http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/arcs-rhiannon-giddens-release-vinyl-10-record-store-day-black-friday-2015-11-27November 27, 2015|0 comments
Today is the day after Thanksgiving in the US and that means, among other things, Record Store Day Black Friday, offering unique recordings from some of your favorite artists, including The Arcs, who have released The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I, a new limited-edition 10" six-song recording featuring Dr. John and David Hidalgo, and Rhiannon Giddens, who releases Factory Girl, a five-song vinyl 10" EP culled from the same T Bone Burnett–produced sessions that yielded here solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. To pick up a copy of these vinyl releases while supplies last, head to a record store near you.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/olivia-chaney-rhiannon-giddens-bad-plus-joshua-redman-uncut-mojo-years-best-list-2015-11-25November 25, 2015|0 comments
There's more than a month to go before 2015 comes to a close, and already the UK music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Uncut and Mojo have published their lists of the Best Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases, all firsts of a sort: Olivia Chaney's debut album, Rhiannon Giddens's first solo record, and the debut from the newly minted quartet of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-ae-shining-light-pbs-americana-honors-awards-2015-11-23November 23, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens could be seen on televisions across the United States over the weekend. She performed "Cry No More" on Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, a two-hour event airing on A&E Networks and iHeartRadio stations Friday night, and "Waterboy" on PBS's Austin City Limits special of highlights from the Americana Honors & Awards show on Saturday night. You can watch both performances here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-performs-la-vie-en-rose-2015-11-18November 18, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has made a video performing Edith Piaf's beloved song "La Vie en Rose." "This is for Paris, and Beirut, and Kenya, and Charleston, and so many others; for countless innocent people devastated by terrorism—which is just a word for organized hatred and inhumanity," says Giddens. "We have to keep seeing the world in shades of rose—we have to keep hoping for peace and working for change and believing that with our art, our love, our knowledge, and most of all, our empathy and understanding for our fellow human beings, we can make a difference." You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-resumes-tour-talks-wfpk-kyle-meredith-2015-11-04November 04, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens kicks off the next leg of her tour at the Silver Creek Event Center in New Buffalo, Michigan, this Friday, followed by stops in Canada and throughout the US Northeast in the weeks ahead. Before hitting the road, she sat down with Kyle Meredith of WFPK radio in Louisville, Kentucky. The two discussed her solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, her work as a founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more. You can watch the interview here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-black-history-month-concert-leyla-mccalla-bhi-bhiman-2015-10-29October 29, 2015|0 commentsRhiannon Giddens to Mark Black History Month in Concert with “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience”
In celebration of Black History Month in February 2016, Rhiannon Giddens will lead a concert with cellist Leyla McCalla and singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman titled Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience. The concert will examine the history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance from musicians of color throughout US history, from the original inhabitants to recent immigrants. Performances are currently scheduled for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in NYC, Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD, and Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC, with more to be announced soon.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-rhiannon-giddens-performs-npr-mountain-stage-2015-10-28October 28, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens was recently a guest on NPR's Mountain Stage. Giddens performs several songs from her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn: "Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind," "She's Got You," "Waterboy," "O Love Is Teasin'," "Black Is the Color," and "Up Above My Head." "The broad mix of material from which Giddens draws inspiration plays a big part in defining her personality as a performer," says the show. "Her Mountain Stage set is no exception, as she weaves together traditional music with songs by trailblazers Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Dolly Parton." Hear it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-ae-iheartradio-shining-light-concert-progress-race-america-2015-10-22October 22, 2015|0 commentsRhiannon Giddens to Perform on A+E, iHeartRadio's "Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America"
Rhiannon Giddens will take part in "Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America" on Friday, November 20, at 8 PM ET/PT. The concert will be recorded at The Shrine Auditorium in LA on Wednesday, November 18. The two-hour special event will air across A+E Networks and iHeartRadio music stations across the US. Giddens will join artists including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink, Jill Scott, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Pharrell Williams for the event, including a once-in-a-lifetime series of duets, focused on creating reconciliation and positive change in local communities.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Televisionrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-rhiannon-giddens-ep-factory-girl-black-friday-record-store-day-november-27-2015-10-20October 20, 2015|2 commentsNonesuch to Release Rhiannon Giddens's EP "Factory Girl" for Black Friday Record Store Day, November 27
Recorded during the T Bone Burnett–produced sessions for Rhiannon Giddens's highly acclaimed solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, her five-song vinyl EP Factory Girl is due on Black Friday Record Store Day, November 27, 2015; a digital version is due December 11. The EP includes songs written or made famous by musical heroes Ethel Waters and Sister Rosetta Tharp; a song co-written by Giddens; a traditional Gaelic mouth music tune; and the title track, a traditional Irish song for which she wrote additional lyrics. Giddens resumes her tour on November 6, with new international tour dates announced for early 2016, including several as part of Transatlantic Sessions.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-unveils-black-is-the-color-video-2015-10-05October 05, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has unveiled the official music video for "Black Is the Color," off her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. The video, directed by Peter Zavadil, premiered as an NPR Music First Watch. "We all had such a great time filming this video," says Giddens, "and were so honored to set our story—an old love story rediscovered—on the campus of Fisk University, a Nashville HBCU that dates back to 1866. The Fisk Jubilee Singers were among the first African-American performance groups to tour America and Europe, and they single-handedly kept their school from closing its doors with the money they raised with their singing." Watch it here.