Thursday, August 02, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig

"For the Carolina Chocolate Drops, playing the International Festival of Arts & Ideas has the same excitement as when this singular, historically minded yet immediate and accessible band plays anywhere else. The last time the Carolina Chocolate Drops played Connecticut, the band had to win over fans of tour mates the Dave Matthews Band. This time, they might be fighting a 'cultural' tag. But the four-member African-American string band -- which won a Grammy last  year for their 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig ... persevere with a simple, direct approach and an ingrained need to entertain" (New Haven Advocate, 6/14/12, p. 13).

View catalog record here!