Previously winning accolades as leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens made her solo debut with Grammy Award-nominated album Tomorrow Is My Turn, one of the most highly praised releases of 2015.
The Guardian called Tomorrow Is My Turn a 'solo debut of phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song, and lachrymose country ballad.'
Giddens went on to win the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Award along with the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, and was inducted into The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
Her next solo album Freedom Highway has gone on to receive International Folk Music Album of the Year Award and Songlines Music Americas Awards.
Giddens has performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and appeared on The Late Show and Later…with Jools Holland.