http://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."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Reviews Television Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-kronos-quartet-rhiannon-giddens-pbs-newshour-big-ears-festival-2015-04-13April 13, 2015|0 comments
The Big Ears Festival 2015, which took place in Knoxville, Tennessee, late last month, was the subject of a feature profile on PBS NewsHour on Friday. The piece looks at how the festival "breaks barriers for open-minded music lovers," not least from performers like this year's artists in residence, Kronos Quartet, and their fellow Nonesuch artists to perform at Big Ears, Rhiannon Giddens, Laurie Anderson, Sam Amidon, and Tyondai Braxton. Kronos's David Harrington and Giddens talk with NewsHour about this idea and how it manifest itself in their own music. You can watch the piece here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Televisionrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-emmylou-harris-rodney-crowell-perform-white-house-gospel-tradition-2015-04-10April 10, 2015|1 commentsRhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell to Perform at The White House in "The Gospel Tradition"
Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell will perform in "The Gospel Tradition," at The White House on Tuesday, April 14, as part of the series In Performance at the White House. They will 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. The President’s remarks and the entire event will be streamed live at whitehouse.gov/live at 7 PM ET. The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House will air on PBS on Friday, June 26.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-talks-lastfm-performs-tomorrow-my-turn-2015-04-03April 03, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens recently stopped by the Last.fm studios to discuss her new solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, and perform three tracks off the album. You can watch the interview and hear her discuss and perform the songs—"Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind," written by Dolly Parton; Hank Cochran's "She's Got You," famously recorded by Patsy Cline; and "Shake Sugaree," by Libba Cotton—here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videorhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-kicks-off-north-american-spring-tour-2015-03-27March 27, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens kicks off her spring tour, featuring music from her new debut solo album Tomorrow Is My Turn, with two performances at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, this weekend. The tour continues through June, with stops in cities and at festivals along the way, including New York City (April 9 at The Town Hall), Chicago (April 23 at The Vic), Los Angeles (May 9 at El Rey Theatre), and the Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass festivals in June. Giddens’ bandmates from Carolina Chocolate Drops—multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins, cellist Malcolm Parson, and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett—are part of the touring band.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/big-ears-festival-kronos-quartet-laurie-anderson-rhiannon-giddens-sam-amidon-tyondai-braxton-2015-03-27March 25, 2015|0 commentsBig Ears Festival Brings Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, Tyondai Braxton Sets
The 2015 Big Ears Festival takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee, this weekend including performances from artists-in-residence Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, and Tyondai Braxton. Big Ears is held in venues throughout downtown Knoxville. Click here for a schedule of the Nonesuch artists' events at this weekend's festival.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/cambridge-folk-festival-line-up-punch-brothers-rhiannon-giddens-olivia-chaney-2015-03-19March 19, 2015|0 comments
The line-up for the 2015 Cambridge Folk Festival has been expanded, and among the newly announced performers at this year's festival are Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, and Olivia Chaney. The four-day festival takes place at Cherry Hinton Hall in Cambridge, England, and runs from July 30 to August 2. Tickets are on sale now.