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    Rhiannon Giddens, Carolina Chocolate Drops to Be Inducted Into North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
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    Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops are among the artists who will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame this fall.

    "I'm so honored to be part of the 2016 class of inductees into the NC Music Hall of Fame," says Giddens. "Being from North Carolina has been such a big part of what I do and will remain so for the rest of my life; being a mentee of Joe Thompson and starting the Carolina Chocolate Drops along with Dom Flemons and Justin Robinson are among the things of my life that I am most proud of. Happy to be in such good company as the Avett Brothers, David Holt, my fellow Chocolate Drops, and other fine musicians. Carolina forever!"

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops have released two albums on Nonesuch Records—2012's Leaving Eden and their Grammy-winning label debut, Genuine Negro Jig—and a collaborative EP with Luminescent Orchestrii in 2011. Giddens released her highly acclaimed solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, on Nonesuch in 2015. She and members of the band take the Tomorrow Is My Turn tour to Tokyo and Australia later this month.

    The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and is open to the public. Tickets will go on sale early this summer at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum in Kannapolis and online at northcarolinamusichalloffame.org.

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Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame this October. "I'm so honored to be part of the 2016 class of inductees into the NC Music Hall of Fame," says Giddens. "Being from North Carolina has been such a big part of what I do and will remain so for the rest of my life; being a mentee of Joe Thompson and starting the Carolina Chocolate Drops along with Dom Flemons and Justin Robinson are among the things of my life that I am most proud of. Happy to be in such good company as the Avett Brothers, David Holt, my fellow Chocolate Drops, and other fine musicians. Carolina forever!"

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Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops are among the artists who will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame this fall.

"I'm so honored to be part of the 2016 class of inductees into the NC Music Hall of Fame," says Giddens. "Being from North Carolina has been such a big part of what I do and will remain so for the rest of my life; being a mentee of Joe Thompson and starting the Carolina Chocolate Drops along with Dom Flemons and Justin Robinson are among the things of my life that I am most proud of. Happy to be in such good company as the Avett Brothers, David Holt, my fellow Chocolate Drops, and other fine musicians. Carolina forever!"

The Carolina Chocolate Drops have released two albums on Nonesuch Records—2012's Leaving Eden and their Grammy-winning label debut, Genuine Negro Jig—and a collaborative EP with Luminescent Orchestrii in 2011. Giddens released her highly acclaimed solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, on Nonesuch in 2015. She and members of the band take the Tomorrow Is My Turn tour to Tokyo and Australia later this month.

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and is open to the public. Tickets will go on sale early this summer at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum in Kannapolis and online at northcarolinamusichalloffame.org.

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