rhiannon giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

Is there any genre Rhiannon Giddens can’t perform? She studied opera at Oberlin Conservatory, and, in 2005, cofounded the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The group promotes and performs African-American string band music. In addition to vocals, Giddens also contributes 5-string banjo and fiddle. Their fifth album, Genuine Negro Jig, scored the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Despite such accolades, Giddens was far from a household name. That is until Another Day, Another Time, a folk concert curated by T

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Rhiannon Giddens. photo: Dan Winters.

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens has the kind of voice that could have come from any time and any genre and still be a show stopper. At times on her debut solo album Tomorrow is My Turn, she sounds like a 60s R&B diva—such as on “She’s Got You”—while on other tracks her vocals wander confidently through folk, gospel, jazz, country, and blues. Better known for her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old-time fiddle-and-banjo folk band, she released her solo recording

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