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on September 16, 2019 - 10:00am
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Rhiannon Giddens stopped by NPR, joined by multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi and bassist Jason Sypher, to perform a Tiny Desk Concert of songs from her new album, there is no Other, and her previous album, Freedom Highway. You can watch it here. "Despite its weightiness, Rhiannon Giddens' music is entertaining, and her voice, the melodies, and her accompaniment are engaging," says host Bob Boilen. "But it is music infused with lessons and deep purpose—something all too rare in popular music in my opinion."

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Rhiannon Giddens stopped by the NPR offices in Washington, DC, earlier this year to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for Bob Boilen and the staff of NPR and NPR Music. She was joined by multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi and bassist Jason Sypher to perform three songs from her new album, there is no Other—"Ten Thousand Voices," "I'm on My Way," and "He Will See You Through"—as well as "At the Purchaser's Option," from her previous album, Freedom Highway. You can watch the full set below.

"There is an intensity to Rhiannon Giddens I could feel from the moment she arrived at the Tiny Desk, and her songs reflect that spirit," says Boilen. "Despite its weightiness, Rhiannon Giddens' music is entertaining, and her voice, the melodies, and her accompaniment are engaging. But it is music infused with lessons and deep purpose—something all too rare in popular music in my opinion." You can read more at npr.org/music.

To pick up a copy of there is no Other, including the just-released two-LP vinyl edition, visit the Nonesuch Store. The album is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere fine music can be found.

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi begin their US tour at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Alabama, this Thursday. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANCESCO TURRISI ON TOUR

Sep 19 Alys Stephens Center Birmingham, AL
Sep 20 City Winery* Atlanta, GA
Sep 21 City Winery* Nashville, TN
Sep 22 Diana Wortham Theatre* Asheville, NC
Sep 23 McGlohan Theatre at Spirit Square Charlotte, NC
Sep 25 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
Sep 26 Kennedy Center Terrace Theater* Washington, DC
Sep 27 McCarter Theater Princeton, NH
Sep 28 Grand Opera House Wimington, DE
Sep 29 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, VT
Oct 1 Stone Mountain Arts Center* Brownfield, ME
Oct 2 The Opera House* Boothbay Harbor, ME
Oct 3 Sanders Theatre* Cambridge, MA
Oct 4&5 Metropolitan Museum of Art* New York, NY
Oct 19&20 Pico Union Project* Los Angeles, CA
Oct 23 The Kent Stage Kent, OH
Oct 24 Koerner Hall* Toronto, ON
Oct 25 The Ark* Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 26&27 City Winery* Chicago, IL
Oct 29 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN
Oct 30 The Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
Oct 31&Nov 1 The Dakota* Minneapolis, MN
Nov 2&3 Stoughton Opera House* Stoughton, WI
     
Nov 21 HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs London, UK
Nov 22 Royal Festival Hall London, UK
Nov 23 St Georges Church Brighton, UK
Nov 24 The Anvil Basingstoke, UK
Nov 26 Forum Bath, UK
Nov 27 Opera House Buxton, UK
Nov 28 Grand Central Liverpool, UK
Nov 29 The Sage Gateshead, UK
Dec 1 Usher Hall Edinburgh, UK
Dec 3 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Dec 4 Fabrik Hamburg, GERMANY
Dec 5 Centralstation Darmstadt, GERMANY
Dec 7 Kulturkirche Cologne, GERMANY
Dec 8 Het Depot Leuven, BELGIUM
Dec 9 Café de la Danse Paris, FRANCE
Dec 10 De Duif Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
     
Jan 17&18 Torino Folk Club Turin, ITALY
     
Feb 7 Bing Concert Hall Stanford, CA
Feb 13-16 SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA
     

* sold out

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Rhiannon Giddens: NPR "Tiny Desk Concert" 2019

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