Rhiannon Giddens Performs NPR Music ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’

By Nate Todd May 28, 2020 9:45 am PDT

NPR Music shared a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert from Rhiannon Giddens and partner/collaborator Francesco Turrisi. The duo delivered a four-song set of traditional tunes as well as an original from Rhiannon and Francesco.

Giddens and Turrisi begin their set from Ireland — in which they use an impressive array of acoustic instruments — with one of those traditional tunes, “Black As Crow,” a song that was among the first songs Rhiannon learned in traditional music. The duo then tap their 2019 critically acclaimed collaborative album, there is no Other, for “Spiritual.” Giddens and Turrisi close out the session with a medley consisting of “Carolina Gals” and the gospel song “Last Chance.”

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