Hailed as a major American artist for this day and and age, acclaimed instrumentalist and vocalist Giddens infuses African-American string band traditions with a new, beautiful vitality, celebrating sounds of folk, jazz, gospel and the blues. She also was just awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass. As a vocalist, T Bone Burnett raved: “(Rhiannon Giddens is) next in a long line of singers that include Odetta, Mahalia Jackson, and Rosetta Tharpe.”
Cajun/Creole musician Powell joins Giddens for an acoustic evening filled with a unique blend of song and sound that touches on all of what makes American Roots music the resonant force that it is.
Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell Duo Acoustic Concert, Friday November 18, 8PM at the Historic Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo. All Ages.