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Rhiannon Giddens

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The National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Wed May 20 2015 8:00 PM


The previously announced performance by the Carolina Chocolate Drops on May 20 at Meany Hall has been reconfigured to feature the group's lead singer, violinist and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens, backed by her Grammy-winning bandmates, will perform songs from her highly anticipated new solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, to be released by Nonesuch on February 10.

Singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman opens the show.

Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Tomorrow Is My Turn has been described by The New York Times as "a showcase for Ms. Giddens’s glorious voice, which merges an opera singer’s detail and a deep connection to Southern roots. She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery... For all her technical control, her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel.” 

Known for reviving, interpreting and recasting traditional music as diverse as gospel, folk and bluegrass, Giddens offers Seattle audiences an intimate evening of rich, soulful music, featuring songs made famous by female icons of American music, from country queens Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, to Odetta and Nina Simone.

Seating for this event is limited. Please contact the ArtsUW ticket office at 206-543-4880 for availability.

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