Durham-based traditional band, maconnews.com Carolina Chocolate Drops, is known around the world for performing roots music that brings people from all generations in touch with the nation’s most popular sounds from more than a century ago. The group will showcase their talents at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22 each.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops incorporate blues, jazz, folk, and string-band tunes into an evening of passionate performances for the discerning music lover. The group has received international acclaim for its new interpretations of traditional folk music and won the Grammy award for Best Traditional Folk Album in both 2010 and 2012. Their fiddle and banjo-based music has audiences tapping their feet to every song.
The New York Times describes the Carolina Chocolate Drop’s concerts as “an end-to-end display of excellence … They dip into styles of Southern black music from the 1920s and ’30s — string-band music, jug-band music, fife and drum, early jazz — and beam their curiosity outward. They make short work of their instructive mission and spend their energy on things that require it: Flatfoot dancing, jug playing, shouting.”
To reserve your tickets for this evening of soulful sounds, or to find out more information, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com or call (866)273-4615.