Rhiannon Giddens & Leyla McCalla
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Carolina Chocolate Drops started creating a buzz with their pursuit of American roots music with an African persuasion such as jug band styles. In 2010, their Nonesuch Records debut, 'Genuine Negro Jig' was not only critically acclaimed but garnered a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. It drew in wider styles and its follow-up, 'Leaving Eden' took an even broader sweep of American roots. At this point, cello playing Leyla McCalla joined founder member, Rhiannon Giddens, in the Carolina Chocolate Drops. After a flurry of projects with T-Bone Burnett (on the Hunger Games soundtrack), the producer Jac Holzman (on Chimes of Freedom, Amnesty International’s Bob Dylan Tribute), and the Chieftains (on their 50th Anniversary disc), it's time for even more projects. So, taking a break from the full Carolina Chocolate Drops line up, Rhiannon & Leyla come back to the UK to tantalise us with their solo material as well as their work with Carolina Chocolate Drops.