Carolina Chocolate Drops

I have no idea how I discovered this band, but I did somehow recently and I'm hooked!

This song is called "Snowden's Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)". Yes. The band is called Carolina Chocolate Drops. Adorable, right?

This one is just instrumental, but they have a slew of other songs with words you can sing along to, including a cover of Blu Cantrell's 'Hit Em Up Style'. The song "Snowden's Jig" in particular has an interesting story behind it if you want to check the story out over at their YouTube page.

I say they should open up for Andrew Bird when he starts touring again!

Carolina Chocolate Drops are a three-piece old time string band from North Carolina; they're actually one of the few black string bands left in the United States! So...catch them before they...leave, or something.


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