Skip directly to content
Browse by:
  • 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?

Share This Post

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

Browse by:
nonesuch's picture
on May 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Article Type: 
Publish date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:30
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

Related Posts

  • Friday, December 3, 2021
    Friday, December 3, 2021

    The Black Keys’ four-CD Super Deluxe 10th anniversary edition of their landmark seventh studio album, El Camino, is available today on Nonesuch Records. Following the November vinyl and digital release of music from the project, the four-CD version comprises a remastered version of the original album; a previously unreleased recording of a March 6, 2012, concert in Portland, ME.; a BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe session from 2012; a 2011 Electro-Vox session; an extensive photo book; and a limited-edition lithograph. Today also marks the tenth anniversary of the band's performance of the El Camino tracks "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling," which the show has just shared again and can be seen here.

    Journal Topics: Album ReleaseArtist NewsVideo
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Punch Brothers’ take on the traditional tune "Cattle in the Cane," from their upcoming album Hell on Church Street, is out today, as is an in-the-studio video of the band playing the song, which you can watch here. The album is a reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues, with songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include a limited-edition print signed by the band while supplies last. Punch Brothers tour North America in support of the album beginning in January, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, and more.

    Journal Topics: Artist NewsVideo
[{"parent":{"title":"Get on the list !","body":" Get exclusive information about NONESUCH tour dates, video premieres and special announcements ","field_newsletter_id":"14075483","field_label_list_id":"6389157","field_display_rates":"-1","field_preview_mode":"false","field_lbox_height":"","field_lbox_width":"","field_toaster_timeout":"16000","field_toaster_position":"From Bottom","field_turnkey_height":"800"}}]

Performs On