Rhiannon Giddens Biography (Wikipedia)
Rhiannon Giddens (born February 21, 1977) is an American musician. She is a founding member of the country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops, where she is the lead singer, fiddle player, and banjo player.
Giddens is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, an alumna of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and a 2000 graduate of Oberlin Conservatory at Oberlin College, where she studied opera.
In addition to her work with the Grammy-winning Chocolate Drops, Giddens has released two solo albums: Tomorrow Is My Turn (2015) and Freedom Highway (2017). Her latest album, There Is No Other (2019), is a collaboration with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. She appears in the Smithsonian Folkways collection documenting Mike Seeger's final trip through Appalachia in 2009, Just Around The Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Styles – Mike Seeger’s Last Documentary (2019). In 2014, she participated in the T Bone Burnett-produced project titled The New Basement Tapes along with several other musicians, which set a series of recently discovered Bob Dylan lyrics to newly composed music. The resulting album, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, was a top-40 Billboard album.
- Rhiannon Giddens | Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03dsvkl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03dsvkl.jpg2016-01-07T12:52:00.000ZRicky Ross talks to North Carolina singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03dsvlc
Rhiannon Giddens | Interview
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