Chicago's getting a taste of Southern tradition this weekend, as one of the great old-time string bands comes through town.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops will play a show on Friday night at Park West, featuring their trademark banjo, fiddle, jug, bones, and more -- not to mention their magnificent singing voices.
Longtime fans and first-time listeners alike will be stomping their feet as the Durham, NC trio plays and sings traditional string band music, and it's impossible not to love their covers of more contemporary popular music.
Have a listen. First, an old-time classic:
And then, a cover, which if you had a pulse and a radio in 2001, you should be able to spot right away:
The $20 ticket is a steal for this always enjoyable act.
What: The Carolina Chocolate Drops
When: Friday, October 22, 8 p.m.
Where: Park West
322 W. Armitage, Chicago
Price: $20 (buy tickets here)