David Letterman continued his ongoing support of great music by inviting founding member and lead vocalist of the Grammy Award winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens to perform on his stage.
Giddens turned in a stunning rendition of “Waterboy,” a song most famously associated with the late folk/blues legend Odetta.
Asa true fan of music Letterman was duly impressed.
“Odetta has been cited as a major influence by folks like Bob Dylan, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Janis Joplin, among many others. She was a soulful force for good in both the folk world and the civil rights world, and it’s an honor to present her arrangement of this work song–inspired piece. We were both classically trained, and so it was great to be able to let my throat loose!” Giddens has stated.
Giddens is touring in support of her debut, T Bone Burnett produced, solo album ‘Tomorrow Is My Turn.’