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Rhiannon Giddens is an American Roots musician. Known as a solo musician and the lead singer, violinist, banjo player and a founding member of the Grammy-winning band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. She is a native of Greensboro, NC and a 2000 graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied opera.
In addition to her work with the Drops, Rhiannon has a strong solo career with two released albums Tomorrow is My Turn released in 2015, and Freedom in 2017. Additional to other projects she has been part of Rhiannon was invited to be a contributing member of the acclaimed Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes album produced by T Bone Burnett featuring a collective of musicians recording songs based on uncovered lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967.