I’ve been listening to these folks for a while now as I first heard of them on where else? Public Radio of course,WUNC.
CCD is a black group of string musicians playing the old-time sounds of the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Definitely a dying breed of music, they are keeping it alive, and it’s refreshing. I’m missed them at the Durham Blues festival a few weeks ago, but I’m not missing them this time. I’ll post my predictable positive review after the show this Friday night.
Carolina Chocolate Drops Website
And this brings up an issue I wanted to blog about, which I will go into a full tirade in another post, but it deals with African-Americans and the loss of our musical culture. If you ever go to a Jazz, Blues of Folk concert, where’s my people in the audience? Actually, if it’s a commercial Smooth Jazz fest with a sax player just doing scales, we’ll show up. But that’s about it. Yes, I know I’m being critical, but it just troubles me that so much of our musical heritage and history is being lost or forgotten.