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Sam Amidon has released a new video for the song "Blue Mountains," off his latest album, Lily-O. The song is an Appalachian ballad that tells an enigmatic tale of a young woman who falls in love with a married man. The video, which was created by filmmaker and fine-art/fashion photographer Andrea Sisson, premiered earlier today via Paste, which calls Lily-O "excellent." The video was shot in Ojai, CA, and features Amidon and model/actress Alex Noiret. Watch it here. Amidon is currently touring with Sharon Van Etten in Europe and the UK then headlines his own European shows.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, April 16, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens was the subject of a feature on PBS NewsHour, looking at her solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. "Her debut celebrates women who influenced her, some famous like Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline, others, like Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Libba Cotten, much less so," says NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown. "The album also showcases Giddens’ range through gospel, blues, country, and jazz." Watch the NewsHour piece here. Forbes, reviewing her recent NYC tour stop, exclaims: "Besides a thrilling voice, she comes at you with a barrage of sounds and sights and movements from an arsenal of talents that will positively floor you ... She’s a musician’s musician, and, moreover, a people’s musician, one of the best ever."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Reviews Television VideoVideoThursday, April 16, 2015|0 comments
The Staves celebrated the release of their new album, If I Was, with a performance at Wilton's Music Hall in London last month. You can now watch four performances from the concert: three songs from the album—"Make It Holy," with album producer Justin Vernon, "Teeth White," and "Black & White"—as well as their take, with Vernon, on the Bruce Springsteen classic "I'm on Fire." Watch them here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, April 13, 2015|1 comments
The Staves celebrated the release of their new album, If I Was, with a performance at Wilton's Music Hall in London last month. The concert included, among other songs from the album, the tune "Teeth White." You can watch the performance of that song here. The trio is currently touring Europe and has just announced a tour of the United Kingdom for this autumn. The Staves also perform at the Eaux Claries Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where they recorded the album with producer Justin Vernon.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoFriday, April 3, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens recently stopped by the Last.fm studios to discuss her new solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, and perform three tracks off the album. You can watch the interview and hear her discuss and perform the songs—"Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind," written by Dolly Parton; Hank Cochran's "She's Got You," famously recorded by Patsy Cline; and "Shake Sugaree," by Libba Cotton—here.