Booker T. Jones recently sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about last week’s new release, his memoir Time is Tight. Jones asserts that he first began writing as a practice for songwriting. The interview addresses how the memoir details Jones’ “extensive formal music training at Indiana University”, while also elaborating on his experience at Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.
A young Nora Brown has much to be proud of, as she brought her new record Cinnamon Tree to the forefront of the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. The new record managed to climb to #7 in just two weeks since its release on October 29. Stream Cinnamon Tree on Spotify here.For more information and tour dates, Read more | Stream Cinnamon Tree on Spotify here.
Our Native Daughters’ 2019 record entitled Songs of Our Native Daughters has been nominated for category International Album of the Year by the UK Americana Association 2020! The supergroup – consisting of Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah – runs up against respected nominees Caroline Spence, Highwomen and Felice Brothers. Visit AmericanaFest Read more | Visit AmericanaFest UK's page of all categories and nominees here.
Algiers’ new record entitled, There Is No Year is due out January 17th, 2020. The record, to be released on Matador Records, includes already released single “Dispossession”. There Is No Year encompasses future-minded post-punk R&B from the trapped heart of ATL, where they began; to industrial soundscapes à la 4AD-era Scott Walker or Iggy & Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Algiers' artist page.
Returning with her first new original music in five years, “The Kids Are Having None of It” arrives with a stunning video today, digital single out tomorrow. The new song is an urgent activism anthem – protest music at its core, with Frazey’s calm, confident warning compelled by a visceral, soulful bass guitar backbone: “Get Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Frazey Ford's artist page.
Booker T. Jones announces new album Note by Note (Edith Street Records) out on November 1, a companion to his memoir Time Is Tight out on October 29 (Little, Brown And Company). He will be interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on October 30 along with book/concert events throughout the fall including New York, Los Angeles and Read more
The Los Angeles Times recently sat down with Rhiannon Giddens to discuss her numerous recent pursuits, including supergroup Our Native Daughters, new collaboration record there is no Other, and inclusion in Ken Burns’ latest series, “Country Music”. The conversation begins by tackling the inclusiveness of cultural roots in Giddens’ music. She focuses on the way Read more | Check out the LA Times' full article here.
According to band leader Joe Gelini “Wildman” is an old-school, funk-driven tribute to the most hot-blooded Mardi Gras Indian Tribal member, who intimidates and “opens up a hole” in the crowd of people for the Big Chief to emerge on Mardi Gras Morning. This song, written by Cha Wa’s guitarist Ari Teitel, evokes the infectious Read more
Recorded at Studio 808a – an old farmhouse in Floyd, VA – Cinnamon Tree is a collection of traditional tracks learned through Nora Brown’s elder mentors and archival field recordings. Brown boasts strong storytelling talents on this debut; singing and playing both steel string and fretless gut string banjos. The 14-year-old’s work is a direct Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Nora Brown's artist page.
Amythyst Kiah turned heads Friday at AmericanaFest 2019 with a performance she judged as the favorite of her career. Kiah informed the audience of the new record she will be releasing next year. She dominated the stage at Station Inn that night. Nashville Scene noted she showed off “her dynamic vocal prowess and range as Read more | Check out Nashville Scene's full article here.