NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation is popular among its listeners, but their Top Ten list was newly published yesterday. In no particular order, Our Native Daughters and Josh Ritter both had the honor of being featured. Ritter’s “Old Black Magic” from his new album Fever Breaks (due April 26) was praised for its dramatic nature Read more | Read NPR's Full Article Here.
Our Native Daughters, consisting of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell, received a 5-star review from The Guardian on Thursday for their record Songs From Our Native Daughters. The review praised the “four black female banjo players wrestling with gender, race, slavery, sexual assault, and the domination of the male gaze”. The Read more | For The Guardian's full article, click here.
“Rosanne Cash talks Channeling Feminist Rage on She Remembers Everything” – Read the article here! For more information on Rosanne Cash, visit her Artist Page Read more | Read the full article at Rolling Stone
Read more about “Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux” at The New York Times: Read more | Read about "Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux" at The New York Times
On Monday, Feb 4, 2019, Sons of Serndip returned to America’s Got Talent on NBC to compete against the show’s biggest stars from around the world. Watch their performance of “Somewhere Only We Know” here! Read more | Watch their performance of "Somewhere Only We Know"
Concerted Efforts is proud to welcome Squirrel Nut Zippers to its roster. The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as Read more | For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit Squirrel Nut Zipper's roster page.
Dom Flemons “The American Songster” has been celebrated extensively for his 2018 release of Black Cowboys, a record which, in his own words, “pays tribute to the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of the Wild West.” The American Songster’s works have gained praise from many of the most respected names Read more | Check out Dom Flemons' Artist Page
Josh Ritter, Jason Isbell and his accompanying band, The 400 Unit spent time recording at Sound Emporium Studios of Belmont, TN this summer aiming for “acoustic warmth and unpretentious erudition” during their sessions. Ritter and Isbell had been acquainted for years, but their friendship truly sprouted when they toured together in 2016 and realized the magic Read more | Check out Rolling Stone's full article here.
D.C.’s Jawbox has contemplated returning to the limelight for years, but 2019 finally felt like the right move. Bassist Kim Coletta admitted to the band’s’ back-and-forth regarding the decision: “…the hardest thing was just saying ‘Yes, let’s try this.’ I’m really excited and nervous at the same time.” The post-hardcore quartet will commence their tour Read more | Check out Rolling Stone's full article here.
A diverse group of Concerted Efforts artists have earned prestigious recognition for nominations in the 40th Blues Music Awards! Dom Flemons’ Black Cowboys has been nominated for Best Acoustic Album. Kevin Burt’s Heartland and Soul for Best Emerging Artist Album The Living History Band’s Chicago Plays the Stones for Best Contemporary Blues Album Ruthie Foster Read more | To see the rest of the nominees, click here.