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9 Responses to “Nouveau Oldtime Jam: Blind Boy Paxton, Dom Flemons (of Carolina Chocolate Drops), and Frank Fairfield”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a great article. I had the pleasure of attending college for a stint with Mr Jerron Paxton, and that man is not only entertaining with his music, but also his sense of humor. Never in my life have I seen a blind man walk smack into the side of a door and then laugh about it with the entire room.

  2. kiddharma says:

    Had the pleasure of seeing the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Great Lakes Folk Fest a couple years back: for a trio, they kick some string band butt. This vid’s got me hankerin’ for some corn meal mush fried in bacon grease. Ok, some butterbeans, too.

  3. hobomike says:

    Luv it!

    btw, not to be a stickler but that’s in West LA, not Santa Monica. :-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I heard these folks in concert at Dartmouth in Hanover NH – everything you said is the Gospel truth and more. If you have the chance go hear these people!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I do own a copy of Hobart Smith’s Smithsonian Folkway’s collection– I am flipping out already. Thank you for spreading the word of this amazing band!

  6. billstewart says:

    Aren’t the Carolina Chocolate Drops amazing? I heard them a couple of years ago at Rockygrass.

  7. Stacy DeHart says:

    Frank will be playing a string of shows heading north to Oregon and Washington starting this week!

    Check his myspace for more details.

    http:// http://www.myspace.com/frankfairfield
    or
    http:// http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?eid=160140713930&step=2

  8. danwarning says:

    I was lucky enough to run into Dom when I was in Northampton, MA before a Chocolate Drops show and what a nice guy! I also managed to shoot a few videos of the show too and threw them up on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/danwarning

    Enjoy!

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is great! It is neat to see “fore-arm style” fiddle playing! It sounds a bit different and is not usually seen nowdays… very nice combination of sounds in this tune!!

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