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Rhiannon Giddens, whose debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, was released yesterday on Nonesuch Records to critical acclaim, celebrated the record's release with a performance of the song "Waterboy" on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman last night. "Oh my god," Letterman exclaimed following the performance. "Oh my god, that was unbelievable." Watch for you yourself here. "Tomorrow Is My Turn confirms the arrival of a significant talent whose voice and distinctive approach communicate the simmering emotion at the core of the songs," says the Wall Street Journal. "Thus, she may prove indispensable."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoArtist NewsWednesday, February 11, 2015|0 comments
Punch Brothers recently stopped by the CMT studios for a Live @ CMT session, performing what CMT Edge calls a "sparkling" set of four songs off their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues: “Julep,” “Magnet,” “I Blew It Off,” and “Boll Weevil.” You can watch the performances here. The band was featured on NPR's World Cafe yesterday. They spoke with host David Dye, who calls them "some of the very best acoustic musicians anywhere," and performed three songs from the new album: "I Blew It Off," "Magnet" and "Boll Weevil."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist NewsTuesday, February 10, 2015|0 comments
Today marks the release of Rhiannon Giddens' solo recording debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn. She makes her solo television debut when she performs "Waterboy" from the album on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman tonight. The album, produced by T Bone Burnett, "is a showcase for Ms. Giddens’s glorious voice," says the New York Times. "For all her technical control, her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel." NPR calls it "a scrupulously selected, richly realized collection of songs." Rolling Stone dubs her "one of the most promising voices in American roots music." The Sunday Times of London says she "manages to tap into the emotional core of everything she touches." The Irish Times exclaims: "This is one seriously impressive debut album."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, February 10, 2015|0 comments
Punch Brothers were the musical guests on Conan last night on TBS, performing "Magnet" from their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues. They were also the musical guest on a special episode of A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday, guest-hosted by none other than Chris Thile. Watch performances from both shows here. And tune in to NPR's World Cafe today to hear the band perform.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio Television VideoArtist NewsMonday, February 9, 2015|0 comments
Congratulations to John Adams, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer, all winners at the 57th Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles last night. Adams's City Noir won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for the St. Louis Symphony and conductor David Robertson, featuring saxophonist Timothy McAllister. Thile and Meyer's duo album, Bass & Mandolin, won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.