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Rhiannon Giddens

Artist Bio

Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett-produced “Another Day, Another Time” concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy-nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.

Giddens’ follow-up album, Freedom Highway, was released in February 2017. It includes nine original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.

Giddens has performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, appeared on The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland, and both CBS Saturday and Sunday Morning, and dueted with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word” (including performing the song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs). In 2017, Giddens was awarded a Macarthur Genius Award and she has also received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo. She has performed a recurring role on the television drama Nashville, playing the role of Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan, a young social worker with “the voice of an angel.”

 

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Tour Dates

Apr 25 2019
Jazz At Lincoln Center
New York, NY
Apr 26 2019
Jazz At Lincoln Center
New York, NY
Apr 27 2019
Jazz At Lincoln Center
New York, NY
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May 16 2019
BSO Pulse [with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra]
Baltimore, MD
May 22 2019
Redefining American Music An evening with Rhiannon Giddens
Boston, MA
May 23 2019
Redefining American Music An evening with Rhiannon Giddens
Boston, MA
May 24 2019
Redefining American Music An evening with Rhiannon Giddens
Boston, MA
May 25 2019
Boston Symphony Hall
Boston, MA
Jul 11 2019
Irene A. Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College
Auburn, NY
Jul 12 2019
Hillside Festival (Grounds)
Guelph, Canada
Jul 14 2019
Green River Festival [with Francesco Turrisi]
Greenfield, MA
Jul 22 2019
UNCW Kenan Auditorium
Wilmington, NC
Jul 23 2019
Rhiannon Giddens with Our Native Daughters
Westport, CT
Jul 24 2019
Rhiannon Giddens with Our Native Daughters
Washington, DC
Jul 25 2019
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, NY
Jul 26 2019
Rhiannon Giddens with Our Native Daughters
Albany, NY
Jul 28 2019
Rhiannon Giddens with Our Native Daughters
Newport, RI
Aug 23 2019
Fayettesville Roots Festival
Fayetteville, AR
Sep 06 2019
Stanford Hall
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Sep 07 2019
Stanford Hall
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Sep 08 2019
Stanford Hall
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Sep 20 2019
City Winery Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Sep 21 2019
City Winery
Nashville, TN
Sep 23 2019
McGlohon Theater
Charlotte, NC
Sep 25 2019
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, NC
Sep 26 2019
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC
Sep 27 2019
McCarter Theatre Center
Princeton, NJ
Sep 28 2019
Grand Opera House
Wilmington, DE
Sep 29 2019
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, VT
Oct 01 2019
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Brownfield, ME
Oct 02 2019
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Oct 03 2019
Sanders Theatre
Cambridge, MA
Oct 04 2019
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Oct 19 2019
Pico Union Project
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 23 2019
Kent Stage
Kent, OH
Oct 25 2019
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 26 2019
City Winery
Chicago, IL
Oct 27 2019
City Winery
Chicago, IL
Oct 29 2019
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Bloomington, IN
Oct 30 2019
Englert Civic Theatre
Iowa City, IA
Oct 31 2019
The Dakota
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 01 2019
The Dakota
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 02 2019
Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI
Nov 03 2019
Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI
Nov 17 2019
Royal Festival Hall
London, United Kingdom
Nov 22 2019
Royal Festival Hall
London, United Kingdom
Nov 13 2020
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Greensboro, NC
Nov 15 2020
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Greensboro, NC

News

02/23/2019

Our Native Daughters tackle “harrowing” tales of American racism on debut LP ‘Songs of Our Native Daughters,’ Out Today

Today, Our Native Daughters -- the collaboration of Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah -- deliver 'Songs of Our Native Daughters' via Smithsonian Folkways. This 13-track collection…

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02/04/2019

Our Native Daughters Explore New Touchstones in the Story of American Racism

Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell & Amythyst Kiah unite on 'Song of Our Native Daughters' out Feb. 22NPR shares "harrowing" first track "Mama's Cryin' Long"  'Songs of Our Native…

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