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Rhiannon Giddens joins Branford Marsalis and Friends for a special North Carolina Symphony benefit concert in Raleigh tonight. On the program, she performs the title track to her new album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, as well as other classic tunes including "La vie en rose." While preparing for the concert, she recorded an intimate guitar-and-vocal version of the song made famous by Edith Piaf on a video you can watch here. Giddens' tour continues next week at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, one of several festival sets to come, including Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass. She begins a tour of the UK and Europe at the end of the month.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoTuesday, June 2, 2015|0 comments
Devendra Banhart and his band toured South America in 2014 with music from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Mala. Artist and filmmaker Adam Tullie was there to capture the trip and has created a short film, set to a selection of Banhart's home demos and one of his poems. "The overall landscape is beyond beautiful, strewn with lush color and tropical flora," says Tullie, with whom Banhart is releasing an art book. "The people reflect this; lively, bright, and full of love." Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, May 21, 2015|0 commentsWatch: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman's 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Set Airs via NPR's "Jazz Night in America"
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, whose self-titled debut album is due out next week in North America and June 8 elsewhere, performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2014, when Redman was Artist in Residence there. NPR's Jazz Night in America was there to capture the new quartet, fresh out of the studio. Watch the performance and an interview with the band here. The new album is streaming in full till May 25 as an NPR First Listen. The quartet kicks off a tour at the Blue Note Jazz Festival on June 10.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoVideoWednesday, May 20, 2015|0 comments
As David Letterman prepares his final episode as host of the Late Show tonight, the Nonesuch Journal takes a look back at some of the many memorable performances Nonesuch artists are fortunate to have played on his stage in the Ed Sullivan Theatre (and in one case, the fire escape outside it) over the years, from The Black Keys, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Punch Brothers, Wilco, Rhiannon Giddens, Conor Oberst, Lianne La Havas, Laurie Anderson, Randy Newman, and others. Thanks for the music, Dave.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoTuesday, May 19, 2015|0 comments
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell visited Rolling Stone to perform two songs from their new album, The Traveling Kind: the title track and "The Weight of the World." Watch both here. "If only Hollywood sequels were this good," exclaims Mother Jones of their follow-up to Old Yellow Moon. "Harris' still-beautiful voice has acquired a darker, slightly rougher texture that adds authority, while the weathered grace of Crowell's singing makes him a perfect match. A fine job by all concerned, including the stellar players." Vanity Fair calls it "a beautiful collection of duets" from "one of the most storied collaborations in country music."