Concerted Efforts is excited to welcome Jake Xerses Fussell to the roster! As a singer, guitarist, and folk music interpreter, Jake Xerxes Fussell has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s preeminent interpreters of traditional (and not so traditional) “folk” songs, a practice which he approaches with a refreshingly unfussy lack of nostalgia. By recontextualizing Read more | Jake Xerxes Fussell
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash will perform the first-ever concert from her father’s boyhood home in Dyess. This concert will headline the 2021 virtual Johnny Cash Heritage Festival slated for Oct. 15-16. “I am thrilled and delighted to return to Dyess to perform the first public concert from the living room of my father’s boyhood home,” Cash Read more | Click here to read the full article
Following a poignant performance at the 2021 Americana Music Awards last week, Amythyst Kiah presents a live performance video of her original song “Fancy Drones (Fracture Me),” one of the standout tracks from her acclaimed Rounder Records debut Wary + Strange. “This song started as a poem,” says Amythyst. “First World modern society allows us so much Read more | Watch "Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)" Live
Listen to Headwaters on Bandcamp Praise for Headwaters“The nine tracks on Headwaters submerges you into Rose’s thorny examination of human nature through petals of poignant lyrics, bucolic arrangements, and of course, Alexa’s mesmerizing vocals”- KUTX “the storytelling is poignant, and her vocals are delicate.”– Stereogum “Alexa Rose’s sophomore album Headwaters, a sparse and meditative number that gives Rose’s gorgeous Read more | Listen to 'Headwaters' now!
Concerted Efforts is excited to welcome the incredible Nathalie Joachim! Nathalie Joachim is a Grammy-nominated flutist, composer and vocalist. The Brooklyn born Haitian-American artist is hailed for being “a fresh and invigorating cross-cultural voice” (The Nation). She is co-founder of the critically acclaimed urban art pop duo, Flutronix, and comfortably navigates everything from classical to indie-rock, all Read more
We are excited to welcome the band Man Man to the Concerted Efforts roster. Man Man’s Honus Honus (aka Ryan Kattner) has devoted his career to exploring the uncertainty between life’s extremes: beauty and ugliness, order and chaos. The songs on Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between, Man Man’s first album in over six years Read more
Joe Troop’s powerful song and accompanying music video “The Rise Of Dreama Caldwell” was featured in NPR’s #NowPlaying article as one of “today’s essential songs, picked by NPR Music and NPR Member stations.” “Best-known as the leader of the Grammy-nominated folk ensemble Che Apalache, singer and banjo player Joe Troop has sharpened both quill and activist Read more | Click here to read the full article at NPR
Multi GRAMMY® winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ latest album Mirror Mirror (Candid Records) is a lifelong musical dream come true—an extraordinary piano duet recording of Eliane with the late legendary jazz great Chick Corea, and famed Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés. While her highly successful recordings have predominantly featured her alluring voice and piano mastery, the piano has always Read more | For more info and upcoming tour dates for Eliane Elias visit their artist page here
Rhiannon Giddens has announced that she will be releasing a new Audible Original audiobook, To Balance on Bridges, on July 22. Giddens also shared that she has inked a new four-book publishing deal with Candlewick Press which includes two picture books. The first of these, Build a House, will be due in fall of 2022. Giddens’ Audible Original will Read more | See the full article on Music Row here.
July 1, 2021 – Peterborough, NH – MacDowell awarded the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal to composer, writer, and recording star Rosanne Cash in the historic hall where it awarded the very first MacDowell Medal. The event took place before 150 friends and guests, and was recorded by New Hampshire PBS. Like all good art, hers is complicated,” said author Read more | For more information, visit Rosanne Cash's artist page.