Tag Archives: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Singer in the ascendant

“Every now and then, an artist comes along whose voice transforms almost any kind of song.” My feature on Rhiannon Giddens in today’s Sunday Times [£]: For all the intensity of her studio performances, she remains as unassuming in person as … Continue reading

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Americana queen

Early days, I know, but something tells me Rhiannon Giddens’ solo album, due out next month, is going to be one of my picks of the year.  (If you’re a fan of the magnificent Carolina Chocolate Drops, you’ll already know she’s … Continue reading

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Creole Love Call

The brilliant Leyla McCalla, sometime member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, digs into her Haitian roots on a number from “Vari-Colored Songs”, one of my favourite recordings of 2013.

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