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Rhiannon Giddens: A folk star's breakout moment

She is named after a Welsh mythological spirit. She calls a guy named T Bone her "fairy godfather." And she just led a singalong at the White House with Barack and Michelle. Rhiannon Giddens has been on a roll since hip producer T Bone Burnett called out of the blue a couple of years ago. He wanted Giddens, lead singer of the old-timey, Grammy-winning trio Carolina Chocolate Drops, to perform at a 2013 all-star folk concert for the Coen brothers' film "Inside Llewyn Davis." She stole the show, and he soon enlisted her to join Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes in the studio to compose and record music to...

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