The Steel Wheels to perform at Merlefest 2015

The Steel Wheels will be performing at Merlefest April 23-26, 2015 and will be hosting their “Midnight Jam” session – The Midnight Jam, one of the more anticipated events at MerleFest, is the Saturday after-hours hootenanny that has produced artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival’s history. The Steel Read more

Congratulations to Rosanne Cash for her Three Grammy Wins

Rosanne Cash took home three Grammys at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night – Her awards included best American roots performance for A Feather’s Not A Bird, best American roots song for A Feather’s Not A Bird and best Americana album for The River & The Thread. For more information on Rosanne visit Read more

R.I.P Rev. Gean West – Founder of West Dallas gospel-funk greats The Relatives

The Rev. Gean West, founder and frontman for the funkiest, grooviest gospel group to come from West Dallas or anywhere else, died Wednesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. He was one vocal track away from finishing what will become The Relatives’ second proper studio album recorded during its on-and-mostly-off 45-year-long existence. Read more | Read The Dallas Morning News Press Release

Watch Rhiannon Giddens appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman

Rhiannon appeared as the musical guest on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday, February 10th. Watch her performance below. “I have been watching Letterman since I was a kid- so excited we get to be on his show before he retires!” — Rhiannon Gidden Read more

NPR First Listen posts the album steam of Rhiannon Giddens’ ‘Tomorrow Is My Turn’ (Available February 20 from Nonesuch)

NPR’s First Listen has just posted the album stream for Rhiannon Giddens’ first solo release, “Tomorrow Is My Turn” (February 10 from Nonesuch) NPR says of the album “Produced by T-Bone Burnett, it’s a scrupulously selected, richly realized collection of songs spanning American music’s history of communal uplift, individual outcry, happy collaboration and profitable theft. Read more | Hear "Tomorrow Is My Turn" on NPR's First Listen

WILLIE “POPSY” DIXON, DRUMMER AND VOCALIST OF ACCLAIMED SOUL/BLUES BAND THE HOLMES BROTHERS, 1942 – 2015

Willie “Popsy” Dixon, drummer and vocalist of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, died in Richmond, Virginia on Friday, January 9. He had recently been diagnosed with stage four bladder cancer. He was 72 years old. Dixon, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 26, 1942, was celebrated for his soaring, soulful multi-octave Read more | Alligator Press Release

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders has sold out it’s London Debut!

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders – Wes’s New York based show, which brings together different musicians, authors, comedians, and poets to create a unique performance of art and music, has sold out their debut London show! Cabinet of Wonders will be at Cecil Sharp House on January 31. To learn more about the show – Read more | Learn more about the London show here

Lori Peters of Mad Mission Agency is Joining Concerted Efforts

We’re excited to announce that Lori Peters of Mad Mission Agency and her roster are joining Concerted Efforts. Lori’s roster includes: Barnstar!, Dan Bern, Hayley Reardon, Heather Maloney, Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst, The Lowest Pair, Mark Erelli, Parsonsfield, Red Molly, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and Tall Heights   Read more

Rhiannon Giddens Featured in The LA Times

Rhiannon Giddens is currently featured in The LA Times.  The feature looks at Rhiannon’s career up to this point – highlighting her upcoming solo Release “Tomorrow is my Turn” (Released Feb 10 by Nonesuch) and her 2015 tour. The Times describes the upcoming release, saying: “In a dozen songs on her album, she salutes music Read more | Read the full LA Times feature

THE JULIANA HATFIELD THREE ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW ALBUM, OUT FEBRUARY 17, 2014 AND THEIR 21ST ANNIVERSARY TOUR, KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 2014

Twenty one years after the Juliana Hatfield Three (Singer/guitarist Hatfield, drummer Todd Philips and bassist Dean Fisher) released their influential 1993 LP Become What Your Are, the trio will finally follow up their debut with their long-awaited sophomore album, Whatever, My Love, on February 17th. The band recorded their 12-song new album at Hoboken, New Jersey’s Nuthouse Read more | Read the Rolling Stone article