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The Carolina Chocolate Drops are featured on the new documentary Give Me the Banjo, which premiered on PBS on Friday night and is now available online. Narrated by Steve Martin, Give Me the Banjo is a musical odyssey through 300 years of American history and culture by way of the banjo. Watch Carolina Chocolate Drops member Rhiannon Giddens perform a song from the film here. On a very different note, the band has launched a cookie recipe contest with proceeds from sales of the winning cookies donated to the Food Bank of North Carolina.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionThursday, October 13, 2011|0 comments
Randy Newman is the guest on this week's episode of On Canvas, the performing arts program from Philadelphia public television station WHYY. Newman's performance was recorded at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Collingswood, New Jersey, shortly before the release of his latest album, Songbook Vol. 2. Philadelphia-area fans can tune in tonight at 10 PM ET on WHYY. Fans around the world can watch the complete episode online starting Friday morning. Watch Newman perform "I'm Dead But I Don't Know It" in a preview of the show here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionThursday, October 13, 2011|0 comments
Jessica Lea Mayfield performs at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville tonight for the Americana Music Association's 10th Annual Honors and Awards. She has been nominated for the award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year. The ceremony also includes live performances by this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Lucinda Williams, Jerry Douglas, and Gregg Allman. The show will be webcast live at npr.org and broadcast in an edited version on PBS's Austin City Limits in November.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionThursday, October 6, 2011|0 commentsJessica Lea Mayfield Featured in NPR Americana Music Awards Nominees Mix; NPR to Webcast AMA Awards Ceremony from Nashville
Jessica Lea Mayfield is among the artists featured on the new mix streaming from NPR Music and Folk Alley celebrating the recipients and nominees of the Americana Music Association's 10th Annual Honors and Awards. Mayfield has been nominated for the 2011 Americana Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year. NPR Music will webcast live from the awards ceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium next Thursday, and Austin City Limits will air an edited version of the show on PBS in November.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television RadioTelevisionThursday, September 29, 2011|0 comments
Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut EP, Kanou, was released in North America this week, was a guest on Later ... with Jools Holland on BBC Two in the UK. On Tuesday's half-hour show, she performed her song "Clandestin," another live version of which is featured on the EP. You can watch the Later performance here. Fans in the UK can see Diawara perform again on this week's hour-long Later show Friday night.