Among the echelon to perform at "Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster" are icons Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The concert is set to take place April 25 at the Kennedy Center. Others who have signed up to pay tribute to the Americana heavyweight are Buddy Miller with Viktor Krauss, Lucinda Williams, Dan Zanes, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Billy Hector, Valerie June, Shannon McNally and Josh White Jr.
Care of Washington, D.C.'s most favored (and revered) archivist label, the full UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music will see the material world for the first time since 2005. Yes, indeed, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is re-releasing this entire catalog series--in both physical and digital formats.