CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS. Grammy-winning foot-stompin’ roots-bluegrass heroes bringing’ it back to The Handlebar, July 13, 9pm.
CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS
Friday, July 13, 2012, 9pm, at The Handlebar
Critics are rejoicing over Carolina Chocolate Drops’ latest album, Leaving Eden, a Buddy Miller-produced work that’s not only adding to the barn-burning catalog of the adventurous North Carolina band, but is cementing the band’s iconographic role in American music. The LA Times gives Leaving Eden 3 stars out of 4, while American Songwriter and others hail the band’s reinvigorating impact on roots music. Big news: The Drops were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in a tribute to the Rolling Stones that featured Taj Mahal; Art Garfunkel; Steve Earle, Jackson Browne; and Rickie Lee Jones. So the floor-stompin’, fiddle-‘n’-banjo powerhouse that the Wall Street Journal says has “emerged as an American roots-music phenomenon” returns with new energy and new material. Small wonder their last show here almost sold out.
CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, Leaving Eden, on CD, available at Horizon Records