Dom Flemons to host “Leadbelly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster” At The Kennedy Center on April 25

Dom Flemons will be the host of “Leadbelly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster” at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC on April 25. The event will include performances and appearances by Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, and Buddy Miller with Viktor Krauss, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Billy Hector, Valerie June, Shannon McNally, Josh White Read more | Purchase Tickets to "Leadbelly at 125"

Hear Bhi Bhiman’s Exclusive Song “Moving to Brussels” Featured on The Wall Street Journal

Bhi Bhiman sends Dictators a “Dear John” letter on “moving To Brussels”. Singer Bhi Bhiman was struck by the number of African immigrants he noticed while touring Belgium with Rosanne Cash—so much so that he wrote a song about it. That tune, “Moving to Brussels,” premieres today on Speakeasy. It’s a brawny soul number with Read more | Read the Wall Street Journal feature

Della Mae featured in Rolling Stone’s list “50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2015”

Congratulations to Della Mae, whose SXSW performance earned them the “Best Rolling Stones Cover” in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “50 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2015”. To read the full list visit Rolling Stone, here For more info and upcoming tour dates for Della Mae, visit their artist page, here Read more | Read the Rolling Stone List

Walt Martin’s song “We’re all Young Together” is featured in the new Android ad Campaign

Watch the new Android ad which features Walt Martin’s song “We’re all Young Together” For upcoming tour dates and artist info, visit Walt Martin’s artist page, here Read more | Watch the android ad

The Steel Wheels to perform at Merlefest 2015

The Steel Wheels will be performing at Merlefest April 23-26, 2015 and will be hosting their “Midnight Jam” session – The Midnight Jam, one of the more anticipated events at MerleFest, is the Saturday after-hours hootenanny that has produced artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival’s history. The Steel Read more

Congratulations to Rosanne Cash for her Three Grammy Wins

Rosanne Cash took home three Grammys at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night – Her awards included best American roots performance for A Feather’s Not A Bird, best American roots song for A Feather’s Not A Bird and best Americana album for The River & The Thread. For more information on Rosanne visit Read more

R.I.P Rev. Gean West – Founder of West Dallas gospel-funk greats The Relatives

The Rev. Gean West, founder and frontman for the funkiest, grooviest gospel group to come from West Dallas or anywhere else, died Wednesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. He was one vocal track away from finishing what will become The Relatives’ second proper studio album recorded during its on-and-mostly-off 45-year-long existence. Read more | Read The Dallas Morning News Press Release

Watch Rhiannon Giddens appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman

Rhiannon appeared as the musical guest on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday, February 10th. Watch her performance below. “I have been watching Letterman since I was a kid- so excited we get to be on his show before he retires!” — Rhiannon Gidden Read more

NPR First Listen posts the album steam of Rhiannon Giddens’ ‘Tomorrow Is My Turn’ (Available February 20 from Nonesuch)

NPR’s First Listen has just posted the album stream for Rhiannon Giddens’ first solo release, “Tomorrow Is My Turn” (February 10 from Nonesuch) NPR says of the album “Produced by T-Bone Burnett, it’s a scrupulously selected, richly realized collection of songs spanning American music’s history of communal uplift, individual outcry, happy collaboration and profitable theft. Read more | Hear "Tomorrow Is My Turn" on NPR's First Listen


Willie “Popsy” Dixon, drummer and vocalist of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, died in Richmond, Virginia on Friday, January 9. He had recently been diagnosed with stage four bladder cancer. He was 72 years old. Dixon, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 26, 1942, was celebrated for his soaring, soulful multi-octave Read more | Alligator Press Release