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Rhiannon Giddens to perform in Paul Simon ‘Grammy Salute” Tribute Show

Rhiannon Giddens will be performing alongside Brandi Carlile, Brad Paisley, Billy Porter, Dave Matthews, and Paul Simon himself for his tribute concert “Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon”. The performance is set to take place just after the Grammys on April 6th and will be held at the Hollywood Pantages Read more | Check out the full Rolling Stone article here

Cymande Performs To Packed Houses At SXSW And Documentary Film Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande Premieres

Following recent reviews in The Guardian and Variety Cymande did two shows at SXSW. Their performances made the Best Shows at SXSW list in The Austin Chronicle which raved: “The ‘Secret Password’ Is Cymande… After the film premiere and playing to a capacity crowd on Rainey Street, it seems the secret is now out.” Read Read more | Check out the full Austin Chronicle article

Amazon’s “For Love And Country” featuring Amythyst Kiah Announced on Rolling Stone!

Amazon Music announces “For Love & Country” documentary film to release April 7th. Examining country music’s evolution through the lens of a new generation of Black artists, the film will feature interviews and performances from Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown, Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist BRELAND, Shy Carter, Mickey Guyton, Willie Jones, Valerie June, Amythyst Kiah, Reyna Read more | Read the full Rolling Stone article here

New Album from Dedicated Men Of Zion Out Now!

Dedicated Men Of Zion have officially released their new CD, “The Devil Don’t Like It” via Bible and Tire Recording Co! Stream it here and order the CD or LP here. Check out the video for the first single below. “The world needs this music right now.”–Robin Hilton, NPR Music “What they call sacred soul: Read more

Welcome Karate!

Concerted Efforts is happy to announce the addition of the band Karate to the roster. Established in 1993, Boston’s Karate released six albums and played nearly 700 shows in 20 countries during their 12-year run. Geoff Farina, Gavin McCarthy, Eamonn Vitt, and later, Jeff Goddard decelerated and deconstructed their post-punk influences for their first three Read more

Laney Jones shares single “Stories Up High” off upcoming album

Laney Jones Returns With New Album “Stories Up High” Out May 20 via AHPO Records. Watch the animated video for the single release here. Recorded in  Nashville with producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim), the collection is lush and immersive, with rich, elegant arrangements that ebb and flow beneath Jones’ velveteen vocals. Throughout the Read more

Brennen Leigh Announces New Album, “Obsessed With the West”.

Brennen Leigh crafts a smart, sexy ode to western swing with help from Asleep at the Wheel on her new album, “Obsessed With The West”. Listen to first single “If Tommy Duncan’s Voice Was Booze” here. The full album will be released May 6th via Signature Sounds. Brennen Leigh is a formidable songwriter. Just ask Rodney Crowell, Charley Read more | Listen to the first single here

New Signing! Kyshona

Concerted Efforts is happy to announce that the artist, activist, and music therapist gone rogue, Kyshona, has joined our roster! Kyshona is an artist ignited by untold stories, and the capacity of those stories to thread connection in every community. With the background of a licensed music therapist, the curiosity of a writer, the resolve Read more