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Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road & Rhiannon Giddens. Need we say more? / The Bluegrass Situation

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The legendary cellist brought the talented solo artist and former member of Carolina Chocolate Drops on board for a project with the Silk Road Ensemble, a multi-national group of composers and performers Ma formed in 2000. The ensemble just readied a new album, Sing Me Home, featuring Giddens on the popular American folksong "St. James Infirmary Blues," which we're happy to premiere. Other guests on the album, out April 22, include Bill Frisell, Sarah Jarosz, and Gregory Porter. 

"Music is one of the best ways human beings have to code memory and often, at Silk Road, it's also the way we code friendships," Ma says. ""What an amazing session with the Silk Road Ensemble!" Giddens adds. "I was so honored to get to sing with these fabulous musicians, and you can tell we are all having a great time!" Listen to "St. James Infirmary Blues" and pre-order Sing Me Home here.

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