Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Carolina Chocolate Drops Auction Autographed Banjo to Benefit Center for the Study of the American South
The Carolina Chocolate Drops, who open for Bob Dylan this Friday, return to their home state of North Carolina to perform at the Museum of Art in Raleigh on August 27. In honor of the local show, the Chocolate Drops are hosting a special eBay auction, featuring an autographed banjo from the band, to benefit the Center for the Study of the American South in Chapel Hill and its music programming. The auction is open through August 13.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Newport Folk Fest Sets from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, Chris Thile & Michael Daves Now on NPR.org
This past weekend, the Newport Folk Festival offered the sold-out crowd two beautiful summer days of music from performers including the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, and Chris Thile & Michael Daves. You can now listen to all of those sets online at NPR Music, from the ever "vital and contemporary" Harris to the "blazingly intense music" of Thile & Daves. The Boston Globe says that all the music proved "compelling and indebted to what preceded it."
Monday, August 1, 2011
k.d. lang, Laurie Anderson, Cheikh Lô, Carolina Chocolate Drops to Perform in Flynn Center's 2011–12 Season
The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, has announced its 2011–12 season, and on the schedule are four Nonesuch artists: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang open the venue's concert season on September 23, Laurie Anderson follows with her piece Delusion in October, Cheikh Lô joins a multi-artist celebration of James Brown in November, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops play the Flynn in January.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Newport Folk Festival to Feature Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Newport music festival season gets under way this weekend, when the Newport Folk Festival returns, featuring several Nonesuch artists: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, and Chris Thile & Michael Daves, plus Sara Watkins with the Decemberists and a special benefit performance by The Low Anthem. James Farm will play the following weekend's Newport Jazz Festival. NPR Music will be broadcasting and webcasting full concerts throughout each event.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Dave Matthews Band Caravan Kicks Off with Sets from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers; Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds to Come
The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers will be among the performers at the first of four Dave Matthew Band Caravan festivals this summer, which takes place this weekend at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Caravan pulls up in Chicago July 8–10 for the second three-day festival, with Emmylou Harris and Ben Folds performing. The Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, and Harris are all playing the ROMP bluegrass and roots music festival in Owensboro, Kentucky, this weekend.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris to Headline ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival
The 2011 ROMP (River of Music Party) Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival kicks off today at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky, and continues through the weekend, with three Nonesuch artists scheduled to perform as festival headliners: Punch Brothers on Friday and Carolina Chocolate Drops and Emmylou Harris on Saturday. Each Punch Brothers band member will also lead a ROMP festival workshop targeted to his instrument.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are today's Daytrotter artist: their session of five songs has now been published. The band's infectious sounds brighten even the deepest doldrums brought on by a relentlessly sodden spring, according to the site. "They bust you out of your stupor and you're immediately more agile, only because you've got to keep up with your heart rate," says Daytrotter. "We feel good again ... We're at a hoedown that was put together just for us, just to build us back up into people who could appreciate a clear blue, bright yellow day."
Thursday, May 19, 2011
SPIN Invites Readers to "Meet the New Stars of Americana," Including The Low Anthem, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers
The Low Anthem, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Punch Brothers are all included in the new SPIN magazine article inviting readers to "Meet the New Stars of Americana." As distinct as their music is, "the idea uniting these bands is their joint pursuit of Americana 'feeling' a warm-and-friendly guilelessness that's been largely absent from the pop landscape for years," says SPIN. "They may borrow from ancient strains of folk music, but their sepia-toned approximation of those sounds is almost incidental: It's all about the heart."
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Carolina Chocolate Drops to Perform on "Grand Ole Opry" with Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Select Finalists in Logo Contest
Carolina Chocolate Drops are performing on the Grand Ole Opry tonight, broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight's special star-packed show, dubbed Play On, Nashville!, marks the first anniversary of the flood that devastated much of Nashville. Among tonight's other performers are Alabama, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Charlie Daniels Band. The band has chosen the top five finalists in the search for a new logo. Now's your chance to vote on the winner.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Carolina Chocolate Drops Perform on Wisconsin Public TV's "30-Minute Music Hour," Launch New Logo Contest
Carolina Chocolate Drops were featured on Wisconsin Public Television's 30-Minute Music Hour last Saturday. You can watch the performance here. The band is launching a worldwide campaign to find the perfect Carolina Chocolate Drops logo to be included in their new summer merchandise. Everyone is encouraged to enter; fans will be able to vote on the top five designs.