2010 Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival headliner, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, took home the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for Genuins Negro Jig in last Sunday’s Grammy Awards event!

In other Chocolate Drops news, Nonesuch Records spokeswoman Melissa Cusick told The Associated Press that founding member Justin Robinson has left the band. Beat boxer Adam Matta and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins are coming aboard to join Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons, she said.

Also, on Wednesday’s American Idol Hollywood Week group day, one of the songs the contestants could select was Hit Em Up Style, a Blu Cantrell song that the Chocolate Drops recorded on Genuine Negro Jig and performed to an enthusiastic crowd at last year’s festival.

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