Carolina Chocolate Drops – SXSW Austin, TX

To fill the time between panels, the trade show and the showcases, SXSW attendees had the option of the Day Stage Café, a room for relaxation and music inside the busy convention center. One of the bands that stopped by to play a short set was the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a trio from North Carolina fearlessly bringing back old-time jug band music.

But in the same way that Old Crow Medicine Show translates the genre to be more relevant to today’s listeners, the CCD perfectly incorporate banjo, fiddle and of course a jug, and the music they learned from mentor Joe Thompson with more contemporary R&B grooves and original lyrics with a modern sensibility.

Their new record, Genuine Negro Jig is out on store shelves now, or download it on Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig and visit for tour dates.

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