Memoir TIME IS TIGHT by Booker T. Jones to be released on October 29

“Booker T. will forever be known as the Booker T. from Booker T. and the MGs. But this book reveals so much more of the man.” —Bob Dylan “Booker T. is a great producer, a great musician, and a great friend. Those three ‘greats’ together pretty much let you know how I feel about Booker. Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Booker T. Jones' artist page.

Dori Freeman Premieres ‘All I Ever Wanted’ Music Video

Dori Freeman released her music video for “All I Ever Wanted”, a track describing one’s longing for the attention of a lover. The song will be included on her forthcoming LP Every Single Star, due September 27. Rolling Stone Country notes that though Freeman’s new record is geared towards celebrating her motherhood, this particular track Read more | Read Rolling Stone Country's full article here.

CE Showcases & Awards at AmericanaFest

Showcasing Artists: DORI FRFEEMANThursday, September 12 @ 5:00pmMusicians Corner at Centennial Park JONAH TOLCHINThursday, September 12 @ 9:00pmThe Basement CAROLINE SPENCEThursday, September 12 @ 7:30pmStation Inn MAYA DE VITRY Thursday, September 12 @ 8:30pmCity Winery PHOEBE HUNT Thursday, September 12 @ 11:30pmONE AMYTHYST KIAH Friday, September 13 @ 9:30pmStation Inn MARK ERELLI Friday, September 13 Read more | Visti for full lineup!

Rhiannon Giddens Receives High Honor at AmericanaFest 2019

Rhiannon Giddens took home one of the two existing Legacy of Americana Awards. A newly-established honor, the award was created in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, an institution set to open in Nashville in 2020 itself. The accolade aims to recognize “an artist, writer, producer or educator who has either made Read more | To read Nashville Scene's full article, click here.

New Signing! Cymande

We are proud to announce welcome British-based funk band Cymande to our roster for exclusive worldwide representation! The band is currently engaged in the pre-production for the recording of a new album this fall and completion of a film/documentary about its formation, history and musical achievements, which is currently in post-production. Cymande are available for Read more

Critically Acclaimed New Album, Love Stories (Concord), Out Now and Debuts at #1 on iTunes!

Rave reviews of Love Stories: “Elias’ intoxicating vocals emote the ambient calm of a forest after a soft rain; her vibrancy is a force unto itself. With powerful artistry, her naturally prodigious talent is even stronger as the years pass—a feat capable only by the true elites of the musical world.” ***** – DownBeat “Love Stories is Read more | For more information and tour dates, check out Eliane Elias' artist page.

Dom Flemons and Amythyst Kiah Featured in Bank of America Ad

CE artists Dom Flemons and Amythyst Kiah are featured in Bank of America’s forthcoming advertisement showcasing their banjo talents. The advertisement depicts an array of American country artists playing their banjos and singing Old Crow Medicine Show’s classic “Wagon Wheel”. It’s a promotion for director Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary Country Music, aired by PBS on Read more | See the full video from Bank of America here.

Maya de Vitry And Jessy Wilson Compare Notes

NPR released a piece yesterday, interviewing the two friends Maya de Vitry and Jessy Wilson about their respective careers first working in bands, and now going solo. The interview addresses the compromises of collaboration and its contrast with solo work. de Vitry, who was a fiddler and harmony singer of the Stray Birds, recounts a Read more | Read NPR's full interview here.

Concerted Efforts is proud to announce the signing of Lisa Morales!

Singer-songwriter Lisa Morales draws from a creative palette informed by the rhythms, colors and flavors of the Southwest — from the painted-desert skies of her native Tucson, Arizona, where she and cousin Linda Ronstadt grew up, to the sea-salted air of Houston, where she moved at 18, and the history-filled city of San Antonio, where Read more

Concerted Efforts Artists Featured in Living Blues Magazine!

Amythyst Kiah has been featured on a 2-page spread for Living Blues‘s most recent issue! For Living Blues’ 2019 Critic’s Poll, Dom Flemons was awarded Best Traditional & Acoustic Blues Album of the year, while Rhiannon Giddens took home Most Outstanding Musician (Banjo)! Check out Living Blues’ current issue here. Read more | Check out Living Blues' most recent issue.