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Rhiannon Giddens

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2013 3:33:13 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artists, Carolina Chocolate Drops

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Rhiannon is a show-stopper -- not only for her glorious voice but also for her incredible versatility. She ranges across many styles and genres, and is equally at ease singing opera, blues, gospel and Gaelic or whatever the moment takes. A rare talent!

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Dom Flemmons

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2013 12:45:47 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artists, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Folk

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Dom Flemmons is a multi-instrumentalist and a songster. Playing in a broad range of old-time blues, country, string band, rock and jazz, he has impressed audiences with his outrageous performance style. "I always try keep the audience guessing," Dom says, "it makes the performance more interesting." Dom lives currently in upper Manhattan. As a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom has toured all over the world going as far as Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Holland and Belgium.

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What To Look For In A Plectrum Banjo

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2013 1:32:08 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in 4-String Banjo, Banjo Shopping Advice, Bob Shane, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Deering Banjos, Dom Flemmons, Email Articles, four string banjo, How To Buy A Banjo, Kingston Trio, plectrum, Plectrum Banjo, Sierra Plectrum, Your Deering

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The plectrum banjo is popular with jazz players for several unique qualities.

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2013 GRAMMYS® Feature Deering Artists

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2013 6:29:17 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artist Features, avett brothers, Awards, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, grammy awards, GRAMMYS®, Mumford & Sons, News, Noam Pikelny, Stephen Wade, Taylor Swift, The Lumineers, Winston Marshall

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The GRAMMYS® are this Sunday and 10 Deering Banjo artists are up for awards.  Mumford and Sons is even up Record of the Year!  Be sure to watch them on CBS this Sunday, February 10th.  Mumford and Sons will be performing as well!

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Inspiring the Non-Player

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2012 12:43:31 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in 5-String Banjo, Playing Tips, banjo tips, banjo tuning, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Email Articles, How To Play, steve martin, Terry Baucom

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What stops someone from playing banjo? Is it the belief that banjo “is too hard” to play?  Is it because “I can’t find a teacher”? Is it because “they don’t like the sound of banjo music”? Let’s take a good look at the non-player and see what it might take to inspire them to begin to play the banjo.

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New Carolina Chocolate Drops Video!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2012 6:44:09 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Artist Features, banjo, Carolina Chocolate Drops, country girl, plectrum, sierra

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Deering artists, Carolina Chocolate Drops have released the video to thier new single 'Country Girl' from the incredible new album Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records) featuring Dom's beautiful Sierra Plectrum!

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Carolina Chocolate Drops Concert Review

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2012 3:25:49 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Artist Features, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Email Articles, old time, stringband

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