Rhiannon Giddens to Star in “Porgy and Bess” Opera

Concerted Efforts artist Rhiannon Giddens has been recruited to star in the Greensboro, North Carolina Opera’s production of the opera “Porgy and Bess”— in the year 2020 . The opera will be performed at The Steven Tanger Center for Performing Arts, a 3,000-seat venue which is currently under construction. The Tanger Center’s team has selected Read more | For more information, visit News and Record for the full article.

Chicago Blues Greats Join Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on Historic New Album, “Chicago Plays The Stones”

Chicago Blues Greats Join Mick Jagger and Keith Richards  on Historic New Album Chicago Plays The Stones,   out September 14 (Raisin’ Music Records)   with Buddy Guy, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer,  Leanne Faine, Billy Branch, Jimmy Burns, Billy Boy Arnold, Michael Avery, Omar Coleman, Carlos Johnson & The Living History Band   Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Keith Read more | For more information, visit the Chicago Plays The Stones website

Concerted Efforts at AmericanaFest

Rolling Stone Country includes Amythyst Kiah and Dom Flemons in their must-see Artists at AmerianaFest this year: Amythyst Kiah (Friday, 8:00 p.m.; City Winery) Johnson City, Tennessee, native Amythyst Kiah is one of roots music’s most exciting emerging talents, blending a deep knowledge of old time music with sensibilities spanning classic country to contemporary R&B. Read more | Rolling Stone's Must-See Artists at AmericanaFest2018

New Signing! Cha Wa

From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans funk and brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit Read more | For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit Cha Wa's Artist Page

Don Bryant and Rhiannon Giddens are Winners of Living Blues Awards

Don Byrant and Rhiannon Giddens receive 2018 Living Blues Awards: Don Bryant– Comeback Artist of the Year, Best New Recording (Southern Soul) Rhiannon Giddens– Best New Recordings (Traditional & Acoustic) See this months issue of Living Blues Magazine, featuring Rhiannon Giddens on the cover See all of the 2018 Living Blues Winners For more info Read more | See all of the 2018 Living Blues Winners

Rosanne Cash Opens her European Tour with a Sold Out Show in London

Rosanne Cash played to a sold out crowd at London’s Union Chapel last night. “Armed with acoustic guitars, the country singer comes into her own with a career-spanning set of poignant pop-country” —The Guardian**** The tour continues in Bristol tomorrow. For all upcoming dates on the European tour, visit Rosanne Cash’s Artist Page To read Read more | Read the full review at The Guardian

New Signing! Dharmasoul

Drums, guitar, and vocals are the backbone and energy behind the new album LIGHTNING KID, the debut record of New Jersey based power-duo Dharmasoul. With Jonah Tolchin on guitar, Kevin Clifford on drums, and the two singing both lead and backup vocals, this duo brings their songwriting and production chops to their new band Dharmasoul. Audiences Read more | Visit Dharmasoul's Artist Page

Bhi Bhiman Releases “Beyond the Border”

On July 5th Bhi Bhiman released his new song, “Beyond the Border”, a reflection on the fears experienced by many immigrants in America today. All proceeds for the song will benefit International Rescue Committee and FWD.us. Read more about the song and watch Bhi Bhiman’s full Paste Sessoin For more information about Bhi Bhiman, visit his artist page Read more | Watch the video for "Beyond the Border" at Paste

Rhiannon Giddens Plays Boston Pops Firework Spectacular

Rhiannon Giddens performed at the 2018 Boston Pops Firework Spectaular last week for the 4th of July holiday alongside Rachel Platten, Indigo Girls, Rita Moreno, and more. Watch the full performance at Bloomberg For more information about Rhiannon Giddens and upcoming tour dates, visit her artist page Read more | Watch the full performance at Bloomberg