Rhiannon Giddens, a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an MMRF board member and a Next Generation artist, has partnered here with her sister, Lalenja, to release a unique, multidimensional album featuring gospel duets, old-time music, and original poetry.
On the 15-track album, Rhiannon plays banjo and fiddle on the album in addition to singing. Lalenja lends her vocals, along with her skillful poem and songwriting.
Tim says, “Rhiannon Giddens showcases her lifelong musical partnership with sister Lalenja, through gospel duets, old-time music and original poetry. Mixing these three genres has never been done before on one album, especially by artists of this magnitude. We are so lucky that these brilliant and virtuosic sisters have teamed up to bring this art to the world.”
The songs and poems on I Know I’ve Been Changed were inspired by a range of styles and musicians, from gospel to banjo finger picking—from Billie Holliday to Ola Belle Reed. I Know I’ve Been Changed will be officially released on April 30, 2013, and is currently available for special pre-release in our shop. The album was recorded in April 2010 at Music Maker Studios by Tim Duffy and produced by Ardie Dean.
Check out the Giddens Sisters album here!