Until then, both bands are keeping plenty busy. Punch Brothers played to sold-out crowds at Paradiso in Amsterdam, supporting Amos Lee, and headline their own show at Bush Hall in London tonight, before joining Lee at La Cigale in Paris tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Carolina Chocolate Drops have been making the rounds at the BBC, appearing on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and Radio 4's Front Row.

    "They bring the whole melting pot of American Appalachian music," says In Tune host Sean Rafferty in introducing the Carolina Chocolate Drops on yesterday's show. The band performed songs from their forthcoming Nonesuch Records album, Leaving Eden—"Kerr's Negro Jig," "West End Blues," "Po' Black Sheep," and "No Man's Mama"—and talk with Rafferty about the group's origins and that of the music they make. For an additional treat, the band returns later on to perform with the show's other guest, classical violinist Daniel Hope. Fans around the world can listen to the episode on the BBC iPlayer at bbc.co.uk. The band's segment begins at 1:09 and again at 1:54 with Hope.

    Next up, Carolina Chocolate Drops members Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons could be heard on BBC Radio 4, where they spoke with Front Row host Mark Lawson about reclaiming the black string-band tradition on the new album and their Grammy-winning Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig, and showcase some of the more specialized instruments they incorporate into their music, like quills, bones, leg percussion, and jug. Listen to the episode on the BBC iPlayer at bbc.co.uk, where the band's segment begins about 13 minutes in.

    Following Friday's show at Celtic Connections, Carolina Chocolate Drops perform at Cecil Sharp House in London on Monday. For additional tour information on the Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pre-order Carolina Chocolate Drops' Leaving Eden (due out February 28) and Punch Brothers' forthcoming album Who's Feeling Young Now? (due out February 14), head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s available on release day.

on January 18, 2012 - 9:45am
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Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers are in the UK this week, set to share a bill at Celtic Connections in Glasgow on Friday. Before then, Punch Brothers have been performing with Amos Lee and headline their own show at Bush Hall in London. Carolina Chocolate Drops have been making the rounds at the BBC, performing songs from their forthcoming album, Leaving Eden, on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and talking with Radio 4's Front Row about reclaiming the black string-band tradition.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers are in the UK this week, with the Nonesuch label mates set to share a bill at O2 ABC in Glasgow for Celtic Connections on Friday. Until then, both bands are keeping plenty busy. Punch Brothers played to sold-out crowds at Paradiso in Amsterdam, supporting Amos Lee, and headline their own show at Bush Hall in London tonight, before joining Lee at La Cigale in Paris tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Carolina Chocolate Drops have been making the rounds at the BBC, appearing on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and Radio 4's Front Row.

"They bring the whole melting pot of American Appalachian music," says In Tune host Sean Rafferty in introducing the Carolina Chocolate Drops on yesterday's show. The band performed songs from their forthcoming Nonesuch Records album, Leaving Eden—"Kerr's Negro Jig," "West End Blues," "Po' Black Sheep," and "No Man's Mama"—and talk with Rafferty about the group's origins and that of the music they make. For an additional treat, the band returns later on to perform with the show's other guest, classical violinist Daniel Hope. Fans around the world can listen to the episode on the BBC iPlayer at bbc.co.uk. The band's segment begins at 1:09 and again at 1:54 with Hope.

Next up, Carolina Chocolate Drops members Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons could be heard on BBC Radio 4, where they spoke with Front Row host Mark Lawson about reclaiming the black string-band tradition on the new album and their Grammy-winning Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig, and showcase some of the more specialized instruments they incorporate into their music, like quills, bones, leg percussion, and jug. Listen to the episode on the BBC iPlayer at bbc.co.uk, where the band's segment begins about 13 minutes in.

Following Friday's show at Celtic Connections, Carolina Chocolate Drops perform at Cecil Sharp House in London on Monday. For additional tour information on the Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pre-order Carolina Chocolate Drops' Leaving Eden (due out February 28) and Punch Brothers' forthcoming album Who's Feeling Young Now? (due out February 14), head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s available on release day.

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