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Carolina Chocolate Drops
Country music is the sound of the rural American South, first played by the same hands that built the region's expansive mansions, the hands that picked and planted its cotton and tobacco, that raised its children and that taught its traditions to generation after generation. It's the music danced to by the feet that walked and ran the short but vast distances that divided the black and white worlds of the south during slavery, segregation, and beyond. This North Carolina outfit has proven, since its 2005 inception, that it's not just one of the best bands working in the roots/country tradition, it's also one of the most important. Delivering a wonderful sonic mixture of Mid-to-late 19th Century Black American Music and reels, jigs, hoe-downs, near-folk-rock, a killer ring-shout, and even Caribbean-influenced tunes - the Carolina Chocolate Drops: Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, Hubby Jenkins and Leyla McCalla are fantastic performers playing incredible music on the vintage Opera House stage. The Grammy-Award winning Chocolate Drops often play seated, which might sap the energy of a lesser group, but their brand of high-octane, fiddle- and banjo-driven folk is unstoppable.It's straight black coffee for the brain: classic, strong, and jumpy, traditional and well made. Your grandparents could've enjoyed it, and it's every bit as accessible today. They played to a sold-out crowd last season, so get your tickets early! This show is not to be missed and just like a Chocolate Drop, this show will be super sweet.
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Dining: Near Carolina Chocolate Drops