Rhiannon Giddens, born on 21 February 1977 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, is a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. She is a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. With her diverse musical skills and captivating songwriting abilities, Rhiannon has made a significant impact on the music industry.
Having grown up in North Carolina, Rhiannon developed a deep appreciation for traditional American music. Her passion for this genre led her to co-found the renowned group Carolina Chocolate Drops. Through their performances and recordings, they have revived and celebrated African-American string band traditions.
In addition to being an accomplished musician, Rhiannon is also known for her powerful vocals that effortlessly blend folk, blues, gospel, and other genres. Her unique sound resonates with audiences worldwide and has earned her critical acclaim as well as numerous awards.