Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Country/Americana Albums of 2019

Today, Paste Magazine commemorated a few CE artists, praising their new releases among the best in Country and Americana this year. #1 on the list is Caroline Spence‘s Mint Condition; journalist Ellen Johnson praises the record for its “everyman” perspective of storytelling that is sure to resonate with anyone who’ll bend an ear. Spence’s release Read more | Read Paste's full article

Ruthie Foster Wins Blues Music Award

The Memphis Cook Convention Center was packed with blues musicians, fans, and music-world luminaries on May 9th to see who would be announced as winners at the 40th Annual Blues Music Awards. Ruthie Foster was the sole musician to retain their title as she again won the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist, her 9th  Blues Music Award win overall. For Read more

Boris Announces ‘LφVE & EVφL’ LP, Signs with Third Man

Boris has never been one for sentimentality—they simply wave goodbye to old worlds in favor of new horizons. That’s exactly the logic behind the band’s two forthcoming reissues of Akuma No Uta and Feedbacker, which will be released via Third Man Records this year, marking a new partnership between the band and label. The batch of reissues also makes way for Boris’s Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Boris' artist page.

CE Artists Nominated for Americana Awards 2019!

Concerted Efforts artists Rhiannon Giddens, Our Native Daughters, and Mark Erelli have received nominations for the Americana Music Awards of 2019! Artist of the Year: Rhiannon GiddensGroup of the Year: Our Native DaughtersSong of the Year: “By Degrees,” Mark Erelli, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell & Josh Ritter (Written by Mark Erelli) Read more | See Rolling Stone's full article here.

Rhiannon Giddens Discusses Her Folk Roots with The New Yorker

Roots musician Rhiannon Giddens was recently featured in The New Yorker. Diving deep into the history and icons of black folk music, the article addresses the lost appreciation for North Carolina fiddler Frank Johnson. Giddens draws much of her musical and cultural influence from Johnson, whose genius has been swept under the rug for 200 Read more | Check out The New Yorker's article here.

Josh Ritter’s ‘Fever Breaks’ on NPR First Listen

Josh Ritter’s 10th record, Fever Breaks, is due April 26th. It’s been 20 years since his debut release, and there’s a lot to celebrate. Fever Breaks boasts a new, skilled roster of collaborators – including Jason Isbell and 400 Unit as his backing band. The result of such a collaboration is the beautiful melding of Read more | See Josh Ritter on NPR First LIsten

New Jesca Hoop Track Featuring Lucius!

Jesca Hoop returns with a new single called “Shoulder Charge,” featuring Lucius. The title is inspired by Elbow’s song “Friend of Ours,” which references the sensation of human contact when brushing against another person or being in a confined space with strangers. Hoop was prompted to reflect on how we often hide personal issues from Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Jesca Hoop's artist page.

Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin Release Music Video for “Walk On”

“When Americana Royalty, one a Blaster the other a Flatlander, come together to make music together the result is pure magic.”  – Rock is the New Roll Pioneers of Americana, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin have released a new music video for their song “Walk On”, written by blues legends Brownie and Ruthie McGhee. The Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit their artist page.