Our Native Daughters graced Newport’s Folk Fest stage on Sunday afternoon, preaching about America’s 400-year-old story of black womanhood. The four-piece band comprising of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell, and Leyla McCalla evoked an array of emotions for their hour-long set’s entirety. Their banjo-driven folk sound carried their cries of history to every ear Read more | Read Rolling Stone's full article here.
Alexa Rose’s debut LP Medicine for Living on October 4th. The title track won her the songwriting competition at Merlefest 2019. Rose’s debut album is a blend of contemporary roots and Appalachian storytelling. Her traditional songwriting style is a poignant, soulful retreat to a quieter place. Of the titular track, Rose says, “This song is Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit her artist page.
Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), Amythyst Kiah, and Leyla McCalla to perform songs from their Smithsonian Folkways album, Songs of Our Native Daughters. Catch Our Native Daughters on the road: July 23 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts – Westport, CTJuly 24 Smithsonian Museum – Washington, DCJuly 25 Chautauqua Read more
Rhiannon Giddens was on the Today Show this Monday with Francesco Turrisi playing the song “I’m On My Way” from their album there is no Other (Nonesuch Records). Watch the full Today Show performance here Click for more information on Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi Read more | Watch the full Today Show performance here
Accomplished multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens landed the cover of American Songwriter‘s July/August 2019 issue. Journalist Caine O’Rear describes Giddens as a “[Kaleidescopic] panoply of musical and intellectual voices.” The article continues to herald Giddens as a prominent dignitary and voice of classic and contemporary Americana music. The article also discusses Giddens’ latest studio album in collaboration Read more | Read American Songwriter's summary.
Maya de Vitry has been featured on NPR’s Best Songs of 2019 So Far. NPR took to its peers to ask public radio writers across the country, “What’s your favorite song of 2019 so far?” Writer Kim Ruehl of Folk Alley reports on her favorite track, “When she sings, “Go tell a bird about the Read more | Click here for NPR's full article.
In conjunction with the FreshGrass Festival, music news outlet No Depression‘s third running of the Singer-Songwriter Award features our very own Anna Tivel for this year’s competition. Hailing from Portland Oregon, Tivel is a skilled lyricist with the ability to move her audience through shared experience. Having toured hundreds of thousands of miles already, she Read more | No Depression's full article.
Just ten years ago, We Were Promised Jetpacks was debuting its acclaimed album These Four Walls as 21-year-olds with a thunderous energy. Today, the band prepares for its July 2019 anniversary tour to commemorate their debut. Along with a celebratory tour, We Were Promised Jetpacks is releasing a 10th-anniversary edition of These Four Walls, a Read more | For more information and tour dates, check out the WWPJ artist page here
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Today, Paste Magazine commemorated a few CE artists, praising their new releases among the best in Country and Americana this year. #1 on the list is Caroline Spence‘s Mint Condition; journalist Ellen Johnson praises the record for its “everyman” perspective of storytelling that is sure to resonate with anyone who’ll bend an ear. Spence’s release Read more | Read Paste's full article