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.
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