Carolina Chocolate Drops plan New England shows

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Carolina Chocolate Drops will return to the road this spring as they continue to promote their latest album, Leaving Eden. The old-time string band from Durham, North Carolina will make their way to New England next month for multiple shows, including a stop at Boston’s House of Blues on Saturday, April 6. Tickets for the show, which is part of the World Music/CRASHarts concert series and will feature openers David Wax Museum, are available through Live Nation for $25 and $45.

Leaving Eden, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ fifth studio effort and follow-up to their 2010 Grammy Award winner Genuine Negro Jig, was released in February of 2012. Recorded in Nashville with producer Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant), the album is a collection of original compositions, covers, and traditional songs. It was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album. The video for single “Country Girl” is streaming below.

With Leaving Eden the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ founding members Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens expand their lineup to include multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins. During their live sets the members share singing duties and swap instruments regularly.

Following the show in Boston, Carolina Chocolate Drops will perform at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday, April 7. Tickets for the show are available through eTix for $25 and $30.

The upcoming tour will also include stops in Hanover, New Hampshire (Dartmouth College on April 10), Rockland, Maine (Strand Theatre on April 11), Northampton, Massachusetts (Calvin Theatre on April 13) and Brownfield, Maine (Stone Mountain Arts Center on April 14 and 15).

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