Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rhiannon Has The Voice

Rhiannon Giddens

Wednesday December 10th at 8.30pm in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
Rhiannon works with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sankofa Strings, Gaelwynd, the Elftones, and has sung/played with Catherine-Ann MacPhee, Zan McLeod, Talitha MacKenzie and many others. Her influences include any source recording from the 10's to the 30's; modern? Peggy Seeger, Joe Thompson, Etta Baker, Billy Jonas, Old Blind Dogs, and countless others.

"This beautiful young woman has been gifted with a gorgeous natural voice, which has been honed and trained through years of of opera singing. Classical training can sometimes be a detriment to folk singing - but emphatically NOT in this case. Rhiannon has the voice, she knows how to use it, and she is grounded and steeped in the folk tradition. Every note rings true." -- Mary Smith, Co-director, Richmond Folk Music



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