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Rhiannon Giddens And Franceso Turrisi Perform I’m On My Way From New Album There Is No Other (Nonesuch) On The Today Show

Rhiannon Giddens And Franceso Turrisi Perform “I’m On My Way” From New Album There Is No Other (Nonesuch) On The Today Show




Rhiannon Giddens appeared on the Today Show this morning to perform “I’m On My Way” with collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. The original song is from their just-released and widely celebrated album there is no Other (Nonesuch).

Watch here: https://www.today.com/video/watch-rhiannon-giddens-sing-i-m-on-my-way-live-on-today-63875141941

The appearance is the latest in a tremendous 2019 for Giddens, with much more slated for this year. Giddens has been nominated for Artist of the Year & Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards taking place in Nashville on September 11. She is featured in Ken Burns’ Country Music series that will premiere on PBS in September, is performing at NPR’s Turning The Tables/Lincoln Center Out of Doors event in NYC on July 31 and at Newport Folk Festival with Our Native Daughters July 28.  

Giddens is this month’s American Songwriter cover story, and she was recently profiled in a definitive 10-page piece in the New Yorker (she also talked with David Remnick and performed on New Yorker Radio Hour). there is no Other is on Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2019 So Far list and has been met with praise from the NY Times, Pitchfork, NPR Music and more. 

there is no Other was recorded in just five days by Giddens and Turrisi with little editing and overdubbing in Ireland with producer Joe Henry, and is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.  

Giddens is also featured on Songs of Our Native Daughters, a collaborative album recently released on Smithsonian Folkways that tells the stories of historic black womanhood and survival. The band - featuring Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah - will perform six shows in the Northeast later this month.  

Giddens will be touring worldwide through November. An extensive there is no Otherrun with Turrisi starts in September, including dates at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on October 4 and a pair of shows at Pico Union in Los Angeles on October 19 and 20. 


Praise for there is no Other (Nonesuch)

“Is there anything Rhiannon Giddens can’t sing?…[she] sings with inflections that bridge mountains and deserts” – New York Times

The most distilled and sui generis display of the unique artistry that defines her still-blossoming career” – Rolling Stone

“Few artists are so fearless and so ravenous in their exploration” - Pitchfork

"(Shows) the ease with which the boundaries of genre and nationality can be broken through music. There, this album dwells: in the quiet times where people live fully with each other…Giddens turns her exquisite voice and sensibility toward this psychic territory...(an) exploration of heartfelt exchange and private longing" – NPR Music

“For an album recorded in only five days, it wallops with impact. Giddens is going supernova, and it’s a blistering thing” – Guardian, 5 out of 5 stars / Folk Album of the Month

“This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious, and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament” – Uncut, 9 out of 10

“(Francesco’s) accompaniments, often on old/unusual instruments, add a strange, delicate beauty to Giddens’ solemn, powerful soprano” – Mojo, 4 out of 5

“Timeless and utterly of this time. Filigree and ferocious in equal measure” – Irish Time, 5 out of 5 stars

“Americana’s queen goes global” - WNYC

“These songs are as much about place as they are time, and it’s impressive how seamlessly Giddens and Turrisi can blend Arabic, African, Italian, and Americana sounds” – No Depression

“There’s an intellectual thrill in hearing how the lyrical and musical themes intertwine - but it’s also a visceral album, equally enchanting and eerie” – AllMusic

“Together, they create a mystical bridge between cultures, traditions, and tones” – Rolling Stone Country

The album is a striking campaign for connection that exquisitely blends European, Arabic, African American and Mediterranean sounds” - Paste 


Rhiannon Giddens Tour Dates:

7/23 – Westport, CT – Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Our Native Daughters)

7/24 – Washington, DC – Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Our Native Daughters)

7/25 – Chautauqua, NY – Chautauqua Institution (Our Native Daughters)

7/26 – Albany, NY – The Egg (Our Native Daughters)

7/27 – Wolfeboro, NH – Great Waters Festival (Our Native Daughters)

7/28 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival (Our Native Daughters)


there is no Other fall tour – Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi:

9/19 – Birmingham, AL – Alys Stephens Center

9/20 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery

9/21 – Nashville, TN – City Winery

9/23 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square

9/25 – Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art

9/26 – Washington, DC – Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

9/27 – Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theater

9/28 – Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House

9/29 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

10/1 – Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center

10/2 – Boothbay Harbor, ME – The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

10/3 – Cambridge, MA – Sanders Theatre

10/4 – New York, NY – Metropolitan Museum of Art

10/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Pico Union

10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Pico Union

10/23 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage

10/24 - Toronto, CA - The Royal Conservatory

10/25 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark

10/26 – Chicago, IL – City Winery

10/27 – Chicago, IL – City Winery

10/29 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater

10/30 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre

10/31 – Minneapolis, MN – The Dakota

11/1 – Minneapolis, MN – The Dakota

11/2 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House

11/3 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House