Rhiannon Giddens

Agent: Chris Colbourn
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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

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

West Lafayette

IN

Purdue University

Sat, 16 Sep 2017

Kent

OH

The Kent Stage

Sun, 17 Sep 2017

MARIETTA

OH

ESBENSHADE SERIES OF MARIETTA COLLEGE

Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Madison

WI

Capitol Theater

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

St Paul

MN

The O'Shaughnessy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Chicago

IL

The Vic Theatre

Sat, 23 Sep 2017

Bloomington

IN

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Nashville

TN

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Mon, 25 Sep 2017

St Louis

MO

The Pageant

Wed, 27 Sep 2017

Knoxville

TN

The Bijou Theatre

Fri, 29 Sep 2017

Germantown

TN

Germantown Performing Arts Center

Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Charlotte

NC

Neighborhood Theatre

Sun, 1 Oct 2017

FREDERICK

MD

WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Tue, 3 Oct 2017

State College

PA

The State Theatre

Wed, 4 Oct 2017

Richmond

VA

Modlin Center for the Arts

Thu, 5 Oct 2017

Greensboro

NC

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Wed, 25 Oct 2017

LOS ANGELES

CA

WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

Thu, 26 Oct 2017

Santa Barbara

CA

University of California, Santa Barbara

Fri, 27 Oct 2017

Santa Cruz

CA

Rio Theatre

Sat, 28 Oct 2017

San Francisco

CA

Herbst Theatre

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Cincinnati

OH

Cincinnati Music Hall

Sat, 11 Nov 2017

Cincinnati

OH

Cincinnati Music Hall

Sun, 12 Nov 2017

Cincinnati

OH

Cincinnati Music Hall