Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has a voice and style all her own. From her works with The Carolina Chocolate Drops, to The New Basement Tapes project and solo works, we just can’t seem to get enough of her. Her latest album “Freedom Highway,” is her second solo album apart from the Chocolate Drops, and she’s written most of the songs herself, with the aim of providing a platform for “voices that need to be heard; to be heard by people who otherwise wouldn’t have heard them.” “Freedom Highway” is an album that needs to be heard, and we bring it to you as our Album of the Month. WFPK is proud to present Rhiannon Giddens at the KCD Theater on June 10th.
“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