In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, speaks to Grammy award-winning artist, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens. Today, Rhiannon talks about the first time she heard clawhammer style on the banjo, and what she learned from her mentor, Joe Thompson, a North Carolina fiddle player who introduced her to a whole catalog of lost songs. She tells the incredible story behind her latest opera, Omar, about a muslim scholar who was enslaved and brought to Charleston, South Carolina, and who later wrote down his story in a rare and powerful memoir. Plus, she explains how she became obsessed with making the perfect biscuit while spending lockdown in Ireland.
For more info visit: southernliving.com/biscuitsandjam
Biscuits & Jam is produced by:
Sid Evans - Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living
Krissy Tiglias - GM, Southern Living
Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer
Jenny Snyder - Audio Engineer/Producer
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