Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens


Artist:  Rhiannon Giddens
Born:  February 21, 1977.  Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Genre:  Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Celtic, Americana, Neo-Traditionalist Folk, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country, Country Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Old-Time Music
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals, Violin, Banjo

Rhiannon Giddens is an American Folk Singer, Songwriter, Violinist, Banjo Player from Greensboro, North Carolina and a founding member of the Grammy-Winning Country, Blues, and Old-Time Music band Carolina Chocolate Drops.  She also released solo albums.














Title:  Freedom Highway  (2017)
Genre:  Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Celtic, Americana, Neo-Traditionalist Folk, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Contemporary Country, Country Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Old-Time Music
Label:  Nonesuch Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  At The Purchaser's Option  (4:17)
 2.  The Angels Laid Him Away  (2:33)
 3.  Julie  (4:29)
 4.  Birmingham Sunday  (6:15)
 5.  Better Get It Right The First Time  (3;25)
 6.  We Could Fly  (4:53)
 7.  Hey Bebe  (3:19)
 8.  Come Love Come  (5:20)
 9.  The Love We Almost Had  (4:19)
10. Baby Boy  (4:29)
11. Following The North Star  (1:56)
12. Freedom Highway  (4:50)

Personnel:

Rhiannon Giddens:  Vocals, Minstrel Banjo, Harmony Vocals, Handclaps
Dirk Powell:  Electric Bass, Bells, Fiddle, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Harmony Vocals
Bhi Bhiman:  Electric Guitar, Background Vocals on Track 12
Jamie Dick:  Drums, Percussion
Eric Adcock:  Hammond B3, Wurlitzer
Patrick Bartley:  Tenor Saxophone
Rowan Corbett:  Percussion, Harmony Vocals
Lalenja Harrington:  Harmony Vocals
Alphonso Horne:  Trumpet
Hubby Jenkins:  Banjo, Mandolin
Leyla McCalla:  Cello, Harmony Vocals
Malcolm Parson:  Cello
Amelia Powell:  Handclapping
Ina Powell:  Handclapping
Sophie Powell:  Handclapping
Corey Wilcox:  Trombone

Freedom Highway is the second solo studio album by Rhiannon Giddens, was released on February 24, 2017 by Nonesuch Records.  The album was nominated for Album of The Year at the 2017 American Music Honors & Awards.

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