Rhiannon Giddens stepping out from the Chocolate Drops

April 17, 2015 6:47 PM

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The year leading up to Rhiannon Giddens' first solo album, "Tomorrow is my Turn" (Nonesuch), was full of zigs and zags, a whirlwind of shows and recording sessions that had her performing in a variety of contexts, some a good musical distance from her home base with roots-folkies the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

"It's not like you can fit it all into a carefully conceived plan, so you just follow the music," says Giddens, who besides her many musical responsibilities is the mother of two children, ages 2 and 6. "The rest of the Chocolate Drops graciously supported me in all these ventures. I wanted to be ca...

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