“Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes” and Rhiannon Giddens given rave review in The New York Times

unnamedJon Pareles of “The New York Times” gave “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes” a glowing review, and specifically highlighted the talents of Rhiannon Giddens.

Pareles says of Rhiannon, “Ms. Giddens, the relative newcomer, has been playing traditionalist string-band music in the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and her fiddle glides through many of the arrangements. On lead vocals (and, usually, banjo), she’s the album’s revelation, singing melodies that hark back to Celtic modes with a decisive presence and a haunting grace. Her “Spanish Mary” — one more of Mr. Dylan’s irresistibly magnetic mystery women — could almost be a centuries-old Appalachian tune, though the arrangement gusts toward psychedelia.”

To read the full New York Times review, follow the link here

For more on Rhiannon Giddens, visit her artist page, here