Carolina Chocolate Drops
Barre Opera House
February 5, 2011 – Saturday
Sennheiser 441 > Edirol UA-5 > Korg MR-1 [DFF 1 Bit / 2.8 mhz]
Wave Conversion AudioGate to [24/96]
Mastered in WaveLab 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 4.0 dithered to [16/44.1]
Recorded and Mastered by Bill Koucky
1.Intro Dan Casey and Rhiannon says hello...
2.Peace Behind The Bridge
4.Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine
5.Don't Get Trouble In Your Mind
6.Police Sargent Blues
8.Snowden's Jig (Genuine Negro Jig)
9.From Four Till Late
10.Lights In The Valley
2nd Set partial:
11.Starry Crown (Chased Old Satan Through The Door)
12.Poor Black Sheep
13.Why Don't You Do Right
14.Old Cat Died
16.Down That Frisco Line //
Recoding cut short due to UA-5 breakdown.
February 7th, 2011
Grammy-nominated Carolina Chocolate Drops Announce New Lineup
The Grammy–nominated Carolina Chocolate Drops have added two new musicians to the band:
human beatboxer Adam Matta and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins. The two join the
group as founding member Justin Robinson departs to take up new challenges.
“When Justin, Dom, and I started playing together we had no idea where it would all lead...
we just knew that playing with [mentor, 92-year-old black Piedmont string musician]
Joe Thompson was a privilege and an honor and we were thrilled to be spreading his music to
different audiences out there in the world,” said Rhiannon Giddens. “It’s been an
adventurous and at times unexpected journey, but I’m extremely proud of what we have
been able to accomplish together in the last six years. We will certainly miss seeing
and playing with Justin, and Dom and I wish him well in the next chapter of his life.
All three of us are confident that the spirit of the Carolina Chocolate Drops will
continue with Hubby and Adam, and the welcome remains for Justin whenever he should
“It has been a great pleasure to work with Justin and to learn more about Southern
music and culture from being around him. I wish him all of the best,” agreed Dom Flemons.
“With that being said, it will be a great pleasure to begin to work with Hubby Jenkins and
Adam Matta. I’ve known Hubby for several years through his connection to the New York
roots music scene, while I met Adam during our collaboration with the Luminescent Orchestrii.
Folks can still expect great music from our group the same way a jazz band can change
personnel without sacrificing the quality or the talent on stage.”
“The Carolina Chocolate Drops have been playing together and touring the world for more
than five years,” said Justin Robinson. “During those years, we have experienced great successes,
heartbreaks, trials and triumphs. It is, however, time for me to take a separate road
and though it is bittersweet, it is the best choice. While I won’t be touring with the
band full-time, I may show up on stage once in a while. I’d like to thank all of the people
who have helped us on this incredible journey, the fans who’ve supported us since the very
beginning and, of course, Rhiannon and Dom.”
Hubby Jenkins is a New York City multi-instrumental musician and songwriter, known for
his authentic and soulful interpretations of traditional American music. He specializes
in early blues, old time, ballads, and ragtime. Jenkins developed his style and repertoire
from busking in New York subways and many cities around the US. He has performed at many
NY venues including The Jalopy, Mercury Lounge, and Joe’s Pub as well as at the Shakori
Hills Festival and the fifth annual Congressional Blues Festival. He also performed and
participated at the second Black Banjo Gathering.
Adam Matta is a beatboxer and vocal performance artist from New York City. He has performed
with Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall and House of Music in Moscow, Russia, and he headlined
the 2009 UK Human Beatbox Convention. His beatboxing has been featured on PBS, Showtime,
WNYE, and NPR, and his music was on The L Word, Season II: Sessions (Tommy Boy), and in the
documentary, Planet B-Boy. Matta has been artist-in-residence at Cornell University,
Here Arts Center, Digital Performance Institute, and League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots.
Nonesuch released its second record from the Carolina Chocolate Drops—a four-song EP—on
January 25; the band’s first Nonesuch release, the critically acclaimed Genuine Negro Jig,
was nominated for a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy. This new EP is a collaboration with
the New York City–based Romanian gypsy punk band Luminescent Orchestrii; it was co-produced
by the Lumiis sound engineer, Joseph “Bass” DeJarnette, with the Carolina Chocolate Drops
and Luminescent Orchestrii.