http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-cry-no-more-video-response-charleston-shooting-2015-07-16July 16, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has written a new song, entitled "Cry No More," in response to the tragic shooting of nine parishioners at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC, in June. She brought together friends and band members to film a video for the song, which she co-wrote with her sister Lalenja Harrington, at the United Congregational Church in her home town of Greensboro, NC. The video, directed by filmmaker Harvey Robinson, premiered via NPR Music. You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-tomorrow-my-turn-npr-music-25-favorite-albums-2015-so-far-06-29June 29, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens's album Tomorrow Is My Turn is among NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums of 2015 (So Far). "The first thought that takes over during a listen to Rhiannon Giddens' solo debut is: This woman can sing anything," exclaims NPR. "Stop marveling for a moment and this impeccably constructed, hotly executed collection reveals the brain and soul that feed the extraordinary voice." She kicks off a European tour in London on Tuesday. Also on the list is the debut album from Congolese band Mbongwana Star, From Kinshasa. The album, a World Circuit release distributed in North America by Nonesuch, "is at once earthy and totally futuristic," says NPR. "[Y]ou hear the band's metamorphic power throttling straight into the fringes of the great beyond."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pbs-rhiannon-giddens-emmylou-harris-rodney-crowell-white-house-gospel-2015-06-25June 25, 2015|4 commentsPBS Broadcasts Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell White House Performance in "The Gospel Tradition"
Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell 's very special performance in The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House, from April, receives its TV broadcast premiere on PBS stations across the US this Friday, June 26, at 9 PM ET. They join President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and an esteemed group of performers, including Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love, and Lyle Lovett, to pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition. Watch Giddens's concert performance of "Up Above My Head" here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/telluride-bluegrass-festival-rhiannon-giddens-punch-brothers-chris-thile-ry-cooder-2015-06-17June 17, 2015|0 commentsTelluride Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off with Sets from Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, Ry Cooder
The 42nd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicks off in Telluride, Colorado, on Thursday and continues through the weekend to coincide with the summer solstice, with main-stage performances from Rhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, and Ry Cooder; a FirstGrass set from Giddens tonight; and a closing NightGrass show from Punch Brothers on Sunday. The festival will stream live via KOTO.orgRead more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-tomorrow-my-turn-rolling-stone-45-best-albums-2015-so-far-2015-06-16June 16, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens's debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, has been named to Rolling Stone's list of the 45 Best Albums of 2015 So Far. "Over the past two years, Rhiannon Giddens has become one of the most promising voices in American roots music," exclaims Rolling Stone. On the album, she gives classic songs made famous by Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, Odetta, and more "a freshness and vitality that feel right at home in 2015." Also on the list is the debut album from Congolese band Mbongwana Star, From Kinshasa. The album, a World Circuit release distributed in North America by Nonesuch, is a "heady and high-energy Afrofuturist collaboration," says Rolling Stone.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-performs-la-vie-en-rose-2015-06-02June 02, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens joins Branford Marsalis and Friends for a special North Carolina Symphony benefit concert in Raleigh tonight. On the program, she performs the title track to her new album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, as well as other classic tunes including "La vie en rose." While preparing for the concert, she recorded an intimate guitar-and-vocal version of the song made famous by Edith Piaf on a video you can watch here. Giddens' tour continues next week at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, one of several festival sets to come, including Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass. She begins a tour of the UK and Europe at the end of the month.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-punch-brothers-hubby-jenkins-nominated-americana-honors-awards-2015-05-14May 14, 2015|0 commentsRhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops' Hubby Jenkins Nominated for Americana Honors & Awards
The Americana Music Association announced today its nominations for the 2015 Americana Honors & Awards, and among the nominees are Rhiannon Giddens for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for her T Bone Burnett-produced solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn; Punch Brothers for Duo/Group of the Year; and Carolina Chocolate Drops' own Hubby Jenkins for Instrumentalist of the Year. The Americana Honors & Awards return to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 16.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/celebrate-brooklyn-2015-punch-brothers-rhiannon-giddens-sam-amidon-2015-04-29April 29, 2015|0 comments
Celebrate Brooklyn!—one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals—has announced the complete line-up for this summer's concert series in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Among the featured performers this year are Nonesuch artists Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, and Sam Amidon with Bill Frisell. You can see the complete line-up in the highly-recommended announcement video posted here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-performs-cbs-morning-saturday-2015-04-27April 27, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens was the musical guest on CBS This Morning: Saturday, performing two songs from her recently released debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn—"Black Is the Color" and "She's Got You"—as well as "Spanish Mary," from the New Basement Tapes album Lost on the River. You can watch all three performances here. "With a voice so powerful it could scorch the rafters, Rhiannon Giddens has the pipes of a genuine diva. But her attitude is humble and her personality is down to earth," writes the Chicago Tribune of a recent tour stop. "With equal helpings of confidence and respect, she nimbly saluted her idols while giving their iconic work a fresh spin."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-featured-pbs-newshour-2015-04-16April 16, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens was the subject of a feature on PBS NewsHour, looking at her solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. "Her debut celebrates women who influenced her, some famous like Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline, others, like Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Libba Cotten, much less so," says NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown. "The album also showcases Giddens’ range through gospel, blues, country, and jazz." Watch the NewsHour piece here. Forbes, reviewing her recent NYC tour stop, exclaims: "Besides a thrilling voice, she comes at you with a barrage of sounds and sights and movements from an arsenal of talents that will positively floor you ... She’s a musician’s musician, and, moreover, a people’s musician, one of the best ever."