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Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
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The Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
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The Carolina Chocolate Drops

Carolina Chocolate Drops artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform on Mountain Stage.

January 31, 2012 Hear the popular folk band perform a five-song set on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

July 31, 2011 Hear the Grammy-winning African-American string band perform live from Newport.

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January 5, 2009 The Piedmont blues trio breathes new life into the African-American string-band tradition.

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Studio Sessions

Carolina Chocolate Drops

June 24, 2010 There aren't many African-American string bands left, but this is one of the best and most notable.

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The three members of Carolina Chocolate Drops stand in front of a mural

February 15, 2010 A traditional black string band with a modern twist, the group employs a wide range of instruments.

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Interviews & Profiles

Carolina Chocolate Drops' new album is Leaving Eden.

March 10, 2012 Classically trained singer Rhiannon Giddens describes her love of string- and jug-band music.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson

September 3, 2010 The traditional African-American string band throws in some modern twists on its new record.

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The three members of Carolina Chocolate Drops stand in front of a mural

July 5, 2010 The traditional African-American string band throws in some modern twists on its new record.

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson

March 1, 2010 The traditional African-American string band throws in some modern twists on its new record.

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Reviews

Carolina Chocolate Drops' "Country Girl" is a 21st-century musical portrait of black America's Southern comfort.

February 2, 2012 "Country Girl" is a 21st-century musical portrait of black America's Southern comfort.

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More Stories

January 28, 2007 A trio from North Carolina are reclaiming the string-band music traditions of the black Piedmont.

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February 12, 2007 A trio of young black musicians aims to preserve black old-time music.

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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Flying Lotus and more artists from C to G.

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