Posts By: Anna VanValkenburgh

Multi-GRAMMY Winner Eliane Elias Returns with New Album TIME AND AGAIN, Out June 28, and Releases Single, “Sempre”

(May 17, 2024) With the release of her new recording TIME AND AGAIN, internationally renowned Brazilian pianist, composer and vocalist Eliane Elias proves once more she is a multi-faceted, groundbreaking artist who continues to reach new heights in a brilliant career spanning decades. Straight off of her last two albums which earned GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY Awards plus multiple nominations, TIME Read more

Booker T Jones featured in HBO Original Documentary Series titled Stax: Soulsville U.S.A.

Booker T. Jones to be featured in HBO Original docuseries, Stax: Soulsville U.S.A. The HBO Original four-part documentary series STAX: SOULSVILLE U.S.A., an official selection of the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival and winner of the TV Premiere Audience Award, is produced and directed by filmmaker Jamila Wignot. The series debuts MONDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Read more | Official Trailer

Bette Smith Announces New Album, ‘Goodthing,’ Slated for July 12 Release

Bette Smith announced her new album, “Goodthing,” produced by Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Sia). “Goodthing” is slated to be out via Kartel Music Group on July 12. Bette states on the album, “‘Goodthing’ is a project that is near to my heart. It’s a personal album. Each song tells its own story and reflects elements Read more | 'Goodthing' Video

Amythyst Kiah Releases Captivating Recording of Lead Belly’s “In The Pines”

Amythyst Kiah released a haunting rendition of Lead Belly’s “In The Pines.” Her version, produced by Butch Walker, can be listened to here: Kiah shared, “Before I fully embraced a career as a songwriter, I rearranged old time songs in college while studying American roots music. My arrangement of ‘In The Pines’ is a callback Read more

NEW SIGNING: LAURA CANTRELL

She is well-known as a recording artist, host of “Dark Horse Radio,” and as a performer curating “States of Country,” her monthly live series exploring regional diversity in country music. This June Cantrell will release “Just Like A Rose: The Anniversary Sessions,” an album of original music celebrating her first 20 years in these endeavors. Read more

Rolling Stone Shares Photos from Rhiannon Gidden’s Beacon Theatre Performance

Rhiannon Giddens performed at New York City’s Beacon Theatre and today Rolling Stone shares a collection of beautiful shots by Sacha Lecca from her set. For a glimpse into the performance, see the photo gallery here: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-pictures/rhiannon-giddens-beacon-theatre-new-york-concert-1234990168/rhiannon-giddens-at-beacon-theatre-march-16th-2024-16/ For more info and upcoming tour dates for Rhiannon Giddens visit their artist page here. Read more | "Rhiannon Giddens’ Mesmerizing Beacon Theatre Gig"

NPR Promotes Kaia Kater’s Upcoming Album, Strange Medicine

The NPR staff shared their excitement for 50 albums that will be released this Spring; one of those albums being Strange Medicine by Kaïa Kater. They wrote: “One of Americana’s most thoughtful and inventive artists returns after six years with a meditation on those who’ve survived and thrived against marginalization and oppression. Guests include Taj Read more | NPR "Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and 50 more albums coming out this spring"