Live & Direct: Rhiannon Giddens

Live & Direct Session Promo Image featuring Rhiannon Giddens holding a banjo

GRAMMY-Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens stopped by WYEP Studios in May 2018 for a Live & Direct Session with Rosemary Welsch ahead of her show at the Byham Theatre. During the session, Giddens talks about taking up the mantle of those without a voice, advocating for enslaved individuals and their fight against systemic oppression over generations. The songs speak to powerful stories from bygone eras as well as modern-day injustices that have stolen lives in streets across the nation.

Want to hear more? Listen to Rhiannon Giddens’ Freedom Highway here.

SETLIST

“The Letter”

“At the Purchaser’s Option”

“The Angels Laid Him Away”

“Freedom Highway”

MUSICIANS

WYEP TEAM

  • Host: Rosemary Welsch
  • Audio Engineer: Denny Stauser
  • Audio Engineer: Dana Cannone
  • Videographer: Antonio Licon
  • Video Editor: Tom Edwards
  • Program Director: Mike Sauter
  • General Manager: Abby Goldstein


Looking for more Live & Direct Sessions? You can find them here.

Live & Direct Session Promo Image featuring Rhiannon Giddens holding a banjo