Listen: Kronos Quartet, Rhiannon Giddens Share "Lullaby" from Forthcoming Album "Folk Songs"

Browse by:
Year
Browse by:
Publish date (field_publish_date)
Submitted by nonesuch on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:30
Article Type
Publish date
Excerpt

Kronos Quartet and Rhiannon Giddens have shared their recording of her "Lullaby," arranged by Punch Brothers' Gabe Witcher, from the new album Folk Songs, due June 9. You can hear it here. On the album, Kronos joins forces with labelmates Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, and Natalie Merchant to perform mostly traditional tunes with contemporary arrangements. "Lullaby" is available to download now with pre-orders of Folk Songs, along with the previously released track "The Butcher's Boy," featuring Merchant.

Copy

Kronos Quartet and Rhiannon Giddens have shared their recording of her "Lullaby," arranged by Punch Brothers violinist Gabe Witcher, from the new album Folk Songs, due June 9 on Nonesuch Records. You can hear it below. On the album, Kronos joins forces with four labelmates—Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, and Natalie Merchant—to perform mostly traditional tunes with contemporary arrangements.

"Lullaby" is available to download now with pre-orders of Folk Songs on iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, along with the previously released track "The Butcher's Boy," featuring Natalie Merchant, which you can hear here.

Rhiannon Giddens recently closed out Lincoln Center's American Songbook season with a performance of songs from her new solo album, Freedom Highway, at Alice Tully Hall in New York that Billboard called "a stirring evening of music showcasing her glorious voice and deep-rooted interest in social issues past and present," and the New York Times' Paul Krugman called "one of the best concerts of my life." Giddens resumes her tour in June. Kronos Quartet returned from a tour in Europe earlier this week and picks up its US tour with a performance at the Los Angeles Contemporary Music of Art (LACMA) on June 8. For tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Sam Amidon releases his own solo album, The Following Mountain, tomorrow. Natalie Merchant releases a 10-CD box set, The Natalie Merchant Collection, comprising her eight solo studio albums, a new studio set, and a rarities disc, on June 23. And Olivia Chaney has joined with The Decemberists for a new project, Offa Rex, which releases its debut album, The Queen of Hearts, on July 14. All of these album are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store.

featuredimage
Kronos Quartet and Rhiannon Giddens 2017 by Evan Neff
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Listen: Kronos Quartet, Rhiannon Giddens Share "Lullaby" from Forthcoming Album "Folk Songs"
    Evan Neff

    Kronos Quartet and Rhiannon Giddens have shared their recording of her "Lullaby," arranged by Punch Brothers violinist Gabe Witcher, from the new album Folk Songs, due June 9 on Nonesuch Records. You can hear it below. On the album, Kronos joins forces with four labelmates—Giddens, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, and Natalie Merchant—to perform mostly traditional tunes with contemporary arrangements.

    "Lullaby" is available to download now with pre-orders of Folk Songs on iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, along with the previously released track "The Butcher's Boy," featuring Natalie Merchant, which you can hear here.

    Rhiannon Giddens recently closed out Lincoln Center's American Songbook season with a performance of songs from her new solo album, Freedom Highway, at Alice Tully Hall in New York that Billboard called "a stirring evening of music showcasing her glorious voice and deep-rooted interest in social issues past and present," and the New York Times' Paul Krugman called "one of the best concerts of my life." Giddens resumes her tour in June. Kronos Quartet returned from a tour in Europe earlier this week and picks up its US tour with a performance at the Los Angeles Contemporary Music of Art (LACMA) on June 8. For tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Sam Amidon releases his own solo album, The Following Mountain, tomorrow. Natalie Merchant releases a 10-CD box set, The Natalie Merchant Collection, comprising her eight solo studio albums, a new studio set, and a rarities disc, on June 23. And Olivia Chaney has joined with The Decemberists for a new project, Offa Rex, which releases its debut album, The Queen of Hearts, on July 14. All of these album are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store.

    Journal Articles:Artist News

Enjoy This Post?

Get weekly updates right in your inbox.
terms

X By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Nonesuch based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.

Thank you!
x

Welcome to Nonesuch's mailing list!

Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store!
terms

By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Nonesuch based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.

Related Posts

  • Friday, September 23, 2022
    Friday, September 23, 2022

    Caroline Shaw’s Evergreen, featuring Shaw and Attacca Quartet, is out now. Evergreen is five original works by Shaw: three pieces written for string quartet—Three Essays, Blueprint, and The Evergreen—and two songs written for string quartet and voice. It also includes an interpretation of a twelfth century French poem, which the Quartet performs with Shaw on vocals. Shaw and Attacca Quartet perform from Evergreen at Public Records in Brooklyn this Tuesday, September 27. You can take a quick look inside the album here.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News
  • Friday, September 23, 2022
    Friday, September 23, 2022

    Makaya McCraven's new album, In These Times, is out now on International Anthem / Nonesuch / XL. It is the album McCraven’s been trying to make since he started making records, an appropriately career-defining body of work. The eleven-song suite was created over seven-plus years, as McCraven strived to fuse odd-meter compositions from his working songbook with orchestral, large-ensemble arrangements and the edit-heavy “organic beat music” he’s honed over the years. With contributions from over a dozen musicians and creative partners from his tight-knit circle of collaborators—including Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Marquis Hill—In These Times highlights McCraven’s gift for collapsing space, destroying borders, and blending past, present, and future into poly-textural arrangements of post-genre, jazz-rooted 21st-century folk music.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist News