Walter Martin announces his new album, ‘Arts & Leisure’

Walter Matin’s new album has just been announced at Pitchfork. “Last year, the Walkmen‘s Walter Martin released a solo album of kid-friendly songs titled We’re All Young Together. On January 29, he’ll release Arts & Leisure on his label Ile Flottante Music. Check out the artwork, tracklist, and trailer below.” Read more

Rhiannon Giddens to release new EP, “Factory Girl”

From Nonesuch Records- On the heels of her highly acclaimed solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon Giddens‘s five-song vinyl EP Factory Girl is released on Nonesuch Records on November 27, 2015, to coincide with the Black Friday Record Store Day event; a digital version of Factory Girl is available December 11. The EP is culled from Read more

Rosanne Cash to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN July 16, 2015 — Rosanne Cash, Mark James, Even Stevens and Craig Wiseman will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October, according to an announcement made today by Pat Alger, chair of the organization’s board of directors. The four new inductees will join the 196 existing members of the elite Read more | Read more about this year's inductees

Jeffrey Foucault’s new album ‘Salt As Wolves’ receives great review from New York Times

Jeffrey Foucault’s new album ‘Salt As Wolves’ receives a great review from The New York Times. The Times says of the album, “…the singer-songwriter-producer Jeffrey Foucault sings in a rich, textured, word-smearing voice about subjects of burned-out middle age: love, lying, regret, highways, hauntings, escape, aloneness, forgiveness, the value of a simple thing, the void Read more | Read the full review on The New York Times website here

Rhiannon Giddens premieres the video for her new single, “Black is the Color”

Nonesuch just premiered the video for Rhiannon Giddens new single, “Black is the Color” off of her solo debut album “Tomorrow is my Turn”. The video, directed by Peter Zavadil, premiered as an NPR Music First Watch. You can watch it below: “We all had such a great time filming this video,” says Giddens, “and Read more | watch the video premiere on Nonesuch here

Songlines names Leyla McCalla’s album one of “50 Best World Music Albums of the Last Five Years”

Songlines Magazine just named Leyla McCalla’s “Vari-Colored Songs” (Dixie Frogs) one of the 50 best world music albums of the last five years. The album is Leyla’s first solo album. Born in New York to Haitian parents, McCalla grew up reading the works of American poet and social activist Langston Hughes and in tribute, has Read more | See the Songlines list here

Rhiannon Giddens Performs as Part of “The Mountain Stage Radio Show” and Continues Fall Tour

Rhiannon Giddens was just recorded as part of The Mountain Stage Radio Show. You can see more about Rhiannon’s performance on Mountain Stage’s facebook page, here. And listen to her performing here. Rhiannon is touring now through November and will continue to tour into 2016 with new dates being added every day.  To see a Read more | listen to part of Rhiannon's Mountain Stage performance here

“The Bluegrass Situation” Posts Awesome Fan Video Set to Josh Ritter’s “Getting Ready to Get Down”

In Josh’s Words: “A few days after we put out ‘Getting Ready to Get Down’ as a single, my great friend, Doug Rice, discovered an amazing homemade video online. It was a guy in his dance studio teaching the world line-dancing steps to ‘Get Down!’ It was totally amazing. We contacted Cef — who it turns out is Read more | Check out the video on "The Bluegrass Situation" here

Bhi Bhiman featured on Judy Collins’ new album, “Strangers Again” – Hear more about the collaborative project on NPR

Bhi Bhiman is featured on Judy Collins new album “Strangers Again” performing a duet with the legendary songstress. NPR conducted an interview with Judy Collins where she talks about the collaborative album and the process. Listen to the full interview on NPR here. For more information and upcoming tour dates for Bhi Bhiman, check out Read more | Listen to the interview on NPR here

Sam Lee currently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk

Sam Lee is currently featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk”. Lee has dedicated himself to preserving centuries-old folk songs of the U.K. and Ireland, particularly from “outsider” communities like the Roma (Gypsies) and the Scottish and Irish Travelers. But he and his bandmates — ukulele player and vocalist Jon Whitten, violinist and vocalist Flora Curzon, and Read more | Watch Sam Lee on NPR's Tiny Desk here