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Rhiannon Giddens Awarded 2017 MacArthur Fellowship

Rhiannon GiddensWednesday morning, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens has been named a MacArthur Fellow. The MacArthur Fellowship, often referred to as a "genius grant," offers an unrestricted $625,000 grant, distributed over five years, to, in the Foundation's words, "individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."

Rhiannon Giddens Scores with "Community and Connection" Keynote Address

Rhiannon GiddensNashville, TN – Rhiannon Giddens, Co-Founder of Carolina Chocolate Drops, 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo recipient and GRAMMY nominee, delivered the Keynote Address at this year’s Internatational Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Business Conference, Tuesday, September 26, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh. Her presentation at the annual IBMA event has received praises across the boards from attendees. Many in the media that were present have also voiced nothing but positive words regarding her presentation.

Rhiannon Giddens Wins Steve Martin Prize For Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

Los Angeles, CA -- Critically acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the recipient of the seventh annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Described by T Bone Burnett as one of the “most profound musicians active today,” Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she sang and played banjo and fiddle. That group has long investigated and promoted the foundational role African-American performers and songwriters have played in folk-music history, while making recordings that are vital, contemporary, and exuberant.

‘David Holt’s State of Music’ Examines Future of Mountain Music

David Holt and Rhiannon GiddensAsheville’s David Holt has found many ways over the years to present mountain music to the world. He performs the music himself and helps spread the tradition of mountain music, its history and its people, through stories, photography and television. In David Holt's State of Music, David introduces viewers to modern masters of traditional music in the Southern mountains and remembers the legends who taught him.

PineCone Presents The Gathering: A Holiday Concert

Joe Newberry, Rhiannon Giddens, Laurelyn Dossett, Mike Compton, Jason SypherGorgeous voices and crystalline harmonies backed by an all-star string-band, The Gathering breathes new life into traditional Christmas music and features new songs of the season. Americana music talents Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Laurelyn Dossett (Polecat Creek), Mike Compton (Nashville Bluegrass Band), Joe Newberry (Big Medicine) and Jason Sypher share a night of music as lively and eclectic as any good family gathering, from high-energy hoedowns to heartfelt remembrances of holidays at home. You can still reserve seats to experience this unique collaboration this holiday season!

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