Tag Archives: Rhiannon Giddens

More Grammy Predictions 2016

I already made some predictions in the major categories.  It’s going to be an epic battle  involving Lamar Kendrick or Taylor Swift. Here are five more predictions in categories that interest me and don’t involve either Taylor or Lamar BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern Tony Bennett & Bill […]

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New Music Tuesday

I think we may already have a front runner for a Grammy Best New Artist nomination as Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her own with Tomorrow Is My Turn.  She already won a a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010 with her band Carolina Chocolate Drops but thanks to her work with T-Bone Burnett […]

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New Music Tuesday

Love Motown?  What about New Jack Swing? Do you miss the music of Amy Winehouse? Can’t wait until the next Bruno Mars album drops?  Well fear not, as your dream album comes out today. Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Special” is inspired by his musical influences from early 90s hip-hop, funk, soul and R&B. Forgot how much […]

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Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes

Last week at a show I was reminded of how much fun music can be for the players as well as the audience when I got to witness Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford  play a one-off performance. The concept is simply enough, you take a notebook of Bob Dylan’s late […]

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