Josh Ritter Announces Upcoming Album Release and Fall Tour Dates

Josh Ritter announced on Wednesday that his new album, “Sermon on the Rocks” will be released on October 16. Josh said of the new album, “I wanted the wind off the Gulf. I wanted the air that touches the skin. I wanted the paint that sticks to the back of the eyeball. I wanted the Read more | click here to visit Josh Ritter's website

Samantha Crain’s new album, “Under Branch and Thorn and Tree” Reviewed by No Depression

“No Depression” has just given a glowing review to Samantha Crain’s new album, “Under Brand and Thorn and Tree”. No Depression writes: “Last time around, on 2013’s Kid Face, Crain told me in an interview that she was making a concerted effort to move away from fiction elements and closer to autobiography in her songs. Read more | Read the No Depression review here

Sam Lee featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Sam Lee was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on July 28 – NPR says of Sam Lee delights in making surprising connections in his music. He mixes conch, percussion and trumpet with an old Scottish Travellers song called “Johnny O’ The Brine.” Lee does this partly because he didn’t have any notions about what Read more | Listen to Sam Lee on NPRs "All Things Considered" here

Rhiannon Giddens “Cry No More” – her response to the events in Charleston – featured on NPR’s First Watch

“Cry No More,” a new song released solely as a one-take, live video and written in direct response to the Charleston shooting last month, features only Giddens’ haunting frame drum, her voice and a choir that echoes her. Its genre delineations apply more to the human condition than to music. This song is about black Read more | Watch the video on NPR here

ROSANNE CASH SELECTED AS 2015 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn., – July 7, 2015 –Rosanne Cash will be the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2015 artist-in-residence. A Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, Cash has recorded 15 albums and is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Grammys for her latest album The River and the Thread. As artist-in-residence, she will present intimate Read more | Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame's website here

Check out the premiere of Bhi Bhiman’s video “Up In Arms” Featuring Rhiannon Giddens

Sunday Living has just premiered the video for Bhi Bhiman’s new single “Up In Arms” featuring Rhiannon Giddens. Bhi Bhiman says of the song, “‘Up In Arms’ is a song about political and social struggle for African-Americans. The song is sung in the first person of Huey P. Newton, the Black Panther Party co-founder. It’s Read more | Watch the video premiere for "Up in Arms" on Southernliving.com

WENDELL HOLMES, DECEMBER 19, 1943 – JUNE 19, 2015

Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, died on Friday, June 19 at his home in Rosedale, Maryland of complications due to pulmonary hypertension. Earlier this week, Wendell addressed his fans and friends in an open letter as he moved into hospice care. He was 71. Read more

WENDELL HOLMES OF ACCLAIMED SOUL/BLUES BAND THE HOLMES BROTHERS WRITES OPEN LETTER AS HE ENTERS HOSPICE

Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, penned an open letter to his friends and fans as he entered hospice care. Wendell recently retired from touring when he was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. Holmes Brothers drummer Willie “Popsy” Dixon died on January 9, 2015 of complications Read more

Sam Lee has just released the video for “Blackbird” the first single from his forthcoming album “The Fade in Time”

Mercury Prize nominated artist Sam Lee has just debuted the video for his new single “Blackbird” – the song is featured on his new album “The Fade in Time” (available June 16). Impassioned and hugely ambitious in scope, The Fade In Time is a major statement from an artist and group extending the borders of Read more | Watch the video for "Blackbird"

Bhi Bhiman’s new video for “Moving to Brussels” – featuring a Whiplash Parody with Keegan-Michael Key – has been posted on Slate, College Humor, and more!

Bhi Bhiman’s newest video, for his single “Moving To Brussels” has been posted and tweeted by College Humor, Slate, A.V. Club, Splitsider,  Wits Radio, and more. The video features Bhi Bhiman and Keegan-Michael Key (of Key & Peele) in a hilarious parody of the movie Whiplash. Check out the full video here For more info Read more | Watch the video for "Moving to Brussels"