Carrie Rodriguez included in NPR’s “Top 50 Albums of 2016” and Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country Albums of 2016”

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

Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens on her two GRAMMY nominations!

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

Congratulations to William Bell on his two GRAMMY nominations!

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

Rhiannon Giddens Unveils “Freedom Highway” from Her Forthcoming Album

From Nonesuch Records: Rhiannon Giddens has unveiled a recording of “Freedom Highway,” the song written by Pops Staples and recorded by the Staples Singers in 1965, from her forthcoming album, which is due in early 2017. She is joined on the song by Bhi Bhiman. You can hear it below. Giddens writes: “I am a daughter Read more | Listen to "Freedom Highway" here

CE Welcomes Rising Appalachia to the Roster for Europe

Concerted Efforts is proud to welcome Rising Appalachia to our roster for Europe. Sisters Leah & Chloe are the collective voice that leads Rising Appalachia, a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off.  Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, Read more | Visit the Rising Appalachia website

Carolina Chocolate Drops inducted into the NC Hall of Fame along with The Avett Brothers

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are one of this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees along with The Avett Brothers and others. Read more about this year’s inductees at For More information about The Carolina Chocolate Drops, visit their artist page Read more | Read More About This Year's Inductees

CE Welcomes Dhafer Youssef to the roster!

We are pleased to announce the exclusive signing of Dhafer Youssef for North America. Considered to be the most inventive oud master today, Dhafer Youssef has been widely hailed internationally as a performer of the highest cultural importance, and is an author of a unique musical style that unites his native North African roots with Read more | Click here to watch the new album trailer

Bhi Bhiman featured in ’30 Days, 30 Songs’ for a Trump-free America

Bhi Bhiman takes on Donald Trump’s Putin obsession in his song “With Love, From Russia” as part of the “30 days, 30 songs” project. Learn more about the inspiration for the song at Paste Read more about the “30 days, 30 songs” project and hear contributions from other artists at The Atlantic For more information on Read more | Read more about the "30 days, 30 songs" project

Rhiannon Giddens wins Steve Martin Banjo Award!

Rhiannon Giddens is this year’s winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Giddens said in an interview with The New York Times, “I don’t want it to bring attention to me — I want it to bring attention to my banjo. I exist to tell the story of that thing.” You can read Read more | Read the full article at The New York TImes