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!
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? We’re having a special holiday sale in our store – all apparel is now 20% off! Check out the store here. Happy Holidays!
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
We are excited to announce that the Chocolate Drops will be playing Mountain Song at Sea next year! The cruise runs from February 3-7 and will be sailing from Miami to Cozumel and Key West! Check out ticket and festival info here. We hope to see you on board!
Rhiannon was honored to be part of Wednesday night’s celebration of “Inside Llewyn Davis” hosted by T-Bone Burnett at the Buffalo Club in Santa Monica. Once again, Rhiannon’s performance was a standout in the midst of some of music’s top talent. Check out some of the rave reviews from the show below!
“In an evening with no shortage of standout performances, singer Rhiannon Giddens stole the show with her soaring vocals and strong stage presence. Her acrobatic articulation in the traditional Celtic number “S’iomadh Rid The Dhith Om / Ciamar A Ni Mi” defies description. She’s a star in waiting.” -Los Angeles Times
“The gifted performers included the sensational Rhiannon Giddens (I know this young lady, she is the Billie Holiday of our times)…” -ShowBiz 411
Check out the full reviews on our Press Page.
Photo source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
We’re all getting ready to hit the road together in December for a very special US tour. At the end of these dates, Dom Flemons will be embarking on a solo career and two new musicians – cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett – will join Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins in the New Year for a full run of dates!
Here is what Dom and Rhiannon have to say about the past and future of the Carolina Chocolate Drops:
“Though my music is taking me to new places with my upcoming solo projects, I know that the Carolina Chocolate Drops will continue on to do new, amazing things,” says Dom. “My past eight years with the band has been a wonderful experience, musically and personally. As my music grows in a new direction, I know I can count my time with them as a building block to where I am now. I am excited to continue on my musical journey exploring the hidden facets of American Music.” Dom will kick off 2014 with a tour of Australia, and continue performing across the US throughout the year (full schedule here).
“Dom and I have been a tremendous team for the last eight years, and I wish him all the best on his new solo endeavor. I know he will be enriching the landscape of American music wherever he goes,” Rhiannon says. “Carolina Chocolate Drops lives on, and honors all past members who have added so much over the years; we wouldn’t be where we are without each and every one. I’m looking forward to introducing new, talented musicians to the ever-expanding Chocolate Drop family!”
Leyla McCalla will also be departing the band in order to pursue a solo career. We are very excited for what the future holds for Dom, Leyla, and the Chocolate Drops.
Check out our Tour Page for the remaining dates in 2013.
PBS will feature the Carolina Chocolate Drops in the music documentary NASHVILLE 2.0: The Rise of Americana on Nov. 22nd! NASHVILLE 2.0 explores the dynamic Americana music scene, a genre that the New York Times dubbed “the coolest music scene today.” The hour-long documentary will include performances from many of today’s top Americana artists, as well as insightful interviews with musicians and music critics about this vibrant scene centered in Nashville, Tenn. Check out the PBS website for more info.