Reclaiming Black Female History

The Americana Music Association’s nominated “Duo/Group of the Year” premieres at The Great Water Music Festival

WOLFEBORO, NH, July 15, 2019 – Great Waters Music Festival (GWMF) is thrilled to host the Grammy nominated Rhiannon Giddens and Americana Music Association’s nominated Our Native Daughters. The four singer-songwriters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell) take the stage on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Anderson Hall in Wolfeboro, NH at 7:30pm.

Rhiannon Giddens, a Grammy-nominated solo artist as well as the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, is additionally a recipient of The 2017 Macarthur Genius Award and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo.  

For this project, Giddens brought together three other predominant black female roots artists.  “Gathering a group of fellow black female artists who had and have a lot to say, made it both highly collaborative and deeply personal to me,” she explains. “It felt like there were things we had been waiting to say our whole lives in our art; and to be able to say them in the presence of our sisters-in-song was sweet, indeed.  I see this album as a part of a larger movement to reclaim the black female history of this country.”

Experience the powerful and beautiful journey their music and stories tell through their sisterhood and reclaiming of their past. 

Director of the Great Waters Music Festival, Cheryll Andrews, commented, “This group is a force to be reckoned with. Their sheer talent and voice sends a message further from just the music. This is a life-changing that moves your heart and mind.”

Tickets are only $65-70 and can easily be purchased online at

GWMF plans to continue the season all summer long with a line up of two more incredible acts ranging from jazz to the blues.

About Great Waters Music Festival:
Founded in 1995, Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to culturally enriching New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  Dr. Gerald Mack, Director of the Worcester Chorus and a former professor at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, founded the non-profit summer festival to encompass a diversified program designed to appeal to a variety of musical tastes. More importantly, Great Waters Music Festival was created to promote live musical performances including choral, symphonic, folk, pop, jazz, Broadway, dance, and renowned vocal and instrumental artists, both amateur and professional alike, for the benefit of the Lakes Region.

For more information about Great Waters Music Festival visit or call Cheryll Andrews at 603-569-7710.

For pre-performance interviews or on-air performances, please contact Maura Webster at or at 774-249-5582. 


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