Meet the Music: Banjoist/Vocalist/Historian Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens holding a banjo

Rhiannon Giddens, vocalist, banjo player and prominent voice on Ken Burns’ Country Music, speaks with JazzHall Radio’s Andy Parrish before her performance with Francesco Turrisi at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Sept. 19.

Giddens discusses her musical background, her role in telling the story of country music, her there is no Other tour, artificial musical barriers and the sinister forces behind their creation.