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Rhiannon Giddens, Bhi Bhiman

When: Thu., April 2, 8 p.m. 2015

RHIANNON GIDDENS

CAROLINA THEATRE, DURHAM

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

Tomorrow is My Turn is the big-deal, major-label debut of Greensboro's Rhiannon Giddens, the only original Carolina Chocolate Drop to outlast that band's steady membership attrition. In the last few months, the spotlight has boosted her star significantly. She's collaborated with Elvis Costello, held hands with David Letterman for an awkwardly long time after her performance on his show, and nabbed a decent spot on The Billboard 200. But her T Bone Burnett-helmed album is a bit of a letdown, as Giddens and Burnett uncomfortably attempt to shoehorn her dazzling adaptability and wide interests into just 11 songs. As the record spins between sashaying soul and hard-edged gospel blues, plaintive folk and peppy roots-pop, Giddens never finds an identifiable center. Giddens remains a consummate performer, however, with a candor and charm that complement her wondrous voice and help thread together all these disparate styles. From the earliest days of the Drops, that has never wavered. Tomorrow may be the faulty start of a fledgling solo career, but don't expect her to falter in a theater so close to her backyard. With Bhi Bhiman. 8 p.m., $25–$106.28, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $35-$106.28

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