Mon 27 Feb 2012 to Sun 4 Mar 2012

by Carolina Chocolate Drops

“Old-time music never sounded so current.” —Los Angeles Times

“Everything old is new again for the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the dazzlingly eclectic roots-music outfit…You just don’t see a lot of old-time string bands mix in hip-hop with the bones, jugs, fiddles, kazoos and banjos.” —Dallas Morning News

North Carolina–based Carolina Chocolate Drops follow up their critically lauded label debut—2010’s Grammy Award–winning Genuine Negro Jig, which reached #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers and Folk Charts—with Leaving Eden, due February 28 on Nonesuch Records. The group returns with a record of original compositions, covers, and traditional songs produced by Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Solomon Burke). The album is available for pre-order now at and, where a download of the track “Country Girl” is included and the first 300 CDs will be signed by the band. Carolina Chocolate Drops will tour the US throughout the winter and spring (dates on reverse).

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