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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-voice-perpetually-soulful-marvel-new-york-times-2015-01-23
    January 23, 2015|0 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens is the subject of a feature profile in the New York Times. Her forthcoming solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, "is a showcase for Ms. Giddens’s glorious voice, which merges an opera singer’s detail and a deep connection to Southern roots," writes Times music critic Jon Pareles. "She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery. She can sing velvety, long-breathed phrases or rasp and yip like a singer from the backwoods long ago. For all her technical control, her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel." The album's producer, T Bone Burnett, tells Pareles she has “a pretty profound gift ... I’ve been doing this for 50 years, and I haven’t seen anything like it."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-releases-new-song-shes-got-you-2015-01-21
    January 21, 2015|1 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens has released a new song, her take on the Hank Cochran tune "She's Got You," made famous by Patsy Cline, from her forthcoming debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. "Patsy Cline is of course the ultimate country singer, and one of the ultimate singers, period," says Giddens. "Hubby Jenkins and I recast this in a sort of old-timey R&B vibe." The track, says Okayplayer, which premiered it, is "buoyed by a slow dragging, burnt sugar bass and horn melody and her spot-on vocal." Listen to the song here and download it now when you pre-order the album.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bonnaroo-line-up-robert-plant-punch-brothers-rhiannon-giddens-2015-01-14
    January 14, 2015|0 comments

    The line-up for the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been announced, and included are three artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Robert Plant, Punch Brothers, and Rhiannon Giddens. The four-day festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, and runs June 11–14. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 17, at noon ET.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-black-is-the-color-npr-songs-we-love-2015-01-09
    January 09, 2015|0 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens's take on "Black Is the Color," from her forthcoming solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is featured on NPR Music's Songs We Love. On the new album, "Giddens takes songs strongly linked to iconic female performers ... and somehow comes out owning them," says World Cafe host David Dye. On "Black Is the Color," often linked to Nina Simone, "Giddens celebrates and soars. She's confident in her instincts and her abundant talent, and she should be."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-music-act-watch-2015-wall-street-journal-speakeasy-2015-01-07
    January 07, 2015|1 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens is among the artists "poised to breakout this year" according to the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy's list of "2015's Next Big Things: 8 Music Acts to Watch." After she "stole the show" at the 2013 concert celebrating the music of Inside Llewyn Davis (the album due next week) and "was out front of some of the best tracks" on last year's New Basement Tapes album, says the Wall Street Journal, comes her solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, next month, "in which she covers American icons like Patsy Cline, Libba Cotten, Odetta, and Dolly Parton. The thought of her classic takes on classic musicians has us salivating."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-rhiannon-giddens-chris-thile-edgar-meyer-2015-telluride-bluegrass-2014-12-19
    December 19, 2014|0 comments

    Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, and the duo of Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer will be among the performers at the 42nd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, taking place June 18–21, 2015, the weekend of the summer solstice. The preliminary lineup for the much-loved Colorado event was announced earlier today, just before the winter solstice. Among the other performers are Thile's fellow Punch Brother Noam Pikelny, who will perform with fiddler Stuart Duncan.​

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-behind-scenes-apple-holiday-commercial-2014-12-17
    December 17, 2014|1 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens, who appears and sings in Apple's new holiday commercial, is featured in a new video that goes behind-the-scenes of the commercial, in which a young girl discovers an old Voice-O-Graph recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing the Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay," and uses GarageBand to reimagine the song in a modern context. In the new video, Giddens takes viewers inside a vintage Voice-O-Graph booth and reflects on the power of music to bring people together across distances, generational and otherwise. Watch it here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-new-song-black-is-the-color-gershwin-love-is-here-to-stay-apple-holiday-commercial-2014-12-15
    December 15, 2014|0 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens has released a new song, "Black Is the Color," streaming now, and available as an instant download with pre-orders of her upcoming T Bone Burnett–produced debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. You can listen to the song, as well as other instant download tracks “Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind” and “Shake Sugaree,” here. Giddens appears and sings in a new Apple commercial, featuring her rendition of the Gershwin classic “Love Is Here to Stay.” The video finds a young girl discovering an old recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing, and then watches as the girl uses her iPad to reimagine the song in a modern context. Watch the commercial here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-carolina-chocolate-drops-solo-debut-album-t-bone-burnett-2014-11-19
    November 19, 2014|0 comments

    Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, makes her solo recording debut with Tomorrow Is My Turn, due February 10 on Nonesuch Records (vinyl due March 3). The album, produced by T Bone Burnett, features a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country, including works made famous by Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Odetta, and Nina Simone. Nonesuch Store pre-orders on CD and vinyl include an instant download of the album tracks "Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind" and "Shake Sugaree" (both of which you can hear here) and an exclusive print autographed by Giddens. 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-rhiannon-giddens-sam-amidon-big-ears-festival-kronos-quartet-2014-11-11
    November 11, 2014|1 comments

    The initial line-up for the 2015 Big Ears Festival has been announced, and featured among the performers are several Nonesuch Records artists: Laurie Anderson, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, and Kronos Quartet, the festival's artists-in-residence for 2015. Big Ears will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 27–29, 2015, at the historic Tennessee and Bijou Theatres, the intimate Square Room, the Knoxville Museum of Art and more. Weekend passes go on sale Friday, November 14, at 12pm ET.

     

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