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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
Bhi Bhiman is featured in a new commercial for Apple Watch singing “Walk of Life” by Dire Straights. Watch the commercial, starring Alice Cooper, below! Fore more info on Bhi Bhiman and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page Read more | Watch the commercial, featuring Alice Cooper, here!