Friday, June 15, 2012
Watch: Carolina Chocolate Drops Perform Three-Song Set for USA Today
Carolina Chocolate Drops have returned to the OK Mozart festival for a second year in a row, performing two sets in the Oklahoma festival earlier this week. Tonight, band member Rhiannon Giddens joins the Amici New York Orchestra for an outdoor concert at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, featuring an eclectic program of songs by Edith Piaf, Johann Strauss Jr., and Rodgers & Hammerstein.
She and her fellow Chocolate Drops Dom Flemons and Hubby Jenkins, as well as cellist Leyla McCalla, continue their US tour with a set at River Bend Park in Palisade, Colorado, on Sunday as part of the Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival. The Huffington Post, in a recent review of Leaving Eden, says: "You can marvel at Giddens' vocals, appreciate Flemons's tasteful quills playing, or kick your heels up at Jenkins's banjo and bones ... the one thing you can't do is get bored."
See for yourself in the USA Today session below, and to find out where the band is playing near you, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.