Natalie Merchant, Carolina Chocolate Drops 2010 Cambridge Folk Festival Performances Now on DVD
Natalie Merchant and Carolina Chocolate Drops performed at the 45th annual Cambridge Folk Festival in England last summer to great acclaim. The Guardian said "Merchant was on classic form." The Daily Telegraph described the Carolina Chocolate Drops as "Cambridge naturals, playing their banjo and jug-band music with such irrepressible joy you can well imagine they’ve arrived on the main stage direct from last night’s camp fire." Now, a two-hour DVD of the 2010 festival has been released, capturing songs from these performances.
Natalie Merchant and Carolina Chocolate Drops performed on the main stage of the 45th annual Cambridge Folk Festival—voted one of the Top 10 UK summer festivals by Songlines magazine—last summer to great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The Guardian described Merchant's set as "in turn thoughtful, soulful and sensual," saying "Merchant was on classic form." The Daily Telegraph described the Carolina Chocolate Drops as "Cambridge naturals, playing their banjo and jug-band music with such irrepressible joy you can well imagine they’ve arrived on the main stage direct from last night’s camp fire." Now, a two-hour DVD of the 2010 festival has been released, capturing songs from their main-stage performances, among many others.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are touring across the United States now, offering a free presentation at the African American Museum of Iowa in Iowa City tonight in advance of their performance at the University of Iowa's Englert Theatre on Thursday. Natalie Merchant is slated to perform with members of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater in upstate New York this summer. For more information on these and other upcoming performances, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of the studio albums from which the artists performed at Cambridge, head to the Nonesuch Store now.
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Lake Street Dive was the guest on PBS's Charlie Rose on Tuesday. The quartet spoke with guest host Anthony Mason about how they formed the band, the trust and chemistry within the group, philosophies of success and artistic integrity, and more. They also perform their song “Rental Love” and offer their take on Prince’s “When You Were Mine.” You can watch it here.
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Conor Oberst has shared the music video for "Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out," from his forthcoming album, Salutations. The video, directed by Greg Marinaccio, was filmed at the very same bar in Manhattan's East Village that inspired the song. You can watch it here and download the track (and three others) now when you pre-order Salutations. Oberst, with The Felice Brothers as his backing band, will tour in support of Salutations beginning March 9 in his hometown of Omaha, including several just-announced new dates.