Folk album of the month
The Long Road 2019 artist, Rhiannon Giddens’ (with Francesco Turrisi) new album has been hailed as ‘Folk album of the month’ in the Gaurdian, amongst other excellent reviews.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
‘Turrisi’s accompaniments add a strange, delicate beauty to Giddens’ solemn, powerful soprano.’ – Mojo
‘This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious, and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament.’ – Uncut, 9/10
‘Wonderful. What there is no Other resembles is a 21st-century version of Shirley Collins and Davy Graham’s Folk Roots, New Routes, the landmark 60s folk-rock record that showed how unusual musical connections on paper could sound utterly natural in the service of song. For an album recorded in only five days, it wallops with impact. Giddens is going supernova, and it’s a blistering thing.’ – Guardian, Folk Album of the Month
‘A starkly beautiful album that resonates with an ancient, enduring soulfulness.’ – The Times
‘How better to frame Giddens’ stunning vocals than the subtle textures of Turrisi. Recorded over five heady days in Dublin, their ravishing collaboration proves a telling realization of “less is more”.’ – Sun