Tommy Castro and The Painkillers Release Stompin’ Ground

Tommy Castro’s new album, Stompin’ Ground is out now on Alligator Records and off to a strong start! It debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Blues Chart, at #10 on Billboard’s New Artist Chart and at #132 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Elmore Magazine raves: “… an hour of his best entertainment ever. With devilish guitar, and in a Read more | For more information on Tommy Castro and upcoming tour dates, visit his Artist Page

Rhiannon Giddens Receives MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant!

Read about the MacArthur grant on NPR “As a solo artist — and, before that, as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops — singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has made a career out of revitalizing and invigorating decades’ worth of music reflecting the African-American experience. That’s meant singing songs written from slave narratives and for civil rights leaders, and even occasionally offering up Read more | NPR discusses Rhiannon Gidden's grant

Red Molly Announces October Tour Dates!

The Americana sweethearts who took a break in 2015 to work on their solo recordings, reunite in 2017 for their ONE FOR ALL & ALL FOR ONE TOUR. These very special shows will feature picks from each of their 2017 solo projects, arranged in the signature Red Molly style as well as Red Molly favorites that span their 11-year career. Red Read more

‘Gathering’ – The New Album from Josh Ritter- is out Today!

Josh Ritter’s new album Gathering is out today! “Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer.”  – NPR “Midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s Read more | Listen to 'Gathering'

Don Bryant featured by American Songwriter!

Don Bryant electrified the crowd at AmericanaFest 2017, and his show has been called one of the highlights of this year’s festival! Read more about AmericanaFest 2017 and Don Byrant  “But Memphis soul was really dripping Saturday night, when Don Bryant delivered a 12th & Porter set, backed by Scott Bomar & the Bo-Keys, that will be Read more | American Songwriter Discusses Don Byrant

Rhiannon Giddens Announces Fall 2017 Tour Dates at Rolling Stone

Rhiannon Giddens’ Fall 2017 Tour Schedule is now posted at Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/rhiannon-giddens-announces-2017-fall-tour-dates-w502717   For more information on Rhiannon Giddens, visit her Artist Page Read more | See Tour Dates at Rolling Stone

Grant-Lee Phillips joins Concerted Efforts Roster!

CE is excited to announce Grant-Lee Phillips has joined our roster! Pushing the limits of folk, alternative, pop and Americana, Phillips’ band Grant Lee Buffalo was a seminal ‘90s mainstay. The twenty-first century saw his transition into a prolific solo career. Says Phillips, “History and legend have often found their way into my songs.” As with most artists, Grant-Lee Phillips’ Read more | For more info on Grant-Lee Phillips and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page

Eliane Elias Digs Deeply Into the Music of Brazil and Jazz

From Chicago Tribune: “The sounds of Brazil swept into Evanston on Friday evening, though imbued with the character of American jazz. Brazilian singer-pianist Eliane Elias has been intertwining [the sounds of Brazil with the character of American jazz. …the youthful enthusiasm and unabashed ebullience of her show … ran counter to what one might expect from an artist who has been Read more | Read the full review at Chicago Tribune

Rolling Stone Country Premiers Josh Ritter & Bob Weir duet “When Will I Be Changed”

Stream “When Will I Be Changed,” a new duet from Josh Ritter and Bob Weir, at Rolling Stone Country. http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/hear-josh-ritter-bob-weirs-duet-when-will-i-be-changed-w501728 “Written by Ritter, the song pitches its tent midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty. Appropriately, Weir lends his warm, weathered Read more