Edited by - heavy5 on 07/18/2020 14:06:49
She’s wonderful for sure.
Check out the great stuff she’s done with The Carolina Chocolate Drops too
Her singing is a wonderful addition to what I have in mind as the old tyme style-
Edited by - Tractor1 on 07/18/2020 04:54:26
Her educational & musical background is quite varied including opera & emotionally expresses her music not all of which is my thing .
her and mean mary need to team up on a few imo--not to diss anything else as lacking
She sings rural Appalachian folk music like a classical conservatory-trained opera singer, which she is, and indeed is a graduate of a classical conservatory program. She is very gifted and having a cool career, but a little of the "classical folk" singing style goes a long way for this listener.
ceemonster - The Pretty Little Girl With The Blue Dress On has no "classical conservatory-trained opera singer"sound to it. She sounds very folky to me.
Bill Rogers (Moderator)
She’s a great singer, and a woman, not a girl. That said, my music-major sister points out that Giddens is always identifiable as a trained singer because she lacks the little glitches in pitch that characterize traditional folk singers. Her breadth as a singer is remarkable, and her instrumental work has more of a traditional feel than her singing because she is not a violinist, but learned fiddling (and obviously, banjo) from scratch.
Saw her perform at JazzFest in New Orleans the year after Katrina with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and again last year on her duo tour.
For me, she completely owns the stage.
If we ever go to shows again, I hope to see more of her.
One of my favorites. I especially like the way she combines old-time music with European/Mideastern/African traditions.
Say what you will, she has a way of presenting the simplest of songs making even the most jaded listener, sit up & pay attention. Hats off to her.
'TWO 1888 Luscomb Banjos' 40 min
'Post Office' 1 hr