Shemekia Copeland to Release AMERICA'S CHILD on August 3
Award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland will release her potent new Alligator Records album, America's Child, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, America's Child is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise.
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio Return With SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY 'ROUND HERE On July 13
Legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter Elvin Bishop and his Big Fun Trio -- Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy Jordan on cajón (a hand-played Peruvian drumbox) and vocals -- are set to release their new Alligator Records album, Something Smells Funky 'Round Here, on Friday, July 13.
Marcia Ball To Be Inducted Into Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist -- and official 2018 Texas State Musician -- Marcia Ball, will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame on October 25, 2018. This will be the fifth anniversary class of Hall Of Fame inductees, which also includes Los Lobos and Ray Charles.
Alligator Artists Rick Estrin And Curtis Salgado Win Top Blues Music Awards
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honors. Alligator Records artists Rick Estrin, his band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and soul singer Curtis Salgado all won top awards.