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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

Nov 22 2019
Royal Festival Hall
London, United Kingdom
Nov 23 2019
St George's Church, Brighton
Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 24 2019
The Anvil
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Nov 26 2019
The Forum
Bath, United Kingdom
Nov 27 2019
Buxton Opera House
Buxton, United Kingdom
Nov 28 2019
Grand Central Hotel
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nov 29 2019
Sage Gateshead
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Dec 01 2019
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dec 03 2019
Utrecht, Netherlands
Dec 04 2019
Hamburg, Germany
Dec 05 2019
Centralstation (Saal 3.OG)
Darmstadt, Germany
Dec 07 2019
Kulturkirche Köln
Köln, Germany
Dec 08 2019
Het Depot
Leuven, Belgium
Dec 09 2019
Café de la Danse
Paris, France
Dec 10 2019
De Duif
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 17 2020
Folk Club
Torino, Italy
Jan 18 2020
Folk Club
Torino, Italy
Feb 07 2020
Bing Concert Hall
Stanford, CA
Feb 13 2020
SFJAZZ Center - Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Feb 14 2020
SFJAZZ Center - Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Feb 15 2020
SFJAZZ Center - Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Feb 16 2020
SFJAZZ Center - Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Mar 04 2020
Michael Fowler Centre
Wellington, New Zealand
Mar 06 2020
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Victoria, Australia
Mar 07 2020
Adelaide, Australia
Mar 14 2020
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne, Australia
Mar 15 2020
Blue Mountains Music Festival
Katoomba, Australia
Nov 13 2020
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Greensboro, NC
Nov 15 2020
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Greensboro, NC




there is no Other, the new album by Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, is out today on Nonesuch.  Tracing the overlooked movement of sounds from Africa and the Arabic world and their influence…

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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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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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