Josh Ritter’s 10th record, Fever Breaks, is due April 26th. It’s been 20 years since his debut release, and there’s a lot to celebrate. Fever Breaks boasts a new, skilled roster of collaborators – including Jason Isbell and 400 Unit as his backing band. The result of such a collaboration is the beautiful melding of Read more | See Josh Ritter on NPR First LIsten
Jesca Hoop returns with a new single called “Shoulder Charge,” featuring Lucius. The title is inspired by Elbow’s song “Friend of Ours,” which references the sensation of human contact when brushing against another person or being in a confined space with strangers. Hoop was prompted to reflect on how we often hide personal issues from Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Jesca Hoop's artist page.
“When Americana Royalty, one a Blaster the other a Flatlander, come together to make music together the result is pure magic.” – Rock is the New Roll Pioneers of Americana, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin have released a new music video for their song “Walk On”, written by blues legends Brownie and Ruthie McGhee. The Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit their artist page.
Rhiannon Giddens’ forthcoming album there is no Other was recorded and produced over a span of five days in Dublin. Giddens aims to celebrate creativity, commonality and condemn the idea of “othering”. She enlisted the help of multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi to bring her project to life; the two finding kindred spirits in each other through Read more | For more information and tour dates, check out the duo's artist page.
NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation is popular among its listeners, but their Top Ten list was newly published yesterday. In no particular order, Our Native Daughters and Josh Ritter both had the honor of being featured. Ritter’s “Old Black Magic” from his new album Fever Breaks (due April 26) was praised for its dramatic nature Read more | Read NPR's Full Article Here.
Our Native Daughters, consisting of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell, received a 5-star review from The Guardian on Thursday for their record Songs From Our Native Daughters. The review praised the “four black female banjo players wrestling with gender, race, slavery, sexual assault, and the domination of the male gaze”. The Read more | For The Guardian's full article, click here.
“Rosanne Cash talks Channeling Feminist Rage on She Remembers Everything” – Read the article here! For more information on Rosanne Cash, visit her Artist Page Read more | Read the full article at Rolling Stone
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On Monday, Feb 4, 2019, Sons of Serndip returned to America’s Got Talent on NBC to compete against the show’s biggest stars from around the world. Watch their performance of “Somewhere Only We Know” here! Read more | Watch their performance of "Somewhere Only We Know"
Concerted Efforts is proud to welcome Squirrel Nut Zippers to its roster. The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as Read more | For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit Squirrel Nut Zipper's roster page.