Dom Flemons and Amythyst Kiah Featured in Bank of America Ad

CE artists Dom Flemons and Amythyst Kiah are featured in Bank of America’s forthcoming advertisement showcasing their banjo talents. The advertisement depicts an array of American country artists playing their banjos and singing Old Crow Medicine Show’s classic “Wagon Wheel”. It’s a promotion for director Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary Country Music, aired by PBS on Read more | See the full video from Bank of America here.

Maya de Vitry And Jessy Wilson Compare Notes

NPR released a piece yesterday, interviewing the two friends Maya de Vitry and Jessy Wilson about their respective careers first working in bands, and now going solo. The interview addresses the compromises of collaboration and its contrast with solo work. de Vitry, who was a fiddler and harmony singer of the Stray Birds, recounts a Read more | Read NPR's full interview here.

Concerted Efforts is proud to announce the signing of Lisa Morales!

Singer-songwriter Lisa Morales draws from a creative palette informed by the rhythms, colors and flavors of the Southwest — from the painted-desert skies of her native Tucson, Arizona, where she and cousin Linda Ronstadt grew up, to the sea-salted air of Houston, where she moved at 18, and the history-filled city of San Antonio, where Read more

Concerted Efforts Artists Featured in Living Blues Magazine!

Amythyst Kiah has been featured on a 2-page spread for Living Blues‘s most recent issue! For Living Blues’ 2019 Critic’s Poll, Dom Flemons was awarded Best Traditional & Acoustic Blues Album of the year, while Rhiannon Giddens took home Most Outstanding Musician (Banjo)! Check out Living Blues’ current issue here. Read more | Check out Living Blues' most recent issue.

Our Native Daughters make Rolling Stone’s “Newport Folk Festival 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw”

Our Native Daughters graced Newport’s Folk Fest stage on Sunday afternoon, preaching about America’s 400-year-old story of black womanhood. The four-piece band comprising of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell, and Leyla McCalla evoked an array of emotions for their hour-long set’s entirety. Their banjo-driven folk sound carried their cries of history to every ear Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.

Alexa Rose Announces Debut LP ‘Medicine for Living’ on Big Legal Mess, Out October 4

Alexa Rose’s debut LP Medicine for Living on October 4th. The title track won her the songwriting competition at Merlefest 2019. Rose’s debut album is a blend of contemporary roots and Appalachian storytelling. Her traditional songwriting style is a poignant, soulful retreat to a quieter place. Of the titular track, Rose says, “This song is Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit her artist page.

Debut Songs of Our Native Daughters Tour

Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), Amythyst Kiah, and Leyla McCalla to perform songs from their Smithsonian Folkways album, Songs of Our Native Daughters. Catch Our Native Daughters on the road:  July 23 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts – Westport, CTJuly 24 Smithsonian Museum – Washington, DCJuly 25 Chautauqua Read more

Rhiannon Giddens on The Today Show

Rhiannon Giddens was on the Today Show this Monday with Francesco Turrisi playing the song “I’m On My Way” from their album there is no Other (Nonesuch Records). Watch the full Today Show performance here Click for more information on Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi Read more | Watch the full Today Show performance here

American Songwriter’s Latest Issue Features Rhiannon Giddens

Accomplished multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens landed the cover of American Songwriter‘s July/August 2019 issue. Journalist Caine O’Rear describes Giddens as a “[Kaleidescopic] panoply of musical and intellectual voices.” The article continues to herald Giddens as a prominent dignitary and voice of classic and contemporary Americana music. The article also discusses Giddens’ latest studio album in collaboration Read more | Read American Songwriter's summary.

Maya de Vitry Featured on NPR’s Best Songs of 2019 So Far

Maya de Vitry has been featured on NPR’s Best Songs of 2019 So Far. NPR took to its peers to ask public radio writers across the country, “What’s your favorite song of 2019 so far?” Writer Kim Ruehl of Folk Alley reports on her favorite track, “When she sings, “Go tell a bird about the Read more | Click here for NPR's full article.