"Know thy history. Let it horrify you; let it inspire you. Let it show you how the future can look, for nothing in this world has not come around before. These songs are based on slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Voices demanding to be heard, to impart the hard-earned wisdom of a tangled, difficult, complicated history; we just try to open the door and let them through." -- Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon's new studio album Freedom Highway is out now!
1. At The Purchaser’s Option
2. The Angels Laid Him Away
4. Birmingham Sunday
5. Better Get It Right The First Time
6. We Could Fly
7. Hey Bebe
8. Come Love Come
9. The Love We Almost Had
10. Baby Boy
11. Following The North Star
12. Freedom Highway
Co-produced by Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell
Welcome to our new and improved website! We hope you will all take some time to explore this site and discover more about the Chocolate Drops. You can find our tour dates here, read information about us and our instruments here, and check out some videos, photos, and music here! Please note that this website is a work in progress; we are continuing to make improvements on it until it is the best it can be for you all. Enjoy!
Earlier this year, Rhiannon was part of the lineup for “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a special concert event produced by T Bone Burnett at The Town Hall in New York City. Rhiannon’s performance prompted rave reviews from many news publications, including The New York Times who called her the “concert’s real head turner.” Tune in to Showtime tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT to watch her stunning performance, along with many others! For more information, check out the Showtime website here.
Hello everyone! We just announced some new tour dates for 2014. Head on over here to see when we’re coming to a city near you, find more details, and get tickets!
We can’t wait to play for all our friends – old and new alike!
We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, full of friends, family, and good food!
Our two week Southeast tour begins this Friday (Dec. 6) in Atlanta! Tickets are selling fast, so pick yours up today! Check out our tour page for details and tickets.
We look forward to seeing you at one or more shows this month!
Photo Credit: Michele Crowe