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.
JOHN PAUL WHITE AND ROSANNE CASH TEAM UP FOR “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER NOW” PROCEEDS BENEFIT MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE Grammy Award winners John Paul White and Rosanne Cash are teaming up for the new single “We’re All In This Together Now” which is out today. Stream/share the video directed by Michael Kessler HERE. The Read more | Stream/share the video directed by Michael Kessler HERE
Rhiannon Giddens has released the video for “Trees on the Mountain” from there is no Other. It was choreographed by Nashville Ballet creative director Paul Vasterling and features three of Nashville Ballet’s company artists. Read more | Watch the video for "Trees on the Mountain"
Rhiannon Giddens has created a website of COVID-19 resources for artists alongside Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman called Art is Alive.The site includes a comprehensive listing of grants for artists out of work to apply for (broken down by genre and region and some that are overarching – all links here go straight to the application sites, so Read more
Rhiannon Giddens is featured in the April/May 2020 edition of Garden & Gun magazine! The cover story digs deep into Giddens’ cultural, musical and educational roots. Giddens’ curiosity has led her down so many avenues of fresh knowledge – her intertwining interests in history, music, and ethnicity have enabled her to weave some beautiful artworks Read more | Read Garden & Gun's full article here.
Lowland Hum Stun on Cover of the Ronette’s ‘Be My Baby’: Exclusive After releasing their fourth studio album Glyphonic in 2019, Lowland Hum spent the majority of the fall and winter converting an old barn on their Virginia property into a studio. It was here that they recorded Singing Other People’s Love Songs, a five-song EP that has Read more |
Squirrel Nut Zippers are headed for a big and busy year, sliding between its present and its past — and even both at the same time in the case of the re-recorded version of “Wash Jones” from their first album, premiering on Billboard. To read the entire article click here. For more information about Squirrel Nut Zippers Read more