Leyla McCalla

This gifted banjo player, cellist, and singer-songwriter weaves intricate stories in music that sighs and shouts. She won fame as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and her collaborations with singer/songwriter/musical historian and activist Rhiannon Giddens and Our Native Daughters (joined with Giddens, Amythyst Kiah and Allison Russell). Her latest album Break the Thermometer is a vivid recounting of Haitian history — “magnificently transparent music [that] holds tidings of family, memory, solitude” (The New York Times). A concert that transports the listener…get your tickets now.