Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway
Magnolia Record Club’s Record of The Month for February 2017 was Rhiannon Giddens’ album, Freedom Highway, which was officially released during that same month. The title of the album, Freedom Highway, is a 1965 civil rights protest song.
"Know thy history. Let it horrify you; let it inspire you. Let it show you how the future can look, for nothing in this world has not come around before. These songs are based on slave narratives from the 1800s, African American experiences of the last century, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and headlines from streets of Ferguson and Baltimore today. Voices demanding to be heard, to impart the hard-earned wisdom of a tangled, difficult, complicated history; we just try to open the door and let them through." — Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon Giddens, is the front woman of the Grammy-winning band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, but has also released two solo albums.