OK, I'm totally going to fudge this entry and pretend that I'm right on time with publishing every day in October, but I've actually already fallen off the wagon.
I have to urge you to buy the CD by the Carolina Chocolate Drops called Genuine Negro Jig. Holy cow, what a fantastic group of musicians. The young woman who does the lead vocals is trained in opera, but KILLS on the folk-type music. The group does a little-known tradition of black, Southern, string-band music. They're preserving part of American history, and making amazing music!
The clip below is of a cover of a hip-hop song that I really think they do better. Enjoy. And then go buy the CD. Srsly.