Host of podcast Dolly Parton’s America Jad Abumrad highlighted two CE artists a few weeks ago in two particularly unique nooks of the U.S. Nora Brown takes Amurad to the beautiful St. Augustine Church in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY to perform a cover of “The Very Day I’m Gone” written by the late Addie Read more | Listen here for WNYC Studios' Dolly Parton's America -Traveling Creatures: Live Music From the Series episode.
No Depression named Rhiannon Giddens its top Artist of the Decade, and asked her bandmate Allison Russell (of Birds of Chicago and Our Native Daughters) to celebrate her mentor and friend in writing. “Rhiannon Giddens is more than an artist of the decade. She’s an artist for the ages. The breadth and bounty of her Read more | See Alison Russell's full No Depression piece.
“Elias’ prodigious talent grows stronger as the years pass; a feat capable by only the true elites of the music world. Her romantic vocals invite the listener to delve into her timeless grace and sophisticated presence as a commanding singer, pianist, composer, producer, and lyricist. Her stately arrangements, soothing, sensual vocals, and piano musings are Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Eliane Elias' artist page.
Tune in to PBS this Saturday, November 23 to watch Our Native Daughters perform with Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi as part of the Americana Honors and Awards show — check local listings for times here. The show will be made available to stream the next day (Sunday, Nov. 24) at 10am ET / 9am CT Read more | Check local listings for times.
Congratulations to our GRAMMY nominated artists! For Best Americana Roots Performance: “I’m On My Way” –Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi For Best Classical Compendium: “American Originals 1918” with a performance by Rhiannon Giddens For Best Americana Roots Song: “Black Myself” – Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters) For Best Americana Roots Song: “Crossing To Jerusalem” –Rosanne Cash & John Read more
Booker T. Jones recently sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about last week’s new release, his memoir Time is Tight. Jones asserts that he first began writing as a practice for songwriting. The interview addresses how the memoir details Jones’ “extensive formal music training at Indiana University”, while also elaborating on his experience at Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.
A young Nora Brown has much to be proud of, as she brought her new record Cinnamon Tree to the forefront of the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. The new record managed to climb to #7 in just two weeks since its release on October 29. Stream Cinnamon Tree on Spotify here.For more information and tour dates, Read more | Stream Cinnamon Tree on Spotify here.
Our Native Daughters’ 2019 record entitled Songs of Our Native Daughters has been nominated for category International Album of the Year by the UK Americana Association 2020! The supergroup – consisting of Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah – runs up against respected nominees Caroline Spence, Highwomen and Felice Brothers. Visit AmericanaFest Read more | Visit AmericanaFest UK's page of all categories and nominees here.
Algiers’ new record entitled, There Is No Year is due out January 17th, 2020. The record, to be released on Matador Records, includes already released single “Dispossession”. There Is No Year encompasses future-minded post-punk R&B from the trapped heart of ATL, where they began; to industrial soundscapes à la 4AD-era Scott Walker or Iggy & Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Algiers' artist page.
Returning with her first new original music in five years, “The Kids Are Having None of It” arrives with a stunning video today, digital single out tomorrow. The new song is an urgent activism anthem – protest music at its core, with Frazey’s calm, confident warning compelled by a visceral, soulful bass guitar backbone: “Get Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Frazey Ford's artist page.