Rhiannon Giddens

Music Worcester presents Silkroad Ensemble featuring Grammy Award-Winning musician and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Tickets are on sale now at www.indianranch.com.  This is the Silkroad Ensemble’s debut tour with Grammy Award-winning musician and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens since her appointment as Artistic Director in July 2020. Giddens will lead the Silkroad Ensemble in their latest collaboration, Phoenix Rising.

Omar, the opera composed by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, makes its long-awaited world premiere next Friday, May 27 in Charleston, SC at the Spoleto Festival USA. In the lead-up to this first performance, Giddens has released her own recording of the song “Julie’s Aria” that is featured in the opera. Today The New York Times shared “Julie’s Aria” as part of a profile of Giddens, who also wrote the opera’s libretto.

Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens curates a four-concert Perspectives series as part of Carnegie Hall’s 2022–2023 season. Ms. Giddens' spectacular banjo and fiddle playing, passionate vocals, and perceptive songwriting are all wed to a boundless musical curiosity that explores untold stories and reclaims American musical traditions for our time.

Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens on her Grammy Award win for Best Folk Album for They're Calling Me Home. Giddens was also nominated for Best American Roots Song for ​​“Avalon” from They’re Calling Me Home, which she made with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. Giddens is now a 2-time winner and an 8-time nominee.

Rhiannon Giddens’ 2022 will include the publication of her first book, the long-awaited debut of her opera, and a tour with the Nashville ballet. All on the heels of two GRAMMY nominations for her 2021 album release, They’re Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) and her opera debut as Bess in the Greensboro Opera’s rendition of Porgy and Bess which is Giddens’ first professional opera at the age of 44, and her first return to the operatic stage after 18 years.

Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi. Their album They’re Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards today: Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song for “Avalon” (Giddens’ first nomination in this category). Giddens is now an 8-time nominee and won a GRAMMY Award in 2010 for Best Traditional Folk Album for Genuine Negro Jig.

Rhiannon Giddens will perform select US dates beginning November 5, in support of They’re Calling Me Home, released in April and deemed “her finest work to date” (No Depression). It has been another remarkable year for the accomplished musician, composer, author, podcast host and beyond.

The long-awaited 23rd Rhythm & Roots Music, Dance and Food Festival will resume Sept. 3-5 at Ninigret Park with much-loved headliners, a jam band extravaganza, festival fan favorites and new voices that reflect the always-changing nature of roots music.

Rhiannon Giddens’ new album They’re Calling Me Home, recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, will be released April 9 on Nonesuch Records. Giddens and Turrisi, who both live in Ireland when they aren’t on tour, have been there since March 2020 due to the pandemic. The two expats found themselves drawn to the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland during lockdown.

Amanda Palmer and Rhiannon Giddens have joined forces for a cover of Portishead's much adored song, “It's A Fire.” Palmer and Giddens recorded from several continents during lockdown in the midst of one of the most turbulent times the world has ever seen. “It’s A Fire” is available now on Bandcamp.

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