Concerted Efforts Artists Announced In Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 Lineup

Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and more CE artists will all be hitting the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 stage. Check out the full lineup here! Read more | Read the full article here

Nora Brown in The New Yorker

“Brown is a charmed product of artisanal Brooklyn: her album “Sidetrack My Engine,” released last year, was recorded in her parents’ cheese-fermentation cave. At seventeen, the banjoist is already onto LP No. 3: “Long Time to Be Gone,” a disarming collection of traditional laments and exquisite banjo instrumentals which she recorded in the palatial St. Read more | Read The New Yorker Review Here

Music Hall Of Fame 2022 Induction To Honor Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones will be inducted into The Memphis Music Hall Of Fame at the Cannon Center in Memphis on September 15 honoring him as a world-changing legend. Memphis celebrates a panoply of musical giants whose talent and achievements reflect a rich diversity of genres. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame’s program of inductions began Read more

New Signing: Concerted Efforts welcomes Vanessa Collier

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Vanessa Collier has signed for exclusive worldwide representation with Concerted Efforts. A live album is scheduled for release this October, the follow-up the her 2020 release Heart on the Line. For 2023 bookings please reach out to Tom Gold. Vanessa Collier blends rock, soul and blues and is a winner Read more

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