Theo Croker is featured on platinum selling artist J. Cole’s new album 4 Your Eyez Only which is presently Top 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Theo is on three songs as performer and on one as producer. Theo’s own album Escape Velocity (Sony/OK) continues to grow online with over two million plays on Spotify Read more | For more info on Theo Croker and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page
You can listen to Lowland Hum’s song “Palm Lines” on All Songs Considered. NPR writes, “Vulnerability in song can be refreshing, especially when it reflects the questions we ask ourselves. On “Palm Lines,” folk duo Lowland Hum exposes its insecurity in full, pondering the path ahead. Doubt may be their inspiration, but the message is Read more | To listen to Lowland Hum on NPR's All Songs Considered click here.
From Nonesuch Records: Rhiannon Giddens, whose new album, Freedom Highway, is due out on Nonesuch Records on February 24, has unveiled a new song from the album called “At the Purchaser’s Option,” which you can hear in the lyric video below and on Spotify. The song is one of nine original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote Read more | Watch the lyric video for "At the Purchaser's Option"
Ronnie Baker Brooks will be releasing Times Have Changed (Provogue/Mascot), his first album in ten years, on January 20, 2017. The album is produced by Steve Jordan who has worked with Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Eric Clapton and features guests Lonnie Brooks, “Big Head” Todd Mohr, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Steve Cropper, Angie Stone, Eddie Willis, Al Read more | For more info on Ronnie Baker Brooks, visit his artist page
Ruthie Foster will be releasing her new album Joy Comes Back with special guests Derek Trucks, bassist Willie Weeks (Bowie, Clapton, George Harrison) and drumming legend Joe Vitale (Crosby, Stills & Nash; the Eagles) on March 24, 2017. In it are ten incredible tracks, which are by a diverse array of writers ranging from Mississippi Read more
FROM NONESUCH RECORDS: Rhiannon Giddens’s Second Solo Album, “Freedom Highway,” Due February 24 on Nonesuch Records “Know thy history. Let it horrify you; let it inspire you. Let it show you how the future can look, for nothing in this world has not come around before. These songs are based on slave narratives from the Read more | Read the press release at the Nonesuch website
John Doe has been nominated for “Best Spoken World Album” for Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk! Read about the memoir at L.A. Times For more info on John Doe and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page Read more | Read about the memoir at L.A. Times
Carrie Rodriguez’s Lola is one of NPR‘s “Top 50 Albums of 2016” and Rolling Stone‘s “40 Best Country Albums of 2016”! Read about the album and see NPR’s full list here See Rolling Stone’s full list here Read more | Read about the album and see NPR's full list here
Rhiannon Giddens has been nominated for two 2017 GRAMMY awards! Her 2016 EP, Factory Girl (Nonesuch Records), is nominated for “Best Folk Album” and the song “Factory Girl is nominated for “Best American Roots Performance”. Stream Factory Girl on the Nonesuch Records website For more info and upcoming tour dates, visit her Artist Page Read more | Stream Factory Girl on the Nonesuch Records website
William Bell has been nominated for two 2017 GRAMMY awards! This Is Where I Live is nominated for “Best Americana Album” and his song “The Three Of Me” is nominated for “Best Traditional R&B performance”. Stream “The Three Of Me” at NPR: Songs We Love Visit William Bell’s Website Read more | Stream "The Three Of Me" at NPR: Songs We Love