Harvester Performance Center Hosts Carolina Chocolate Drops

April 16, 2014 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Harvester
Venue
Harvester Performance Center
Address
450 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Franklin County
Date(s)/Time:
Saturday, April 26, 2014 (8:00 PM)
Phone: (540) 484-8277
Email info@harvester-music.com
Website www.harvester-music.com
Franklin County website www.visitfranklincountyva.org

The Chocolate Drops got their start in 2005 with Giddens, Flemons and fiddle player Justin Robinson, who amicably left the group in 2011. The Durham, North Carolina-based trio would travel every Thursday night to the home of old-time fiddler and songster Joe Thompson to learn tunes, listen to stories and, most importantly, to jam. Joe was in his 80s, a black fiddler with a short bowing style that he inherited from generations of family musicians. Now he was passing those same lessons onto a new generation. When the three students decided to form a band, they didn't have big plans. It was mostly a tribute to Joe, a chance to bring his music back out of the house again and into dancehalls and public places.

With their 2010 Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig—which garnered a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy—the Carolina Chocolate Drops proved that the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music they'd so scrupulously researched and passionately performed could be a living, breathing, ever-evolving sound.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.  For more information visit www.harvester-music.com


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Admission Fee: $27.50 Advance/ $30 Day of Show

Last Updated: 4/16/2014 9:35 AM
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