Rhiannon Giddens Receives High Honor at AmericanaFest 2019

Rhiannon Giddens took home one of the two existing Legacy of Americana Awards. A newly-established honor, the award was created in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, an institution set to open in Nashville in 2020 itself. The accolade aims to recognize “an artist, writer, producer or educator who has either made Read more | To read Nashville Scene's full article, click here.

New Signing! Cymande

We are proud to announce welcome British-based funk band Cymande to our roster for exclusive worldwide representation! The band is currently engaged in the pre-production for the recording of a new album this fall and completion of a film/documentary about its formation, history and musical achievements, which is currently in post-production. Cymande are available for Read more

Critically Acclaimed New Album, Love Stories (Concord), Out Now and Debuts at #1 on iTunes!

Rave reviews of Love Stories: “Elias’ intoxicating vocals emote the ambient calm of a forest after a soft rain; her vibrancy is a force unto itself. With powerful artistry, her naturally prodigious talent is even stronger as the years pass—a feat capable only by the true elites of the musical world.” ***** – DownBeat “Love Stories is Read more | For more information and tour dates, check out Eliane Elias' artist page.

Dom Flemons and Amythyst Kiah Featured in Bank of America Ad

CE artists Dom Flemons and Amythyst Kiah are featured in Bank of America’s forthcoming advertisement showcasing their banjo talents. The advertisement depicts an array of American country artists playing their banjos and singing Old Crow Medicine Show’s classic “Wagon Wheel”. It’s a promotion for director Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary Country Music, aired by PBS on Read more | See the full video from Bank of America here.

Maya de Vitry And Jessy Wilson Compare Notes

NPR released a piece yesterday, interviewing the two friends Maya de Vitry and Jessy Wilson about their respective careers first working in bands, and now going solo. The interview addresses the compromises of collaboration and its contrast with solo work. de Vitry, who was a fiddler and harmony singer of the Stray Birds, recounts a Read more | Read NPR's full interview here.

Concerted Efforts is proud to announce the signing of Lisa Morales!

Singer-songwriter Lisa Morales draws from a creative palette informed by the rhythms, colors and flavors of the Southwest — from the painted-desert skies of her native Tucson, Arizona, where she and cousin Linda Ronstadt grew up, to the sea-salted air of Houston, where she moved at 18, and the history-filled city of San Antonio, where Read more

Concerted Efforts Artists Featured in Living Blues Magazine!

Amythyst Kiah has been featured on a 2-page spread for Living Blues‘s most recent issue! For Living Blues’ 2019 Critic’s Poll, Dom Flemons was awarded Best Traditional & Acoustic Blues Album of the year, while Rhiannon Giddens took home Most Outstanding Musician (Banjo)! Check out Living Blues’ current issue here. Read more | Check out Living Blues' most recent issue.

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.

Alexa Rose Announces Debut LP ‘Medicine for Living’ on Big Legal Mess, Out October 4

Alexa Rose’s debut LP Medicine for Living on October 4th. The title track won her the songwriting competition at Merlefest 2019. Rose’s debut album is a blend of contemporary roots and Appalachian storytelling. Her traditional songwriting style is a poignant, soulful retreat to a quieter place. Of the titular track, Rose says, “This song is Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit her artist page.

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