Rhiannon Giddens, who has given show-stopping performances around the world, including at the Americana Music Awards, will perform at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 17th, at the Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St. It is free and open to the public, but tickets must be picked up at the theatre or online at peoplesbanktheatre.com.
Giddens, a vocalist, violinist, banjo player and a founding member of the Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops, will bring an expanded version of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and songs from her debut solo album “Tomorrow Is My Turn.” The Greensboro, North Carolina, native is also a founding member of the super group New Basement Tapes, a studio collaboration celebrating the discovery of never-seen Bob Dylan lyrics from his legendary 1967 recordings known as the Basement Tapes.
These events have been funded by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund, which provides annual income for the purpose of bringing lectures, performing artists or programs of diverse nature to the campus for public appearances. The endowed fund was established in 1980 by Harry H. Esbenshade, Sr. and Harry H. Esbenshade, Jr., husband and son, respectively, of the late Mrs. Esbenshade of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. All events are free and open to the public.