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Olivia Chaney
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recorded on June 12, 2018

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This week 2 lucky WUMB Members will win a copy of the CD Rhiannon Giddens "Freedom Highway"!

The winners will be announced on the morning of Friday June 22.
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Rhiannon Giddens is American musician and lead singer, violinist, banjo player, and founding member of the Grammy-winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops. Together they play country, blues, folk, and old time music. In addition to her work with the group, Giddens has released two solo albums: Tomorrow Is My Turn and Freedom Highway, which have showcased her "distinctive approach" to communicating the core emotions of the music. In 2016 she won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass making her the only woman and person of color to receive it.

Freedom Highway follows Gidden's debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn as she speaks for those who have been silenced: slaves, people murdered during the 1960's civil rights movement, young men killed by police in today's time. The gospel family is central to Giddens - showing the side of folk music that isn't singers thinking about quirky confessions, but about lost histories and preserving their context. She shows that while America is not as innocent as it seems that there is still a better place down the road.

Freedom Highway
Track List

1. At the Purchaser's Option
2. The Angels Laid Him Away
3. Julie
4. Birmingham Sunday
5. Better Get It Right the First Time
6. We Could Fly
7. Hey Bebe
8. Come Love Come
9. The Love We Almost Had
10. Baby Boy (ft. Lalenja Harrington & Leyla McCalla)
11. Following the North Star
12. Freedom Highway (ft. BHI Bhiman)

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