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The Carolina Chocolate Drops begin a months-long spring and summer North American tour this weekend with a free shows in New York City as part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series. The Knoxville News Sentinel says "the trio reclaims string band music with a sense of passion and fun that is infectious ... The members trade banjos, fiddles, guitars, other instruments and vocal duties with ease."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourcarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-artists-join-in-for-record-store-day-w-in-store-events-new-vinyl-releases-2010-04-12April 12, 2010|0 comments
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of indie record stores across the US and around the world, returns this Saturday, April 17. Nonesuch artists will be well represented this year, with in-store performances and/or new vinyl from Laurie Anderson, The Black Keys, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, and Wilco.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Weekend Eventscarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carolina-chocolate-drops-talk-w-wunc-in-lead-up-to-sold-out-set-at-cats-cradle-2010-04-01April 01, 2010|0 comments
The Carolina Chocolate Drops have been on a roll on their current tour of the US, playing sold-out sets along the way, including one tonight at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina. Tune in to North Carolina Public Radio's The State of Things live at 12 PM ET to hear a chat with the band. The Raleigh News & Observer says "the best thing the Chocolate Drops have going for them is freshness, an ability to make old music sound and feel relevant."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Radiocarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carolina-chocolate-drops-return-home-to-black-banjo-gathering-reunion-following-sxsw-success-2010-03-23March 23, 2010|0 comments
The Carolina Chocolate Drops, a smash hit at SXSW last week, have returned to their home state of North Carolina and to their roots: the Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, North Carolina, where the band first met back in 2005. The Drops will join in on workshops and performances all week. Rolling Stone says that, as a result of their SXSW performances, "Their newgrass cover of 'Hit ‘Em Up Style' has been upgraded from 'must hear' to 'must experience.'"Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewscarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sxsw-kicks-off-feat-sets-from-the-low-anthem-carolina-chocolate-drops-christina-courtin-2010-03-17March 17, 2010|0 comments
The 2010 South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) gets under way in Austin, Texas, today, with several performances by Nonesuch artists slated during the festival's run through the weekend from The Low Anthem, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Christina Courtin, who kicks things off with a set at St. David's Sanctuary tonight. Also at SXSW this week are world premiere screenings of The Magnetic Fields documentary Strange Powers and the David Byrne tour film Ride, Rise, Roar.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Filmcarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/huffington-post-carolina-chocolate-drops-set-wraps-you-in-sheer-joy-of-this-music-played-out-loud-2010-03-04March 04, 2010|0 commentsHuffington Post: Carolina Chocolate Drops' Set Wraps You in "Sheer Joy of This Music Played Out Loud"
The Carolina Chocolate Drops were on NPR's Fresh Air earlier this week, talking with Terry Gross and performing songs off Genuine Negro Jig. WNYC's Soundcheck names the album among its CD Picks of the Week. The Winnipeg Free Press gives it four stars, citing the "definite feel-good vibe." The Huffington Post reports from the Chicago show that the band "wrapped you in the sheer joy of this music played out loud."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviews Radiocarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/tune-in-to-hear-carolina-chocolate-drops-on-npr-fresh-air-2010-03-01March 01, 2010|0 comments
The Carolina Chocolate Drops will appear on NPR's Fresh Air today to talk about their recent Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig. The trio is currently on a US tour, which stopped at Schubas in Chicago last night. "It’s easy to enthusiastically recommend Carolina Chocolate Drops," said Time Out Chicago. "They’re extremely talented and original musicians, proving that youthful old-time music is not an oxymoron."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Radiocarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carolina-chocolate-drops-begin-us-tour-as-album-debuts-at-no-1-on-billboards-bluegrass-chart-2010-02-25February 25, 2010|1 comments
Today marks the start of the Carolina Chocolate Drops' US tour, featuring music from the band's Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig, which landed at No. 1 on Billboard's Bluegrass chart. "To paraphrase Rakim’s immortal words," says Paste, "these Drops ain’t no joke." They are, in a phrase, "the genuine article." There's also a Q&A with band members in North Carolina's Yes! Weekly and a recent appearance on BBC Radio 3's World on 3.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewscarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sxsw-to-feature-the-low-anthem-christina-courtin-carolina-chocolate-drops-new-david-byrne-doc-2010-02-25February 25, 2010|0 commentsSouth by Southwest to Feature The Low Anthem, Christina Courtin, Carolina Chocolate Drops, New David Byrne Documentary
The 2010 South by Southwest festival is set to get under way March 12 through 21 in Austin, Texas, with a number of Nonesuch artists—The Low Anthem, Christina Courtin, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops—have already been tapped to perform. Also, SXSW will screen Ride, Rise, Roar, a new concert film following David Byrne on his 2008-09 tour The Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Filmcarolina chocolate dropshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carolina-chocolate-drops-set-to-start-us-tour-add-new-dates-2010-02-23February 23, 2010|0 comments
The Carolina Chocolate Drops begin their US tour in Danville, Indiana, this Thursday, playing music from their Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig, and have now added a number of new dates, including a return to the Black Banjo Gathering, where they first met in 2005. The AP says, "The Carolina Chocolate Drops rise above easy classification ... using the blues as filtered through the unique Piedmont string band movement as a stepping stone to something more," calling Rhiannon Giddens' voice "a revelation, both modern and timeless."