Rhiannon Giddens performs “Kill a Word” with Smokey Robinson, Eric Church, and Aloe Blacc for A&E’s ‘Concert for Progress on Race’

Rhiannon Giddens performed at A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America which aired on Friday night. If you missed it, you can read about the event and watch Rhiannon sing “Kill A Word” with Eric Church, Smokey Robinson, & Aloe Blacc at Rolling Stone. Watch the performance at Rolling Stone For more Read more | Watch the performance at Rolling Stone

First single from Sonya Kitchell’s forthcoming album now streaming as Top 10 Songs of the Week at Consequence of Sound

From Consequence of Sound: “Massachusetts-born songwriter Sonya Kitchell was just 19 years old when her last album came out in 2008. She’s 26 now, and she lives in Brooklyn, and she’s not just a songwriter anymore — on her forthcoming album, We Come Apart, due out January 22nd, she served as producer and engineer, overseeing collaborations with members Read more | Stream 'Mexico' at Consequence of Sound

Rhiannon Giddens performs her song “Cry No More” on tonight’s A&E special- Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America

From USA Today- Music superstars, including John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Pink and Sia, sang and spoke of mourning, remembrance, resilience and healing during a Wednesday concert focused on overcoming racial prejudice and injustice. A two-hour version, Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America, will run Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Read more | Read about the concert at USA Today

Kingsley Flood’s New EP ‘The Good Fight’ now streaming at Stereogum, out Nov. 20

You can now stream the new Kingsley Flood EP, ‘The Good Fight,’ in full at Stereogum. The EP is officially available on November 20th. Says Stereogum…”Kingsley Flood frontman and bandleader Naseem Khuri writes songs about feeling like an outsider who is looking in. The band’s new EP The Good Fight revolves around themes of society and change Read more | Stream the full EP at Stereogum

Juliana Hatfield and Paul Westerberg form The I Don’t Cares

Juliana Hatfield and Paul Westerberg team up to form The I Don’t Cares. The project’s debut album, Wild Stab, is forthcoming. Read more about the collaboration and listen to their first single “1/2 2 P” at Consequence of Sound. Read more | Full article & streaming link at Consequence of Sound

Walter Martin announces his new album, ‘Arts & Leisure’

Walter Matin’s new album has just been announced at Pitchfork. “Last year, the Walkmen‘s Walter Martin released a solo album of kid-friendly songs titled We’re All Young Together. On January 29, he’ll release Arts & Leisure on his label Ile Flottante Music. Check out the artwork, tracklist, and trailer below.” Read more

Rhiannon Giddens to release new EP, “Factory Girl”

From Nonesuch Records- On the heels of her highly acclaimed solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon Giddens‘s five-song vinyl EP Factory Girl is released on Nonesuch Records on November 27, 2015, to coincide with the Black Friday Record Store Day event; a digital version of Factory Girl is available December 11. The EP is culled from Read more

Rosanne Cash to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN July 16, 2015 — Rosanne Cash, Mark James, Even Stevens and Craig Wiseman will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October, according to an announcement made today by Pat Alger, chair of the organization’s board of directors. The four new inductees will join the 196 existing members of the elite Read more | Read more about this year's inductees

Jeffrey Foucault’s new album ‘Salt As Wolves’ receives great review from New York Times

Jeffrey Foucault’s new album ‘Salt As Wolves’ receives a great review from The New York Times. The Times says of the album, “…the singer-songwriter-producer Jeffrey Foucault sings in a rich, textured, word-smearing voice about subjects of burned-out middle age: love, lying, regret, highways, hauntings, escape, aloneness, forgiveness, the value of a simple thing, the void Read more | Read the full review on The New York Times website here