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Sweet Sounds: Rhiannon Giddens and Carolina Chocolate Drops

David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, June 2012

RHIANNON GIDDENS'S birthday back in February was a bittersweet occasion. The Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder-member's celebrations were tempered by her grief upon learning of the death of Joe Thompson, the group's mentor, the previous night. "He was enormously important to us. He was a living link to a vanished tradition," Giddens told R2.

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