Rhiannon Giddens discovers true calling with help from friends

December 29, 2014 1:06 PM

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Toward the end of 2013, singer-fiddler Rhiannon Giddens and her band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, were at a crossroads. One of the group's original members, Dom Flemons, had decided to pursue a solo career, leaving Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins to find a replacement if the Durham, N.C.-based group were to continue.

From that state of career limbo, Giddens caught the attention of such respected musicians as T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello, scored a co-writing credit with no less than Bob Dylan, and is about to release her debut solo album, a collection that should solidify her status as one of the bright new ...

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