One of my favorite new artists in recent years has been Rhiannon Giddens, who first came to public attention as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Her Drops co-founder, the multi-talented Don Flemons, has since left the band and Giddens is pursuing a solo career as well. (She comes to Atlanta on April 3.)
Earlier this month, Giddens released a new solo album produced by T Bone Burnett, but I can’t find any cuts from that album on Youtube yet. The performance below can’t be described as typical of Giddens’ work, except in the sense that it illustrates just how far-reaching and eclectic the work of this operatically trained, banjo-playing musician can be.
Have a great weekend!