“The concert’s real head turner was Rhiannon Giddens from the Carolina Chocolate Drops. She turned to the folk revival repertory of Odetta for the enigmatic “Water Boy,” singing it with the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a field holler and the sultry insinuation of the blues. And she followed it with a pair of songs in Gaelic, making them peal and dance. These weren’t her local folklore; they were learned, and the performances were splendidly polished. In true folk revival spirit, the songs flourished and lived on.”
Read the full New York Times review of the concert here
Be sure to see Rhiannon live, on tour with The Carolina Chocolate Drops, now!