Posts By: Alejandra Doherty

Rhiannon Giddens appears and sings in a new Apple commercial which Debuted December 15!

Apple’s holiday commercial features Rhiannon’s rendition of the George & Ira Gershwin classic “Our Love Is Here To Stay.” The video finds a young girl discovering an old recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Rhiannon) singing, and then watches as the girl uses her iPad to reimagine the song in a modern context. Read more | Watch the Ad on Apple's website

Congratulations to Rosanne Cash on receiving three 2015 Grammy Nominations ​​

Rosanne Cash is honored with three Grammy Nominations.  Her Blue Note​ album “The River & The Thread” is nominated for “Best Americana Album” and the song  “A Feather’s not a Bird” is nominated for Best American Roots Performance as well as Best American Roots Song​.​ “The River & The Thread”  MOJO Magazine’s Top 10 of Read more | Click here for the full announcement on "Blue Note"

Rhiannon Giddens Announces her Debut Solo Album, “Tomorrow is my Turn” to be Released February 10, 2015 by Nonesuch

Rhiannon Giddens, of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, announces the release of her debut solo album, “Tomorrow is my Turn” saying: “I’m so incredibly excited to announce that my very first solo record is about to come out — it’s called Tomorrow Is My Turn, and I worked with the wonderful producer T Bone Burnett to bring Read more | Visit Rhiannon Giddens website

“Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes” and Rhiannon Giddens given rave review in The New York Times

Jon Pareles of “The New York Times” gave “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes” a glowing review, and specifically highlighted the talents of Rhiannon Giddens. Pareles says of Rhiannon, “Ms. Giddens, the relative newcomer, has been playing traditionalist string-band music in the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and her fiddle glides through many of the Read more | Read "The New York Times" review here

Rhiannon Giddens to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Ellen next week to promote The New Basement Tapes album!

The New Basement Tapes – Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) – will make their first live performances via three national television appearances in November. They will perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on November 10, Ellen on Read more | Watch the trailer for "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes" here

Rosanne Cash awarded the Smithsonian 2014 “American Ingenuity Award” in Performing Arts

Rosanne Cash was awarded the 2014 “American Ingenuity Award” by The Smithsonian for her innovative album “The River and the Thread”. Rosanne looked to her history and ancestry for inspiration, putting together a concept album of 11 original tracks meant to build on one another to tell a story of her southern ancestry – her Read more | Read the Smithsonian "Ingenuity Award" feature here

Arc Iris featured by CMJ as top solo artist to see at the CMJ Music Marathon 2014

Arc Iris is currently highlighted on CMJ as a top artist to check out at their 2014 Music Marathon. Arc Iris, who will be performing on October 21 at the Parkside Lounge as part of the marathon, is the new project by songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams (formerly of the Low Anthem).  CMJ says Read more | Read the CMJ spotlight feature here

Agnes Obel to release Deluxe Edition of her album “Aventine” featuring a remix by David Lynch

Agnes Obel has announced some exciting news for fans: her hugely successful second studio album, ‘Aventine,’ will see a deluxe edition release — including a remix of the song “Fuel to Fire” by famed director David Lynch — in North America on Oct. 7. David Lynch says of Obel: “I think she has a most Read more | read the article and listen to the remix here

See Rhiannon Giddens in the new video “Nothing to It” off of T Bone Burnett’s project “Lost on the River – The Basement Tapes”

Rhiannon Giddens has joined up with T-Bone Burnett as well as Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello, Jim James, and more to create “Lost on the River – The New Basement Tapes”.  T-Bone Burnett, The producer behind countless roots records and the recent soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis, features lyrics by Bob Dylan with original music written by Read more | Watch the video for "Nothing to It" off of "the New Basement Tapes" here

Congratulations to Rosanne Cash on a fantastic ​European summer tour

Rosanne’s tour included appearances at The Southern Fried Festival, Notodden Blues Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Dranouter Folk Festival, and The Paradiso in Amsterdam.  “​(Rosanne) sounded like an artist at the height of her powers, embracing her heritage, for sure, and coming to her own terms with it, but celebrating her own unique sensibility and adventures Read more