“Detailed, strongly conceived and powerful in its music, singing and songs, Rhiannon Giddens’s Freedom Highway will get to you, and stick with you.” –The Wall Street Journal
“Freedom Highway is full of songs [that] sound like they’ve been lurking around the American subconscious for centuries, passed along by oral tradition or via song collectors and academics until they found their way to this particular singer, to this particular album, to this particular moment in history.” –Uncut
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, banjo player, and fiddler Rhiannon Giddens brings her prodigious voice and fierce spirit to Frederick once again. Co-founder of the GRAMMY®-award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and a fan favorite on CMT’s “Nashville,” this powerhouse musician returns to the Weinberg stage in celebration of her latest release, “Freedom Highway.” Don’t miss as original, traditional, and civil rights-era songs combine in an emotionally-charged musical exploration of history.
Join us for a 6:30pm pre-show lecture exploring the importance of music in African American history by Dr. Terry Scott of Hood College’s M.A. Humanities program.
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Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones.