Carolina Chocolate Drops http://wunc.org en Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band http://wunc.org/post/carolina-chocolate-drops-co-founder-leave-band <p></p><p>Dom Flemons, a co-founder of North Carolina-based Grammy award winning string band<a href="http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/" target="_blank"> The Carolina Chocolate Drops</a>, will leave the band in mid-December following a series of concert dates. He will be starting a solo career.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:02:03 +0000 Keith Weston 25729 at http://wunc.org Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band The Carolina Chocolate Drops http://wunc.org/post/carolina-chocolate-drops-0 <p></p><p>The Carolina Chocolate Drops have come a long way from their days of busking on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. They’ve already won one Grammy, and now they’re up for another. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:29:19 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 9637 at http://wunc.org The Carolina Chocolate Drops Carolina Chocolate Drops http://wunc.org/post/carolina-chocolate-drops <p>The <a href="http://carolinachocolatedrops.com/" target="_blank">Carolina Chocolate Drops</a> famously reclaimed traditional mountain music for African-Americans. Their efforts were celebrated from Nashville to Hollywood and by the folks who give out the Grammy Awards. That legacy took on some poignancy this past year when their mentor, master fiddler Joe Thompson, passed away. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:29:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 3808 at http://wunc.org Carolina Chocolate Drops Fiddler Joe Thompson Dies at 93 http://wunc.org/post/fiddler-joe-thompson-dies-93 <p>Old Time Fiddler Joe Thompson has died at the age of 93. Thompson was one of the last of a generation of African American string band musicians in North Carolina. As a young man he played for square dances in Orange and Alamance Counties. Thompson told WUNC in 2008 that those dances got wild at times, and made him question whether a good Christian should be playing this kind of music.<br> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:01:00 +0000 David Brower 3210 at http://wunc.org