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Watch: Carolina Chocolate Drops Perform on PBS's "Quick Hits"

on June 20, 2012 - 1:11pm
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Carolina Chocolate Drops' tour brought the band to the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California, this spring. While there, the band sat down backstage with PBS's Sound Tracks: Quick Hits to discuss their new album, Leaving Eden, the history of the band, and the music they champion. Band mates Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens gave an exclusive backstage performance. Watch both videos plus two songs from the stage here. Says Quick Hits: "It's hard to imagine a quartet being more in sync than the Drops are during this virtuoso, rowdy romp."

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Carolina Chocolate Drops' tour of the United States brought the band to the Mystic Theater in Petaluma, California, this spring. While there, band members Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens sat down backstage with PBS's Sound Tracks: Quick Hits reporter Mirissa Neff to discuss their new album, Leaving Eden, released earlier this year on Nonesuch Records, the history of the band, and the music they champion.

While backstage, Flemons and Giddens gave Quick Hits an exclusive performance of the square-dance tune "Old Corn Likker." Quick Hits also captured two songs from the full band, including band mate Hubby Jenkins, as well as cellist Leyla McCalla, on stage at the Mystic Theater: "No Man's Mama," from Leaving Eden, and "Trouble in Your Mind," from their Grammy Award–winning Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig. Says Quick Hits: "It's hard to imagine a quartet being more in sync than the Drops are during this virtuoso, rowdy romp."

Watch the interview and all three performances below via PBS.

You can catch the Carolina Chocolate Drops' live show as they continue to tour North America throughout the summer. Up next is a free set at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut, this weekend. For additional tour details, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Interview

Watch Quick Hits: An Interview with the Carolina Chocolate Drops on PBS. See more from Sound Tracks.


Old Corn Likker

Watch Carolina Chocolate Drops: Old Corn Likker on PBS. See more from Sound Tracks.


No Man's Mama

Watch Carolina Chocolate Drops: No Man's Mama on PBS. See more from Sound Tracks.


Trouble in Your Mind

Watch Carolina Chocolate Drops: Don't Get Trouble In Your Mind on PBS. See more from Sound Tracks.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: PBS's "Quick Hits," June 2012

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