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
Birds of Chicago will release their new digital E.P. American Flowers, November 17th on Signature Sounds. Proceeds from American Flowers will benefit Chicago’s South Side based Teen Living Programs– a non-profit that builds community, hope and opportunity for youth who are homeless and at risk. The title track will be pre-released on November 7th along with pre-orders. Look for their full-length Read more | Listen to 'American Flowers'
Cash was honored along with The Neville Brothers and Roy Orbison at the 2017 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction & Celebration, which took place last week. Elvis Costello, Ry Cooder and Neko Case paid tribute to Cash and performed a selection of her songs. Musical highlights from the ceremony will be broadcast in a special New Year’s Eve episode of “Austin City Limits” as Read more
Exuding equal parts Americana, alt-country, and soul, Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas) has bloomed as a solo artist, the soulful, honey-dipped restraint in her vocals and lyrical intimacies. Today, the East Vancouver based artist is sharing her lush reinterpretation of D’Angelo’s “When We Get By” to celebrate her signing to Arts & Crafts. LISTEN Read more | Listen to "When we get by" here
“Rising Appalachia create unifying, renewing live music that blends folk and soul sounds from around the world on their new album, Alive.”— Pop Matters https://www.popmatters.com/rising-appalachia-alive-album-stream-premiere-2495378041.html Now booking dates in Europe for summer 2018! Read more | Article on Rising Appalachia by Pop Matters
Born in Dungiven in 1975, Cara Dillon was brought up in a close musical family immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry. Having won the All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy aged only 14 she went on to sing with Oige, De Dannan and then Equation. It was in this band that Read more | Click here to check out DUBHDARA, one of her new songs on the album!
Ala.ni is back in the US for October dates with Son Little. She spoke to The Village Voice ahead of their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Thursday: https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/10/16/ala-nis-antidote-to-robot-music/ Check out Ala.ni’s tour dates and upcoming shows here! Read more | Ala.ni featured on Village Voice
“The ease with which Freeman knits together sturdiness and sophistication is a revelation, and one that’s arrived right on time.” -NPR Letters Never Read comes out Friday October 20, 2017 Click here to stream Letters Never Read at NPR First Listen! For more info on Dori Freeman and upcoming tour dates, visit her Artist Page Read more | Stream 'Letters Never Read' at NPR First Listen
Tommy Castro’s new album, Stompin’ Ground is out now on Alligator Records and off to a strong start! It debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Blues Chart, at #10 on Billboard’s New Artist Chart and at #132 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Elmore Magazine raves: “… an hour of his best entertainment ever. With devilish guitar, and in a Read more | For more information on Tommy Castro and upcoming tour dates, visit his Artist Page
Read about the MacArthur grant on NPR “As a solo artist — and, before that, as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops — singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has made a career out of revitalizing and invigorating decades’ worth of music reflecting the African-American experience. That’s meant singing songs written from slave narratives and for civil rights leaders, and even occasionally offering up Read more | NPR discusses Rhiannon Gidden's grant