Rhiannon Giddens Tickets
Rhiannon Giddens Tickets
Rhiannon Giddens has that rare ability to meld opposite styles into perfect harmony. Her Southern roots, Celtic heritage and classical opera training create a unique sound that incorporates many flavours into her bluesy, traditional folk music.
Rhiannon Giddens is currently on a lengthy tour throughout Europe with stops in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. After that, she'll spend several months travelling throughout the United States, beginning with an appearance at the free "Celebrate Brooklyn" festival in New York. She'll then work her way up through Connecticut, Massachusetts and cross over into Canada to hit the Calgary Folk Festival. Then it's back across the Atlantic for stops in Dublin, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Whether it's a festival, major concert hall, or college venue, there are plenty of chances to see this powerhouse performer. Get your Rhiannon Giddens tickets now!
Giddens earned a degree in vocal performance and studied opera at the Oberlin Conservatory. She discovered string band music when she attended a contra dance. The experience inspired her to become a contra dance caller, and she also learned to play the banjo and the fiddle.
Her current band consists of Jamie Dick (drums), Rowan Corbett (bones player), Malcolm Parson (bass cello), and Hubby J. Jenkins (banjo, guitar, mandolin). Giddens has also performed on with Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith and Jim James. She's enjoyed a fruitful collaborative experience with T-Bone Burnett. For her appearance at the "Another Day, Another Time" concert, which celebrated music from the era of the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, she got the opportunity to perform with Jack White, Oscar Isaac, Keb Mo, and Joan Baez.
Giddens founded the band the Carolina Chocolate Drops along with guitarist Dom Flemons and fiddler Justin Robinson after they met at the 2005 Black Banjo Gathering in North Carolina. The convention celebrates the legacy of the African American string band. They soon found a mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson, who taught them everything he could about that genre of music before he died in 2012. T-Bone Burnett was an early fan of Giddens and offered the Carolina Chocolate Drops a track on a compilation album he was producing. When Burnett invited Giddens to perform solo at the 2013 "Another Day Another Time" Town Hall concert, she received a standing ovation for her show-stopping performance of Odetta's "Water Boy".
After recording several albums with the Carolina Chocolate Drops that celebrated traditional American music, Giddens recorded the a cappella track "We Rise" for the LP We Are Not For Sale: Songs of Protest. This collection of activist songs was produced by the North Carolina Music Love Army in support of the North Carolina NAACP and the Moral Monday movement. In 2014, Giddens contributed to the Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes. In February 2015, she released her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, produced by T-Bone Burnett, which includes original songs and covers of her favourite female artists.
Giddens is truly one of the most amazing and unique performers to come around in a long time. Critics hail her intricate vocal stylings, which interpret soulful spirituality and passionate American folk songs into something purely original. Audiences are either awestruck or dancing with abandon, but either way there is no doubt that Rhiannon Giddens is a force of nature. Get your Rhiannon Giddens tickets and experience traditional American folk songs with a modern touch.
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