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RHIANNON GIDDENS


BIO: I started singing at an ungodly age, standing in my crib and warbling at passing family members. I didn't really think of it as a career until I went to the School of Science and Math and realized that I never wanted to do another algorithm. So I went to Oberlin Conservatory and did the whole opera/recital thing, burned out and discovered the banjo! The rest is history.

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Caitríona O'Leary Sings Rare Traditional Irish Christmas Songs For UNACCOMPANIED 30 Photo Caitríona O'Leary Sings Rare Traditional Irish Christmas Songs For UNACCOMPANIED 30
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2020

On Saturday December 19th, Heresy Records' recording artist, Caitríona O'Leary, will perform the 30th installment of Unaccompanied her weekly series of micro-concerts live-streamed on Facebook every Saturday at 2:30 PM Dublin time (GMT+1:00). ...
Caitríona O'Leary Performs Rare Christmas Songs For UNACCOMPANIED 28 Photo Caitríona O'Leary Performs Rare Christmas Songs For UNACCOMPANIED 28
by BWW News Desk - December 03, 2020

On Saturday December 5th, Heresy Records' recording artist, Caitríona O'Leary, will perform the 28th installment of Unaccompanied her weekly series of micro-concerts live-streamed on Facebook every Saturday at 2:30 PM Dublin time (GMT+1:00). ...
Caitríona O'Leary Performs Rare Christmas Songs for Unaccompanied 28 Photo Caitríona O'Leary Performs Rare Christmas Songs for Unaccompanied 28
by TV News Desk - December 03, 2020

On Saturday, December 5th, Heresy Records’ recording artist, Caitríona O’Leary, will perform the 28th installment of Unaccompanied her weekly series of micro-concerts live-streamed on Facebook every Saturday at 2:30 PM Dublin time (GMT+1:00).   ...
VIDEO: Mike Block Shares Video For 'If I Can Help It' Photo VIDEO: Mike Block Shares Video For 'If I Can Help It'
by Stage Tube - November 13, 2020

Mike Block has shared a video for the song “If I Can Help It” today via Apple Music, featured on the final of three full-length albums the composer, singer, educator, and celebrated cello player released in 2020 via Bright Shiny Things, entitled The Edge of the Atmosphere. Drawing to a close, this d...
VIDEO: Mike Block Premieres Video For 'Tenfold' Photo VIDEO: Mike Block Premieres Video For 'Tenfold'
by Stage Tube - October 22, 2020

Composer, singer, educator, and celebrated cello player Mike Block will release a new adult-pop record, The Edge of the Atmosphere, tomorrow....
New NPR Music Video Series 'Amplify With Lara Downes' Launches Tomorrow, October 17 Photo New NPR Music Video Series 'Amplify With Lara Downes' Launches Tomorrow, October 17
by TV News Desk - October 16, 2020

NPR Music and Lara Downes announce the launch of AMPLIFY With Lara Downes...
The Steve Martin Annual Banjo Prize Announces Five Winners Photo The Steve Martin Annual Banjo Prize Announces Five Winners
by TV News Desk - October 12, 2020

Steve Martin and the board of The Steve Martin Banjo Prize have announced the five winners of this year's annual Banjo Prize.  ...
Mike Block Releases New Single 'Tenfold' Photo Mike Block Releases New Single 'Tenfold'
by TV News Desk - September 29, 2020

Fresh off his acclaimed World Music album Guzo, released last month, pioneering cello player, composer, singer and educator, Mike Block has released “Tenfold,” a second single from his upcoming adult-pop record....
Amanda Palmer Announces New Podcast 'The Art of Asking Everything' Photo Amanda Palmer Announces New Podcast 'The Art of Asking Everything'
by TV News Desk - September 22, 2020

Musician, best-selling author, TED speaker, and community leader Amanda Palmer has announced the launch of a remarkable new podcast....
Amanda Palmer and Rhiannon Giddens Cover Portishead's 'It's A Fire' for Charity Photo Amanda Palmer and Rhiannon Giddens Cover Portishead's 'It's A Fire' for Charity
by TV News Desk - September 09, 2020

Amanda Palmer and Rhiannon Giddens have joined forces for a cover of Portishead's much adored song, “It's A Fire.”...
Dirk Powell Returns With 'When I Wait For You' Photo Dirk Powell Returns With 'When I Wait For You'
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2020

Renowned producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and sideman Dirk Powell is releasing his first album on Compass Records today. WHEN I WAIT FOR YOU, included in NPR New Music Friday's “New and Notable” releases today, confirms why Powell has achieved near legendary status in the international ro...
Mike Block Releases World Music Album GUZO Photo Mike Block Releases World Music Album GUZO
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2020

Today, pioneering cello player, composer, singer and educator, Mike Block has released his new world music album, Guzo, on Bright Shiny Things. ...
Ric Robertson - Strange World Coming September 25 Photo Ric Robertson - Strange World Coming September 25
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2020

Ric Robertson’s Strange World EP drips with syrupy trance-funk like an intergalactic spacecraft rising from swampy waters at the far edges of the galaxy, crash-landing in the middle of Frenchmen Street. ...
Caitríona O'Leary Presents UNACCOMPANIED' #10 On Facebook, July 11 Photo Caitríona O'Leary Presents UNACCOMPANIED' #10 On Facebook, July 11
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2020

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Mike Block Announces New World Music LP GUZO, Releases First Single 'Expression Of Co Photo Mike Block Announces New World Music LP GUZO, Releases First Single 'Expression Of Concern'
by TV News Desk - July 07, 2020

Pioneering cello player, composer, singer and educator, Mike Block, has announced his latest album, Guzo, for an August 21 release on Bright Shiny Things....
Irish Singer Caitríona O'leary Offers Live Stream Weekly Series Photo Irish Singer Caitríona O'leary Offers Live Stream Weekly Series
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

Heresy Records' recording artist, Caitríona O'Leary, will perform a weekly online concert titled, Unaccompanied, which will be streamed live on Facebook every Saturday at 2:30 PM (Dublin Time). The inspiration for this series originated by a May 2nd concert she performed in response to the Covid-19 ...
Ed Helms and BGS Announce Whiskey Sour Happy Hour Photo Ed Helms and BGS Announce Whiskey Sour Happy Hour
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2020

The Bluegrass Situation, along with its co-founder, actor/comedian/musician Ed Helms, have just announced Whiskey Sour Happy Hour, a 21st-century online variety show to benefit MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund and Direct Relief, debuting on April 22nd at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern....
Ed Helms And The Bluegrass Situation Announce Whiskey Sour Happy Hour Photo Ed Helms And The Bluegrass Situation Announce Whiskey Sour Happy Hour
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2020

The Bluegrass Situation, along with its co-founder, actor/comedian/musician Ed Helms, have just announced Whiskey Sour Happy Hour, a 21st-century online variety show to benefit MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund and Direct Relief, debuting on April 22nd at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern....
Dervish, Renowned Interpreters Of Irish Folk Music, To Tour North America This Spring Photo Dervish, Renowned Interpreters Of Irish Folk Music, To Tour North America This Spring
by TV News Desk - March 11, 2020

Dervish, one of the world's most imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music and recently recognized with a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, have confirmed a new tour of North America this spring. Having devoted the last three decades to gently reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland, De...
Mark Erelli Unveils Title Track of Forthcoming EP 'Blindsided' Photo Mark Erelli Unveils Title Track of Forthcoming EP 'Blindsided'
by TV News Desk - February 21, 2020

Today, Mark Erelli unveils “Blindsided,” the title track and latest single from his forthcoming LP, out march 27th via Soundly Music. “The word has negative connotations, but I thought it would be interesting to use it in the context of a love song,” the award-winning singer/songwriter told The Blue...
Mark Erelli Previews LP 'Blindsided' with Single A Little Kindness Photo Mark Erelli Previews LP 'Blindsided' with Single A Little Kindness
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2020

Award-winning singer/songwriter Mark Erelli has released “A Little Kindness,” a track from his forthcoming LP Blindsided, due out March 27th via Soundly Music. “Boston-based musician Mark Erelli is known for both his songwriting acumen and his ability to bring that talent to co-writing sessions with...
Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List! Photo Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List!
by TV News Desk - November 20, 2019

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categor...