Artist: Carolina Chocolate Drops (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Last.fm, AllMusic, Wikipedia)
Carolina Chocolate Drops is, according to AllMusic’s review of Leaving Eden, a “contemporary string band trio who, under the watchful eye of mentor Joe Thompson, re-created the look, feel, and sound of a 19th century black
string, fiddle, and jug band ensemble.” And honestly if I didn’t know any better I
would have thought that this record was originally recorded in the early 20th
century. Carolina Chocolate Drops ooze
traditional southern and mountain music.
And if that isn’t cool enough on its own, Leaving Eden is simply
sensational. The songs are so perfectly
crafted and executed that it is awe inspiring.
The harmonies are beautiful, the instrumentation is stunning, and top to
bottom the record is a classic. This is
easily one of the best albums of the year.
Thanks to Exystence for the find.