Carolina Chocolate Drops

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This Spring's Jazz & World music shows

The saxophonist Chris Potter started drawing attention when he joined the group of legendary bebop trumpeter Red Rodney as an 18-year-old Manhattan School of Music student.

By JON GARELICK  |  March 01, 2013

The preservation of Carolina Chocolate Drops

Seeing a Carolina Chocolate Drops concert is a transformative experience — and not just because of the old-time string band's immense talents and diverse instrumentation.
Living history
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  June 01, 2012

Photos: Carolina Chocolate Drops at The Berklee Performance Center

Carolina Chocolate Drops played The Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
By SOPHOUT NOP  |  March 09, 2012

Photos: Carolina Chocolate Drops + Civil Wars + Chris Thile and Michael Daves at the Newport Folk Festival

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Civil Wars, and Chris Thile and Michael Daves perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Fort Stage + Harbor Stage | July 31, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011

37 things to do before finals

You're back from the holiday break and are ready to fill in the social calendar that stretches from here to the end of the semester. Check out these entries and get ready to get busy .
Where the fun is
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 28, 2011

Changing rooms

The only big difference between the Carolina Chocolate Drops' show at the Paradise Saturday night and the one at the Somerville Theatre back in January was the venue.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops, live at the Paradise Rock Club, October 16, 2010
By JON GARELICK  |  October 22, 2010

Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Narrows Center for the Arts

Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Narrows Center for the Arts

There's something spirited that drives the Carolina Chocolate Drops. As the trio romps through long-gone string music ditties with its fiddle, banjo, bones, and guitar,...
By webteam  |  September 07, 2010

Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Somerville Theatre

The Carolina Chocolate Drops introduced the penultimate song of their Saturday night Somerville Theatre show as from 2001, "which is about 100 years ago in pop music."
Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Somerville Theatre, January 23, 2010
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2010

Old-time bangers

The one element needed when revitalizing a neglected canon? Verve. Ever since the Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the trad-acoustic scene a few years ago, they've kept this notion front and center.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the red zone
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 22, 2010

Carolina Chocolate Drops at Venue and Lewis Hyde speaks at 522 Congress Street

Elsewhere, the acclaimed African-American string band Carolina Chocolate Drops stop by the novel but atrociously named Venue in Freeport (formerly Freeport Cabaret) at 8 pm...
By webteam  |  January 20, 2010