http://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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-announces-european-summer-tour-2015-03-17March 17, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has announced European tour dates for the summer, featuring music from her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. The shows begin June 30 at Islington Assembly Hall in London with stops in Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Dublin, culminating at the Cambridge Folk Festival on August 1. Tickets go on sale starting this Friday, March 20. Giddens and the band kick off a US tour at the Big Ears Festival on March 28.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-solo-debut-album-tomorrow-my-turn-now-vinyl-2015-03-03March 03, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens' solo recording debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, produced by T Bone Burnett, was released last month on CD and digitally and is now available on vinyl. The LP edition is pressed on 140-gram, audiophile vinyl and includes a CD of the complete album. The New York Times calls it "a showcase for Ms. Giddens’s glorious voice," and Rolling Stone dubs her "one of the most promising voices in American roots music." Rhiannon Giddens was the guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday; her spring tour begins later this month at the Big Ears Festival.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsrhiannon giddenshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-performs-angel-city-talks-q1043-2015-02-20February 20, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens recently stopped by Q104.3 in New York City for an appearance on Out of the Box. She spoke with host Jonathan “JC” Clarke about her recently release solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, and about working with producer T Bone Burnett on that and the Lost Basement Tapes project. She also performs the song “Angel City,” which closes out Tomorrow Is My Turn. Watch the interview and performance here.