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
Rhiannon Giddens is featured in the April/May 2020 edition of Garden & Gun magazine! The cover story digs deep into Giddens’ cultural, musical and educational roots. Giddens’ curiosity has led her down so many avenues of fresh knowledge – her intertwining interests in history, music, and ethnicity have enabled her to weave some beautiful artworks Read more | Read Garden & Gun's full article here.
Lowland Hum Stun on Cover of the Ronette’s ‘Be My Baby’: Exclusive After releasing their fourth studio album Glyphonic in 2019, Lowland Hum spent the majority of the fall and winter converting an old barn on their Virginia property into a studio. It was here that they recorded Singing Other People’s Love Songs, a five-song EP that has Read more |
Squirrel Nut Zippers are headed for a big and busy year, sliding between its present and its past — and even both at the same time in the case of the re-recorded version of “Wash Jones” from their first album, premiering on Billboard. To read the entire article click here. For more information about Squirrel Nut Zippers Read more
The Atlantan via London/NYC four-piece rock group celebrated the release of its newest record entitled There is No Year on Matador Records, by appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The band’s performance of “Dispossession” was delivered to perfection for their first appearance on national television together. The album was recorded over the past Read more | Check out their artist page and tour dates here.
Our Native Daughters brought home the 2020 Song of the Year recognition by Folk Alliance International this past week. The aforementioned award-winning song was none other than their hit “Black Myself,” penned by Amythyst Kiah from 2019 record Songs of Our Native Daughters. Read more | Click for all nominees.
The keynote address is to be delivered by Rhiannon Giddens, artist in residence. See her schedule. Phoebe Hunt & the GatherersOfficial Showcase: Sat. 1/22, Waterbury Ballroom (2nd Floor)Click for full schedule Birds of ChicagoOfficial Showcase: Friday 1/24, Maurepas (3rd Floor)Click for full schedule Sam LeeOfficial Showcase: Friday 1/24, Maurepas (3rd Floor)Click for full schedule Cha Read more | See Folk Alliance's Official Website.
Dom Flemons’ third solo album released in 2014, entitled Prospect Hill, is to be reissued as an expanded two-disc collection this coming February. The revised project is called Prospect Hill: The American Songster Omnibus. This digitally expanded edition will entail equal parts new material and reissued tracks. Disc one includes the original 14 songs of Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.
Host of podcast Dolly Parton’s America Jad Abumrad highlighted two CE artists a few weeks ago in two particularly unique nooks of the U.S. Nora Brown takes Amurad to the beautiful St. Augustine Church in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY to perform a cover of “The Very Day I’m Gone” written by the late Addie Read more | Listen here for WNYC Studios' Dolly Parton's America -Traveling Creatures: Live Music From the Series episode.
No Depression named Rhiannon Giddens its top Artist of the Decade, and asked her bandmate Allison Russell (of Birds of Chicago and Our Native Daughters) to celebrate her mentor and friend in writing. “Rhiannon Giddens is more than an artist of the decade. She’s an artist for the ages. The breadth and bounty of her Read more | See Alison Russell's full No Depression piece.