Booker T. Jones announces new album Note by Note (Edith Street Records) out on November 1, a companion to his memoir Time Is Tight out on October 29 (Little, Brown And Company). He will be interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on October 30 along with book/concert events throughout the fall including New York, Los Angeles and Read more
The Los Angeles Times recently sat down with Rhiannon Giddens to discuss her numerous recent pursuits, including supergroup Our Native Daughters, new collaboration record there is no Other, and inclusion in Ken Burns’ latest series, “Country Music”. The conversation begins by tackling the inclusiveness of cultural roots in Giddens’ music. She focuses on the way Read more | Check out the LA Times' full article here.
According to band leader Joe Gelini “Wildman” is an old-school, funk-driven tribute to the most hot-blooded Mardi Gras Indian Tribal member, who intimidates and “opens up a hole” in the crowd of people for the Big Chief to emerge on Mardi Gras Morning. This song, written by Cha Wa’s guitarist Ari Teitel, evokes the infectious Read more
Recorded at Studio 808a – an old farmhouse in Floyd, VA – Cinnamon Tree is a collection of traditional tracks learned through Nora Brown’s elder mentors and archival field recordings. Brown boasts strong storytelling talents on this debut; singing and playing both steel string and fretless gut string banjos. The 14-year-old’s work is a direct Read more | For more information and tour dates, visit Nora Brown's artist page.
Amythyst Kiah turned heads Friday at AmericanaFest 2019 with a performance she judged as the favorite of her career. Kiah informed the audience of the new record she will be releasing next year. She dominated the stage at Station Inn that night. Nashville Scene noted she showed off “her dynamic vocal prowess and range as Read more | Check out Nashville Scene's full article here.
“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 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.
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 americanamusic.org for full lineup!
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.