Savannah Music Festival Live 903 – Rhiannon Giddens

As an anthropologist of traditional songwriting, Rhiannon Giddens aims to take listeners on a journey of American roots music. She earned her college degree at Oberlin and trained to be an opera singer, but the North Carolina native sings blues, folk, field hollers and other styles of Americana music with deeply felt authenticity. In this episode, we hear a portion of her 2016 Savannah Music Festival performance, her second appearance at SMF and the first time leading her own project.