“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
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
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’ 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