Read about Samantha Crain’s powerlifting past at No Depression Samantha Crain is No Depression’s Spotlight Artist for July 2020! Read the feature article on her new album, A Small Death, and more! Fore more information on Samantha Crain, visit her Artist Page Read more | Read about Samantha Crain's powerlifting past at No Depression
Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens released their cover of Nick Drake’s “Black Eyed Dog” on Tuesday. Listen and read about the collaboration at Rolling Stone For more information about Rhiannon Giddens, visit her Artist Page Read more | Listen to "Black Eyed Dog" and Read About the Collaboration at Rolling Stone
“The award-winning Choctaw-American singer-songwriter is out with deeply personal new music — thoughtful, cathartic, and terrific as usual.” Read about the making of A Small Death at Cowboys and Indians For more information about Samantha Crain, visit her Artist Page Read more | Read about the making of "A Small Death" at Cowboys & Indians
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi performed “At the Purchaser’s Option,” the opening track to her 2017 album, Freedom Highway, from home in Ireland for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s online series Play at Home today. You can watch the performance here: For more information on Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, visit their Artist Page Read more | Watch the Performance Here
The new album, Can’t Turn Me Around, from Dedicated Men of Zion is out today on Bible & Tire. The album is featured on NPR’s “New Music Friday”. Listen to the full album on Spotify For more info on Dedicated Men of Zion, visit their Artist Page Read more | Click for NPR's June 26th edition of "New Music Friday"
From Rhiannon: “This song came knocking about a week ago and I had to open the door and let it in. What can I say about what’s been happening, what has happened, and what is continuing to happen, in this country, in the world? There’s too many words and none, all at once. So I let Read more | Watch Rhiannon Giddens & Yo Yo Ma perform "Build A House"
Our Native Daughters has been nominated for Group of the Year at the 2020 Americana Music Awards! See the full list of 2020 nominees here Watch Our Native Daughters perform “Black Myself” at last year’s Americana Music Awards: For more information on Our Native Daughters, visit their artist page Read more | See the full list of 2020 nominees here
Rolling Stone highlights Rhiannon Giddens for her influence on a new wave of country music demanding acknowledgment of the genre’s true history. Giddens discusses the contrast between country music of black experience, and the same of white experience. Giddens’ scholarship in musical composition and history have woven numerous works of black experience, history, and Americana Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.
Rosanne Cash has been selected as the recipient for the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal, a prize awarded to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to American culture. Cash’s award-winning compositions, performances, songwriting, books and essays certainly do not fall short of such criteria. “To be included in a list with Aaron Copeland, Eudora Read more | See the MacDowell Colony's full press release here.
Joe Troop of Che Apalache’s new song “A Plea to the US Government to Fully Fund the Postal Service” quickly gained praise for its pressing request. The song is part of ruralorganizing.org’s mission to fund the USPS entirely by way of petition signage and donations. The Nation’s John Nichols reminisces about legend Woody Guthrie’s pursuit Read more | For more information on Che Apalache, visit their artist page.