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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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, March 19, 2015|0 comments
Buena Vista Social Club's Lost and Found, a collection of previously unreleased tracks out next week, opens with a live version of "Bruca Manigua," featuring Ibrahim Ferrer on vocals. A video of Ferrer performing the song live in concert in 2000 premiered yesterday on the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy. "This video, shot in front of a sold-out crowd in Paris, finds the spry Ferrer, then 72, in fine form," says Speakeasy, "his voice strong and supple as he sings the 1930s Cuban standard accompanied by lush, joyous horn parts and polyrhythmic percussion." Watch the performance here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoTuesday, March 17, 2015|0 comments
Punch Brothers performed two songs from their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, on CBS This Morning: Saturday: "Boll Weevil" and "Magnet." You can watch both songs here. "Formed in 2006, each of the five musicians were well-known for their musical skills," says the show, "but together, they have become a force beloved by critics and audiences worldwide."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoMonday, March 16, 2015|0 comments
Punch Brothers stopped by NPR to give a Tiny Desk Concert. The concert opens with a special surprise for Thile, who happened to be celebrating a birthday that day, followed by a performance of four songs from their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues. Thile, "along with this versatile and talented group, rocked our world," says host Bob Boilen. "Punch Brothers mixes bluegrass, pop and classical music. It's a tough combination to imagine, and an even harder one to make work, but this band ... makes the unimaginable contagious and fun. They push boundaries and make music like no one else." Watch the Tiny Desk Concert here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoVideoWednesday, March 4, 2015|0 comments
The Staves unveiled a live performance of "Make It Holy," off their forthcoming Justin Vernon–produced album If I Was. You can watch it here. The album version is available to download now with album pre-orders, along with three additional tracks: "Blood I Bled," "Steady," and "Black & White." The Staves will perform at the Eaux Claires Festival, curated by Vernon and Bryce Dessner, held in Eau Claire, July 17 and 18, as will Sam Amidon, among others.