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The Arts | Give Me the Banjo: Rhiannon Giddens Performs "Gonna Write Me a Letter" | PBS

Duration: 03:36 (Full Program)

Rhiannon Giddens is a member of the Grammy-winning string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Here she performs a song by the great North Carolina banjoist Ola Belle Reed: "Gonna write me a letter/Gonna send it on the foam/Gonna send it to my baby/Gonna beg him to come home." The sorrowful surging of her clawhammer banjo underscores the image of a love letter sent via sea foam.

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Post Date: October 31, 2011