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Give Me the Banjo: Rhiannon Giddens Performs "Gonna Write...

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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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Over 300-ft. deep, the Volcano Room is nearly acoustically perfect and seats 700 guests.

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