Last night could have been the best weather day of 2012 and to top it off RVA was buzzing with tons of fun things to do. After some discussion with my friends, I decided on Carolina Chocolate Drops performing at Friday Cheers. I’d photographed CCD last year at the National and remember them being one of the best live shows ever…not of last year but ever. CCD and Sharon Jones are two of my favorite live bands of all time. About halfway through the first song I realized that I was crazy for even thinking about missing CCD. They brought the house down again last night! They have a new record, “Leaving Eden” and it’s really good. It’s amazing to see them win new fans at ever show. When they come back to RVA — make sure you check them out!
One of the nice ladies beside me leaned over and said, “(Rhiannon Giddens) is so beautiful.” My response was, “Yes, she really talented.” and her response was, “Yeah, she’s talented too.” There are truly no words to describe how awesome Rhiannon Giddens is. The world is at a loss.