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Carolina Chocolate Drops Kick Off US Tour

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Carolina Chocolate Drops kick off a months-long tour of the United States with a performance at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, tonight. The concert introduces the Chocolate Drops' new lineup, including co-founder Rhiannon Giddens, multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins, and two musicians new to the group, cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett. The tour, which includes confirmed shows through the end of April, makes stops across the Southeast through March, up into the Northeast starting in the spring, then back South for MerleFest and more. They will also join Old Crow Medicine Show for a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado this summer.

See below for all of the currently announced shows. For additional details and tickets, visit

Rhiannon Giddens gave another show-stopping performance as she and Hubby Jenkins joined Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett, Ry Cooder, Rodney Crowell, Joe Henry, and others in paying tribute to the Everly Brothers at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last Saturday, in advance of the Grammy Awards. Giddens "delivered a knockout punch," says the Hollywood Reporter's Chris Willman, and, says the Los Angeles Times's Randy Lewis, "mesmerized the crowd with her commanding version of 'Long Time Gone.'"

Nonesuch released its second record from the Carolina Chocolate Drops—the Grammy-nominated Leaving Eden—in 2012. The band’s first Nonesuch release, the critically acclaimed Genuine Negro Jig, won a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy.


Jan 30 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
Feb 1 Straz Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Feb 3–7 Mountain Song at Sea dep. Miami, FL
Feb 9 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Feb 11 Proud Larry's Oxford, MS
Feb 12 Duling Hall Jackson, MS
Feb 13 Thirsty Hippo Hattiesburg, MS
Feb 14 Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
Feb 26 Brooklyn Arts Center Wilmington, NC
Feb 27 The Melting Point Athens, GA
Feb 28 Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center Birmingham, AL
Mar 1 Ferst Center for the Arts Atlanta, GA
Mar 3 Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center Cullowhee, NC
Mar 5 Handlebar Greenville, SC
Mar 6 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Mar 7 McCelvey Center York, SC
Mar 8 Paramount Center for the Arts Bristol, TN
Mar 28 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
Mar 29 Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA
Mar 30 Woodstock Town Hall Theatre Woodstock, VT
Mar 31 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River, MA
Apr 2 The Egg Albany, NY
Apr 3 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Westhampton Beach, NY
Apr 5 Grand Opera House Wilmington, DE
Apr 6 Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA
Apr 8 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Apr 9 Sellersville Theater 1894 Sellersville, PA
Apr 11 Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA
Apr 12 Strand Theatre Rockland, ME
Apr 13 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME
Apr 16 Infinity Hall Norfolk, CT
Apr 24 MerleFest Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 25 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
Apr 27 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
Jun 13 Chicago Blues Festival Chicago, IL
Jul 16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Old Crow Medicine Show) Morrison, CO



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