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Carolina Chocolate Drops & Birds Of Chicago Enervate Westhampton April 3 2014

Two great parallel groups with female lead singers/multi-instrumentalists highlighted this evening of music.  The Chocolate Drops have been around for about a decade now with CD’s produced by the likes of Buddy Miller and Joe Henry (and T-Bone Burnett will produce their next 2014 release) and awards including a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album 2010 ‘Genuine Negro Jig.’  Their energy is very high and the music eclectic and varied – - from Tom Waits to old-time black North Carolina fiddler Joe Thompson to traditional sources. Birds of Chicago terrific.

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