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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:

07/28 - Providence, RI @ Fort Adams State Park
07/28 - Jamestown, NY @ Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
07/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Unknown venue
08/01 - Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center
08/02 - Manchester, NH @ Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College
08/04 - Providence, RI @ Newport Jazz Festival
08/06 - Springfield, MA @ Hart Theatre, Egg Center for the Performing Arts
08/08 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
08/09 - Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum Of Art
08/11 - Alta, WY @ Grand Targhee Resort
08/14 - Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre
08/17 - Fairplay, CO @ Breckenridge International Festival of Arts
08/18 - Denver, CO @ Unknown venue
09/15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University
09/16 - Akron, OH @ The Kent Stage
09/19 - Madison, WI @ Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts
09/20 - Twin Cities, MN @ The O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University
09/22 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
09/23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater
09/24 - Nashville, TN @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
09/25 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
09/27 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
09/29 - Memphis, TN @ Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC)
09/30 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
10/03 - Pittsburgh, PA @ State Theatre
10/04 - Richmond, VA @ Alice Jepson Theatre
10/05 - Greensboro, NC @ EUC Auditorium, UNCG
10/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
10/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
10/28 - SF Bay Area, CA @ Herbst Theatre
11/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Music Hall
11/11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Music Hall
11/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Music Hall

'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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