Rhiannon Giddens performed this weekend at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!

Rhiannon Giddens performed this past weekend at the return of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park with 500,000 audience members in attendance! She is pictured here after her guest appearance with Marcus Mumford and Elvis Costello. For more information, go to Rhiannon Giddens’ artist page. Read more

Lisa Morales’ new album She Ought To Be King out now

The 12-track bilingual album includes brand new songs as well as tracks from Morales’ celebrated EPs released earlier this year. She Ought To Be King features collaborations with Americana icon Rodney Crowell, Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, and includes Tim Lefebvre, Rachel Eckroth, Elizabeth Goodfellow, Ephraim Owens, and Raul Pacheco. The album Read more

Algiers Return With New Track & Video “Bite Back” Featuring Billy Woods & Backxwash

Algiers return with new track ‘Bite Back’, featuring billy woods and Backxwash. Watch the Murat Gökmen directed video HERE.  Born in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, the six-minute opus sees Algiers frontperson Franklin James Fisher trading verses with contemporary hip hop innovators Backxwash, aka Montreal Zambian-Canadian rapper & producer Ashanti Mutinta, and NYC rapper and Read more

Amythyst Kiah Releases Live, Direct-To-Disc 7-Inch Vinyl Single

The Indie Record Store exclusive “Wild Turkey” B/W “Firewater” is out today! In early August of 2021, singer and songwriter Amythyst Kiah booked a session at The Earnest Tube, a studio in Bristol, Virginia that eschews modern technology and specializes in live, direct-to-disc recordings. Today, her new single – a riveting solo recording of “Wild Turkey” b/w Read more | Check out the full press release here

Eliane Elias Returns to Brazilian Roots Following 2022 GRAMMY® Win for Best Latin Jazz Album

Internationally renowned pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias transports you to Quietude (Candid Records) out on October 14, 2022 qui·e·tude – a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place (September 6, 2022) Hot off her 2022 GRAMMY® win for Best Latin Jazz Album for Mirror Mirror internationally celebrated virtuoso pianist, alluring vocalist, composer and arranger Eliane Read more

New Signing! The Natural Lines

Concerted Efforts is happy to announce that The Natural Lines, the artist previously recorded as Matt Pond PA, will be joining our roster! The band’s debut First Five EP will be released on October 14 ahead of a new album due out in early 2023 (pre-order). In anticipation of the upcoming release, the band is Read more

Nora Brown releases new album, “Long Time To Be Gone”

Nora Brown has released her new album, “Long Time To Be Gone”. Listen to it here! For more information go to Nora Brown’s artist page. Read more | Check out the brand new album here

Concerted Efforts Artists Announced In Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 Lineup

Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and more CE artists will all be hitting the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 stage. Check out the full lineup here! Read more | Read the full article here

Nora Brown in The New Yorker

“Brown is a charmed product of artisanal Brooklyn: her album “Sidetrack My Engine,” released last year, was recorded in her parents’ cheese-fermentation cave. At seventeen, the banjoist is already onto LP No. 3: “Long Time to Be Gone,” a disarming collection of traditional laments and exquisite banjo instrumentals which she recorded in the palatial St. Read more | Read The New Yorker Review Here

Music Hall Of Fame 2022 Induction To Honor Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones will be inducted into The Memphis Music Hall Of Fame at the Cannon Center in Memphis on September 15 honoring him as a world-changing legend. Memphis celebrates a panoply of musical giants whose talent and achievements reflect a rich diversity of genres. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame’s program of inductions began Read more