About Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett-produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. Her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy-nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. She performed for President Obama and the First Lady as part of PBS’s The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House, along with Aretha Franklin and Emmylou Harris.Giddens received both the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo in 2016. Doors will open at 7:30 for this reserved seating show.