Concerted Efforts Welcomes Ronnie Baker Brooks to the Roster!

Ronnie Baker Brooks will be releasing Times Have Changed (Provogue/Mascot), his first album in ten years, on January 20, 2017. The album is produced by Steve Jordan who has worked with Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Eric Clapton and features guests Lonnie Brooks, “Big Head” Todd Mohr, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Steve Cropper, Angie Stone, Eddie Willis, Al Read more | For more info on Ronnie Baker Brooks, visit his artist page

Ruthie Foster Announces New Album, “Joy Comes Back,” due out March 24, 2017

Ruthie Foster will be releasing her new album Joy Comes Back with special guests Derek Trucks, bassist Willie Weeks (Bowie, Clapton, George Harrison) and drumming legend Joe Vitale (Crosby, Stills & Nash; the Eagles) on March 24, 2017. In it are ten incredible tracks, which are by a diverse array of writers ranging from Mississippi Read more

Rhiannon Giddens Announces Second Solo Album, “Freedom Highway,” Due February 24 on Nonesuch Records

FROM NONESUCH RECORDS: Rhiannon Giddens’s Second Solo Album, “Freedom Highway,” Due February 24 on Nonesuch Records “Know thy history. Let it horrify you; let it inspire you. Let it show you how the future can look, for nothing in this world has not come around before. These songs are based on slave narratives from the Read more | Read the press release at the Nonesuch website

Congratulations to John Doe on his GRAMMY Nomination!

John Doe has been nominated for “Best Spoken World Album” for Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk! Read about the memoir at L.A. Times For more info on John Doe and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page   Read more | Read about the memoir at L.A. Times

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