Rhiannon Giddens has announced that she will be releasing a new Audible Original audiobook, To Balance on Bridges, on July 22. Giddens also shared that she has inked a new four-book publishing deal with Candlewick Press which includes two picture books. The first of these, Build a House, will be due in fall of 2022. Giddens’ Audible Original will Read more | See the full article on Music Row here.
July 1, 2021 – Peterborough, NH – MacDowell awarded the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal to composer, writer, and recording star Rosanne Cash in the historic hall where it awarded the very first MacDowell Medal. The event took place before 150 friends and guests, and was recorded by New Hampshire PBS. Like all good art, hers is complicated,” said author Read more | For more information, visit Rosanne Cash's artist page.
On June 29, 2021 – Amythyst Kiah made her Grand Ole Opry debut. Dressed in a custom made suit by Elise Fife, Kiah stepped into the circle for the first time to perform a solo rendition of the classic Opry standard “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and her Grammy-nominated song “Black Myself.” Watch a clip of the performance here. Her Read more | For more information, see Amythyst Kiah's artist page.
Today, Islands’ new LP Islomania is out via Royal Mountain Records, alongside an excellent video for album’s the title track, which sees enigmatic lead-singer Nick Thorburn become a kidnapping target for Chris Candy. Following praise from outlets like Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Consequence for previous singles “Carpenter,” “(We Like To) Do It With The Read more | For more information, visit Islands' artist page.