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Nora Brown’s Sidetrack My Engine (Jalopy Records) Debuts on Billboard Bluegrass Chart on Strength of NPR Music All Songs Considered Play, Profiles in American Songwriter, Fretboard Journal, & Brooklyn Magazine

16 Year-Old Brown Featured on Apple Playlists, Confirmed to Headline Brooklyn Folk Fest Nov 12Traditional banjo player and folksinger Nora Brown’s...

Elder Jack Ward’s Solo Album Debut at Age 83 “Truly Shakes Foundations” (MOJO)

Esquire, Apple Music Make it Featured New Release PicksElder Jack Ward – the sacred soul singer born in the Mississippi Delta who came up singing...

Bruce Watson’s Bible & Tire Recording Co. & Music Maker Relief Foundation Share Soul-Jolting New Single “Shake Me” by Bishop Albert Harrison & The Gospel Tones from ‘Sacred Soul of North Carolina’

Album and accompanying film recorded in the field in makeshift recording studio in rural, eastern NC right before pandemicBible & Tire Recording...

The Cookers’ Gearbox Records Debut Look Out! (Gearbox Records), Out Last Week, Shines at Press and Streaming

Band elevates after close to a decade and a half playing togetherFormed for a one-off Freddie Hubbard tribute concert in New York, The Cookers—the...

Out Last Friday, Release of Chris Robley’s “Powerful” (Associated Press) A Filament in the Wilderness of What Comes Next Earns Raves

Guest vocalists Anna Tivel and Margaret Gibson Wehr elevate indie-folk albumChris Robley shines on his new album A Filament In The Wilderness of...

“Extraordinary” (NPR Music) “Rising Star” (NPR Weekend Edition) Nora Brown Caps Breakthrough 2021 with Release of Sidetrack My Engine, Out This Friday on Brooklyn Nonprofit Label Jalopy Records

Sidetrack My Engine follows her NPR Tiny Desk, NPR Weekend Edition, Teaching Workshop at Newport Folk Fest, Globalfest AppearanceThe kind of year...


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American Songwriter Feature: Chris Robley

Daily Discovery: Chris Robley’s Storytelling Shines"2016 was a heavy year for Chris Robley. Between President Trump’s unexpected ascension to the...

Washington Post Feature: The Cookers

In the Cookers, collective centuries of heat"Over 35 years later, in 2001, trumpeter David Weiss, an arranger and sideman for Hubbard, was...

NPR’s New Mix Features Nora Brown

NPR All Songs Considered: Nora Brown, Le Ren, Wet Leg, Ustad Saami, NoSo, More"We also hear 16-year-old Nora Brown's take on an old Appalachian...

American Songwriter Features Nora Brown

At Age 15, Nora Brown Bears the Torch of Ancient Music Traditions with Poise on New LP Sidetrack My Engine"Mentored by folklorist/filmmaker/New Lost...

NYTimes Previews The Cookers

New York Times lists The Cookers among their fall preview Read More at NYTimes

AP Album Review: Chris Robley

Review: Chris Robley beautifully captures state of the union "Robley’s weighty words — he’s an award-winning poet — are made even more powerful...

Wide Open Country Highlights Nora Brown

Wide Open Country 6-Pack: "The Very Day I'm Gone," Nora Brown"Teenage banjo prodigy Nora Brown delivers a gorgeous, stirring version of ballad...

Jazziz Album Announcement: Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim, Solotude (Gearbox)"The piano legend’s solo performance perfectly lends itself to the venue’s renowned acoustics. Solotude is due...

Bluegrass Situation Song Premiere: Chris Robley

Listen: Chris Robley, "Love Is a Four-Letter Word”"I don’t know if there’s much to explain except the obvious: love can be a double-edged sword." ...

Bluegrass Situation Video Premiere: Elder Jack Ward

Watch: Elder Jack Ward, "The Way Is Already Made""'I can just about sing anything anyone else sings..."  |  Read More at BGS

No Depression Review: Howard Grimes’ Timekeeper

Drummer Howard Grimes Weaves Memphis Through His Memoir"The book takes us through episodes from Grimes’ years at Stax Records and Hi Records in...

Jazziz Highlights New Release from The Cookers

Pat Metheny, The Cookers, Kurt Elling & More: New Release Cheat Sheet"New Release Announcements: The Cookers"  |  Read More at Jazziz

Bluegrass Situation Recommends Howard Grimes

16 Summer Reads: Howard Grimes, Mary Gauthier, & More"In this autobiography, he also explains how he wound up homeless for a time and how he’s been...

BGS Spotlights Charly Lowry & The Heart Collectors

Watch the performance of "Navigating to Hope""In Their Words: 'It’s safe to say this global ordeal has proven that no one being has all of the...

Rolling Stone Best Country Songs This Week: John Paul White & Rose Cousins

A collab by John Paul White and Rose Cousins"Whether it’s coming out of Nashville, New York, L.A., or points in between, there’s no shortage of...

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