On the eve of the release of her highly anticipated album You’re the One, the GRAMMY Museum presented a very special, intimate conversation and performance with GRAMMY-winner Rhiannon Giddens at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY. The conversation included a discussion about the making of her album - 12 songs written over the course of her career that burst with life-affirming energy - as well as her creative process, collaborations, musical influences, career, and more. You’re The One is Giddens’ first album of all original music and was produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Alicia Keys). Giddens was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her work on the opera Omar, which she wrote the libretto and music for (in collaboration with Michael Abels - Get Out, Nope).
Rhiannon Giddens is one of many artists to be featured in the GRAMMY Museum’s New York City program series, which includes bringing a slate of the GRAMMY Museum’s renowned GRAMMY In The Schools Education Programs and Public Programs to the East Coast in partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “A New York Evening With…” is generously supported by the Dawn and Brian Hoesterey Family Foundation.
ABOUT RHIANNON GIDDENS:
Giddens, who is also a MacArthur grant recipient, has been called “one of the most important musical minds currently walking the planet” by American Songwriter and named one of NPR’s 25 Most Influential Women Musicians of the 21st Century. She has sung for the Obamas at the White House; is a three-time NPR Tiny Desk Concert alum; is the Artistic Director of the Yo-Yo Ma founded musical ensemble and social impact non-profit Silkroad; and hosts her own show on PBS, My Music with Rhiannon Giddens, as well as the Aria Code podcast, which is produced by New York City’s NPR affiliate station WQXR. Giddens has also published children's books and written and performed music for the soundtrack of Red Dead Redemption II, one of the best-selling video games of all time.