Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway
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Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway

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Stream Rhiannon Giddens upcoming new album 'Freedom Highway' in full ahead of release.

The songs are based on slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and headlines from streets of Ferguson and Baltimore today

Freedom Highway will be released on 24 February 2017 via . Stream it courtesy of NPR. Also check out the artist profile of Rhiannon Giddens where you can find more photos, tour dates in your area, links to the official Facebook page and more. Last but not least make sure you scroll down and check out reviews for "Freedom Highway".

And if you like what you hear, get it over at iTunes or Amazon.

Rhiannon Giddens tour dates:

04/28 - San Diego, CA @ Empire Polo Club
04/28 - New Orleans, LA @ Unknown venue
04/29 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
04/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ MIM Music Theater
05/02 - Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
05/03 - Dallas - Fort Worth, TX @ Kessler Theater
05/06 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
05/07 - Durham, NC @ Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
05/09 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
05/11 - Boston / Cambridge, MA @ Somerville Theatre
05/13 - New York, NY @ Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
05/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
06/08 - Greensboro, NC @ Carolina Theatre Greensboro
06/09 - Columbia, SC @ Unknown venue
06/09 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Blues Festival
06/10 - Louisville, KY @ KCD Theater
06/22 - Louisville, KY @ Unknown venue
06/23 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center
06/23 - Newport News, VA @ The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
06/24 - Katonah, NY @ Unknown venue
07/21 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
07/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
07/23 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
07/28 - Providence, RI @ Fort Adams State Park
07/28 - Jamestown, NY @ Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
08/01 - Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center
08/04 - Providence, RI @ Newport Jazz Festival
08/06 - Springfield, MA @ The Egg
08/08 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
08/09 - Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum Of Art
08/11 - Alta, WY @ Grand Targhee Resort
08/18 - Denver, CO @ Unknown venue
10/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Critic Reviews

We currently know 10 reviews for "Freedom Highway" by Rhiannon Giddens. The album received pretty solid reviews among the critics and is one of the better ones this year.

"At the outset, it seems austere, but by its conclusion it's a robust celebration of all the weird, wonderful parts of America."

90 % AllMusic
"On Freedom Highway, Giddens juxtaposes historical narratives with present-day contexts for an emotionally powerful record."

90 % Exclaim
"Whether she shuck’n’shimmies through the flirty trombone-laced “Hey Bebe,” the bowed cello and moan lullaby “Baby Boy” or the staccato romance denied “Love We Almost Had” (featuring fellow roots journeyer Bhi Bhiman), the emotions of desire and elation run strong."

85 % Paste Magazine
"[A] powerful and timely set."

80 % The Guardian
"[A] terrific, moving and occasionally emotionally intense examination of the black experience in America."

80 % American Songwriter
"A vital album for an anxious era. [Apr 2017, p.90]"

80 % Mojo
"The album is alive with energy and playfulness."

80 % Slant Magazine
"A timely, arresting album."

80 % The Observer (UK)
"As a songwriter, Giddens achieves immediacy by imbuing her stories with striking interpersonal drama and emotional depth."

76 % Pitchfork
"On Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens animates black American history--notably, the arduous journey from slavery to civil rights--in songs which pair her strong, sonorous delivery with arrangements echoing pre-blues minstrel music."

60 % The Independent (UK)

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