Rhiannon Giddens

Agent: Chris Colbourn
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Read the Smithsonian Magazine‘s feature on Rhiannon Giddens

Read the Time Magazine feature on Rhiannon Giddens and the Songs of Our Native Daughters project

Recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant

Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett– produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.

Giddens’ follow-up album Freedom Highway was released in February, 2017. It includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, Birmingham Sunday and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.

Giddens’ recent televised performances include The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland,and both CBS Saturdayand Sunday Morning, among numerous other notable media appearances. She performed for President Obama and the First Lady on a White House Tribute to Gospel, along with Aretha Franklin and Emmylou Harris; the program was televised on PBS. Giddens duets with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song “Kill a Word”, which is currently top 15 on country radio; the two have performed the song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs. Giddens received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and has won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo in 2016.

Giddens, who studied opera at Oberlin, makes her acting debut with a recurring role on the recently revived television drama Nashville, which debuts on CMT in January, playing the role of Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan, a young social worker with “the voice of an angel.

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Rhiannon Giddens on Tour:

Date City Location Venue

Thu, 11 Jul 2019

AUBURN

NY

IRENE A. BISGROVE THEATER

Fri, 12 Jul 2019

GUELPH

ONTARIO

HILLSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sat, 13 Jul 2019

GUELPH

ONTARIO

HILLSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sun, 14 Jul 2019

GREENFIELD

MA

GREEN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Mon, 22 Jul 2019

WILMINGTON

NC

LUMINA FESTIVAL

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

WESTPORT

CT

LEVITT PAVILION

Wed, 24 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON

DC

SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE

Thu, 25 Jul 2019

CHAUTAUQUA

NY

CHAUTAUQUA AMPHITHEATER

Fri, 26 Jul 2019

ALBANY

NY

THE EGG

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

WOLFEBORO

NH

GREAT WATERS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sun, 28 Jul 2019

NEWPORT

RI

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

FAYETTEVILLE

AR

FAYETTEVILLE ROOTS FESTIVAL

Thu, 19 Sep 2019

BIRMINGHAM

AL

ALYS STEPHENS CENTER

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

ATLANTA

GA

CITY WINERY ATLANTA

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

NASHVILLE

TN

CITY WINERY NASHVILLE

Mon, 23 Sep 2019

CHARLOTTE

NC

MCGLOHON THEATRE AT SPIRIT SQUARE

Wed, 25 Sep 2019

RALEIGH

NC

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON

DC

RENEE FLEMING VOICES

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

PRINCETON

NJ

MCCARTER THEATER

Sat, 28 Sep 2019

WILMINGTON

DE

GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Sun, 29 Sep 2019

BURLINGTON

VT

FLYNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Tue, 1 Oct 2019

BROWNFIELD

ME

STONE MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER

Wed, 2 Oct 2019

BOOTHBAY HARBOR

ME

THE OPERA HOUSE AT BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Thu, 3 Oct 2019

CAMBRIDGE

MA

SANDERS THEATRE

Fri, 4 Oct 2019

NEW YORK

NY

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

LOS ANGELES

CA

THE SANCTUARY AT PICO UNION

Sun, 20 Oct 2019

LOS ANGELES

CA

THE SANCTUARY AT PICO UNION

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

KENT

OH

THE KENT STAGE

Thu, 24 Oct 2019

TORONTO

ON

THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

ANN ARBOR

MI

THE ARK

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

CHICAGO

IL

CITY WINERY CHICAGO

Sun, 27 Oct 2019

CHICAGO

IL

CITY WINERY CHICAGO

Tue, 29 Oct 2019

BLOOMINGTON

IL

BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER

Wed, 30 Oct 2019

IOWA CITY

IA

THE ENGLERT THEATRE

Thu, 31 Oct 2019

MINNEAPOLIS

MI

DAKOTA

Fri, 1 Nov 2019

MINNEAPOLIS

MI

DAKOTA

Sat, 2 Nov 2019

STOUGHTON

WI

STOUGHTON OPERA HOUSE

Sun, 3 Nov 2019

STOUGHTON

WI

STOUGHTON OPERA HOUSE

Thu, 6 Feb 2020

PALO ALTO

CA

BING CONCERT HALL

Fri, 7 Feb 2020

PALO ALTO

CA

BING CONCERT HALL

Thu, 13 Feb 2020

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

SFJAZZ CENTER

Fri, 14 Feb 2020

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

SFJAZZ CENTER

Sat, 15 Feb 2020

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

SFJAZZ CENTER

Sun, 16 Feb 2020

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

SFJAZZ CENTER