Rhiannon Giddens

Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute To The Songs Of Paul Simon At the Pantages Theatre, Wednesday, April 6, 2022

By Alyson Camus | April 8, 2022

“The songs of Paul Simon have not only “defined our times, but they’ve also defied time.”

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, October 21st To 27th

By Alyson Camus | October 19, 2019

Interpol are at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 5-3-19 – 5-9-19

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2019

recorded in five days in Dublin

Press Release: City Parks Foundation Announces SummerStage 2018 Season Lineup

By admin | April 19, 2018

Another season filled

rock nyc Concerts Of 2017 In Order Of Preference

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2018

romance in distress

2017 rock nyc Concerts In Order Of Preference Through May 31st, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2017

a form of idealized womanhood

American Songbook Presents Rhiannon Giddens At Alice Tully Hall, Saturday, May 13th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2017

History without the dryness, contemporary without brittleness, importance without self-righteousness

Live Through This: rock nyc’s concert Picks 5-8-17 – 5-14-17

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2017

a luminous presence

These Days: Monday. February 27th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2017

Freedom’s highway start on the exit ramp from Sing Sing.

Be Here Early: New Albums Reviewed 2-24-17 – 3-2-17

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2017

Story songs of slavery

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 2-3-17 – 2-9-17

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2017

a Creole inspired masterpiece

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 1-13-17 – 1 -19-19

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2017

a deep, sad stir

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 12-9-16 – 12-15-16

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2016

a Pops Staples cover from 1965

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of April 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 5, 2015

The only time I’ve seen Rhiannon Giddens, either with or without Carolina Chocolate Drops, was at the Town Hall as part of T-Bone’s boring new folk extravaganza and she left little impression, and I wasn’t crazy about her New Basement Tapes album, but her current album Tomorrow Is My Turn is all that Gospel blues soul plus plus plus and so I am back to the Town Hall on Thursday to hear what I missed

The Best of 2015: rock nyc In Order And Reviewed Through February 28th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2015

Up Above My Head – Rhiannon Giddens – Her achievement on this is not to iprove on Sister Rosetta Tharpe, neigh on impossible, but to sing it beautiful and to make make some of its heaven Rhiannon’s very own

rock nyc: Top 10 Songs Week Of February 9th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 14, 2015

A great week for songs and albums, the ew ones by Rhiannon, Martin, and Rumer are all excellent, and the current album by segments includes two goodies from Madonna, “Joan Of Arc” and (ot here) “Hold On”. Back to Rhiano, I do wish T-Bone wasn’t representing (again) but what the heck, at least she is a siger who deserves the overblown classicisism Burnett keeps on bringing it.

Starbucks Song Of The Week: 'Florida Key' By The New Basement Tapes

By Alyson Camus | November 15, 2014

‘Florida Key’ is one of these tracks, and it seems to me that the project is part too-ambitious, part already-doomed … how can you possibly adapt a lost, abandoned Dylan song? isn’t Dylan totally untouchable? absolutely iconic?