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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 Feb 24, 2017. It will be released via . Stream it courtesy of NPR. Also check out our Rhiannon Giddens artist profile to find eventual tour dates in your area and links to the official web and social media pages of Rhiannon Giddens. Last but not least make sure you scroll down and check out reviews for 'Freedom Highway'.

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Rhiannon Giddens tour dates:

04/26 - Wilkesboro, NC @ Unknown venue
04/27 - York, SC @ Mccelvey Center
05/14 - Rochester, NY @ Hangar Theatre
05/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ St. Cecilia Music Center
05/18 - Detroit, MI @ Michigan Theater
05/19 - Columbus, OH @ Southern Theatre
05/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial Hall
05/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater
05/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ McCarter Theatre Center
05/24 - Cumberland, MD @ Unknown venue
06/01 - Burlington, VT @ Unknown venue
06/08 - Richmond, VA @ Brown's Island
06/12 - Providence, RI @ Narrows Center for the Arts
06/13 - Kennett Square, PA @ Longwood Gardens
06/15 - Manchester, NH @ Boarding House Park
06/16 - Croton-On-Hudson, NY @ Unknown venue
06/16 - New York, NY @ SummerStage, Central Park
06/20 - Bridgeport, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
06/21 - Boothbay Harbor, ME @ Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
06/22 - Barre, VT @ Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy
06/27 - Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
06/27 - Louisville, KY @ International Bluegrass Music Museum
06/28 - Frankfort, KY @ Grand Theatre
07/12 - Fayetteville, NC @ Unknown venue
07/13 - Alta, WY @ Unknown venue
07/28 - Galax, VA @ Blue Ridge Music Center
08/11 - Washington, DC @ Wolf Trap
08/15 - Jamestown, NY @ Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
09/13 - Beacon, NY @ Towne Crier Cafe
09/14 - Springfield, MA @ Mass MoCA

'Freedom Highway' 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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