Season 1, Spring-Summer 2023
Grammy winner and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Rhiannon Giddens hosts a new half-hour series of musical performance and conversation with outstanding guest artists—innovative and accomplished musicians and storytellers who have forged unconventional paths to find their voices. This season’s featured guests are Allison Russell, Rissi Palmer, Charly Lowry, Adia Victoria, Joy Clark, Francesco Turrisi, Justin Robinson, Lalenja Harrington, and Laurelyn Dossett.
“Music has the power to bring us together in ways books, lectures, and indoctrination do not.”
Acclaimed musician and North Carolina native Rhiannon Giddens uses her art to excavate the past and reveal bold truths about our present. A MacArthur “genius grant” recipient and two time Grammy Award-winning artist, she co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops, formed Our Native Daughters with three other black female banjo players to tell musical stories of historic black womanhood and survival, and has been nominated for six additional Grammys for her work as a soloist and collaborator. Giddens’s latest album, They’re Calling Me Home, is her second collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi and won the 2022 Grammy for Best Folk Album.