Bluesfest Touring


Rhiannon Giddens - Sydney
Factory Theatre, Sydney
Mon 21 Mar 2016 - 06:30pm to 11:59pm
Rhiannon Giddens - Melbourne
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wed 23 Mar 2016 - 07:30pm to 11:59pm

Melbourne, The Corner - Limited GA Seating Available.

“Giddens on her own can wrap her voice around songs in a way few 21st-century vocalists can.”- The Colorado Springs Independent

“What was on display tonight was the performance of an artist on the cusp of a true critical and commercial breakthrough with a voice that was regal, confident and, at every turn, breathtaking.”
-The Musical Box

Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show at the T Bone Burnett–curated 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival at New York City’s Town Hall.

Monica Weightman supported Rhiannon Giddens at her Melbourne show.

The Grammy Award–winning lead singer of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops, having stepped out on her own, brought the star-studded audience to its feet with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit. It was, as the As the New York Times put it, “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues”.

On her Nonesuch solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn, Giddens delivers striking renditions of Dolly Parton’s‘Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind’, & Hank Cochran’s ‘She’s Got You’, popularised by Patsy Cline. The album incorporates Gospel, Jazz, Blues, and Country, plus a hint of proto-Rock’n’Roll, and Giddens displays an emotional range to match her dazzling vocal prowess throughout.

Tomorrow Is My Turn was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players whom Burnett assembled. The songs here, says Giddens, “are all facets of the human condition.”Tomorrow Is My Turn is a composite portrait of “Ruby,” of America, and of Giddens herself, whose turn is clearly right now.

Bluesfest Touring is delighted to bring Rhiannon Giddens to Australia for the first time and we just know you are going to love her – and you will experience a live performance from one of the brightest rising stars in music today.