The Difficult Task of Translating Americana’s Diversity From the Stage to the Crowd

The Difficult Task of Translating Americana’s Diversity From the Stage to the Crowd

I remember saying it myself when the Carolina Chocolate Drops first came on the scene. Excellent band, and great to see some diversity represented in country and Americana music in a way that illustrates the role African American’s played in creating roots music. But there was something a bit off about watching a black band playing for a distinctly white audience.