Cymande Performs To Packed Houses At SXSW And Documentary Film Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande Premieres

Following recent reviews in The Guardian and Variety Cymande did two shows at SXSW. Their performances made the Best Shows at SXSW list in The Austin Chronicle which raved: “The ‘Secret Password’ Is Cymande… After the film premiere and playing to a capacity crowd on Rainey Street, it seems the secret is now out.” Read Read more | Check out the full Austin Chronicle article

Just announced! Dedicated Men of Zion at Mountain Stage

Dedicated Men of Zion will be featured on a fresh episode of Mountain Stage for NPR music alongside Robet Earl Keen and more. Be a part of the live audience with guest host Larry Groce on July 24th! Read more here and purchase tickets here. For more information, go to Dedicated Men of Zion’s artist Read more | Check out the announcement from Mountain Stage here

Amazon’s “For Love And Country” featuring Amythyst Kiah Announced on Rolling Stone!

Amazon Music announces “For Love & Country” documentary film to release April 7th. Examining country music’s evolution through the lens of a new generation of Black artists, the film will feature interviews and performances from Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown, Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist BRELAND, Shy Carter, Mickey Guyton, Willie Jones, Valerie June, Amythyst Kiah, Reyna Read more | Read the full Rolling Stone article here

New Album from Dedicated Men Of Zion Out Now!

Dedicated Men Of Zion have officially released their new CD, “The Devil Don’t Like It” via Bible and Tire Recording Co! Stream it here and order the CD or LP here. Check out the video for the first single below. “The world needs this music right now.”–Robin Hilton, NPR Music “What they call sacred soul: Read more

Welcome Karate!

Concerted Efforts is happy to announce the addition of the band Karate to the roster. Established in 1993, Boston’s Karate released six albums and played nearly 700 shows in 20 countries during their 12-year run. Geoff Farina, Gavin McCarthy, Eamonn Vitt, and later, Jeff Goddard decelerated and deconstructed their post-punk influences for their first three Read more

Laney Jones shares single “Stories Up High” off upcoming album

Laney Jones Returns With New Album “Stories Up High” Out May 20 via AHPO Records. Watch the animated video for the single release here. Recorded in  Nashville with producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim), the collection is lush and immersive, with rich, elegant arrangements that ebb and flow beneath Jones’ velveteen vocals. Throughout the Read more

Brennen Leigh Announces New Album, “Obsessed With the West”.

Brennen Leigh crafts a smart, sexy ode to western swing with help from Asleep at the Wheel on her new album, “Obsessed With The West”. Listen to first single “If Tommy Duncan’s Voice Was Booze” here. The full album will be released May 6th via Signature Sounds. Brennen Leigh is a formidable songwriter. Just ask Rodney Crowell, Charley Read more | Listen to the first single here

New Signing! Kyshona

Concerted Efforts is happy to announce that the artist, activist, and music therapist gone rogue, Kyshona, has joined our roster! Kyshona is an artist ignited by untold stories, and the capacity of those stories to thread connection in every community. With the background of a licensed music therapist, the curiosity of a writer, the resolve Read more

Dedicated Men of Zion Premiere Single ‘Lord Hold My Hand’ on American Blues Scene

Listen to the first single “Lord Hold My Hand” from Dedicated Men of Zion’s forthcoming ‘The Devil Don’t Like It’ below! The full album comes out March 4th on Bible & Tire Recording Co. Check out the full American Blues Scene exclusive release article here. For more information, go to Dedicated Men of Zion’s artist Read more | Check out the full American Blues Scene article here

New Signing! Session Americana

Concerted Efforts is excited to announce that the amazing Session Americana has joined our roster! Session Americana is a group of musicians’ musicians: a cast of top-shelf players, singers, and writers: Billy Beard, Jon Bistline, Ry Cavanaugh, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting, Jefferson Hamer. From the beginning, there were lines around the block to get into Toad Read more