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Rhiannon Giddens @ The Rio Theatre

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Singer-songwriter 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. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly 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 extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. Giddens’ follow-up album Freedom Highway was released in February, 2017. It includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, Birmingham Sunday and Staple Singers well-known Freedom Highway from which the album takes its name.

At the Rio TheatreĀ (1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, Ca 95062)
Gold Circle Section: SOLD OUT
General Admission: SOLD OUT
* Gold Circle Section: 1st 10 rows
No Comp Tix or Gift Certificates
(5% city tax and service charge not included)
Doors at 6:30 pm
Sponsored by Jeannine Bonstelle and The Silent Gong Fund

Artist Website


Friday, October 27, 2017
7:30 PM
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