The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts, will present The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the 2021 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm ET. Emmy Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits will host the film and take viewers on a virtual trip across the country where this year’s National Heritage Fellows live and work.

“BoDeans’ Kurt Neumann launches interview driven, visual podcast 10/27/2021. Staring at the World will focus on the creative element with some of the world's most innovative and creative voices."

On Staring at the World, BoDeans’ Kurt Neumann delves deep into conversations with innovators, celebrities, investment gurus, music industry giants and specialists. The podcast aims to shed light on understanding how embracing the creative element and cultivating creativity inspires outside-the-box thinking and brings innovation to the world.

Black Opry, the online home for both Black artists and Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music, will bring their Black Opry Revue to Nashville this December. The celebrated outlet, founded by country music journalist and activist Holly G, will bring Tylar Bryant, Joy Clark, Lizzie No, Jett Holden, Roberta Lea, Aaron Vance and special guest Frankie Staton to Nashville's historic venue Exit/In for a one-night-only performance on December 18, 2021.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-producer Simone Felice has announced the release of his eagerly awaited new album. All The Bright Coins – which marks Felice’s first release through a newly signed deal with Chrysalis Records – arrives Friday, January 28, 2022; pre-orders are available now.
Felice’s first studio album in many years, All The Bright Coins is preceded by the resonant new single, “Puppet featuring Four Tet” available now on all DSPs.

A massive cross country North American tour has been announced for Peter Hook & The Light’s “Joy Division: A Celebration” concerts which sees the group take to the road across the United States and Canada in August and September 2022 for their biggest and most extensive tour to date.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, October 22.   For details and ticket links go to

Country fuzz heroes The Cadillac Three have unveiled a psychedelic animated video for their track ‘Devil’s Lettuce’, taken from their 2020 album Tabasco & Sweet Tea. The video was premiered at 4:20pm yesterday in the US, in line with one of the many puff-puff-pass traditions the song celebrates.

Mixing together influences of Progressive, Jazz, and Blues with his instincts as a guitarist and songwriter, London based artist Alan Dweck returns with his anticipated new single - ‘Before’. The globe-trotting artist, who has lived everywhere from France to Australia to Hong Kong, brings all that rich experience into his music which has continued to move people throughout the years.

You may not know the name Leland Sklar but you almost certainly have heard his bass lines if you listened to rock radio in the last five decades.

He’s been called a singer-songwriter who happens to front a bluegrass band, and though the choice is a little more deliberate than that phrase might suggest, there’s still a nugget of truth in the observation, and it arguably applies more than ever to the music on Make Each Second Last, the newest full-length release from Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, out now from Mountain Home Music Company.

Bear Family Records® proudly announces the release of the third and final CD box set in their retrospective of Connie Smith's RCA and Columbia recordings, The Latest Shade Of Blue: The Columbia Recordings 1973-1976, out November 19th. The limited-edition, 4-CD set includes all of the tracks from the second chapter in Connie Smith’s epochal recording career as she moved to the Columbia Records label from RCA Victor in 1973—and the first reissue of the majority of them.

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