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The voice

It goes without saying that the new release from Rhiannon Giddens is my record of the week in the Sunday Times: So much for that “difficult second album” challenge. If the roots singer/banjo player’s 2015 solo debut was a breathtaking … Continue reading

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A classic revisited

“Sing Me Home”, my album of the week [£] in the Sunday Times, doesn’t fall into any of the usual neat categories. Let’s just call it “beyond boundaries” and leave it at that. Leading his Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma sets … Continue reading

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Singer in the ascendant

“Every now and then, an artist comes along whose voice transforms almost any kind of song.” My feature on Rhiannon Giddens in today’s Sunday Times [£]: For all the intensity of her studio performances, she remains as unassuming in person as … Continue reading

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Americana queen

Early days, I know, but something tells me Rhiannon Giddens’ solo album, due out next month, is going to be one of my picks of the year.  (If you’re a fan of the magnificent Carolina Chocolate Drops, you’ll already know she’s … Continue reading

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