William Bell to be awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Americana Music Association

William Bell will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting at this year’s Americana Honors & Awards. Others recieving lifetime achievement awards include Bob Weir and Shawn Colvin. Read more about the awards and this year’s recipients at Rolling Stone Country.   For more info on William Bell, visit his artist page. Read more | Read more about the awards and this year's recipients at Rolling Stone Country

Rhiannon Giddens and Eric Church’s “Kill a Word” is Country Radio’s most added song

Headline Planet printed today that “’Kill A Word (featuring Rhiannon Giddens),’ the follow-up to Eric Church’s chart-topping ‘Record Year,’ was added by 47 Mediabase-monitored country radio stations this week.  The count is enough for the top spot on this week’s country radio add board.” You can watch Giddens & Church perform “Kill a Word” with Read more | Watch Rhiannon Giddens and Eric Church perform "Kill a Word" with Smokey Robinson and Aloe Black

Belly kicks off their summer tour to a 4 star review from The Guardian

Belly kicked off their summer tour last week and The Guardian had great things to say about their show at Leeds University. This was only the second audience to see Belly in 21 years, but The Guardian says… “in this inspired form, there will surely be many more to follow.” Read the full review at Read more | Read the full review at The Guardian

5 Star Review in The Guardian for Steps Ahead

The Guardian called the Steps Ahead Reunion Tour show at Ronnie Scott’s in London a “scintillating, vividly contemporary jazz from two old friends”. Steps Ahead Reunion Tour is currently on a 3 week tour of mostly European Jazz Festivals. For more info and upcoming tour dates on Steps Ahead Reunion Tour, visit their artist page Read more | Read the full review at The Guardian

GoGo Penguin named one of Rolling Stone’s “20 Great New British Artists To Watch”!

          From Rolling Stone…”GoGo Penguin are an instrumental trio boasting a DJ crew name while thriving in an avant-jazz universe. Over three albums, they’ve often sketched electronic ideas on programs like Logic and Ableton and transferred them to acoustic instruments. The results test tempos, textures and attention spans, nodding to production styles Read more | Read More at Rolling Stone

Carrie Rodriguez’s ‘Lola’ named to NPR Music’s Favorite 30 Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

“Carrie Rodriguez has recorded the perfect bi-cultural album in Lola. It is the album she was born to do, what with her mother’s west Texas roots and her father’s Mexican American background, but she arrived at this point by collecting her own identity along the way: first classical violin, then Americana fiddle and country vocal Read more | See the full list at NPR Music

John Doe’s ‘The Westerner’ named one of Rolling Stone’s 45 best albums of 2016 so far

John Doe’s The Westerner has been named one of Rolling Stone’s 45 best albums of 2016 so far! See the full list at Rolling Stone   For more info on John Doe and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page Read more | See the full list at Rolling Stone

Leyla McCalla to perform at the National Park Service Centennial celebration

Leyla McCalla will perform alongside Emmy Lou Harris, John Prine, and other legends at the 100th year anniversary of the National Park Service this summer at Yellowstone National Park. The celebration will take place on August 25th and tickets to the event can be purchased here. Read more about the event at the National Park Read more | Read more about the event at the National Park Service website

Rhiannon Giddens to replace Audra McDonald in the Broadway musical ‘Shuffle Along’

Rhiannon Giddens will make her Broadway debut this summer as Audra McDonald’s replacement in the musical ‘Shuffle Along’. The “jazz-and-tap-heavy show about a 1921 all-black Broadway musical” received 10 Tony Award nominations last week. Read more about the show at New York Times. For more info on Rhiannon Giddens and upcoming tour dates, visit her Read more | Read More about 'Shuffle Along'

Sam Lee wins BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Song and to appear on Later with Jools Holland this Friday

Sam Lee has wins the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for best traditional song (Lovely Molly) along with a nomination for folk singer of the year. He performs Lovely Molly with The Roundhouse Choir live on Radio 2 this Wednesday, April 27th. Sam Lee will also appear on Live with Jools Holland this Friday, April 25th, again performing Read more | Click here to watch Sam Lee perform Lovely Molly with The Roundhouse Choir