Amythyst Kiah & Birds of Chicago included in NPR’s Best of AmericanaFest

“Amythyst Kiah is a Tennessee native who got into old-time music in college. She really is important in reminding people that there is a great tradition of African-American, old-time musicians. I love that she sings in this really rich low vocal range, just straight from the chest, resonant. Her version of blues has a bit Read more | Go to NPR's Best of AmericanaFest 2018

CNN Features Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin Collaboration on “Downey to Lubbock”

Friends of 30 years, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin have only just begun playing music with each other. The two musicians’ friendship sprouted when they both frequented Ash Grove, a Los Angeles club many years ago. In all the years of their friendship, they hadn’t thought to collaborate musically until they started a project Read more | For more information, visit CNN for the full report.

Rosanne Cash Receives “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award!

    CE artist Rosanne Cash received the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award this past Thursday, while attending the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards. Upon receiving the exact award her father Johnny Cash had received in 2002, Cash shared her beliefs: “we are the premier service industry for the heart and soul,” she said Read more | For more information, visit Rolling Stone for the full article.

Rhiannon Giddens to Star in “Porgy and Bess” Opera

Concerted Efforts artist Rhiannon Giddens has been recruited to star in the Greensboro, North Carolina Opera’s production of the opera “Porgy and Bess”— in the year 2020 . The opera will be performed at The Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts, a 3,000-seat venue which is currently under construction. The Tanger Center’s team has selected Read more | For more information, visit News and Record for the full article.

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