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

Bhi Bhiman featured in new Apple Commercial

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!

Boubacar Traore touring North American this December!

Concerted Efforts is honored once again to present the legendary Malian ballad singer – Boubacar Traore on tour this December, 2016. Boubacar Traoré carries within him all the beauty of African blues. A diamond among the jewels of Mandingo music, he shines with the dark glow of exceptional purity. Only the voice of “Kar Kar” Read more | For more info on Boubacar Traore and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page


Buffy Sainte-Marie wins Best Contemporary Roots album of the Year and Best Aboriginal Album of the Year Junos for Fire In The Blood.  Click here to read more on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 2016 Juno Award Wins at CBC For more info and upcoming tour dates for Buffy Sainte-Marie visit her artist page Read more | Full Story on Buffy Sainte-Marie's Junos Awards Win

Leyla McCalla featured in NPR’s ‘Songs We Love’

From NPR, “It’s an exhilarating thing, hearing a musical virtuoso explore her voice’s unanticipated potential in all of the ways that Leyla McCalla does. She’s a formally trained cellist who’s loosened her playing from the strictures of classical technique, teasing out its more nimbly rhythmic qualities. She’s a cunning interpreter and arranger, equally at ease with English, Read more | Read the full interview & listen to "A Day For the Hunter, A Day For the Pray" at NPR Music

Birds of Chicago on NPR’s Weekend Edition

From NPR…”The two members of Birds of Chicago, Allison Russell and JT Nero, used to cross paths on the road when on tour with their own bands. They joined up musically and then — as these things happen — they became a couple. Their latest album, out now, is called Real Midnight.” “The two characterize much Read more | Listen to the full interview at NPR