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 Greensboro.com 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

Parsonsfield releases ‘Blooming Through The Black’

Parsonsfield released Blooming Through The Black this past Friday, Sep 9th. You can stream it in full at American Songwriter. “The resulting album captures both the live energy the band has come to be known for as well as the sonic evolution that occurred after months of feeling stagnant.” -American Songwriter Watch the lyric video for the song Read more | Stream the full album at American Songwriter

Rhiannon Giddens Cast in Recurring Role in Season 5 of ‘Nashville’

You can find Rhiannon Giddens in a recurring role as Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan in the upcoming season of the country music drama ‘Nashville’! Rhiannon “is currently slated to appear in three episodes of the series’ fifth season, with the possibility open for more. She will make her debut in the fifth-season premiere, titled “The Read more | Read the full announcement at The Hollywood Reporter

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