Thursday, January 29, 2015|10 commentsRhiannon Giddens and Iron & Wine Perform Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" on NBC's "Parenthood" Series Finale
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens joined Iron & Wine singer, songwriter, and guitarist Sam Beam on NBC tonight for a performance of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" on the series finale of Parenthood. Dylan's recording, from the 1974 album Planet Waves, has been the show's theme song since it first aired. The new version by Giddens and Iron & Wine, which they played during the episode, is available digitally from Nonesuch Records on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store. You can hear it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionTuesday, January 6, 2015|3 commentsShowtime Re-Airs "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'" Concert Film
Showtime has begun to air encore presentations of the concert documentary Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" on its various channels, as well as on demand and via Showtime Anytime. On Tuesday, January 13, Nonesuch Records will release a live recording of the one-night-only concert, featuring live performances by icons and rising stars of folk and Americana. The concert was presented by T Bone Burnett and Joel and Ethan Coen at New York City’s Town Hall to celebrate the music of the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis.Read more|Journal Topics:TelevisionTelevisionMonday, January 5, 2015|0 comments
Nickel Creek helped kick off the second half of the milestone 40th season of Austin City Limits when the band's set aired on PBS this past weekend, on a double bill with The Avett Brothers. You can watch the episode at pbs.org. Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—taped its Austin City Limits set in August during the band's 25th anniversary tour, celebrating the release of its Nonesuch Records debut album, A Dotted Line. This was the trio's third appearance on the series.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionWednesday, December 17, 2014|0 comments
Audra McDonald will bring her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday from Lanie Robertson’s musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to HBO. Filming before a live audience at Café Brasil in New Orleans this month, the special will feature McDonald in her history-making performance as the jazz icon. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill tells Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. Audra McDonald became Broadway’s most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill earlier this year.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionMonday, December 15, 2014|1 commentsRhiannon Giddens Releases New Song, "Black Is the Color"; Her Take on Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay" in New Apple Holiday Commercial
Rhiannon Giddens has released a new song, "Black Is the Color," streaming now, and available as an instant download with pre-orders of her upcoming T Bone Burnett–produced debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. You can listen to the song, as well as other instant download tracks “Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind” and “Shake Sugaree,” here. Giddens appears and sings in a new Apple commercial, featuring her rendition of the Gershwin classic “Love Is Here to Stay.” The video finds a young girl discovering an old recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing, and then watches as the girl uses her iPad to reimagine the song in a modern context. Watch the commercial here.