… you would not expect black folk to be playing what is generally considered roots music attributed to European immigrants, but there was a whole subculture of black acoustic music in the south that flourished among the hardscrabble existence of 40 acres and a mule. Carolina Chocolate Drops are reviving that tradition. I’ve always admired the younger generation of musicians who reach in to the depths of music tradition to resurrect a time honored culture. Dry Branch Fire Squad (from an earlier generation), Uncle Earle, and The Wiyos are among my music heros, in addition to the ‘Drops.
Some hamboning included in this piece, i.e. music without instruments performed by poor blacks in the south who could not afford instruments.