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THE ARTS

Give Me the Banjo: Rhiannon Giddens Performs "Gonna Write...

  • Aired: 10/31/2011
  • 03:35
  • Rating: NR
Rhiannon Giddens is a member of the Grammy-winning string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Here she performs a song by the great North Carolina banjoist Ola Belle Reed: "Gonna write me a letter/Gonna send it on the foam/Gonna send it to my baby/Gonna beg him to come home." The sorrowful surging of her clawhammer banjo underscores the image of a love letter sent via sea foam.
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