Grammy winning Triangle string band Carolina Chocolate Drops will take another blow at the start of the new year when they will lose another founding member, leaving just one.
Dom Flemons will take his leave at the end of the year to pursue solo projects and other collaborations. He follows Justin Robinson, who left the group in 2011. Rhiannon Giddens will be left to carry on the Carolina Chocolate Drops with new players, cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett, who will join her in the new year.
Sadly the group has no Triangle dates on the books before the end of the year, so if you want to see the Drops one more time with Flemons, you'll have to head west to Charlotte, Asheville or Knoxville or south to Atlanta. Check out the dates below.
Carolina Chocolate Drops tour dates
12.06.13 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
12.07.13 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
12.08.13 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
12.12.13 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
12.13.13 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
12.14.13 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
12.15.13 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre