Carolina Chocolate Drops
Date and Time
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 7:30pm
Carolina Chocolate Drops Music: Clubs: When: 04/27/13 @ 7:30pmCost: $35Call: 877-4400Web: www.stoughtonoperahouse.comMore Information: To obtain tickets and information for ALL of our shows. Stoughton Opera House, 381 East Main Street BOX OFFICE: 608-877-4400 www.stoughtonoperahouse.com Carolina Chocolate Drops Saturday April 27, 2013 7:30pm Tickets: 35 The latest release from the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden, isn't just one of the best American/roots albums of 2012, it's also one of the most important. The 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. 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, 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. That the African American experience has been underrepresented in country music is no secret, the music written, interpreted, and performed by Carolina Chocolate Drops seeks in part to correct this and, in the last few years, the group has been moving toward that goal swimmingly. 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 Caribbeaninfluenced tunes—the Carolina Chocolate Drops: Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, Hubby Jenkins and Leyla McCalla are fantastic performers playing fantastic music on the vintage Opera House stage. They played to a sold-out crowd last season, so get your tickets early! This show is not to be missed!