Samantha Crain Aims to Create New Traditions

“Crain wrote the song ‘Red Sky, Blue Mountain’ after witnessing the protests against the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota, which began in early 2016. She was struck by how little respect so many people had for the land, even though it’s one of the most important aspects of indigenous culture. The phrases Read more | PRI's The World Article On Samantha Crain

No Depression Premiers New Video For Birds of Chicago’s “American Flowers”

You can watch the new video for the title track of Birds of Chicago’s American Flowers EP ft. Rhiannon Giddens at No Depression! WATCH For more information on Birds of Chicago and upcoming tour dates, visit their ArtistPage Read more | Watch the video at No Depression

Rhiannon Giddens’ ‘Freedom Highway’ Makes Year’s Best Lists

From Nonesuch Records: Rhiannon Giddens‘s latest solo album, Freedom Highway, has also made Uncut’s list of the year’s best. “A commanding singer with folk, theatrical and gospel chops aplenty,” says the magazine, “the former Carolina Chocolate Drop imbued new songs with the gravity of traditionals, and highlighted old injustices that were still, scandalously, relevant in 2017.” Freedom Highway includes nine original Read more

ELIANE ELIAS WINS LATIN GRAMMY

Eliane Elias’ critically acclaimed release Dance of Time (Concord) just won a Latin GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz / Jazz Album. Recorded in Brazil, the release features Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Mark Kibble, Amilton Godoy, Toquinho and João Bosco. The tune “Little Paradise” from the album now has over 2 million listens on Spotify and continues to grow. The Guardian raves “As Read more

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