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Carolina Chocolate Drops lead Throwback Valentine's Bill at Tipitina's

Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Jazz Fest 2012 | Photo by Marc Pagani

Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Jazz Fest 2012 | Photo by Marc Pagani

WHO: Carolina Chocolate Drops and Luke Winslow-King
WHEN: Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 9 pm (Doors at 8 pm)
WHERE: Tipitina's Uptown
TICKETS: $20 adv / $22 day of show (PURCHASE)

Carolina Chocolate Drops continue to get comfortable with the New Orleans music scene after making an impression at Jazz Fest 2012 (they were joined by NOLA-based cellist Leyla McCalla at the time). This Friday night for Valentine's Day, they'll be joined by New Orleans' own throwback artist Luke Winslow-King to make up an intriguing and old school twin bill. The North Carolina-based quartet are comprised of Rhiannon Giddens (banjo, fiddle, vocals), Don Flemons (guitar, banjo, harmonica, jug, snare and vocal), human beatboxer Adam Matta and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins. The latter two joined the GRAMMY-winning group recently after founding member Justin Robinson amicably left the band. The Drops are a striking instrumental force wielding old-timey, beat up instruments and led by Giddens' notably alluring vocal presence. This Friday, expect to see a hefty dose pickin' and stomping' on the legendary stage.