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Rhiannon Giddens Shares New Song “Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad”

New Album You’re the One out Friday (Nonesuch Records)

Rhiannon Giddens Shares New Song “Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad”

Watch Her Perform on The Today Show and CBS Saturday, Read NY Times Profile


August 16, 2023 – Rhiannon Giddens has shared a new single from her new album You’re the One, out this Friday on Nonesuch Records. “Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad” is an R&B blast that takes a titan for inspiration. "I listened to a bunch of Aretha Franklin, and then turned to fellow Aretha-nut Dirk Powell and said, ‘Let’s write a song she might have sung!,'" Giddens recalls.

Listen to “Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad”: 

Rhiannon and her band performed “Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad” on the Today Show this morning, in addition to the album’s title track “You’re the One.” She will be the featured performer on CBS Saturday this Saturday, August 19 as well.    

You’re the One represents Giddens’ first album of all original songs and discussed her career and the making of this album in a New York Times profile that ran last week. Read here: 

It’s been a remarkable 2023 for Giddens. The multi-faceted artist, GRAMMY-winner, and MacArthur fellow was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her collaborative opera, Omar. Giddens is also featured on Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business list and is a host on Arts Talk, a new PBS program on which she, Elvis Costello, and Brian Stokes Mitchell discuss their careers.  

The album is earning raves, with Rolling Stone saying: "One of Americana music's most vital voices expands her sound without abandoning her roots."  You’re the One has also been celebrated by NPR’s All Songs ConsideredPitchforkVariety and more. 

You’re the One was produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Alicia Keys, Valerie June, Tank and the Bangas). Giddens also recently announced the biggest headlining shows of her career, including performances at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in September, plus the Barbican Centre in London, the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and the Ace Theater in Los Angeles next spring (dates below). 

You’re the One features twelve songs, written over the course of Giddens’ career, that burst with life-affirming energy, drawing from the folk music that she knows so deeply, as well as its pop descendants. It was recorded with a band composed of Giddens’s closest musical collaborators from the past decade alongside musicians from producer Splash’s own Rolodex, topped off with a horn section, making an impressive ten- to twelve-person ensemble. The collaborators include Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi plus American fiddler Dirk Powell, bassist Jason Sypher, and Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu. The album features electric and upright bass, conga, Cajun and piano accordions, guitars, a Western string section, and Miami horns, among other instruments, capturing the inclusive spirit that channels through all of her work. 

As Pitchfork has said, “Few artists are so fearless and so ravenous in their exploration”—a journey that has led to NPR naming her one of its 25 Most Influential Women Musicians of the 21st Century and American Songwriter calling her “one of the most important musical minds currently walking the planet.” Giddens’ previous album, They're Calling Me Home, won the GRAMMY for Best Folk Album in 2022, making her a two-time winner and eight-time nominee.



  1. Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad
  2. You’re the One
  3. Yet to Be (feat. Jason Isbell)
  4. Wrong Kind of Right
  5. Another Wasted Life
  6. You Louisiana Man
  7. If You Don’t Know How Sweet It Is
  8. Hen in the Foxhouse
  9. Who Are You Dreaming Of
  10. You Put the Sugar in My Bowl
  11. Way Over Yonder
  12. Good Ol’ Cider 



September 13: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA^

September 14: The Sheldon, St. Louis, MO^

September 15: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN^

September 17: Athenaeum Center, Chicago, IL*

September 18: Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI*

September 19: St. Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids, MI^

September 20: Royal Conservatory, Toronto, ON^

September 22: House of Blues, Boston, MA^

September 23: University of Maine, Orono, ME^

September 24: FreshGrass MASS MoCa Festival, North Adams, MA

September 26: Keswick Theater, Philadelphia, PA^

September 27: University of Maryland, College Park, MD^

September 28: Carolina Theater, Greensboro, NC^

September 30: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC^

October 1: Modlin Center at University of Richmond, Richmond, VA+

October 2: Paramount Theatre, Charlottesville, VA*

November 5: George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax, VA@

November 9: The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA@

November 10:Balboa Theater, San Diego, CA@

November 11: Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, CA@

November 12: The Soraya at CSUN, Northridge, CA@

November 15: Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA@

November 16: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis, Davis, CA@

November 17: Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA@

November 18: Green Music Center, Sonoma, CA@

February 10, 2024: Maison de la culture de Creteil, Creteil, France

February 11, 2024: Doornroosje Main Hall, Nijmegen, Netherlands 

February 13, 2024: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

February 14, 2024: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium 

February 17, 2024: Elb Philharmonie, Hamburg, Germany 

February 18, 2024: Lido, Berlin, Germany

February 19, 2024: Kulturkirche Ost, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 

February 21, 2024: Barbican Centre, London, UK 

February 23, 2024: Pavillion Theatre, Glasgow, UK 

February 25, 2024: Vicar St., Dublin, Ireland 

March 14, 2024: Worcester, MA, Holy Cross University 

March 16, 2024: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

March 19, 2024: State College, PA, Penn State

March 20, 2024: Cincinnati, OH, Memorial Hall

April 15, 2024: Vancouver, BC, Chan Centre

April 17, 2024: Beaverton, OR, The Reser

April 18, 2024: Beaverton, OR, The Reser

April 19, 2024: Seattle, WA, Meany Center

April 21, 2024: San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore

April 22, 2024: Monterey, CA, Golden State Theater

April 23, 2024: Santa Barbara, CA, Granada TheaterApril 25, 2024: Ace Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

April 27, 2024: Tucson, AZ, The Rialto

April 28, 2024: Mesa, AZ, Ikeda Theater

April 30, 2024: Dallas, TX, Longhorn Ballroom

May 2, 2024: Austin, TX, Paramount Theatr


^with Adia Victoria

*with Charly Lowry

+with The Legendary Ingramettes

@Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens 


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