Posts By: Kathleen Page

Art is Alive; Rhiannon Giddens creates COVID-19 Resource for Artists Alongside Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman

Rhiannon Giddens has created a website of COVID-19 resources for artists alongside Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman called Art is Alive.The site includes a comprehensive listing of grants for artists out of work to apply for (broken down by genre and region and some that are overarching – all links here go straight to the application sites, so Read more

Congrats to all CE GRAMMY Nominees!

Congratulations to our GRAMMY nominated artists! For Best Americana Roots Performance: “I’m On My Way” –Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi For Best Classical Compendium: “American Originals 1918” with a performance by Rhiannon Giddens For Best Americana Roots Song: “Black Myself” – Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters) For Best Americana Roots Song: “Crossing To Jerusalem” –Rosanne Cash & John Read more

Our Native Daughters make Rolling Stone’s “Newport Folk Festival 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw”

Our Native Daughters graced Newport’s Folk Fest stage on Sunday afternoon, preaching about America’s 400-year-old story of black womanhood. The four-piece band comprising of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell, and Leyla McCalla evoked an array of emotions for their hour-long set’s entirety. Their banjo-driven folk sound carried their cries of history to every ear Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.

Debut Songs of Our Native Daughters Tour

Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), Amythyst Kiah, and Leyla McCalla to perform songs from their Smithsonian Folkways album, Songs of Our Native Daughters. Catch Our Native Daughters on the road:  July 23 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts – Westport, CTJuly 24 Smithsonian Museum – Washington, DCJuly 25 Chautauqua Read more

Ruthie Foster Wins Blues Music Award

The Memphis Cook Convention Center was packed with blues musicians, fans, and music-world luminaries on May 9th to see who would be announced as winners at the 40th Annual Blues Music Awards. Ruthie Foster was the sole musician to retain their title as she again won the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist, her 9th  Blues Music Award win overall. For Read more