Rhiannon Giddens Joins Paul Simon at Newport Folk Festival

Rhiannon Giddens made a guest appearance during Paul Simon’s surprise set at Newport Folk Festival this past weekend. Together they performed a unique and updated version of “American Tune.” Check out the performance below! For more information, go to Rhiannon Giddens’ artist page. Read more | Read more on Rolling Stone!

New Signing! The Brother Brothers

Concerted Efforts is excited to welcome The Brother Brothers to the roster. Check out their latest single below. New studio album Cover to Cover (out August 5th, 2022 on Compass Records) on which they pay homage to formative influences and favorite songwriters with a mix of beloved classics and songs they want more people to hear-each filtered Read more

Nora Brown featured on NPR’s New Mix

“…I take us to the hills and some mountain music from the learned and talented teenage banjo picker Nora Brown. Nora’s version of the Fred Cockerham song “Little Satchel” is from her third album coming in August called, Long Time To Be Gone.” begins Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Things Considered, discussing Nora Brown in the latest Read more | Check out the full NPR segment here

The New York Times Article “With Her First Opera, Rhiannon Giddens Returns to Her Roots”

Check out the just-published New York Times article covering Rhiannon Giddens’ latest project, “Omar”. Click here to read! “Known principally as a banjo-playing folk singer and songwriter, Giddens is an artist of many accomplishments that include winning Grammy Awards and a MacArthur “genius” grant. At the time, though, writing operas was not one of them. Read more | Read the New York Times article here

Amythyst Kiah Releases Rocking Version of Tori Amos’ “Sugar”

Amythyst Kiah has officially released “Sugar,” a powerfully defiant rendition of Tori Amos’ standard. Amos – one of Kiah’s musical mentors – has been a driving force behind her music. Growing up listening to the 90s alt-rock Nirvana and Amos ignited her passion for music and hard-hitting, confessional songwriting. With “Sugar,” Kiah explores another part Read more | Click her to listen to "Sugar"

 Nathalie Joachim Featured on “Perspectives”

Nathalie Joachim’s latest project is officially out! “Perspectives” is a collaborative album culminating in works from Danny Elfman, Philip Glass, Jlin, Flutronix (Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull), and Third Coast Percussion. Purchase or stream the album here. For more information, go to Nathalie Joachim’s artist page. Read more | Listen to "Perspectives" Here

Brennen Leigh: “Country Albums With a Twist” Wallstreet Journal Review

Brennen Leigh’s new album has been reviewed by The Wallstreet Journal as one of country’s latest releases to “confound our expectations”. “Over 18 years of recording, singer-songwriter and mandolin whiz Brennen Leigh has been a treasured favorite of traditional country fans across multiple continents….Her 2020 album, “Prairie Love Letter,” saluted the North Dakota countryside she Read more | Check out The Wallstreet Journal article here

Amythyst Kiah to join CAM on upcoming tour

We’re excited to announce that Amythyst Kiah will being joining CAM on the road for her upcoming tour. They’ll be traveling to Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, and many more. Get tickets for a show near you here! For more information, go to Amythyst Kiah’s artist page. Read more

Irma Thomas on CBS Mornings

GRAMMY Award winning Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, reflects on her remarkable legacy and return to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Watch the full segment on CBS Mornings here! For more information, go to Irma Thomas’ artist page. Read more | Check out the full CBS Mornings video

Congratulations to Concerted Efforts’ Grammy Award Winning Artists!

Congratulations to Eliane Elias and Rhiannon Giddens for their 2022 Grammy Award wins! Eliane Elias received the Best Latin Jazz Album award for “Mirror Mirror” with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés. Rhiannon Giddens received the Best Folk Album award for “They’re Calling Me Home” with Francesco Turrisi. For more information on Eliane Elias, check out Read more