Rhiannon Giddens Announces Fall 2017 Tour Dates at Rolling Stone

Rhiannon Giddens’ Fall 2017 Tour Schedule is now posted at Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/rhiannon-giddens-announces-2017-fall-tour-dates-w502717   For more information on Rhiannon Giddens, visit her Artist Page Read more | See Tour Dates at Rolling Stone

Grant-Lee Phillips joins Concerted Efforts Roster!

CE is excited to announce Grant-Lee Phillips has joined our roster! Pushing the limits of folk, alternative, pop and Americana, Phillips’ band Grant Lee Buffalo was a seminal ‘90s mainstay. The twenty-first century saw his transition into a prolific solo career. Says Phillips, “History and legend have often found their way into my songs.” As with most artists, Grant-Lee Phillips’ Read more | For more info on Grant-Lee Phillips and upcoming tour dates, visit his artist page

Eliane Elias Digs Deeply Into the Music of Brazil and Jazz

From Chicago Tribune: “The sounds of Brazil swept into Evanston on Friday evening, though imbued with the character of American jazz. Brazilian singer-pianist Eliane Elias has been intertwining [the sounds of Brazil with the character of American jazz. …the youthful enthusiasm and unabashed ebullience of her show … ran counter to what one might expect from an artist who has been Read more | Read the full review at Chicago Tribune

Rolling Stone Country Premiers Josh Ritter & Bob Weir duet “When Will I Be Changed”

Stream “When Will I Be Changed,” a new duet from Josh Ritter and Bob Weir, at Rolling Stone Country. http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/hear-josh-ritter-bob-weirs-duet-when-will-i-be-changed-w501728 “Written by Ritter, the song pitches its tent midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty. Appropriately, Weir lends his warm, weathered Read more

Alessi’s Ark returns with “Cut The Cord”

Alessi’s Ark returns with “Cut The Cord”, the first single from third album Love Is The Currency. Listen to “Cut The Cord” at The Line of Best Fit For more info on Alessi’s Ark, visit her Artist Page Read more | LIsten to "Cut The Cord" at The Line of Best Fit

Josh Ritter Explains His Newest Work to NPR

Listen to what Josh Ritter has to say about the work behind his new album, Gathering, at NPR! Gathering will be out this fall! Listen here: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/07/17/536711571/uncertainty-mania-laughter-and-sadness-josh-ritter-explains-his-newest-work For more info and upcoming tour dates, visit Josh Ritter’s Artist Page Read more | Hear the story behind Gathering at NPR

NPR Music Premieres New Track From Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

NPR has premiered the first track from Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton’s new album, Wildflower Blues, in their “All Songs Considered” podcast. The track, “You Are Not Needed Now”,  is “soul-stirring…with breathtaking harmonies…a rustic roots-pop rambler” -NPR Music Read the article and listen to “You Are Not Needed Now” here For more info on Jolie Holland and her upcoming Read more | Listen to "You Are Not Needed Now" and read the article at NPR Music

The Como Mamas Live Performances From Como, MS

The Como Mamas recently recorded live performances from the Pratchett home-place in Como, MS. This is where they grew up and where their grandfather was recorded by Alan Lomax along with Missisippi Fred McDowell. Watch the performances here:   Read more | Watch the Como Mamas perform "Hold Me Jesus" from Como, MS

First Listen of Ala.ni’s “You & I” at NPR

You can hear the first listen of Ala.ni’s new album “You & I” at NPR! “You won’t hear another record that sounds like this one this year, or dare I say this decade.” – Bob Boilen, NPR Read the full article and listen to “You & I” here For more info on Ala.ni and her upcoming Read more | Read the full article and listen to "You & I" at NPR