Monday, July 2, 2012
Watch: Carolina Chocolate Drops Perform 60-Second Take on "Country Girl" for MTV Hive's "Stop/Watch"Carolina Chocolate Drops—whose North American tour brought them to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday and the ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches festival in Owensboro, Kentucky, on Saturday—recently performed for a new segment on MTV Hive called Stop/Watch (which label mates Punch Brothers helped inaugurate last week), in which artists are challenged to complete a song in 60 seconds. The band offered a new take on their song "Country Girl," a tune off their latest Nonesuch Records release, Leaving Eden.
"The video for Carolina Chocolate Drops’ rural celebration 'Country Girl' has a barn dance and a full buffet of Southern dishes, but the song’s homespun charm resonates even louder" here, says MTV. "Their curtailed country shuffle has a sharper twang and a steel-soul with singer Rhiannon Giddens showing new dimensions of her voice as she roars through the first verse of the original."
Watch the performance below.
Up next for the Carolina Chocolate Drops is a full two days of music-making at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Winnipeg's Birds Hill Provincial Park this coming weekend, on Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8. The band performs a main-stage set Saturday evening, preceded and followed by curated and hosted sets on the festival's other stages both days. Also performing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival this year is Billy Bragg, whose current North American tour features songs from Mermaid Avenue with lyrics by Woody Guthrie. For more information on these and other upcoming performances, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Watch Carolina Chocolate Drops perform the Stop/Watch version of "Country Girl" here and watch the official video for the album track on YouTube.
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