Rhiannon Giddens featured in The New York Times

The New York Times ran a feature on Rhiannon Giddens last week, written by Jon Pareles, discussing her musical missions, accolades, and new album coming out this month. Pareles writes “She offers bluesy, racy and playful tracks on the first full album of just her own songs”. Read the full article here! For more information Read more | Check out The New York Times article here

Parkington Sisters will be joining Belly on their fall tour dates in the Northeast!

Parkington Sisters will be joining Belly on their fall tour dates in the northeast and have a new album coming out in September. They will be opening for Belly for their dates in Newport, Boston and NYC this October. See below for the dates and venues! Oct 1- Fort Adams State Park Newport, RIOct 4- The Paradise Read more

Platinum-Selling Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers To Swing Into The Season With 2023 Holiday Caravan Tour!

Performing Classic Holiday Songs Along With Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Favorites, The Beloved Holiday Tour Awakens The True Essence Of The Season The Squirrel Nut Zippers (SNZ) are bringing their joyous, raucous Holiday Caravan Tour back this season and, this year, they’re performing all of the hits from Christmas past! Kicking off November 29 at the Pace Center in Parker, Read more


Writing On The Wall Is Award-Winning Guitarist and Vocalist’s First Album In Four Years “One of the most prodigious and gifted electric bluesmen on the planet…a deeply soulful singer and incendiary guitarist [with] a seemingly endless penchant for invention.”—AllMusic “Smoking songs and heavy hitting guitar full of fire and passion…Montoya’s rough-edged voice is filled with feeling. Read more | Check out the full Alligator Radio announcement here!

Rhiannon Giddens Wins DownBeat Award

Rhiannon Giddens has won the DownBeat critics poll 2023! Nonesuch writes “Rhiannon Giddens, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Omar, her opera with Michael Abels, releases You’re the One, her third solo studio album and her first of all original songs, on August 18. This collection of twelve tunes written over the course of Read more

 Islands return with “And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs” out August 25

Islands announces new album And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs, out August 25, 2023 If Islands’ last record, (2021’s Islomania) was a Saturday Night Fever dream, then the follow up- And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs–is the Sunday Morning comedown. “[Islomania] was exuberant and hopeful, and Dolphins is like the grim rejoinder,” songwriter Nick Thorburn says. “The songs Read more

NPR Interview: Brennen Leigh ain’t through Honky Tonkin’ yet

NPR’s Don Gonyea talks with Brennen Leigh about her new album with a classic country sound, “Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet.” Check out the full interview here! For more information, visit Brennen Leigh’s artist page. Read more | Read the full NPR interview here

Sounds Of The Road Featuring Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah was recently featured on Toyota and SirusXM®’s Sounds of the Road. Sounds of the Road is an exclusive performance and interview series featuring emerging and established artists who are drawn to the journey of discovery. They write “In this vibrant episode of Sounds of the Road, Kiah embarks on an exploration of Atlanta, accompanied Read more | Check out Sounds of the Road here

Rhiannon wins the Pulitzer Prize for “Omar”, alongside Michael Abels.

Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels for winning the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in music for their opera “Omar”! For more information click here. For more information and all tour dates, go to Rhiannon Giddens’ artist page. Read more | Click here to read more from the New York Times

Booker T Jones to Perform at Willie Nelson’s Star Studded 90th Birthday Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl this Weekend

Woody Harrelson, Chelsea Handler, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Owen Wilson and Gabriel Iglesias will be presenters at the two-night Los Angeles extravaganza that includes George Strait, Snoop Dogg, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Tom Jones, The Chicks, Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr., Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson and more who will salute the “On the Road Again” singer, Read more