"Know thy history. Let it horrify you; let it inspire you. Let it show you how the future can look, for nothing in this world has not come around before. These songs are based on slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Voices demanding to be heard, to impart the hard-earned wisdom of a tangled, difficult, complicated history; we just try to open the door and let them through." -- Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon's new studio album Freedom Highway is out now!
1. At The Purchaser’s Option
2. The Angels Laid Him Away
4. Birmingham Sunday
5. Better Get It Right The First Time
6. We Could Fly
7. Hey Bebe
8. Come Love Come
9. The Love We Almost Had
10. Baby Boy
11. Following The North Star
12. Freedom Highway
Co-produced by Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell
Rhiannon is pleased to announce new tour dates on the Freedom Highway Tour!
April 29 | Tucson, AZ | Rialto Theatre
April 30 | Phoenix, AZ | MIM Music Theater
May 2 | Albuquerque, NM | National Hispanic Cultural Center
May 3 | Dallas, TX | The Kessler Theater
May 6 | Atlanta, GA | Variety Playhouse
May 7 | Chapel Hill, NC | Memorial Hall
May 9 | Washington, DC | Lincoln Theatre
May 14 | Philadelphia, PA | World Café Live Downstairs
June 8 | Greensboro, NC | Carolina Theatre
June 10 | Louisville, KY | KCD Theater
June 23 | Roanoke, VA | Shaftman Perfromance Hall
July 28 | Chautauqua, NY | Chautauqua Amphitheater
August 6 | Albany, NY | The Egg
August 8 | Annapolis, MD | Ram’s Head On Stage
August 9 | Raleigh, NC | North Carolina Museum of Art
Tickets available on Friday, February 24th at 10am local. View all tour dates and ticket links here.
Rhiannon is performing at the sold out Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI on July 30th!
Rhiannon's new album, Freedom Highway, is out Friday, February 24th— and you can hear it now on NPR First Listen!
Pre-order Freedom Highway on iTunes, Amazon, Rhiannon's Shop, or the Nonesuch Store now.
Pleased to announce that Rhiannon Giddens will support Bonnie Raitt in Australia!
April 7 | Sydney | State Theatre
April 10 | Melbourne | Hamer Hall
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