RECORDED LIVE AT MUSIC HALL
GRAMMY® nominated American Originals: 1918 is available to stream through music services everywhere.
Rhiannon Giddens performs "I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle" with John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops
Pokey LaFarge performs "Prairie Lullaby" with John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops
Rhiannon Giddens performs "I'm Just Wild About Harry" with John Morris Russell, the Cincinnati Pops and tap-dancer Robyn Watson.
The Steep Canyon Rangers perform "How Ya Gonna Keep'em Down on the Farm" with John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops
“The war to end all wars” ended on November 11, 1918, but in many ways, that date also marks the beginning of America’s cultural awakening. Within the decade following World War I, burgeoning jazz, country, and blues styles began to blossom across the nation: styles that would bear fruit in American popular music for the remainder of the century and define our shared musical ethos.
is the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett-produced “Another Day, Another Time” concert at New York City’s Town Hall
make sense of all the trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within forlorn and haunting melodies.
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effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
Is a native of Philadelphia and began dancing at the age of five. She began her training at La-Cher-Tari Dance Studio and later trained at Wissahickon Dance Academy.