Carolina Chocolate Drops singer and banjoist Rhiannon Giddens was preparing for a career in opera when she discovered the rich tradition of African-American string band music and performance in the Piedmont region. She completely changed directions, and co-founded the now Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Carolina Chocolate Drops play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 28th.
To find out more about Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops please click here: http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/rhiannon-giddens
For more information about the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, please click here: http://www.nojazzfest.com/