Rhiannon Giddens has a heavy heart — and we are grateful that she wants to share the entirety of its contents with us. The singer-songwriter and banjo goddess is a recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and is also a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. In 2017 the North Carolina native released Freedom Highway, her second solo record, inspired by Civil War-era slave narratives. The record was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards. Through the pains of the past, Giddens shines a light on a brighter future with the power of her storytelling.