Rhiannon Giddens returns for the Southern Sound Series
Culture & Heritage Museums presents Rhiannon Giddens at the McCelvey Center April 27. Giddens, founder of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, is a genre-bending musician and music historian who revives songs rooted in gospel, jazz, blues, country, Americana and Celtic folk, and old-time string band music. In addition to the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, Giddens received two Grammy nominations in 2017 for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Performance for her EP Factory Girl. Other musical recognition includes the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, induction to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, Living Blues and International Folk Music Awards, and a Mac Arthur Fellowship. She is guest curator for the 2018 Cambridge Folk Festival. The 2018 Southern Sound Series is sponsored by Rock Hill Coca-Cola. Tickets $25 – $40.