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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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Agent - Europe // Asia

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Tour Dates

Mar 05 2019
The Sugar Club [with Francesco Turrisi]
Dublin, Ireland
Mar 06 2019
Pavilion Theatre [with Francesco Turrisi]
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Mar 07 2019
National Opera House [with Francesco Turrisi]
Wexford, Ireland
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Mar 08 2019
Courthouse Arts Centre [with Francesco Turrisi]
Tinahely, Ireland
Mar 09 2019
Lime Tree Theatre [with Francesco Turrisi]
Limerick, Ireland
Mar 10 2019
Siamsa Tíre [with Francesco Turrisi]
Tralee, Ireland
Mar 12 2019
Station House Theatre [with Francesco Turrisi]
Clifden, Ireland
Mar 13 2019
glór [with Francesco Turrisi]
Ennis, Ireland
Mar 14 2019
Regional Cultural Centre [with Francesco Turrisi]
Letterkenny, Ireland
Mar 15 2019
The Black Box [with Francesco Turrisi]
Belfast, Ireland
Mar 16 2019
Riverbank Arts Centre [with Francesco Turrisi]
Newbridge, Ireland
Mar 20 2019
Tennessee Theatre [Lucy Negro Redux With Original Score By Rhiannon Giddens]
Knoxville, TN
Mar 21 2019
Big Ears Festival [Lucy Negro Redux: A Ballet With Original Score By Rhiannon Giddens]
Knoxville, TN
Mar 22 2019
Big Ears Festival [With Francesco Turrisi]
Knoxville, TN
Mar 27 2019
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN
May 16 2019
BSO Pulse [with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra]
Baltimore, MD
Jul 11 2019
Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theatre, 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 25 2019
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, NY
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

02/04/2019

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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