Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens’ new album You’re the One is out now (Nonesuch Records) and has been met with enthusiastic media response, including three national TV appearances in the past week. Her first album comprising all original music was produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Alicia Keys, Valerie June, Tank and the Bangas).

Rhiannon Giddens today shared a new single from her forthcoming album You’re the One, which is due August 18 on Nonesuch Records. “Yet to Be” features Jason Isbell and tells the story of a Black woman and an Irish man falling in love in America. Giddens chose to collaborate with Isbell due to his steadfast advocacy and support for black women in the industry. Beyond being an exceptional singer, he stays true to himself, and she genuinely admires him as a person of great character.

"Yet To Be"

Pulitzer Prize winner Rhiannon Giddens has released a new single from her forthcoming album You’re the One (August 18 / Nonesuch Records). “You Louisiana Man” blends Giddens’ celebrated voice and banjo work with horns, organ, fiddle, and accordion to create a Zydeco-funk jam.

Rhiannon GiddensYou’re the One will be released August 18 on Nonesuch Records. The album is the GRAMMY, MacArthur and Pulitzer-winning singer, composer, and instrumentalist’s third solo studio album and her first of all original songs; her last solo album was 2017’s critically acclaimed Freedom Highway. This collection of 12 songs written over the course of Giddens’ career bursts with life-affirming energy, drawing from the folk music that she knows so deeply, as well as its pop descendants.

My Music with Rhiannon Giddens celebrates America’s rich and varied musical traditions and their modern offshoots through engaging performances and conversations. This new series is produced by the Will and Deni McIntyre Foundation, the creative force behind the long-running PBS series David Holt’s State of Music.

Rhiannon Giddens’ tremendous 2022 continues today with the release of her book debut - Build A House - illustrated by Monica Mikai and published by Candlewick Press. The picture book was inspired by and features the lyrics of, a song that Giddens wrote and recorded with Yo-Yo Ma to commemorate Juneteenth in 2020. A newly recorded version of “Build A House” has been released today on Nonesuch, listen here: https://rhiannongiddens.lnk.to/buildahouse

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.

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