Amythyst Kiah, Rhiannon Giddens, and Allison Russell Recording a New Project for Smithsonian Folkways

​Concerted Efforts is proud to represent this amazing generation of talented singers! Pictured (left to right): Leyla McCalla (Crossover Touring), Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), and Rhiannon Giddens – currently recording a project for Smithsonian Folkways with producer Dirk Powell at his Cypress House studio in Louisiana.  Amythyst Kiah​ is​ also recording her new ​studio album​ with Read more | For more information on Amythyst Kiah, visit her Artist Page

Nellie Mckay Featured on NPR Songs We Love

  “Nellie McKay isn’t the type to offer an unthinking inducement to romance. A singer-songwriter drawn to the inherent tensions between surface and substance, she has earned her reputation for unruly drolleries. . .The bottom line for McKay, it would seem, is that there’s always another level, a deeper layer. And this much remains true Read more | To read the full NPR article click HERE

New Signing! Kevin “B.F.” Burt

We are very pleased to announce the signing of Kevin “B.F.” Burt for exclusive worldwide representation. Kevin “B.F.” Burt was the big man of the evening at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis last month as he won awards in the three awards he was eligible for: Solo/Duo, Best Solo/Duo Guitarist, and the Lee Oskar Read more | Watch Kevin "B.F." Burt perform "Eleanor Rigby" at International Blues Challenge

New Signing! Chicago Plays The Stones

CHICAGO PLAYS THE STONES Featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch, Mike Wheeler and the Living History Band New album with guests Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Buddy Guy coming soon The release of the new album Chicago Plays The Stones is planned for this coming spring (label and publicist to be announced shortly). The record features 12 all-new recordings of Read more | Listen to the new album here!

Samantha Crain Commissioned for an Extensive Immersion Exhibit for T.C. Cannon

  Samantha Crain releases two new songs commissioned by  The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts in collaboration with The Smithsonian. These songs are written and recorded for an extensive immersion exhibit of the Native American Kiowa/Caddo painter  T.C. Cannon. The songs will play in different rooms of the exhibit and are meant for and Read more

Juliana Hatfield featured on NPR Songs We Love

  “The Boston-based musician’s forthcoming album, Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John, is a heartfelt tribute, with an emphasis on Newton-John’s ’70s and ’80s high points. . . Accordingly, her take on “A Little More Love”” — a song that originally appeared on Newton-John’s Totally Hot, a 1978 LP released several months after Grease became a blockbuster — exudes reverence. Read more | View The Full NPR Article HERE

Dom Flemons Announces Black Cowboys Album, out March 23, 2018 on Smithsonian Folkways

  Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys pays tribute to the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of the Wild West. In this single volume of music, the first of its kind, Flemons explores and re-analyzes this important part of our American identity. The songs and poems featured on the album take Read more

The Huntress and Holder of Hands on Tour with The Devil Makes Three

    The Huntress and Holder of Hands sets out on tour with The Devil Makes Three this month 01/20/18    PORTLAND                          ME      THE STATE THEATRE 01/23/18    SOUTH BURLINGTON         VT      HIGHER GROUND 01/24/18    BROOKLYN  Read more |

Don Bryant Nominated for 4 Blues Music Awards

Don Byrant has been nominated for 4 Blues Music Awards including album of the year and entertainer of the year! See the full list of nominees here: For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit Don Bryant’s Artist Page Read more | See the full list of nominees here

Concerted Efforts at APAP!

We will be at APAP in New York City this weekend! Please join us for our showcases: Friday, January 9, 2018 – City Winery 7pm Dori Freeman 8pm Dom Flemons 9pm Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers 10pm Birds of Chicago Tickets/ Information: Monday, January 12, 2018 – Joe’s Pub 7pm Lowland Hum 8pm Nellie McKay Read more