Meshell Ndegeocello's Music Video Premier Of "Suzanne" On USA TODAY

Meshell Ndegeocello's music video for the track "Suzanne" off her album Pour une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone premiered on USA TODAY on September 18, 2013. The video is a collaboration between Meshell and her fans who contributed images used in the video. To catch USA TODAY's premier of the video click here. And check out Meshell's official YouTube channel for additional music videos, live performance videos, interviews and behind the scenes clips.

Pour une Âme Souveraine has received great reviews from the likes of New York Times' Nate Chinen who called Meshell "a singer-songwriter of searching candor and an electric bassist of mesmerizing skill," and stated, "...she welcomed a small array of guest vocalists... But the most intriguingly shaded voice on the album belongs to Ms. Ndegeocello, who apprehends Simone's legacy with curiosity and stubbornness - as well as a keen appreciation of her political stance." And NPR declared, "Ndegeocello makes a natural accomplice to that [Simone's] legacy , and she tackles these songs with all due respect and understanding... The resulting concoction stays true to Nina Simone's spirit, while still taking liberties - a move worthy of a subject who never sat still for anyone."

Meshell's milestone album Bitter was released 14 years ago, August 24,
1999. To commemorate the recording, she has released a free download of
"Wasted Time" from the album. This is a live version of the song recorded at
the Bowery Ballroom in November of 1999.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama's Two Major Premiers In One Week Via And Also Featured At Boston Red Sox Game And On Live At The Ice House

The Blind Boys of Alabama's music video for the title track on their upcoming release, I'll Find a Way, exclusively premiered on on September 12, 2013. The video documents The Blind Boys' recording sessions with I'll Find a Way producer Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) in his April Base Studios in Wisconsin and features Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) singing on the title track. To check out Yahoo's premier article, click here.

Marking their second major premier in one week, The Blind Boys' track "Jubilee" premiered on September 18, 2013 on To listen to the track click here.

I'll Find a Way has received rave reviews and a major Billboard feature which proclaimed, "I'll Find a Way builds on the minimalist yet emotionally resonant template set by the Blind Boys' first Grammy-winning album, 2001's Spirit of the Century, finding new vitality in the alternately modern and deferential sensibilities of Vernon and company."

In other news, the Blind Boys were featured performing the National Anthem at the Boston Red Sox game on July 20, 2013 at the iconic Fenway Park. Check out Rolling Stone's coverage of their performance here.

The Blind Boys were also featured along with Exene Cervenka (X) on Live at the Ice House, a new show by American roots duo, William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up. The episode also includes activist and community organizer Kevin Alexander Gray joining the Blind Boys for a day of recording and discussion at East West Studios in Hollywood. Watch the full episode at

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"Old Time Angels" @ Music City Roots at the Loveless Café in Nashville, TN on September 4, 2013

Jim Lauderdale's New CD, Old Time Angels, Out 9/24/13, Plus Jim Hosts The Americana Music Awards For The 11th Year In A Row

Jim Lauderdale will release a brand new CD, Old Time Angels, on September 24, 2013. The album features the track "I've Been a Fool One Time Before", a co-write with Eagles contributor, Jack Tempchin. To pre-order/buy the record click here.

NPR: The 2013 Americana Music Association Show
(full show audio)

Jim just hosted his eleventh consecutive Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards ceremony held September 18, 2013 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony was broadcast live on AXS TV and featured appearances by Stephen Stills, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Holly Williams, Old Crow Medicine Show, Shovels & Rope, Ken Burns, Ed Helms, Rosanne Cash and many more in addition to Jim. Jim was nominated for two awards this year for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year for his collaboration with Buddy Miller on the album, Buddy and Jim. For more info on the Americana Music Awards and a list of this year's winners check

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Jay Leno Sept 11, Performing Anthem for New Orleans Saints Opening Game Sept 8, New CD, Say That To Say This Out Sept 10

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Other special guests include Charlie Sheen and Jim Rome. This will be their first late night TV performance in support of their new CD, Say That To Say This, which comes out the preceding day. The CD, co-produced by Raphael Saadiq and Trombone Shorty has already had high profile exposure via USA Today who streamed the song "Long Weekend" to kick off the Labor Day weekend, and the Wall Street Journal which streamed the CD in full - listen here for a limited time.

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue horn players Dan Oestricher and Tim McFatter will also perform the national anthem at the New Orleans Saints 2013-14 Regular Season Opening Game against the Atlanta Falcons on September 8, 2013 at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. This performance marks a special return to the Superdome for Trombone Shorty as he also performed with Green Day and U2 in 2006 for the Saints' first game back in the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina (also against the Falcons). Trombone Shorty was also featured performing in the Saints video trailer for the game, with the title track from his new CD prominently playing throughout the video. Check out the video here.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are embarking on an extensive worldwide tour in support of the new CD - to catch them live on stage, See Tour Dates >>

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