Mrs. Crappy and I are seeing these guys — the Carolina Chocolate Drops — on Thursday night, thanks entirely to Mrs. Crappy. She had heard them on World Cafe a while back and has been dealing with a mild obsession ever since. She has that North Carolina connection with the band — she lived in Chapel Hill for a couple years while she was growing up and finished up high school in Morehead City on the Outer Banks — and she set up the evening for the two of us at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville..
The music seems to be a pretty cool mix of very traditional Piedmont bluegrass/old timey and string-band versions of more contemporary tunes. I’m looking forward to the show; if you get a chance, you should join us.