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27th Annual Conference

PROGRAM


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Driftin’ River John Malcolm Penn

Folk Remedies Steve Spurgin

Perfect Storm Dan Crary & Thunderation

Swing 220 Don Stiernberg

Home Cookin’ Don Stiernberg

Further Adventures Johh Carlini

Hangtown Fry John Malcolm Penn

Past Perfect Steve Spurgin

About Time Don Stiernberg

Unseasonably Cool Don Stiernberg

Angel Eyes Stiernberg & Carlini

By George Stiernberg & Carlini

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Table Of Contents

Folk Alliance Staff

Louis Jay Meyers Special Projects Coordinator

Keynote Speaker

WELCOME

Aengus Finnan Executive Director

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Jennifer Roe Operations Manager

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Mark Rubin Camp Director Michelle Conceison Panel/Workshop Coordinator Ana Muira Speakers Coordinator Sheena Keane FAI Int. Representative EPIC Events Production

Sheraton & Westin Map………………………………… 2

Speaker Series ………………………………………… 18

Schedule at-a-Glance…………………………………… 3

Artist in Residence……………………………………… 19

Volunteers………………………………………………… 4

Lifetime Achievement Awards………………………… 20

Sponsors………………………………………………… 5

Spirit of Folk Awards…………………………………… 21

Board History…………………………………………… 7

Folk DJ …………………………………………………… 22

Letter From the President……………………………… 8

Exhibitors ………………………………………………… 28

Letter From the ED……………………………………… 9

Day Schedules…………………………………………… 34

Things To Know & Do…………………………………… 10

Showcase Schedules …………………………………… 52

Kansas City Tours……………………………………… 11

Artist Directory…………………………………………… 60

Outreach………………………………………………… 13

Music Fair………………………………………………… 83

Regional Reports………………………………………… 14

Registrants……………………………………………… 117

Wisdom of the Elders …………………………………… 17

Ad Index…………………………………………………… 168

Shawn Poores Production Eve Goldberg Awards Assistant Scott Alarick & Nadia O’Bryan Awards Video Candace Shaw Trad & Int’l Host Charlie Stewart First Timers Showcase Host Cheryl Duckett Outreach Coordinator Sherry Brokus MusiCares Health Fair KC Music Collective Wed. Night Co-Producers Conference Art by A Man Called Wrycraft Christine Chastanet Graphics Coordinator Bill Isles Private Showcase Directory Don Bird Day Production - logistics Terry Mutchler Day Production - technical

Mission Folk Alliance International exists to nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.

folk alliance HEADQUARTERS 509 Delaware St. #101 Kansas City, MO 64105 816-221-FOLK (3655) Fax: 816-221-3658 fai@folk.org Folk Alliance International, founded by Clark and Elaine Weissman and the California Traditional Music Society, is a 501 (C)(3) educational non-profit organization in the USA. Opinions expressed herein are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FAI, its Board of Directors, its membership, or its staff. Portions of this program may be reprinted without permission, provided explicit citation of the source is made.

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Cindy Cogbill Private Showcase Coordinator

Canadian Society for Traditional Music

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Bryant Miller Sales Assistant

Bessie Jones

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Michelle Bacon Sales/Social Media Coordinator

Peggy Seeger

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Beth Hatch Volunteer Coordinator

Col. Chris Hadfield

official conference/camp hashtag: #FAI2015 #FOLK

foLK ALLIANCE REGIONS: Southwest - www.swfolkalliance.org Far-West - www.far-west.org Midwest - www.farmfolk.org Southeast - www.serfa.org Northeast - www.nerfa.org

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Conference Team Joelle May Publicity / Media Coordinator

EXHIBITORS

Jerod Rivers Membership Manager

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WELCOME Hotel Entrance

MEDIA

EXHIBITORS

EXHIBIT HALL

DAY SCHEDULE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

LOBBY LEVEL

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

B CENTURY

Registration

(Volunteers)

Silent Auction

MUSIC FAIR

INFO

Instrument Check

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BALLROOM LEVEL


Saturday, February 21 8:30 am – Runners group (gather at the Westin front doors) 9 am - 9:45 am – Yoga (come at 8:30 for meditation) 9 am - 5 pm – Registration, Information, Silent Auction 10 am - 10:45 am – Panel Sessions 11 am - 11:45 am – Panel Sessions 11am – 12am – Camp and Music Fair (at the Sheraton) 12 pm – 1 pm – Book signing: Chris Hadfield (at the Sheraton) 12 pm - 1 pm – Lunch 12 pm – 12:45 pm – Yoga 1 pm - 2 pm – Speakers Series: Donna Walker Kuhne 2 pm - 5 pm – Industry Exhibit Hall 2 pm - 4 pm – Private Showcases 3 pm - 4 pm – Community Presentations & Industry Meetings #3 3 pm - 4 pm – Speakers Series: Dave Carroll 4 pm - 5 pm – Wisdom of the Elders 5 pm - 6 pm – Dinner 5 pm – Silent Auction Pick up 6:30 pm - 11 pm – Official Showcases 7:00 pm – 1:00 am – Public Concerts (at the Sheraton) 10:30 pm – 3 am – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions – Songwriters for Breakfast – Camp and Music Fair (at the Sheraton) – Kansas City bus tours (meet at Westin front doors) – Closing Party: offsite at Green Lady Lounge & Tank Room

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Sunday, February 22 10 am - 12 pm 11 am - 3:30 pm 11 am – 3:30 pm 7 pm - 11 am

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Thursday, February 19 8 am - 11 pm – Registration, Information, Silent Auction 9 am - 10 am – AGM – Annual General Meeting of members 9 am - 4 pm – MusiCares Musicians Dental Clinic 10 am - 11 am – Panel Sessions 11 am - 12 am – Panel Sessions 11am – 12am – Camp and Music Fair (at the Sheraton) 12 pm - 1 pm – Lunch 12 pm - 1 pm – Private Showcase Presenter Meeting REQUIRED 12 pm - 1 pm – First Timers Meeting 12 pm - 2 pm – Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only) 1 pm - 2 pm – KC Ballet + Speakers Series: Rita Coolidge 2 pm - 5 pm – Industry Exhibit Hall 2 pm - 3:30 pm – Folk DJ Reception (for artists and DJs) 2 pm - 4 pm – Private Showcases 2 pm – MusiCares Custom Earplugs 3 pm - 4 pm – Commnity Presentations & Industry Meetings 4 pm - 5 pm – Mentor Session 5 pm - 6 pm – Awards Ceremony, Speaker: Sylvia Tyson 6 pm – Reception (hosted by FAI Board of Directors) 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Official Showcases 7:00 pm – 1:00 am – Public Concerts (at the Sheraton) 10:30 pm – 3 am – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions

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Wednesday, February 18 11 am - 11 pm – Registration, Information, Silent Auction 12 pm - 1 pm – Lunch 1 pm – 5:30 pm – Kansas City bus tours (meet at Westin front doors) 2 pm - 5 pm – Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only) 4 pm - 5 pm – Private Showcase Presenter Meeting REQUIRED 4 pm - 5 pm – First Timers Meeting 5 pm - 6 pm – Dinner 7 pm - 8 pm – Opening Reception 8 pm - 11 pm – Opening Night Feature Shows 10:30 pm – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions

– Runners group (gather at the Westin front doors) – Yoga – Regions Breakfast – FAI Regional Meetings – Registration, Information, Silent Auction – MusiCares Musicians Dental Clinic – Panel Sessions – Panel Sessions – Camp and Music Fair (at the Sheraton) – Lunch – Yoga – Keynote Speaker: Col. Chris Hadfield – Industry Exhibit Hall – Private Showcases – Community Presentations & Industry Meetings – Speakers Series: David Israelite – Dinner – Reception (hosted by FMC/FMO) – Official Showcases – Public Concerts (at the Sheraton) – Private Showcases & Jam Sessions

DAY SCHEDULE

Tuesday , February 17 4 pm - 9 pm – Registration Opens 6 pm - 9 pm – Tote Bag Stuffing Party 9 pm – Post Tote Bag Stuffing Party, 18th Floor Suite

Friday, February 20 8 am 8 am – 8:45 am 8 am - 9 am 9 am - 10 am 9 am - 11 pm 9 am - 4 pm 10 am - 11 am 11 am - 12 am 11am – 12am 12 pm - 1 pm 12 pm - 1 pm 1 pm - 2 pm 2 pm - 5 pm 2 pm - 4 pm 3 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 5 pm 5 pm - 6 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm - 11 pm 7:00 pm – 1:00 am 10:30 pm - 3 am

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All conference events take place in the Westin Hotel (unless noted). Info as of Jan 31, 2015 / subject to change. For all Fair and Camp schedule information please visit the Music Fair section

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Conference Schedule at a Glance

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Digital Schedule Available!

http://admin.myeventapps.com/fai/downloads #FAI2015 #FOLK

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fai 2015 volunteers Thank you to our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator Beth Hatch, and to our 250 amazing volunteers. We couldn’t do this without you!

EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST MUSIC FAIR

Haroon Abrahimkhel Doug Adams Kathleen Adams Matthew Alvarado Cherish Anderson Ryan Atkinson Danny Autry Alyssa Avery Marie Bachand Damon Bailey Jeanette Bair Doug Baker Stephanie Barrows Julie Bates Neil Battrum Denise Beason Jake Bell Suzy Bennett Rhiannon Birdsall Don Boles Kelly Bosworth John Boyd Liz Boyer Mary Bragg Ron Brammer Susan Brewington Sherry Brokus Shawn Bruce Havilah Bruders Kristopher Bruders Monzie Leo Brummett Carlos Bugosen John Bunch Season Burnett Melanie Busse Melissa Butler Jon Byrd Steph Cameron Alex Campbell Sarah Carpenter Serge Carriere John Chambers Sophie Chambers Zac Coffelt

Curt Conway Patrick Conway Lynnette Cooper Kevin Corbett Mary Corbett Barbara Corley Al Corte Laura Cortese Jake Cox Vern Crawford Anders Damberg Rita Danaher Kat Darling Short Andrea Davenport Ben Davis Sydney Delong Brian DeSpain Chuck Digby Chelsea Dix-Kessler Paul Doffing Kelly Dougherty Rick Drost Sue DuMond Jeff Eggerman Paul Eklund Gary Elliott Sean Ewbank Betsy Faubion Richard Faught Shawn Fisher Eric Fitts A Fitzgerald Philip Folk Michael Fraser Susan Frazier Henna Fuller Ken Gaines Charlie Garcia Carol Gard Anne Garney Linda Garrison Andy Geoghegan Don Gest Tyler Giles

Diane Gillenwater Marcy Green Ron Green Brigid Greene Suze Groebner Tasha Haas William Haight Bill Haman Amber Hansen Tenley Hansen Corey Haskins Elaine Hayden Christy Hays Steve Hermes Brett Hodges Susan Hodges Ali Holder Thomas Hopkins Barney Hubert Sara Ivancic Jordyn Jackson Tom James Greg Johnson Matthew Johnson Robert Jones Gisele Kashul Cameron Keeling Carol Kelly Mary Kenny Jen Kiper Sara Koron Karen Kosko David Kroeger Joan Kroeger Hal Kurz Kristen Lamb Ronnie Lamendola Anne Lamoy Lenore Langsdorf Jennifer Large Katie Larson Shanie Latham Len Lawhon Barbara Lea

Joanie Levenson Ryan Liley Amy Lindsey Mark Lindsey Dave Lizor Kim Logue Ian Lubar Dennis Lucas Jennifer Lyles Stephanie Macias Grant Mallett Jim Mathis Sean Mawhirter Jeremy McClain Maggie McConnell Kai McCoy Dennis McDoNoUgh! Kathy McGregor Pat McKeown Nancy Meis Walker Michael Linda Minson H. Vic Montgomery Mark Montgomery Sara Morgan Andrew Morris Bob Morrison Patricia Morrison Charlie Mosbrook Mike Neely Mark Nelson Richard Newman Brett Newski Kristina Ning Anthony Occhipinti Sonny Ochs John Oebodo Erika O’Shea Regina O’Shea Randy Palmer Angela Penrose Melanie Pethtel Daniel Phipps Jack Pledge

Cory Ponton Robert Potter Bill Powell Danny Powell Doug Price Jeff Pritchett Debbi Proctor Gary Proctor Sandy Pryor Alice Reckley Rebecca Rego Lizzie Jane Reh Morgan Reisman Doug Rieman Andrea Rocha Rebecca Roche Elaine Romanelli Robert Rosenberg Patti Ryder Katie Sachs Maribeth SamenusChambers Debra Schenk Isaac Schmidt Elizabeth Scriven O’Shea Shannon Andrew Sherrod Meladye Shively Aaron Short David Smart Mark Smeltzer David G Smith Carl Solomon Ginger St. James Joelle St. Pierre Kim Stanton Steven Sterner Matthew Stevens Inga Storbakken Emily Stucky Heather Styka Randy Styka Gautam Subra Jim Sullivan

Sara Swenson Patrick Sylvest Blessing Tangban BettySoo Terry Beki Test Valerie Thompson Jolleen Thorpe Robert Tims Tom Tipton Jeff Todd Martin Tomlinson Ralph Tomlinson Vi Tran Donna Trussell Emily Tummons Fred Uzzell Bob Walkenhorst Una Walkenhorst Seena Walker Mark Wallace John David Walls Wyatt Walls Brandon Walter Joe Wambold Melissa Warren Mike Warren Chris Watts Melanie Weaver Thomasjohn Wells Miller Emerson Wells-Barrett Joe Wheeler Emily White Sara Henderson White Aaron Wichler Mark Wildman Pat Williams Bill Wiseman Kathleen Wiseman Shannon Wurst Matt Yeates John Yingst Paul Zimmerman Laurel Zydney

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2016

If your name did not make the list by press time, please know you are deeply appreciated all the same.

Folk Alliance International Conference & MUSIC FAIR 2016

February 17-21, 2016 Westin & Sheraton Crown Centers • Kansas City, MO

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GOLD SPONSORS

KC Night sponsors

SILVER SPONSORS

Additional thanks to: Jamie Logan and Bill Isles

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BRONZE SPONSORS

KC Music Collective Money Wolf Music Midwest Music Foundation KKFI 90.1 FM Ink Magazine 90.9 The Bridge/KCPT Kissick Construction Missouri Arts Alliance Boulevard Brewing Co

EXHIBITORS

FUNDERS

Media Sponsors

Americana Rhythm Magazine Banjo Newsletter Elmore Magazine fRoots Guitar Aficionado JAM Magazine NewFolkRadio.com Penguin Eggs Magazine The Living Tradition Magazine Trad & Now Magazine The Kansas City Star The Pitch The Bridge 90.9FM KKFI 90.1FM Kansas Public Radio

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Our sponsors help us operate, achieve our mission, and present this conference each year. We appreciate their continued support to help FAI produce the world’s largest folk music industry and community gathering.

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Special thanks to our sponsors

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ADDITIONAL SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

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The

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Folk Alliance International

Conference, CAMP & FAIR

FEB 17-21, 2016 KAnsAs CIty, MO OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

see you there

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Treasurer Donald Davidoff Englewood, CO (term end: 2016) Secretary Joan Kornblith Washington DC (term end: 2018) At Large Mary Sue Twohy Washington, DC (term end: 2017)

Keli O’Neill Wenzell Kansas City, MO (term end: 2017) Amy Reitnouer Los Angeles, CA (term end: 2017) Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia, PA (term end: 2016) Anya Siglin Ann Arbor, MI (term end: 2016)

Renee Bodie Los Angeles, CA (term end: 2017)

Matt Smith Boston, MA (term end: 2017)

Doug Cox Cumberland, BC (term end: 2016)

Jean Spivey Austin, TX (term end: 2017)

Jenni Finlay Austin, TX (term end: 2018)

Ellen Stanley St. Paul, MN (term end: 2018)

Ralph Jaccodine Boston, MA (term end: 2016)

Erika Wollam-Nichols Nashville, TN (term end: 2018)

Michael Kornfeld Huntington, NY (term end: 2017)

Chris Frayer Winnipeg, MB (term end 2015)

PAST Presidents 2011-2013 - Renee Bodie 2007-2011 - Dan Navarro 2007 - Val Denn 2006-2007 - Leslie Berman 2005-2006 - Tom Neff 2004-05 - Meredith Carson 2003-2004 - Rick Simon 2001-2003 - Dave Humphreys 1998-2000 - Pierre Guérin 1997-1998 - Angelo Joaquin 1996-1997 - Carolyn Bigley 1995-1996 - Jeri Goldstein 1993-1995 - Phyllis Barney 1991-1993 - Michael Miles 1990-1991 - Art Menius*

Tom May Andres Mendoza Cheryl McEnaney Doug Miller Ed Miller Mark Moss* Joann Murdock Bruce Newman Jim Olsen Sandy Paton* Tom Paxton Judy Peiser Dan Perrin Eric Peltoniemi Charlie Pilzer Randy Pitts Joel Rafael Millie Rahn Bob Riesman Warren Robinson Shelly Romalis* Jim Rooney Garth Ross Gloria Rosson Bruce Rouse Tamara Saviano Jack Schuller Carla Sciaky Mike Seeger Tony Seeger Jordy Sharp Gene Shay Dugg Simpson Ann Smiley Mark Smith James Lee Stanley John Stiernberg Ralph Sutton Dianne Tankle* Bil VornDick Wendy Waldman Jeff Warner David Warren Rich Warren Janie Wilson Randy Wynne Carol Young

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Dan Navarro Los Angeles, CA (term end: 2015)

Steering Committee (1989-90) Robert Cohen Jim Hirsch Caroline Paton Sonny Thomas Juel Ulven * denotes being part of the original Steering Commitee

Past Board Members Kwasi Aduonum Derek Andrews George Balderose* Sarah Bates Erin Benjamin Becky Blackley Anne Blaine * Margo Blevin* Ray Bloom Allison Brock Camilla Bryce-Laport Peggy Bulger Mary Cliff Eileen Cline Dan Crary John D’Agostino Hardin Davis Juan Dies Phil Doolittle Wyatt Easterling Mike Elcessor Linda Fahey Joan Fenton Kira Florita Mike Flynn Ann Forbes Randi Fratkin Herschel Freeman Bill Garrett Don Gest Gilles Girand Mike Gormley Mike Green Karen Haggman Scott Hargadon, Esq. Sara Hickman Ken Irwin Greg Johnson Barbara Karol James Keelaghan William ‘Biff’ Kennedy Alan Korokenko Jo Long Chris Lunn Dave Marsh Bill Marshall Susan Martinez

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Vice President Michelle Conceison Boston, MA (term end: 2017)

Tim McFadden Nashville, TN (term end: 2018)

Founders Clark & Elaine Weissman*

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Current Board President David Hirschland Los Angeles, CA (term end: 2018)

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Folk Alliance International (FAI) is a 501(c)3 registered charity. Its mission is: To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance. The organization began in Malibu, California in 1989 when Clark and Elaine Weissman and the California Traditional Music Society gathered a hundred people involved in the presentation and performance of folk music and dance. Many people have contributed to the growth of our organization. Volunteers have chaired numerous committees both to produce the annual conference and to further goals throughout the year. The work of FAI takes place under the leadership of our Board of Directors, but every member of the organization contributes to the success of our endeavors. For a list of all lifetime and founding members, and for past locations of the conference, visit www.folk.org.

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FAI Board History

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* 2015 Officers are elected at the conference, and announced at the AGM, Thursday 9am.

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Letter From The President

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Dear Members of the Folk Alliance Community,

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of Folk Alliance International I welcome you to our 2015 conference, the second to be held in Kansas City. As those of you who were with us last year can attest this city has welcomed us with open arms and exceeded our already high expectations as a host city. We hope you’ll get around town while you’re here and enjoy the sights, museums, cafes and of course barbecue.

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This year we welcome our new Executive Director Aengus Finnan to his first stewardship of the conference. It is no exaggeration to say that he has also exceeded the Board’s already high expectations as our leader and we are excited to see him in action. Please welcome him and make sure you also get a chance to say hello to the honorable Louis Meyers who will be running the Music Fair in the Sheraton, which includes the Winter Music Camp, Art Gallery and public concert series. As this is my last conference as your Board President I want to thank my fellow board members for all their support over the years and I look forward to serving with them in the future. This organization has been an inspiration to me as well as to anyone who values the importance of real music, heartfelt songs and a community of like-minded artists, young and old. Go make music and have fun!

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Letter From The executive director

Hello, hola, bonjour, dia duit, aho. Welcome to the 27th annual edition of the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community.

I‘d like to highlight the exciting expansion of the Music Fair and Camp at the Sheraton Hotel where, under Louis Meyers’ guidance, the broader community (and delegates) are now welcome to experience folk music through classes, public concerts, a gallery, exhibit hall, and pop-up folk store. Meanwhile, as a conference I hope you’ll appreciate some of the refinements and changes to streamline activity, provide breaks, reduce schedule conflicts, create thematic program tracks, expand our collective awareness of the legends, leaders and innovators in our midst, and ultimately to enhance business for all. Additionally, I am thrilled to announce the creative cross-pollination of FAI and the Kansas City Ballet this year as we initiate an Artist In Residence pilot project. To launch this exciting new venture FAI sponsored musician Brandy Zdan to collaborate with L.A. based choreographer Kelly Ann Sloan and resident KC Ballet dancers as part of the New Works festival. Bravo to Artistic Director Devon Carney for his courageous leap of faith into the unknown with us.

Aengus Finnan Executive Director

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Have a fantastic, fun-filled, and fruitful weekend.

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My deepest thanks to our small but mighty staff of four, the tireless conference team, passionate volunteers, generous sponsors and partners, and to our incredibly dedicated Board of Directors. Thanks also to the KC Music Collective for curating and producing a wonderful Wednesday night showcase of the finest local artists. Thanks finally to Mayor Sly James and the people of Kansas City for so warmly welcoming our “musical tribe.”

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From the ancestral roots of our honored guest Rita Coolidge, to the unbelievable perspective of our Keynote speaker Commander Chris Hadfield, one thing is clear… folk music is ever-present in time, in cultures, and not only on earth, but now even in space. So, this weekend we celebrate folk music as a universal form of expression, a craft to be honed, an art form to be revered, a career to be proud of, and an industry to be built upon.

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Considering this, the theme for the conference, my first, became Planet Folk. I have intentionally sought to build new and stronger bridges with festival and venue presenters, and I would like to welcome formal representation from the funders and music export offices of Ireland, Australia, Estonia, Denmark, and Canada, among others.

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This land and this city has always been a crossroads for people, culture and commerce. Today we join that legacy with music from all corners of the globe. As we gather here in Kansas City it is worth reflecting on the history of this area, which was once home to the Kansa, Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Cheyenne, and Comanche tribes. In time a French trading fort was established just north of the hotel we are in, on the banks of the Missouri river, where Lewis and Clark would later camp (steps away from the door of our current store and office).

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THINGS TO KNOW AND DO The APP Download the conference APP to stay connected and informed. http://bit.ly/faicapp

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WEAR Your Badge! You MUST wear your non-transferable conference badge at all times. (Replacement cost is $500.) You cannot attend any events without it, including Official and private showcases, workshops, awards, parties, the Exhibit Hall, the camp, or off-site events. Badges must be displayed at all times. Your ID must match your badge for security purposes.

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Onsite Offices Instrument & Gear Check: Pershing West Volunteers: President’s Room Media Room: Union West Valuables Store passports and valuables in the hotel safe. Do not to leave instruments unattended. If you see any suspicious behavior, report it immediately to hotel staff and conference staff.

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Lost & Found Lost and Found is located at the conference information desk and at the hotel front desk. Flyers FAI is working diligently to go green. We encourage artists to run digital ads rather than paper flyers. Tables are provided along the halls for place handbills, postcards, etc. Please do not tape posters to walls, windows, or any area other than the allotted tables and please leave space for others. We recycle all materials left at the end of Saturday night. Artists are allowed to tape on the private showcase room floor levels with painters tape.

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Opening Reception Join us Wednesday at 7 pm for a cash bar reception in the Century Ballroom foyer. Awards & Honors Come celebrate our community Thursday at 5 pm (Century A Ballroom) with guest speaker Sylvia Tyson.

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CAMP & Music Fair Your Conference Badge gives you total access to all Camp & Music Fair events taking place in the adjoining Sheraton Hotel. Just follow The Link to get to the Sheraton. The full schedule is in this program book. Exhibit Hall The Industry Exhibit Hall is open Thurs-Sat 2-5pm on the Lobby Level of the Westin. The Public Hall is open Thurs-Sat 11-6pm/Sun 11-4pm at the Sheraton.

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YOGA & Running Group Yoga classes will be offered Friday and Saturday at 8 am and Noon in the Brookside room. Runners lace up at the Westin front doors at 8am on these same days.

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MASSAGES Complimentary 15 minute massages will be offered throughout the conference by generous KC area massage therapists. Please check with the information desk for detailed information. Official Showcase Artists Please arrive at your showcase room 30 minutes before your scheduled show time, and let the stage manager or sound tech know you are there. The quicker we can get you on stage, the longer you can play. Please be considerate of other artists and adhere to the posted set times. In order to get the next artist on stage and ready to play, there is no time for encores. The stage manager or sound technician will give you a five minute sign and will expect you to end your set within the next five minutes. After your performance, please gather your stage gear and depart the stage as quickly as possible to allow the production crew to get ready for the next artist. MERCH & Silent Auction Located by registration in the Century B room, the silent auction features items donated to FAI for fundraising purposes. Auction ends Saturday at 5 pm. You may pick-up items Saturday after 5pm or on Sunday from 9 to 11 am. The Merch area features different versions of our art on t-shirts, jackets, and much more. Shipping is available for an extra fee. Smoking Both Hotels are 100% non-smoking hotels. Conference Evaluations A Conference Evaluation will be available online the week after the conference through the end of March at www.folk.org. Instrument Check Daytime Instrument Check is located on the Ballroom floor of the Westin in the Pershing West room. This service is for individuals who do not wish to carry their instruments around while participating in workshops and other conference activities between hotels. We will not accept band sound systems, tote bags, or other equipment. The room closes at 10:30pm and instruments not claimed cannot be accessed until the next morning. No exceptions! There is no Instrument Check on Sunday. Late-night instrument check (10:30pm - 2:00am) is located on the 6th Floor in room 656 Thursday - Saturday to allow for better traffic flow on the private showcase floors. Instruments can be left overnight at your own risk. Overnight instruments can be picked up the following morning at the downstairs Instrument Check. GENERAL STORE The FAI Pop-Up Folk Store is open each day from 11:00am - midnight next to the Art Gallery in the 2nd floor of The Sheraton Hotel.  The store is sponsored by Music Caravan and will stock strings, picks, ca-

pos, tuners, instruments, and other musical goodies plus serve as our Music Fair information desk and sales outlet for public tickets, FAI swag, and much more. Regional Meetings Friday 9am - If you live in North America you are part of one of five FAI Regions. Attend these morning meetings to learn more about the 5 regional conferences, meet regional leaders and members, and discuss plans for the future. There is also a room dedicated to those outside of North America. FOLK DJ RECEPTION Thursday at 2 - 3:30 pm, Century C – hosted by the DJ’s who play folk music on air and online, this is a chance for artists and their agents, managers or labels to chat one-on-one and swap cards and CDs. ***a small donation is requested*** Social Media Follow us on Facebook, Twitter: @folkalliance and Instagram: folk_alliance. The official conference/ camp hashtag is #FAI2015 and #FOLK. The Media Room Media are asked to check in to the Media Room located at the Westin front doors in the Union Hill West room. Volunteers will help media locate performers and industry delegates as well as supply conference information. Hours are posted at the door. Jamming Feel free to play music anywhere in the hotels that will not disturb existing showcases, meetings, exhibitors, or non-conference hotel guests. Be aware of posted QUIET ZONES. Don’t block high traffic areas or leave your instrument cases in the way. Most importantly, a jam is a jam, not a showcase… invite others to play and don’t make this a personal showcase. Recycle, Recycle Remember to recycle. There are recycling bins throughout the hotel. Please use these! And another effort of going green is to recycle the badge holders. There will be bin near the hotel exit. You may also bring your badge holder to the Information Desk on the Ballroom level. Closing Parties Staying Sunday? Come to one of two off-site closing parties. The Conference party happens to be a five minute walk from the Westin at a great jazz venue: the Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Blvd. and later at the Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd. Light refreshments will be provided. The Camp and Fair will hold an after party with live music at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Ave.  Transportation will be offered to and from the Green Lady Lounge and the Tank Room.


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The trolley bus leaves from the Westin front doors every 45 minutes (the stops vary each day – check out the schedule that will be located by the front door). You can choose to get on or off at any stops, but don’t miss the last loop. BUS TOUR TIMES (leaving every 45 minutes) WEDNESDAY: 1 – 5:30pm (last bus leaves at 4:45pm) SUNDAY: 11am – 3:30pm (last bus leaves at 2:45pm) Visit the following link to learn more about each site, and other Kansas City highlights: https://www.visitkc.com/visitors/things-do/arts-and-culture Stops include: Boulevard Brewery – Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Their mission is simple: to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Boulevard beers, known for their full flavor, distinctive character, and unsurpassed quality, are currently sold throughout the Midwest and in select markets from coast-tocoast. The Tasting Room is open daily where you can sample a variety of Boulevard beers. Country Club Plaza District – The Country Club Plaza (often referred to as The Plaza) is an American upscale shopping district and residential neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri. It was the first shopping center in the world designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. Established in 1922 by J. C. Nichols and designed architecturally after Seville, Spain, the Plaza comprises high-end retail establishments, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as offices. The Country Club Plaza is named in the Project for Public Spaces’ list 60 of the World’s Great Places. Jazz District at 18th & Vine – Visit the American Jazz Museum and Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame. Once the epicenter of the city’s AfricanAmerican community, the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District is a hot spot for jazz, for barbecue and for a look back at the game of baseball. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – The performing arts center for music, opera, theater, and dance, opened in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, in September 2011. What began as a sketch on a napkin has become an architectural icon and home for the performing arts in Kansas City. The Kauffman Center has changed Kansas City’s skyline, as well as the experiences of artists and audiences throughout the region.

Mid-America Arts Alliance – Created to support and stimulate cultural activity in communities throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Based in the heartland, M-AAA now creates and manages regional, multi-regional, national, and international programs including traveling exhibitions, performing arts touring, and professional and community development. Countless stories can be told about arts experiences in the communities that Mid-America Arts Alliance serves with performances, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, master classes, school tours, radio broadcasts, artist residencies, community projects, and lectures. Nelson-Atkins Museum – The museum is considered one of the top art museums in the United States. The Nelson-Atkins features one of America’s finest collections of Asian art, as well as extensive collections of American, American Indian, Egyptian, and European art. The Steven Holl designed Bloch Building contains galleries of contemporary and African art, photography, and special exhibits. Enjoy art outdoors at the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a collection of sculptures by many of the 20th century’s finest artists. Power & Light District – Offering over a half million square feet, The Kansas City Power & Light District is the Midwest’s premier entertainment epicenter. With more than 50 unique and captivating shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, the district in the heart of downtown offers something for everyone. River Market District – The River Market is not only one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, but also one of the most culturally rich areas. Brick streets, historic buildings, and decorative street lamps provide the ambiance of an old city in this thriving neighborhood. The area is a vibrant and friendly community with a bountiful anchor attraction, the region’s largest farmers’ market. Since the early 1800’s, the Historic River Market has been the place to be. It is located on the banks of the river, where French trading forts first stood, preceded by camps of the Kansa tribe of the Kaw Nation. Westport District – Westport, Kansas City’s original entertainment district, boasts a rich history as the oldest established community in Kansas City. More than 150 years ago, Westport marked the passage into the Western Frontier and set the foundation for what it is today: a thriving shopping and entertainment district. Westport is a fusion of local eateries, fashionable boutiques and hot night-spots compounded with remnants of the neighborhood’s historic past. Home of The Record Bar, The Riot Room, Half Price Books and much more.

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Hop on the trolley bus Wednesday and Sunday afternoon to see a dozen Kansas City music and art landmarks.

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Thursday and Friday, MusiCares will be providing the following health services FREE to eligible musician delegates: dental screenings, x-rays, & teeth cleaning, custom musician earplugs. Visit the MusiCare booth in the Garden Terrace for more information! Big thanks to Sherry Brokus, Debbie Carroll and everyone at MusiCares.

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The Halo Foundation partners with national area homeless shelters, residential care facilities, and transitional living programs to provide art therapy and life skills-based programming to youth in the greatest need. Internationally, HALO provides food, water, shelter, clothing, education, art therapy, and caretakers to abandoned or orphaned youth through 11 international programs in India, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua and Uganda. For more information visit www. haloworldwide.org.

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Thanks once again to FAI members Linda McRae and James Whitmire who will be presenting their Express Yourself Writing Workshops for the Halo Foundation’s Youth Program. The inspiration for their work came as a result of their involvement in the Arts and Corrections Program, teaching songwriting to the inmates at California’s New Folsom Prison. They are currently presenting their workshops in detox centers, alternative schools, women’s shelters and youth and adult correctional facilities across North America. www. lindamcrae.com/workshops

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FAI hospital outreach events have taken place for several years including at St. Jude’s in Memphis, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and Children’s Mercy Hospital here in Kansas City. Children’s Mercy Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric facility that provides medical care to patients from birth to 18 years of age. Thanks once again to FAI member Cheryl Duckett who has volunteered to organize another year of outreach with musicians performing for the kids. Please contact Cheryl at cduckettbooking@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group on either Wednesday from 1-1:30 pm, Thursday from 11:30-12 pm, or Friday from 10:30-11 am.

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2015 REGION REPORTS

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SERFA will celebrate our 8th conference in the peaceful setting of the Montreat Conference Center, located just 20 minutes from Asheville, NC. Like our sister regions, SERFA offers creative and informative workshops during the daytime to help educate and inspire our community. Last year saw the institution of The Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Music and Culture in the Southeast. The inaugural recipient of this award was The Highlander Research and Education Center, with Executive Director Pam McMichael accepting. McMichael gave a moving presentation of the history of Highlander, whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the US South. Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and hundreds of others over the years have taken inspiration and activism from their stays there, and it is where the song “We Shall OverCome” was evolved and disseminated. Capping off the award festivities was Highlander Center activist, Local 1000 founder, actor, writer, and beloved folk artist John McCutcheon, who delivered both a poignant and rousing keynote speech that was one of the true highlights of SERFA 2014. This year NC musicians Alice Gerrard and Si Kahn will accept Estrin’s award, along with the Rounder Record founders - Marian Leighton-Levy, Ken Irwin and Bill Nowlin. All five will take part in various workshops, with Marian Leighton-Levy delivering SERFA’s 2015 keynote. And this year our Wisdom of The Elders session will feature The Rounder Roundtable - hosted by Art Menius, discussing various issues of Southern music and activism. In addition, as an added feature to this award, SERFA will present Kahn’s play (he’s written several), a one-woman show featuring Sue Masseck, “Precious Memories,” about Sarah Ogan Gunning, whose album, The Silver Dagger, was one of Rounder’s first releases in 1976. SERFA also instituted a Community Hour in 2014 - short and varied workshops for a call to building communities through music and organizing, an expanded mentor program, and instrumental clinics. Attendees took advantage of a wide array of workshop offerings, wonderful meals together and all within the relaxed schedule and tranquil setting of Montreat. And how about the music?! SERFA hosts an Open Mic, Guerrilla Showcases, and three full nights Official Showcases, with jam sessions (each night in the lobby). Music is everywhere. Come see for yourself. Registration is open online, and Submissions for Official Showcases will be accepted until February 28 via serfa.org. We hope you will join us for our next wonderful gathering of the South East’s finest. Don’t wait, the earlier you register the more you save! Warm thanks to our volunteers, to our Board for their continued guidance, and to our conference director, Kari Estrin for her dedication in bringing you this stellar event. Have breakfast with SERFA during the regional meeting or visit us at the Regional Information table for more information.

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The Southwest Region of Folk Alliance International (SWRFA) represents the 5 states of Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah as well as the country of Mexico. The community is served through a main 4 day Conference usually held in the fall of the year and one -day events featuring the music business population in each of those areas. Our last one day was in Santa Fe New Mexico on March 28, 2014. Plans are in the works to present again in Texas and Colorado. All of our conference events include showcase opportunities, open mics and panel discussions. The 2015 SWRFA Conference is September 23 - 27 in Austin TX. Conference seminars and panels address many facets of the music business booking and tour planning, agents and managers, music law, the internet, getting airplay, studio know how, song sharing and discussion, wellness while on the road and looking for alternate ways to get our music to the world - such as in schools and films. We eat meals together and form wonderful new relationships and renew old ones. And we are certain to have FUN! Artists, managers, agents, venue operators as well as folks who come to listen enthusiastically are all encouraged to attend. SWRFA is run by a Board of Directors, currently Meredith Ray - CO, KC Clifford - OK, Paul Barker - TX and Dalis Allen, the Founder, Director and Conference Coordinator. Please join us during this Conference for our SWRFA breakfast meeting on Friday, February 20 at 9:30AM and at the Regions Exhibit Booth #101. The 11th Annual FAR-West Conference was held October 16-19, 2014 in Oakland California. This year’s conference was coordinated by Jeanette Lundgren and John Roy Zat and was attended by nearly 350 people - the largest FAR-West conference since 2009. Thursday night’s kick-off activities included the Venue’s Choice concert, where five local venues each presented a favored artist. As always, evenings continued well into the night, and some cases into the early morning, with 30 Private Guerilla Showcases and a late night jam room. The rest of the weekend included a wide variety of workshops and panels that offered information on hosting, touring, and musicianship. Afternoon activities included the popular Susanne Millsaps Memorial Coffeehouse and the Networking Center where artists, presenters and other music supporters could meet and mingle. Friday and Saturday evenings featured the Official Showcase Concerts with performances from artists chosen during the juried selection process.


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News from NERFALAND 2014 was NERFA’s 20th Anniversary and proved to be a banner year. We had quite a successful one-day mini conference in North Jersey with incredible help from The Folk Project and Sanctuary concerts. In September NERFA and SERFA together sponsored the first ever combined one-day mini conference which we affectionately called SNERFA. Our 20th Annual Conference in November had many highlights to commemorate this milestone. We were fortunate to have the internationally renowned Michael Wrycraft design a special logo which was prominently displayed on our program book, backpacks, neck wallets, water bottles and our long and short sleeve t-shirts. Most sizes sold out by Thursday evening. We are still receiving positive comments on the awe-inspiring keynote address by David Amram. We now have a link on our web-site where you can download the text to his address. Every year there are comments that this was the best Folk DJ showcase ever. We love watching the faces of third grade students as they participate in a parade leading to the special showcase we prepare for them each year. In addition to the multi-levels of showcasing and the exhibit hall, we also had a special showcase of Canadian artists and 28 workshops covering every topic you could imagine and well as individualized mentoring sessions. We had two special events as a special tribute to Pete Seeger. One was a film interview with Rik Palieri where Pete explains how he came to build the sloop Clearwater and how it was used to raise money to clean up the Hudson River. The other very special event was a sing-along lead by Pete’s proteges, The Hudson River Sloop Singers.

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FARM 2014 had many memorable moments. Our keynote speaker, Tim Grimm, was outstanding. It was an honor to award Eric Peltoniemi with FARM’s Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award. Eric, co-founder and now president of Red House Records, has for 30 years made a positive impact on folk music and on the careers of many well known musicians. It was a surprise and pleasure when we learned that one of our juried showcase selections, The Underhills, included the son of our keynote speaker as a band member. In total we had 14 incredible showcase performances. New for 2014 was our Presenter & DJ Showcase. Venues, festivals and DJs were nominated to host and present the musician of their choice. This was our opportunity to honor those who support the careers of our members. FARM had three excellent years in St Louis. There are many conferences you can attend. The FARM conference is worth your consideration. The FARM conference includes 90 showcases, 19 workshops, free display space, private showcases, keynote, awards and more. But what is outstanding is the Midwest hospitality, the opportunity for networking and a large number of venues looking to book. FARM is, at the same time, friendly and laid back yet professional, providing real opportunities for attendees. FARM is excited to announce that our 2015 conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Iowa City in beautiful downtown Iowa City, Iowa, the home of The University of Iowa, from October 22nd to 25th. After an extensive site search that included consideration of every state and province in FARM’s large territory, it was the outstanding support of Iowa City’s (and sister city Cedar Rapid’s) strong local music scene, the

local Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Sheraton Hotel, and local venues that made Iowa City a great choice for our 2015 conference. Some features of FARM 2015 in Iowa City include: • A world class hotel (rated #2 in Iowa City by Trip Advisor) located in walkable, downtown Iowa City, next to the University of Iowa campus. FARM will be the ONLY conference in the hotel. • Meals planned and prepared by a creative chef committed to local sourcing and green cuisine. • An exciting Private Showcase room block location – poolside! • A focus on performance opportunities for FARM attendees before and after FARM (tour in, tour out), working with regional venues. • A historic pedestrian mall right outside the Sheraton’s front door, with performance spaces, music venues (including the broadcast location for Iowa Public Radio’s ‘Java Blend’ program with Ben Keiffer) and a great selection of restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and shops. • Free busking permits available to FARM attendees mean more performance opportunities. • Train, plane, shuttle and bus transportation available, including $1 fares on the MegaBus from Chicago. We’re excited about moving FARM’s great conference to a new Mid-West location in 2015 and plan on seeing you there!

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The highlight of the weekend is always the Best of the West luncheon. This year we honored Cassandra Flipper, executive director of Bread and Roses, with the Ambassador’s Award. Bread and Roses brings free quality music and other live art performances to people who are institutionalized or otherwise isolated from society. Legendary blues singer and political activist, Barbara Dane received the Performer Award for her amazing career as a jazz, blues and folk singer. While performing with some of the biggest names of the business, Barbara was always involved as an activist for peace and justice. She continues to inspire new generations with her work. During the weekend, FAR-West also recognized former board member, Bruce Hayden, for his contributions to music in the region. Bruce had been an active member, ably representing the world of folk radio. We also recognized outgoing board member, Steve Dulson, who is a former FAR-West president and vice-president, a musician, and was a music presenter for many years in Southern CA. Introduced this year was the Nancy Mestyanek “Within My Reach” Award. Nancy is fondly remembered for her pure joy when performing, and the smiles she brought to the audience when she broke out in a spontaneous dance during her official showcase performance. The award recognizes conference attendees who exhibit that type of joy for music and dance. The conference closed on Sunday afternoon with a new event, a “Storytelling Expo”, featuring a group of the region’s best storytellers. Next year’s conference will return to the Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, California, October 15-18, 2015.

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May 13 -17, 2015 • 8th Annual Conference Montreat Conference Center • Montreat, North Carolina 2015 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Marian Leighton-Levy - Rounder Records The Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Music and Culture in the Southeast 2015 Award Recipients: Alice Gerrard • Si Kahn • The Rounder Record founders: Marian Leighton-Levy, Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin SPECIAL EDITION OF WISDOM OF THE ELDERS: The Rounder Roundtable hosted by Art Menius with award recipients: Marian Leighton-Levy, Ken Irwin & Bill Nowlin Alice Gerrard, Si Kahn WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEATURE: Sue Masseck in Si Kahn’s one woman show about Sarah Ogan Gunning: Precious Memories followed by an open mic for SERFA attendees SHOWCASING, EXCITING WORKSHOPS, THE COMMUNITY HOUR, INSTRUMENTAL & SONGWRITING CLINICS, MENTOR SESSIONS, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION and much more

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• provide networking opportunities • increase member access to resources • expand the folk music experience for the general public • spread knowledge of the folk tradition

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• a meeting of Venues, Arts Councils, Music Presenters and Promoters, Music Business Professionals, DJs, Musicians and Music Lovers • a weekend of contemporary and traditional folk music, networking, education and workshops

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Tom Paxton's place in folk music is Tom Paxton’s place in folk music is secured not just by hit songs including “The Last Thing on My Mind” and “Bottle of Wine,” or awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, but by the admiration of three generations of fellow musicians. An internationally recognized and loved cultural figure, he has always chosen goodwill, humor and topical matters over commercial success.

With over 20 albums (many with her late partner Ewan MacColl), and iconic songs like “Gonna Be an Engineer” and “The Ballad of Springhill” (about the 1958 Nova Scotia mining disaster), she and her brothers (Pete and Mike) have given so much to the folk world. Her songs deal with ecology, unions, women’s liberation, employment, home, friendship, death, and so much more.

In 1968, operating out of his house, Dave began his job of leading one of North America’s iconic music clubs, The Ark, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He served in that role for 40 years, doing everything from selling tickets to choosing the talent that was showcased there year after year. He is well-known and loved in the folk community, and his daughter Anya now carries the tradition in a new role at the Ark.

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The first Wisdom of the Elders panel was held at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance in 2010 and featured Oscar Brand, Theodore Bikel and David Amram. This year’s panel is co-hosted by Sonny and Canadian Luthier and musician Grit Laskin.

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Many of these community leaders and folk music pioneers have been interviewed individually over the years, but in 2010 Sonny Ochs entertained the idea of presenting legends and luminaries of the folk community in small group settings where they could interact and share stories and perspectives about their experiences over a lifetime in folk music.

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With so many new voices on the scene, countless changes in technology and communication, and the passing of friends and folk legends each year, it is worth pausing every now and then to celebrate our elders.

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While serving as Commander of the International Space Station, Hadfield rose to unprecedented public profile for his embrace and use of social media while in orbit, including his zerogravity music video, a version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” which photo credit: NASA received over 10 million views. Hadfield is a passionate folk singer who has been playing guitar in space since his first mission on the MIR space station in 1995. In 2012 Hadfield achieved a “first” by recording his brother Dave’s song “Jewel in the Night” in space aboard the ISS. Most recently Hadfield recorded an entire album of folk songs while in orbit with the assistance of Earth-based producer Paul Mills (Stan Rogers) using the ISS “house guitar” a Larrivée Parlour. The album is as yet unreleased. Shortly after returning from his third and final space mission, Hadfield announced his retirement. Since then, he has published his best-selling memoir, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Keynote: Friday - 1pm, Century A Book signing: Saturday - 12pm, Gallery, Sheraton Hotel Official Showcase: Saturday - 7:30, Century C

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North America’s foremost expert on audience diversification, WalkerKuhne, is an accomplished arts administrator and educator who has devoted her career to increasing accessibility and connection to the arts for a rapidly growing multicultural population. Her career began as an Assistant Corporation Council for the State of New York, while she danced professionally on a part-time basis. Ms. Walker-Kuhne is an adjunct professor instructing in Marketing the Arts at Brooklyn College, Columbia University and New York University and credits her law background (Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, Washington DC) for her ability to carry innovative programs to successful outcomes. Her first book, Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community became a top-selling, invaluable resource for today’s non-profit arts’ marketer, producer and student. Presentation: Saturday - 1pm, Liberty

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Rita Coolidge

Two-time Grammy Award winning artist, Coolidge has a dozen solo albums, including the multi-platinum Anytime… Anywhere, which was home to an incredible four top 25 hits: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, We’re All Alone, The Way You Do The Things You Do, and You. She recorded three albums with former husband Kris Kristofferson and was one of the original “VJs”. In the ‘90s, as her place in popular music secured, Rita began devoting more time, energy and talent to other concerns. Inspired by her own heritage, she increased her involvement in projects that would benefit and call attention to Native American music, culture and issues. She joined the group Walela (Cherokee for “Hummingbird”) and in 2002, along with Robbie Robertson, performed as part of the internationally televised Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics. She has been honored with the Lifetime of Musical Achievement honor at the First Americans in the Arts Awards, and received a Native American Music Lifetime Achievement Award. Presentation: Thursday – 1pm, Century A

David Israelite

Israelite is President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), a trade group representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. He works on behalf of music publishers and songwriters, representing their rights and advancing their interests in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights. He will be discussing reforms NMPA recently proposed to the US Department of Justice regarding the current ASCAP and BMI consent decrees, along with other solutions for ensuring that songwriters receive a true, market-valued royalty rate for the use of their works. Before joining NMPA, David Israelite served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Attorney General of the US, and was appointed as Chairman of the Department’s Task Force on Intellectual Property. He served as Senator Bond’s top aide and as the Director of Political and Government Affairs for the RNC. Israelite practiced law in Missouri, earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri and received a BA in Political Science and Communications from William Jewell College. Presentation: Friday – 4pm, Liberty


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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Brandy Zdan

Folk Alliance International proudly announces the launch of an Artist in Residence pilot project to develop partnerships, foster cultural cross-pollination, and nurture artistic growth. The inaugural 2015 partner is the prestigious Kansas City Ballet. Under the artistic direction of Devon Carney, KC Ballet has been simultaneously exploring new directions with last years’ launch of a New Moves festival, providing opportunity for emerging choreographers to create new pieces with resident dancers. Following an impromptu meeting between FAI’s Executive Director Aengus Finnan and Carney, a fledgling partnership was formed with the idea of bringing an adventurous folk musician into the mix; namely, acclaimed Nashville-based Canadian artist Brandy Zdan, who had earlier explored work with contemporary dancers.

Zdan writes, sings, and performs on electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, and accordion. She has recently stepped forward as a solo artist following over 10 years of international touring, initially as Winnipeg-based Twilight Hotel (receiving two JUNO award nominations), and later as a side-woman for Austinbased female super-group The Trishas.

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Working with KC Ballet’s selected choreographer, LA-based Kelly Ann Sloan, and a company of 10 dancers over the months of January and February, a 12 minute piece entitled Lone Hunter was created and premiered Feb. 6th at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity in Kansas City. A six minute excerpt of the piece will be presented at the conference with two dancers as an opening for Rita Coolidge’s presentation.

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Dave Carroll is a songwriter, storyteller and social media innovator best known for his viral Youtube video called United Breaks Guitars, called “one of most important videos in Googles history”. The song chronicled his experience in the customer service process with United Airlines. His creative use of social media to share that message as an Independent Musician, has reached over 150 million people. As the #1 most watched YouTube Music Video in the world in July 2009, United Breaks Guitars became a metaphor for change and innovation, alerting companies everywhere to the importance of delivering an exceptional customer experience. Carroll has testified (and sung) on Capitol Hill in Washington, delivered a keynote at Columbia University, was a featured question on Jeopardy, and wrote a book about his customer experience called, “United Breaks Guitars: The Power of One Voice in the Age of Social Media”

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With ten albums and over two hundred songs to her credit, including her Billboard hit song “You Were On My Mind”, Tyson has had a long and distinguished career as a solo artist, with her group Quartette, and originally as half of the acclaimed folk duo Ian & Sylvia. Tyson is an emeritus member of the boards of CARAS (Canadian music awards), and she is one of the founders and past president of The Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, is a past recipient of Folk Alliance’s Spirit of Folk Award, and has received Canada’s highest civilian honour, The Order of Canada. In 1985 she co-edited songwriters book with Tom Russell, entitled And Then I Wrote – The Songwriter Speaks. A seven time Juno Award nominee, she has published one novel, “Joyner’s Dream”, and is presently working on her second.

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The 2015 Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented at the Westin Hotel on Thursday, February 19th

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LIVING - Peggy Seeger

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Margaret “Peggy” Seeger is one of the leading figures of the British Folk Revival. Born in 1935 into one of North America’s foremost folk music families, Seeger lived and worked in Britain for 35 years with singer Ewan MacColl. Together the two helped create The Radio Ballads, a series of documentary programs for BBC that broke new ground in radio storytelling by blending original music, sound effects, and first-person interviews. MacColl and Seeger went on to found The Critics Group, an influential “master class” for traditional musicians. A multi-instrumentalist, Seeger is acknowledged as one of the finest interpreters of Anglo-American folksongs, and has also written music for films, television and radio.  She has collaborated on books of folksongs with Edith Fowke, Alan Lomax and Ewan MacColl. Many of her original songs are considered classics, including “I Want To Be an Engineer” and “The Springhill Mining Disaster.” She has recorded 23 solo albums and participated in more than a hundred others. Her latest album “Everything Changes” was released in September 2014.

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LEGACY - Bessie Jones

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Photo: Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity.

Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Jones (1902 – 1982) was born in Smithville, Georgia and grew up learning African-American songs and games from her parents and grandparents. Jones was a tremendously gifted teacher and singer who recognized the importance of her African-American folk culture and helped to preserve and spread traditions, in the process influencing generations of civil rights activists, musicians, and scholars. She moved to The Georgia Sea Islands in 1933 and soon became involved with groups dedicated to preserving the folk traditions of the Islands. When she met Alan Lomax in 1959, Jones realized she needed to share her unique cultural heritage with a wider public. In 1963 Jones recruited a group of singers from the islands to form The Georgia Sea Island Singers. The group travelled across North America, appearing at Carnegie Hall, The Newport Folk Festival, The World’s Fair in Montreal, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the inauguration of Jimmy Carter and many other notable events. They also performed and taught in hundreds of schools, and in the early 1970s, Jones released “Step It Down,” a pioneering collection of African-American games, songs, and stories.

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Formed in 1956 as the Canadian Folk Music Society by the eminent ethnographer and folklorist Marius Barbeau, The Canadian Society for Traditional Music provides a national focus for lovers of diverse musical traditions, with annual conferences held in all regions of the country, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From its initial focus upon First Nations and rural French and English cultures, the Society has broadened its horizons to encompass musical traditions found throughout Canada and the world. Its annual peer-reviewed journal, MUSICultures (formerly the Canadian Folk Music Journal, and before that the Canadian Journal for Traditional Music / La Revue de musique folklorique canadienne), includes scholarly articles pertaining to Canadian, global, and transnational musics. Its quarterly magazine, Canadian Folk Music /Musique folklorique canadienne, contains articles, notices, reviews, and commentary on all aspects of Canadian folk and traditional music. In addition to publications, the CSTM manages an archive of journals, programmes, recordings, books, and pamphlets pertaining to traditional music in Canada. The archive may be accessed at the Music Library of the University of Calgary.


Tom Coxworth

Tom has been part of the folk and roots music community since 1979, participating with numerous Alberta music festivals as an organizer, advisor, or board member including the Edmonton, Calgary, and Canmore folk festivals. Tom has worked as columnist, reviewer, interviewer, an awards juror, artist manager, studio producer, tour manager, a CBC host, and even a booking agent. 20 years ago he was asked to produce a flagship program called Folk Routes for the legendary CKUA Radio Network. He has been a Folk Alliance attendee since 1992 and his passion for folk music includes a very large collection of music (and resource material) that towers over most libraries.

David Hirshland

David is the Executive Vice President, Rights Management at BMG. He joined BMG as they acquired Bug Music, a pioneer in admin-only publishing relationships, allowing artists to retain their copyrights. Bug was known for 90/10 splits and quarterly payments, unheard of at the time. Dave has been a passionate member of the Folk Alliance community since attending his first conference in 1998, later joining the Board at the suggestion of his late cousin, Harriet Kyriakos, a founding member. David served as Board President for two years, shepherding the organization through the transition to a new Executive Director and to our new home in Kansas City. In honor of all he has done for Folk Alliance, and despite the fact he is a San Francisco Giants fan, we happily present him a Spirit of Folk Award.

Shelley Nordstrom

Shelley has been an ambassador for Canadian East Coast music for more than a quarter of a century. She is the International Export Manager for the ECMA’s and a pioneer in creating new partnerships and opportunities across national and international industry networks. She has helped establish and nurture international export development programs and trade missions, overseeing the operations of a national music chain, distribution, working with industry associations, event management and artist management services. Her commitment to artists, her in-depth knowledge of the community, and her work ethic continues to expand the cultural reach of an entire region of North America on a global stage.

Folk Alliance Australia

FAA has a mission to represent and elevate Australia’s diverse performing folk arts industry in mainstream cultural life. The organization supports Australian festivals, events, performers and community groups by nurturing, preserving and developing the cultural bonds that give community its identity and cohesion. FAA holds an annual showcase conference with a focus on Youth development, and strives to reflect Australian cultural diversity in its activities and decision-making. It encourages networking, information sharing, fellowship, and training, and lobbies on behalf of folk music. FAA also strives to promote Australian folk activities to overseas and domestic markets. A list of past Lifetime Achievement and Spirit of Folk Award recipients is available at www.folk.org.

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Working behind the scenes from the quiet coastline of Ireland, Sheena has been a subtle but pivotal person in the lives and careers of countless folk artists. She has worked as a multi-disciplinary curator for festivals, artist residencies, and arts centers, and she has managed, tour managed, and project managed international artists throughout their worldwide tour and careers, helping market, publish, and position each for personal and professional success and well-being. Her enduring passion for the work of touring musicians saw the launch of her own company, Blue Grace Music, ten years ago, an award- winning Arts Management Company that has curated over 1000 shows, tours, and festivals.

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Sheena Keane

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Dana first attracted local attention at age 16 when he started performing at the prestigious Vanguard Coffeehouse in Kansas City. He left art school to move to Los Angeles where his poetic songs caused a stir and landed a self-titled first album on Elektra. He then moved to Texas, performing and recording with Shake Russell in the late 70s, before forming the band Dana Cooper’s DC3. In 1988 he moved to Nashville and returned to his acoustic roots. From humble beginnings in Independence, Missouri to performing on Austin City Limits, his highly literate work has been inspiring audiences for over 40 years with a total of 20 albums to his name.

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Dana Cooper

MUSIC FAIR

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Awards it is important to honor the people and organizations that have had a major impact on our community and who continue to clear a path and set the stage for others. We are pleased to announce our 2015 Spirit of Folk recipients. These awards are presented during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening at the Westin.

REGISTRANTS

Spirit of Folk Awards

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FOLK DJ RADIO CHART - END OF YEAR 2014 Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists • Based on 159806 airplays from 184 different DJs

EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

TOP ARTISTS OF 2014

TOP SONGS OF 2014

TOP LABELS OF 2014

1.The Red Album, Red Molly 2. The Turning Point, Tim Grimm, Cavalier 3. Bright Side Of Down, John Gorka, Red House 4. Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie, Various Artists, Compass 5. Inside Llewyn Davis, Various Artists, Nonesuch 6. Georgia I’m Here, Joe Crookston, Milagrito 7. The Nocturne Diaries, Eliza Gilkyson, Red House 8. I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands, Cahalen Morrison And Eli West 8. One Evening In May, Laurie Lewis, Spruce And Maple 10. The River And The Thread, Rosanne Cash, Blue Note 11. A Permeable Life, Carrie Newcomer, Available Light 12. Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern And Ray, Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick, Spruce And Maple 13. Carter Girl, Carlene Carter, Rounder 14. Ancient Dreams, Red June, Organic 15. The Longing Road, Johnsmith 16. Beyond the Blue, The Duhks, Compass 16. Still On The Levee, Chris Smither, Signature 18. Current Affairs, Runa 19. Best Medicine, The Stray Birds, Yep Roc 20. Pretty Bird, Cosy Sheridan, Waterbug 21. Kindred Lines, T Sisters, Spruce And Maple 22. Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne, Various Artists, Music Road 23. For Keeps, Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt, Red House 24. 22 Days, John McCutcheon, Appalseed 25. Louder Than Words, The Henry Girls

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1. King Of The Folksingers, Tim Grimm, The Turning Point 2. Holed Up In Mason City, John Gorka, Bright Side Of Down 3. Eliza Jane, Eliza Gilkyson, The Nocturne Diaries 4. “Green, Green Rocky Road”, Dave Van Ronk, Inside Llewyn Davis 5. Lake, Tim Grimm, The Turning Point 6. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Red Molly, The Red Album 6. Riding The Train, Joe Crookston, Georgia I’m Here 8. Fare Thee Well, Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford, Inside Llewyn Davis 9. Bright Side Of Down, John Gorka, Bright Side Of Down 10. Homeward Bound, Red Molly, The Red Album 10. She’s That Kind Of Mystery, John Gorka, Bright Side Of Down 12. Livin’ In America, Cahalen Morrison And Eli West, I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands 13. Really Spring, John Gorka, Bright Side Of Down 14. Blame It On The Dog, Tim Grimm, The Turning Point 14. Loretta, The Stray Birds, Echo Sessions 14. Rovin’ Gambler, Tim Grimm, The Turning Point 14. With A Memory Like Mine, Red Molly, The Red Album 18. Dot The Dragon’s Eyes, Hanneke Cassel, Dot The Dragon’s Eye 18. Long Journey Home, Rodney Crowell, Tarpaper Sky 18. Woodstock, Heather Maloney And Darlingside, Woodstock 21. Feather’s Not A Bird, Rosanne Cash, The River And The Thread 21. Names, Nathan Bell, Blood Like A River 21. Willow Tree, Red Molly, The Red Album 24. Fiddlehead Fern, Cahalen Morrison And Eli West, I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands 24. Railroad, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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1. Pete Seeger 2. Bob Dylan 3. John McCutcheon 4. John Gorka 5. Red Molly 6. Eliza Gilkyson 7. Tim Grimm 8. The Stray Birds 9. Joe Crookston 10. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West 11. Jesse Winchester 12. Johnny Cash 13. Laurie Lewis 14. Chris Smither 15. Carrie Newcomer 16. Rosanne Cash 16. Seldom Scene 18. Laurie Lewis And Kathy Kallick 19. Dave Van Ronk 20, ”Peter, Paul And Mary” 21. The Duhks 22. Johnsmith 23. The Henry Girls 24. Greg Brown 25. Cosy Sheridan

1. Rounder 2. Red House 3. Compass 4. Sugar Hill 5. Columbia 6. Signature 7. Smithsonian/Folkways 8. Appleseed 9. Borealis 10. Rebel 11. Nonesuch 12. Spruce And Maple 13. Rhino 14. Waterbug 15. Warner 16. Vanguard 17. Sony 18. Flying Fish 19. Philo 20. New West 21. Yep Roc 22. Capitol 23. Bear Family 24. Green Linnet 25. RCA


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Mike Regenstreif CKCU-FM ON Mitch Park Kidnappers New Zealand Naomi Soule and Terry Moses KCLC-FM MO Nick Barr WAMC-FM NY Norm Mast WVPE-FM IN Norman Whitman WYSO-FM OH Pamela Smith WPKN-FM CT Patrick Clifford WDVR-FM NJ Paul Hartman WTMD-FM MD Paul Hefti live365.com CA Paul Stamler KDHX-FM MO Peter Fraissinet WVBR-FM NY Peter Jones WTJU-FM VA Peter Kernast and John Bates WTSR-FM NJ Peter Thompson KALW-FM CA Ray Baumler WRUR-FM & WITH-FM NY Rhonda J. Miller WXIN-FM RI Rich Warren WFMT-FM & syndicated IL Richard Gordon WVUD-FM DE Richard Howard KZMU-FM UT Rik James KGLT-FM MT Rob Thurlow KRFC-FM CO Robert Resnik VPR VT Robin Pressman KRCB-FM CA Ron Olesko WFDU-FM NJ Roz Larman KPFK-FM & syndicated CA Sandy Goodson WTJU-FM VA Sandy Miranda KPFA-FM CA Sean McGowan KLCC-FM OR Sharon Downes 2MAX-FM Australia Simon Dillon Phoenix FM Karen Rakos KEUL-FM AK Australia Kate McNally NHPR NH Sonny Ochs WIOX-FM NY Kelly Walker Troy Public Radio AL Steve Brockway KRFC-FM CO Ken Batista WYEP-FM PA Steve Clarke CHES-FM ON Ken Yavit KBAC-FM NM Steve Edge CITR-FM BC Kevin Elliott WEFT-FM IL Steve Fisher CKUA-FM AB Kevin Vance KALW-FM CA Steve Harris KCMJ-FM CO Larry Hillberg KVMR-FM CA Steve Jerrett KOPN-FM MO Larry Hoyt WAER-FM NY Steve Kindig WTJU-FM VA Laurel Paulson-Pierce KRBS-FM CA Steve Pritchard CKLN-FM ON Laurie DesJardins KVMR-FM CA Stu Weaver WFCF-FM FL Len Holton KUAR-FM AR Sue Kessell WNUR-FM IL Leonard Epstein KRFC-FM CO Susan Forbes Hansen WHUS-FM & Lilli Kuzma WDCB-FM IL WWUH-FM CT Linda Fahey WKSU & Susi Lanagan PBS-FM syndicated OH Australia Lyle D. Skinner CJUM-FM MB Taylor Caffery WRKF-FM LA Maggie Ferguson WXOU-FM MI Terri Fatseas 2MCE-FM Mara Noelle KVMR-FM & Australia KFOK-LP CA Terry Carpenter WTJU-FM VA Mark Michaelis WGDR-FM VT Terry Fatseas 2MCE-FM Mark Pedersen WOJB-FM WI Australia Mark Tobler WTUL-FM LA Terry O’Laughlin WORT-FM WI Mary Sue Twohy SiriusXM & Thomas Bisard WNMC-FM MI syndicated DC Tim Quackenbush KPTZ-FM WA Mel DeYoung WPSU-FM PA Todd Tyson The Point-FM VT Menachem Vinegrad Upper Galilee-FM Tom Coxworth CKUA-FM AB Israel Tom Druckenmiller WDIY-FM & Michael Alzo WSLU-FM NY syndicated PA Michael Benson WPKN-FM & Tom Funk KGLP-FM NM WESU-FM CT Valerie Cormier CITR-FM BC Michael Kane WBRS-FM MA Wanda Fischer WAMC & Michael Stock WLRN-FM FL syndicated NY Wayne Greene live365.com LA

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Abby Parks WLJS-FM AL Al Kniola WVPE-FM IN Allison Brock CKUA-FM AB Allison Brown CJAM-FM ON Amanda-Lynn Stubley CHRW-FM ON Amy & Travis Luncan WYSO-FM OH Andrew Antipin WPRB-FM NJ Andrew Doerr KCSB-FM CA Annie Keville WVBR-FM NY Art Menius WMMT-FM KY Arthur Berman CiTR-FM BC Arthur Dean WCNI-FM CT Artie Martello, mostlyfolk.org NY Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts WEFT-FM IL Bill Hahn WFDU-FM NJ Bill Revill WESU-FM CT Bill Stuart WFIT-FM FL Bill Wagman KDVS-FM CA Blair Larsen KUSU-FM & UPR UT Bob McWilliams KANU-FM & KPR KS Bob Weiser WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM MA Brad Edmondson WVBR-FM NY Bradley Kolodner WAMU-FM DC Brenda & Roman Tacik CJTR-FM SK Bruce Cameron 2MCE-FM Australia Bud Johnson syndicated AK Cameron Polson WTJU-FM VA Caragh McMaster WTJU-FM VA Caroline Doctorow WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM CT Carolyn VandeWiele WFHB-FM IN Charlie Backfish WUSB-FM NY Chris Kocher WHRW-FM NY Chrisana McGill WSPN-FM NY Cindy Funk WYSO-FM OH Colin Fielding 3INR-FM Australia Craig Huegel WMNF-FM FL Dan Alloway KTEP-FM TX Dan Murphy acousticoutpost.com NH Jean Geiger KBCS-FM Darla Novak KZFR-FM CA Jeanne Holton WMNF-FM Darwin Davidson WERU-FM ME Jeff Eads WNKU-FM Dave Hardy djsleepy.com MA Jeff Robson CJUM-FM David John KTRU-FM TX Jenni Peal KNON-FM David Sears WBGU-FM OH Jenny Flux 2AIR-FM Deadwood Dick KKUP-FM CA Australia Dennis & Judy Cook WOBC-FM OH Jeremy Butler WUAL-FM & Dennis Brunnenmeyer KVMR-FM CA APR Diane Crowe WMCB-FM MA Jim Canales WWSP-FM Diane Karl KBOO-FM etc OR Jim Dubinsky WUVT-FM Dick Hermans WHDD-FM CT Jim Fisher WGCS-FM Don Jacobson KBOO-FM OR Jim Gilliland WRUW-FM Donna Mavity WTUF-FM GA Jim Marino CFMU-FM Doug Dick WVGN-FM VI Jim Rogers WIUP-FM Ed McDonald WVMR-FM etc WV Jim Schwall WORT-FM Ed Mellnik KBOO-FM OR Joe Pszonek WMSC-FM Frank Gosar KLCC-FM OR John & Maureen RumseyKVMR-FM Frank Hoppe KCSN-FM CA John C. Falstaff WRFG-FM Gail Comfort c mrnashville.com MB John Lupton and George Mercer Gary Irving WVUD-FM DE WVUD-FM Gene Shay WXPN-FM PA John Mazza WNHU-FM George Dayton WTJU-FM VA John Patterson WXPI-FM Gerd Stassen EVW John Platt WFUV-FM Germany John Weingart WPRB-FM Gerry Goodfriend CKUT-FM QC Johnny Bazzano KRCB-FM Graham Rice WJFF-FM NY Jon ‘Chip’ Colcord WSCS-FM Graham and Barbara Dean WBCR-LP MA Jon Kiger WRFG-FM Greg Harness KRBX-FM ID Jon Stein WTBQ-AM Hansjoerg Malonek ISW-FM Germany Juliet Youngren WEFT-FM Harlon Joye WRFG-FM GA Justin Helmer KVSC-FM Heather Miller KRUU-LP IA JŸrgen Kramer ZuSa Jan Hall CFRU-FM ON Germany

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Join Us for the Annual Folk Alliance Western Regional Conference!

12th Annual FAR-West Music Conference October 15-18, 2015 Marriott Oakland City Center Oakland, California

www.far-west.org Showcases • Panels & Workshops 11th Annual “Best of the West” Awards Luncheon Networking Center Exhibit Hall • Master Classes Jamming & Song Circles SAVE THE DATES. After 2015…

October 13-16, 2016 • October 5-8, 2017 Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA Attend the 12th Annual Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) Conference and meet the people who are making things happen in folk and acoustic music from all over the West. Learn how to build your community, career and contacts while making and listening to music with your peers. Showcase opportunities abound and it’s truly very affordable.

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EXHIBITORS

INDUSTRY EXHIBIT HALL MAP

WELCOME

Folk Alliance International The Westin Crown Center Ballroom

EXHIBITORS

 

201 Herschel Freeman

202 Horizons – UK & Ireland

203 Bee Agency

204 Quicksilver

206 Standing O Project

205 CD Baby

207 Atomic Music Group 306 Soona Songs

106 NSAI

105 Borealis Records

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104 Culture Ireland 103 Fleming Artists

502 Americana Music Asso.

503 Oasis

504 Bill Wence

505 Katie Glassman

506 Local 1000

304 Brian Ashley Jones

508 Kari Estrin

501 IBMA

514 Val Denn

305 Billy Strings

507 Folk Alliance Australia

513 MPress Records

512 Bandzoogle

511 myeventapps

510 LilFest

303 Augusta Heritage Center

509 Kari Estrin

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

302 The Sparrow Agency

102 Kerrville

101 FAI Regions

401 AIM: Artist in Motion

402 Folquébec

701 – Folk Waves 702 – Joël Fafard / Lauren Sheehan 703 – Shubb 704 – Tikly 705 – Colorado Ladies of Folk 706 – Inner Fire, Outer Light

403 Breakout West

404 Folk Music Ontario   601 AALLOTAR

405 Folk Music Canada 602 Handmade Guitars

301 Midnight Mango

406 East Coast Music 603 Mark Franzke

604 KC Music Collective

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

605 MidAmerica Arts

610 Danielle Lefebvre

609 D’Addario

608 Music Resource

606

American Folklife Center

MUSIC FAIR

DROP BY THE EXHIBIT HALL EACH DAY for a ticket to

win A 2016 VIP PASS (Registration & hotel) REGISTRANTS

The winning ticket will be posted on social media at 5pm Saturday Does not apply to exhibitors

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EXHIBITORS

201

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

606

Horizons - UK & Ireland

202

Americana Music Association

502

Inner Fire, Outer Light, LLC

706

AIM: Artists in Motion

401

International Bluegrass Music Association

501

Atomic Music Group

207

Joël Fafard / Lauren Sheehan

702

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

303

Kari Estrin Management

508, 509

Bandzoogle

512

Colorado Ladies of Folk

705

Bee Agency/Ronny Cox

203

505

Bill Wence Promotions

504

Katie Glassman & Snapshot / Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore KC Music Collective

604

Billy Strings & Don Julin

305

Kerrville Folk Festival

102

Borealis Records

105

LilFest

510

Breakout West

403

Local 1000

506

Brian Ashley Jones

304

Mid-America Arts Alliance

605

CD Baby

205

Midnight Mango

301

Culture Ireland

104

MPress Records

513

D’Addario

609

Music Resource Group

608

Danielle Lefebvre Artist & Concert Agency

610

MyEventApps

511

East Coast Music

406

Nashville Songwriters Association International

106

FAI Board of Directors & Regions

101

Oasis

503

Fleming Artists

103

Quicksilver Productions

204

Folk Alliance Australia

507

Shubb Capos

703

Folk Music Canada

405

Soona Songs

306

Folk Music Ontario

404

Standing O Project

206

Folk Waves

701

The Sparrow Agency

302

Folquébec

402

Tikly

704

Franzke String Instruments

603

Val Denn Agency

514

Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann

602

EXHIBITORS

Herschel Freeman Agency

DAY SCHEDULE

601

REGISTRANTS

Aallotar

WELCOME

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EXHIBITORS

DAY SCHEDULE

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SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

MUSIC FAIR

REGISTRANTS

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Americana Music Association Booth 502 Danna Strong PO Box 628 Franklin, TN 37065 www.americanamusic.org danna@americanamusic.org

AIM: Artists in Motion

Booth 401 Nicole Rochefort www.aimbookingagency.com nicole@aimbookingagency.com

Atomic Music Group

Booth 207 Logan Bosemer PO Box 101242 Nashville, TN 37224 www.atomicmusicgroup.com/ logan@atomicmusicgroup.com

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Booth 303 Brittany Hicks 100 Campus Drive Elkins, WV 26241 www.dewv.edu hicksb@dewv.edu

Bandzoogle

Booth 512 Dave Cool 706 Main Montreal, QC J0P 1H0 www.bandzoogle.com dcool@bandzoogle.com

Bee Agency/Ronny Cox

Booth 203 Barbara Bowers 15250 Ventura Blvd. Ste 710 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 www.ronnycox.com bbowersmusicagent@gmail.com

Borealis Records

Booth 105 Bill Garrett 290 Shuter St. Toronto, ON M5A1W7 www.borealisrecords.com bill@borealisrecords.com

Breakout West

Booth 403 Lisa Lanigan 1831 College Ave. Regina, SK S4P 4V5 www.creativesask.ca lisa.lanigan@creativesask.ca

Brian Ashley Jones

Booth 304 Brian Ashley Jones www.BrianAshleyJones.com brianashleyjones@comcast.net

CD Baby

Booth 205 Chris Robley 13909 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 www.cdbaby.com chris@cdbaby.com

Culture Ireland

Booth 104 Therese O’Connor Third Floor, 23 Kildare Street Dublin, www.facebook.com/cultureireland Therese.OConnor@ahg.gov.ie

D’Addario

Booth 609 Courtney Klein 595 Smith St Farmingdale, NY 11735 www.daddario.com cklein@daddario.com

Daniel Lefebvre Artist & Concert Agency

Booth 610 Danielle Lefebvre 135, des Ecoliers Trois Rivières, QC G9B 7W1 agencedlefebvre.com danielle@ agencedlefebvre.com

Booth 103 Susie Giang San Francisco, CA www.flemingartists.com susie@flemingartists.com

Folk Alliance Australia Booth 507 Una McAlinden www.folkalliance.org.au una@iprimus.com.au

Folk Music Canada Booth 405

Tamara Kater

755 Gladstone Toronto, ON M6H 3J5 www.folkmusiccanada.ca tamara@folkmusiccanada.ca

Folk Music Ontario

Booth 404 Alka Sharma 508-B Gladstone Ave. Ottawa, ON K1R 5P1 www.folkmusicontario.ca asharma@folkmusicontario.ca

Horizons - UK & Ireland

Booth 202 Crispin Parry 60-62 Clapham Rd London, SW9 0JJ www.britishunderground.net/ crispin@britishunderground.net

Inner Fire, Outer Light, LLC Table 706 Patricia Morrison 405 Liberty St. Ashland, OR 97520 www.innerfireouterlight.com patricia@innerfireouterlight.com

International Bluegrass Music Association Booth 501 Eddie Huffman 608 W. Iris Dr. Nashville, TN 37204 www.ibma.org eddie@ibma.org

Joël Fafard / Lauren Sheehan

Table 701 Jennifer McGlone www.glow-arts.co.uk jennifer@glow-arts.co.uk

Table 702 Joël Fafard www.joelfafard.com joelfafard@gmail.com Lauren Sheehan www.laurensheehanmusic.com info@laurensheehanmusic.com

Folquébec

Kari Estrin Management

Folk Waves

Booth 402 Gilles Garand 10300, rue Lajeunesse, local #2.116 Montreal, QC H3L 2E5 www.espacetrad.org info@espacetrad.org

Booths 508, 509 Kari Estrin PO Box 60232 Nashville, TN 37206 www.kariestrin.com kari@kariestrin.com

Franzke String Instruments

Colorado Ladies of Folk

Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann

teresastorch@gmail.com

Booth 603 Mark Franzke www.franzkestringinstruments.com mfranzke@kc.rr.com

Booth 602 Bob Gramann 122 Laurel Ave. Fredricksburg, VA 22408 www.bobgramann.com bob@bobgramann.com,

Table 705 Katey Laurel www.kateylaurel.com mail@kateylaurel.com Teresa Storch www.teresastorch.com

Megan Burtt www.meganburtt.com megan@meganburtt.com

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Booth 606 Jennifer Cutting 101 Independence Ave., SE Washington, DC 20540 www.loc.gov/folklife/ jcut@loc.gov

Booth 201 Herschel Freeman 7684 Apahon Lane Germantown, TN 38138 www.herschelfreemanagency.com hfreeman@herschelfreemanagency. com

WELCOME

Fleming Artists

Booth 305 Don Julin 2913 Concord St. Traverse City, MI 49684 www.donjulin.com/billystrings.html donjulin@charter.net

Booth 406 Shelley Nordstrom 6029 Cunard Street, Suite 5 Halifax, NS B3K 1E5 www.ecma.com international@ecma.com

EXHIBITORS

Billy Strings & Don Julin

Booth 504 Bill Wence PO Box 39 Nolensville, TN 37135 www.billwencepromotions.com billwencepro@earthlink.net

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American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Booth 601 Teija Niku 2306 McKinley St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 www.aallotarmusic.com aallotarmusic@gmail.com

EXHIBITORS Herschel Freeman Agency

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

East Coast Music

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Bill Wence Promotions

MUSIC FAIR

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Katie Glassman & Snapshot / Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore Booth 505 Katie Glassman www.katieglassman.com Booking@fiddleparlor.com Mollie O’Brien www.mollieobrien.com info@mollieobrien.com

EXHIBITORS

KC Music Collective

DAY SCHEDULE

Booth 604 Bill Sundahl 90.1FM KKFI www.kkfi.org Ink Magazine www.inkkc.com Midwest Music Foundation www.midwestmusicfound.org Money Wolf Music www.moneywolfmusic.com kcmusiccollective@gmail.com

Kerrville Folk Festival

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Booth 102 Dalis Allen PO Box 291466 Kerrville, TX 78029 www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com dalis@kerrvillefolkfestival.com

LilFest

Booth 510 Nancy Emrich Freeman 711 Lake Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091 www.lilfest.com Info@LilFest.com

Local 1000

Booth 506 Richard Coombs 322 W. 48th St., 3rd Floor New York, NY 10036 www.local1000.com richard@local1000.org

Mid-America Arts Alliance

MyEventApps

Soona Songs

Nashville Songwriters Association International

Standing O Project

Booth 511 Karen Bernique www.myeventapps.com/ karen.bernique@favequest.com

Booth 605 Christine Dotterweich Bial www.maaa.org christine@maaa.org

Booth 106 Krista Darting 1710 Roy Acuff Place Nashville, TN 37203 www.nashvillesongwriters.com/

Midnight Mango

Oasis

Booth 301 Matthew Bartlett The Old Stables, Spring Farm Moorlinch, BW TA7 9QS midnightmango.co.uk matt@midnightmango.co.uk

MPress Records

Booth 513 Meredith Tarr 118 E. 28th St. #1010 New York, NY 10016 www.mpressrecords.com meredith@mpressrecords.com

Music Resource Group

Booth 608 Martin Folkman 32 Ann St. Clifton, NJ 7013 IndependentMusicAwards.com; imamartinfolkman.com martin@musiciansatlas.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Scan the QR code or down load the conference APP

Booth 503 Tom Laverty 7905 N. Rt. 130 Delair, NJ 8110 www.oasiscd.com/ tlaverty@avldigital.com

Quicksilver Productions

Booth 204 Martha Stracener Dantzic 1341 H Street NE, Suite 101-B Washington, DC 20002 www.quicksilverproductions.net/ martha@quicksilverproductions.net

Shubb Capos

Table 703 Gary Mobley 578 Martin Ave. Rohnert Park, CA 94928 www.shubb.com gary@shubb.com

Booth 306 Marilyn Duncan 119 Quail Ridge Way Joneborough, TN 37659 www.soonasongs.com info@soonasongs.com Booth 206 John Dillon 5500 San Mateo Bl NE, Suite 114 Albuquerque, NM www.standingoproject.co support@standingoproject.com

The Sparrow Agency

Booth 302 David Salada 943 Jackson Bridge Rd. Bowling Green, KY 42101 www.thesparrowagency.com david@thesparrowagency.com

Tikly

Table 704 Tricia Martin 317 6th Ave., 5th Floor Des Moines, IA 50309 www.tikly.co tricia@tikly.co

Val Denn Agency

Booth 514 Val Denn 100 Congress Ave. 20th Fl. Austin, TX 78701 www.valdenn.com/ valdenn@valdenn.com

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

DAY SCHEDULE

EXHIBITORS

WELCOME

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Exhibit Hall

Century A

Century C

Pershing North

Pershing South

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 EXHIBITORS

11:00am

Registration, Information, Silent Auction (Century B)

1:00pm

Kansas City bus tours (meet at The Westin front doors)

2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Setup (2pm-5pm)

4:00pm

DAY SCHEDULE

7:00pm

Opening Reception (Century Foyer)

8:00pm

Opening Night Feature Shows

10:30pm

Private Showcases (Floors 5-7)

First Timers’ Orientation

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

8:00am

Registration, Information, Silent Auction (Century B)

9:00am

MusiCares Dental Clinic (Garden Terrace)

Annual General Meeting for all members

10:00am

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

11:00am

Camp & Music Fair starts for the day (at the Sheraton)

12:00pm

Lunch

INDUSTRY TRACK

Century C

Pershing North

Pershing South

Succession Planning in the Folk Community

Keeping Up With Digital Technologies

Financial Planning, Accounting, Tax Prep

On The Griddle: Song & Recording Review

Music Products Today: Alive To Thrive

Booking Agency Administration

First Timers’ Orientation Exhibit Hall Setup

1:00pm

MUSIC FAIR

2:00pm

COMMUNITY

MusiCares Custom Earplugs (Garden Terrace)

3:00pm

KC Ballet + Speakers Series: Rita Coolidge

Exhibit Hall

Folk DJ Reception (2 - 3:30pm)

4:00pm

Mentor Session [w/ FAI Board]

REGISTRANTS

Awards Ceremony, Speakers Series: Sylvia Tyson

5:00pm 6:00pm

Reception hosted by FAI Board (Century Foyer)

6:30pm

Official Showcases

10:30pm

Private Showcases (Floors 5-7)

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Penn Valley

Roanoke

Shawnee Mission

Liberty

Brookside

Union Hill East

Closed Session Presenters

Meet Up! Health on the Road

EXHIBITORS

Pershing East

WELCOME

DAY SCHEDULE

Pershing East

Penn Valley

Roanoke

Shawnee Mission

Liberty

Broadcasting the Show

Presenter & Artist Website Derby

Crossing Borders

Making & Selling Vinyl

The Radio Landscape: The DJ’s View

Archiving Folk Collections

The Charitable Way

Going Global: The Plan Before You Fly

Performing Arts Markets

Engineering: Soundcheck To Showtime

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

ARTIST Track

REGISTRANTS

Private Showcase Orientation

MUSIC FAIR

PRESENTERS Track

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

DAY SCHEDULE

Private Showcase Orientation

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WELCOME

Other Rooms

Exhibit Hall

Century A

Century C

Pershing North

Pershing South

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20

EXHIBITORS

8:00am

Runners Group (Front Door)

9:00am

Registration, Information, Silent Auction (Century B)

International Delegate Meeting

MusiCares Dental Clinic (Garden Terrace)

COMMUNITY

10:00am

DAY SCHEDULE

11:00am

Camp & Music Fair starts for the day (at the Sheraton)

12:00pm

Lunch

INDUSTRY TRACK

Century C

Pershing North

Pershing South

Copyright, Licenses & Royalties

Something APPening Here

Community Presentation: American Jazz Museum

The Instrument Friendly Skies

Manage This

Music in Film, Television & Beyond

Speaker Series Keynote: Col. Chris Hadfield

1:00pm

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

2:00pm

Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Speed Dating Session

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

4:00pm

5:00pm

Dinner

MUSIC FAIR

6:00pm

Reception Sponsored by Folk Music Canada & Folk Music Ontario (Century Foyer)

6:30pm

Official Showcases

10:30pm

Private Showcases (Floors 5-7)

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DAY SCHEDULE Penn Valley

Roanoke

Shawnee Mission

Liberty

Brookside

Union Hill East

WELCOME

Pershing East

Regions Breakfast (Roanoke Foyer) Regional Meeting NERFA

ARTIST Track

Pershing East

Penn Valley

Roanoke

Shawnee Mission

Liberty

World Music in Folk Programming

Reaching New Audiences

Cracking the Code: Canada

Cracking the Code: Continental Europe

Breaking TRAD-ition (and the Rules)

Presenting International Acts

It Takes A Village (of Volunteers)

Cracking the Code: United Kingdom

Servicing Radio via Digital Platforms

Building & Motivating Your Team

Friends of Bill W.

DAY SCHEDULE

PRESENTERS Track

Regional Meeting SWRFA

EXHIBITORS

Regional Meeting SERFA

Internet Killed The Video Star

Community Presentation: Woody Gutherie Continuing Legacy

Community Presentation: The Lomax Legacy

Meet Up! Artists on S ocial Media

MUSIC FAIR

Speakers Series: David Israelite

Closed Session Industry Round Table Agents & Managers

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Yoga

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Regional Meeting FAR-West

#FAI2015 #FOLK

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Regional Meeting FARM

Yoga

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WELCOME

Other Rooms

Exhibit Hall

Century A

Century C

Pershing North

Pershing South

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 8:30am

Runners Group (Front Door)

9:00am

Registration, Information, Silent Auction (Century B)

EXHIBITORS

INDUSTRY TRACK

10:00am

DAY SCHEDULE

11:00am

Camp & Music Fair starts for the day (at the Sheraton)

12:00pm

Book Signing: Chris Hadfield (at the Sheraton)

Pershing North

Pershing South

Is This A Good Deal? Is This A Good Deal?

Journalism Today Journalism Today

Running A Label

New Voices New Voices On The Airwaves On The Airwaves

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

1:00p

Alan Lomax Open Mic

2:00pm

Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Community Presentation: Benefits of FAI Membership

4:00pm

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

5:00pm

Dinner

6:30pm

Official Showcases

10:30pm

Private Showcases (Floors 5-7)

MUSIC FAIR

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 10:00am

11:00am

REGISTRANTS

7:00pm

Kansas City Camp & Music Fair Bus Tour Activity (leaves 45 minutes) (at the Sheraton) Closing Party (Green Lady Lounge & Tank Room)

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Music Fair Closing Party (Knuckleheads)


Pershing East

Penn Valley

Roanoke

Shawnee Mission

Liberty

Brookside

Union Hill East

WELCOME

DAY SCHEDULE

Meditation

Shawnee Mission

Liberty

Not Just Booking, Not Just Booking, Building Building

Cracking the Code: United States

Daring to Co-Write

Accompanists Tell All

CFMA Film: Music of the People

Yoga

Speaker Series: Donna Walker-Kuhne

Gene Shay’s Song Critique (w/ Rich Warren)

Wisdom of the Elders

Community Presentation: The Ocean Academy Fund Speakers Series: Dave Carroll The Art of Modern Video Artist Profiles

Community Presentation: Ancient Instruments

Meet Up! Women in Music

MUSIC FAIR

Greening Folk For Pete’s Sake!

Friends of Bill W.

DAY SCHEDULE

Roanoke

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Penn Valley

Canadian Organizations All Ages: Family-Friendly Cracking the Code: The Radio Landscape: The Radio TheThe Producer’s Impact Canadian All Ages: Cracking the Code: Producer’s & Their Missions Presenting Australia & New Zealand The Promoter’sThe View Landscape: Organizations & Their Family-Friendly Australia & New Zealand Impact Promoter’s View Missions Presenting

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Pershing East

ARTIST Track

Songwriters for Breakfast

REGISTRANTS

PRESENTERS Track

EXHIBITORS

Yoga

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WELCOME

EXHIBITORS

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Wednesday 11-11pm 1 - 5:30 pm 2 - 5pm 4pm 7pm

- Registration Opens - Century B - Kansas City Bus Tours - Leaves from the Westin lobby every 45 minutes (last bus at 4:45) - Exhibit Hall set-up (exhibitors only) - First Timers Orientation - Pershing North - Private Showcase Orientation - Pershing East (attendance is required to present a private showcase) - Opening Reception - Century Foyer

EXHIBITORS

DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

WELCOME

DAY SCHEDULE

Financial Planning, Accounting, Tax Prep for Us Folk - Pershing South Moderators: Donald Davidoff (Swallow Hill, FAI Treasurer), Tim Mason (Crow Collaborative) Bookkeeping tips, tricks, and best practices for artists and small business operators - plain and simple. General accounting. Preparing for tax season. Longterm financial goals, smart choices, and retirement planning for Folk entrepreneurs and individuals. Broadcasting The Show - Pershing East Moderator: Taylor Denn (eTown) Panelists: Adam Harris (Mountain Stage), Holly Lowman (Americana Music Association), Emma Beaton (Concert Window) It takes a particular vision and skill to broadcast live shows over the airwaves - be they regularly scheduled programming or special event awards shows - on radio, internet or television. Hear these accomplished panelists share their stories, what they think works well, what to keep in mind when working across different media channels, what audiences tune in for, barriers to overcome to reach more people, and what they see in our future. Presenter & Artist Website Derby - Penn Valley Moderators: David Dufresne and Dave Cool (Bandzoogle) Bring your site to our experts for critique of your current site and some advice on how to make it better. See what is working for others that might work for you. Audience comments are welcome and encouraged. Crossing Borders - Roanoke Moderator: Derek Andrews (Global Cafe), Panelists: Liana White (CFM/AFM), Matthew Covey (Tamizdat), Tret Fure (Local 1000) A review of common rules, fees and paperwork for international tours and artists. How to plan and leave adequate lead time to secure the necessary documents. What documents are required. The risks of touring without documentation. The organizations that have benefits and services to assist you in the process. Making & Selling Vinyl - Shawnee Mission Moderator: Joe Vent (A to Z Media), Panelists: Matt Earley (Gotta Groove), Chad Kassem (Acoustic Sounds), Gary Salstrom (Quality Record Pressings) Learn about the processes available today to make vinyl - from time honored to newfangled. A survey of best practices, approaches, timing, your options, cost/benefit decisions, and important steps and tips to remember. What to listen for when you get your test pressings. Also learn about the vinyl buyer, what makes vinyl sell, and how to capitalize on the trend that is the talk of retail and eCommerce.

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Keeping Up With Digital Technologies - Pershing North Moderator: George Lichter (Polyglot Partners) , Panelists: Courtney Gallagher (Passim), Chris Robley (CD Baby), Mike Fordham (PledgeMusic) The digital landscape is no longer just social media - technology is evolving all the time. There are a myriad of tools available to artists, management, labels, agencies, venues, broadcasters and others in the industry. Some that facilitate activities we are used to doing, and some that are entirely new innovations. Take a current look at changing norms, best practices, formats, and trends for online promotion – from the perspectives of providers and users alike.

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Succession Planning in the Folk Community - Century C Moderator: David Siglin (The Ark), Panelists: Jim Fleming (Fleming Artists), Steve Szymanski (Planet Bluegrass), Rich Warren (WFMT) Our music was written 500 years ago and it was written yesterday. Our past and our future live together. We respect tradition, value experience, and constantly seek to better our craft, our community, our world. We innovate and create - art and companies. Many of our ventures are celebrating 20, 30 and 50 year anniversaries. The sustainability of our community depends on mentorship of future leaders and organizational planning by companies that make up our infrastructure. Leaders in our community discuss mentorship of new talent and how they empower future leaders in their organizations. How to find and mentor your replacement (if applicable). How to trust our future generation. How to share time honored best practices and key learnings, while encouraging our future leaders to “make it their own.”

MUSIC FAIR

Thursday 10 - 10:45am

REGISTRANTS

AGM: Annual General Meeting - Century A Join us as our Board of Directors welcomes its newest members, and we recap the past year. A Q&A will follow the reports. All registrants are welcome.

DAY SCHEDULE

Thursday 9 - 9:45am

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WELCOME

The Radio Landscape: The DJ’s View - Liberty Moderator: Bob McWilliams (Kansas Public Radio) Panelists: Greg Torrington (Galaxie/Stingray), Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM), Tom Power (CBC), Volker Steppat (German Public Radio Bremen) An international panel of Folk DJs discuss their roles, jobs, challenges they face. What they are listening for. What they are trying to do. Their efforts to keep Folk on the air. Who the Folk radio listening audience is, and how to expand Folk’s reach. How much freedom do they have to program? How do sound formats affect DJs? How do DJs design shows that stream internationally? What is social media’s role in radio? How essential is it to land on air interviews? What role do on airs play in programing? These DJs will let you know you how to better chance for airplay and how you, yes YOU, can support folk radio.

Thursday 11 - 11:45am EXHIBITORS

On The Griddle: Song & Recording Review - Century C Moderator: William Kennedy Jr. (Charterhouse Music Group) Panelists: Ellis Paul (Artist), Gary Paczosa (Sugar Hill/Vanguard Records), John Platt (WFUV), Michelle Szeto (Paquin) A new take on the On The Griddle concept! This year, we’ve assembled a panel representing many roles in our community - radio, presenting, songwriting, production and label execs listen to your songs and provide their thoughts on composition, production, context, and how they experience what they hear in your music. 60 seconds of your music will be listened to by industry experts who will give their feedback. Are you ready for the Griddle?

DAY SCHEDULE

Music Products Today: Alive To Thrive - Pershing North Moderator: Clay Pasternack (CPI Distribution) Panelists: Lynn Lancaster (Proper Music), Carrie Colliton (Record Store Day), Judy Mills (Mills Record Co) While the physical record business may be declining across the music industry, some genres and pockets of the industry are seeing a resurgence of loyalty to record stores - in part influenced by increased demand for vinyl. Hear these distribution veterans and record store owners discuss the state of physical product today, how to focus your efforts, how they have managed in this time of great change, and what they see as the future of their business.

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Booking Agency Administration - Pershing South Moderator: Tim Des Islets (Bumstead Productions) Panelists: John Laird (The Americana Agency), Nicole Rochefort (Artists In Motion), Jim Fleming (Fleming Artists) Understanding the unique challenges in booking agency small business management / entrepreneurship. From startup stage, building awareness for your agency and artists, and setting up infrastructure, hiring agents and staff – to maturity stage, organizing for growth and adjusting to the needs of diverse buyers. These agency heads will discuss a range of topics including roster planning, workload balancing, conflict of interest management, working with artists and their teams, commission conversations, and staff recruitment, training, development and retention. Archiving Folk Collections - Pershing East Panelists: Charles Haddix (University of Missouri - Kansas City), Melissa Totten with Betsy Siggins (FOLK New England), Jennifer Cutting (American Folklife) Presentations from organizations who are actively archiving folk collections, with Q&A to follow.

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

The Charitable Way - Penn Valley Moderator: Michael Kornfeld (Folk Music Society of Huntington) Panelists: Lisa Schwartz (Philadelphia Folksong Society), Donald Davidoff (Swallow Hill), Jennifer Roe (Folk Alliance International) Calling all non-profits, and those considering incorporation? This session will review why organizations incorporate, the various options available, the process to do so, and the benefits and obligations of both not-for-profit and charitable status. A brief presentation on the FAI’s charitable “umbrella coverage” will be made. As well as governance tips and best practice for running a healthy, responsible, and transparent non-profit.

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Going Global: The Plan Before You Fly - Roanoke Moderator: Sean McManus (Manitoba Music) Panelists: Rose Cousins (Artist), Susan O’Grady (Star House Collective), Jordie Lane (Artist), Shelley Nordstrom (East Coast Music Association) This is part 1 of a multi-part series of panels on strategic approaches to exporting your music and touring internationally. This first session features some key facilitators of international tours and artists who have toured in many countries around the globe. Discussion will include realistic timelines from idea to execution, ways to find, vette, hire and manage distant team members. What team members and artists need to think about and plan – and the timing needed to approach exporting strategically. Performing Arts Markets - Shawnee Mission Moderator: Renee Bodie (Levitt Pavillion) Panelists: Angel Mercier (JCCC), Ken Waldman (Artist), Herschel Freeman (Herschel Freeman Agency), Ken Carlson (Arts Midwest) Learn about opportunities in performing arts markets, and know what to look for and ask to detect if there may be opportunities and connections for what you do at PACs. This panel means to explore the role of Folk music in arts presenters’ programming. Understand the unique way arts presenters plan, program and buy. What is the role of arts presenting conferences, and how you might need to approach them differently from this conference. Hear an artist’s perspective on the experience of showcasing, selling and engaging arts audiences.

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Engineering: Soundcheck To Showtime - Liberty Moderator: Zachariah Hickman (Accompanist/Band Leader), Panelists: Oliver Craven (The Stray Birds), Peter Mulvey (Artist) We conduct sound checks everyday, but how often do we deconstruct what does and doesn’t work about them? Most often, we just aim to get to them on time, and aim to get through them without any technical failures, batteries dying, or friction between engineer and artist. Finally hear engineers and artists talk frankly about some of their best and worst, and what made them so. Artists and engineers discuss production techniques that create the best audience experience.

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DAY SCHEDULE

Thursday 12 - 12:45pm

WELCOME

Lunch Break First Timers Orientation - Pershing North Private Showcase Orientation - Pershing East (attendance is required to present a private showcase)

Thursday 1 - 1:45pm Thursday 2 - 5pm

Industry Exhibit Hall Drop by the hall to talk to the agents, managers and labels representing showcasing artists, sign contracts, and network with peers. Collect your daily ticket in the hall for a chance to win a VIP pass (registration & hotel) for FAI 2016.

EXHIBITORS

Speakers Series: Rita Coolidge (pg 18)- Century A Featuring a performance of Lone Hunter, a pilot collaboration between Folk Alliance and the Kansas City Ballet. See pg 19

FOLK DJ RECEPTION DONORS Acoustic Accents with Bud Johnson Acoustic Music Agency Borealis Records Tom Coxworth - Folk Routes The Eclectic Hours/FM Odyssey Radio Shows Kari Estrin Consulting & Acoustic Radio Promotion Aengus Finnan Wanda Fischer - WAMC, Albany, NY

Fox Run Concerts & Studio Nancy Emrich Freeman - LilFest Music Tim Grimm Hootenanny Power - WRKF Baton Rouge, LA Hudson Harding Music Kerrville Folk Festivals Sue Kessell - WNUR, Chicago, IL Mara Levine – Artist Dan Navarro

Old Town School of Folk Music Radio Wayne Real People’s Music Loretta Sawyer Agency Soona Songs, Inc. Sundilla Concerts & Radio Hour Roger Wise -KWMV/Hardscrabble House Concerts, Westcliffe,CO Woodstock (IL) Folk Festival

Thursday 3 - 3:45pm

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Folk DJ Reception - Century C This event is designed for anyone interested in meeting the people who are the voices of Folk Music on the Radio and the Internet. It is an opportunity for publicists, artists, agents, labels and anyone else to MEET the Folk DJ’s all in the same room at the same time. You do not have to be a dj to participate or attend, but we do encourage all djs and radio media people to join us. Donations are requested, but not required.

DAY SCHEDULE

Thursday 2 - 3:30pm

Thursday 4 - 4:45pm

Mentor Session [with Folk Alliance Board members] - Century C The Board of Folk Alliance International are an incredibly diverse group of professionals representing a coast to coast spectrum of the industry. They include festival ADs, venue bookers, managers, administrators, finance experts, performance rights experts, marketing gurus, artists, and more. If you haven’t signed up in advance drop by information to select a remaining session.

Thursday 5 - 5:45pm

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Meet Up! - Union Hill East Topic: Health On The Road - (Meet Ups are an unfacilitated open group discussion open to all Conference attendees)

Awards Ceremony (Recipients pg. 20, 21) with guest speaker Sylvia Tyson (pg. 19) - Century A

Thursday 6pm

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Reception hosted by FAI Board - Century Foyer

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WELCOME

EXHIBITORS

DAY SCHEDULE

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Friday 8 - 8:45am

DAY SCHEDULE

WELCOME

Runners Group - meet at front door of the Westin. YOGA - Brookside Regional Breakfast - Roanoke Foyer

Friday 9 - 9:45am

Something APPening Here - Pershing North Moderator: Bill Love (MyEventApps), Panelists: Alka Sharma (Folk Music Ontario), Linda Fahey (Folk Alley/WKSU) Tips, tricks, and trends regarding smartphone integration with your event, venue, organization, radio station, agency, label. Hear from conference, festival and event producers on how they use apps or other mobile solutions to engage with audiences. Community Presentation: Using the American Jazz Museum Brand to Develop Community Connections- Pershing South Presenters: Greg Carroll (Chief Executive Officer), Bill McKemy (Education Manager) and Chris Burnett (Marketing Manager). This session will explore how the American Jazz Museum uses its brand to develop partnerships through education programming and performance opportunities for artists and students within the greater Kansas City music community. Great exemplar for developing community connections and an opportunity to learn about programs at the American Jazz Museum. World Music in Folk Programming - Pershing East Moderator: Gerald Seligman (Caravan Arts), Panelists: Gilles Garand (Folquebec), Doug Cox (Vancouver Island Music Festival), Chuck Wentworth (Rhythm & Roots Festival), Derek Andrews (Global Cafe) Each country and culture has its own music, but in an industry that has divided music by genres (with many once again sitting under the banner of Folk), “world” music has flourished under its own banner. Gather round to here why it is important to program Wold Music as part of the Folk tradition, how to do it effectively, stories of pitfalls and successes, and the significance of inclusion. Reaching New Audiences - Penn Valley Moderator: Rick Fenton (Music Ontario), Panelists: Erika Wollam Nichols (The Bluebird), Maggi Landau (Madison Square Park Conservancy), Rich Kardon (Point Entertainment), Martin Wollesen (The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center) Risk taking and the developmental role of the Presenter. Presenters make programming decisions every day based on creative curation, ticket sales, brand development, artist/show development, utilization of space(s), audience demand, agent and company relationships, educational content, community demographics, and various other criteria. Hear these presenters discuss how they make programming decisions, instances when they have taken risks or tried new things, what worked, what didn’t, how they measure success of different programs and marketing techniques. How to identify and engage new audiences - draw and measure new ticket buyers while maintaining your loyal core.

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Copyright, Licenses & Royalties - Century C Moderator: Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM), Panelists: Michelle Conceison (Market Monkeys), Renee Bodie (Levitt Pavillion), David Hirshland (BMG Chrysalis), Dan Navarro (Artist), Tom Neff (Grassy Hill) Folk Alliance recently issued a white paper entitled “Understanding Copyright, Royalties and Practical Application in Folk Music” covering some of the ways key topics relate to our Folk community. This session is a walk through of that material with some of the authors of the document, and a Q&A to answer questions. Find a copy at www.folk.org

MUSIC FAIR

Friday 10 - 10:45am

REGISTRANTS

NorthEast - NERFA (Liberty) SouthEast - SERFA (Roanoke) SouthWest - SWRFA (Shawnee Mission) Far-West - Far-West (Penn Valley) Midwest - FARM (Pershing East) International (Pershing North)

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

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EXHIBITORS

Regional Meetings – open to all - various rooms (see below) This is a chance to meet the leaders of your local region and many of the folks who are attending from your region. A great way to make new friends in your own back yard and see how you can contribute to the growth of your Folk Alliance International region. Information will be available on special regional activities and our annual Folk Alliance International Regional Conferences. There will be a continental breakfast available for the early risers. It never lasts long....

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WELCOME

Cracking the Code: Canada - Roanoke Moderator: Laura Cortese (Artist), Panelists: Susan de Cartier (Starfish Entertainment), Sheri Jones (Jones & Co), Joanne Setterington (Indoor Recess), Shelley Nordstrom (East Coast Music Association) Tips for agents, managers and artists regarding market access for artists traveling from abroad to Canada. Markets, routing, showcase opportunities, visas, media, and promotion. An overview of the folk club, festival, touring circuits and arts markets. How to get started. How often to return. How to find, build and motivate your team.

EXHIBITORS

Cracking the Code: Continental Europe - Shawnee Mission Moderator: Gunnar Madsen (ROSA, Denmark), Panelists: Juliana Voloz (Management and Booking, Germany), Bavo Vanden Broeck (Festival Dranouter, Belgium), Mateusz Dobrowolski (Ethnic Arts Association “Transetnika”, Poland), Liina Gross (Estonian Traditional Music Center / Viljandi Folk Festival) Tips for agents, managers and artists regarding market access for artists traveling from abroad to Continental Europe. Markets, routing, showcase opportunities, visas, media, and promotion. An overview of the folk club, festival, touring circuits and arts markets. How to get started. How often to return. How to find, build and motivate your team.

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Breaking TRAD-ition (and the Rules) - Liberty Moderator/MC: Tom Power (CBC), Artists: Trad Attack, Melisande, James Hill A gathering of minds – artists who are merging contemporary sounds, beats and context with traditional music, and vice versa. Exploration of traditional instruments and instrumentation. Electronic experiments with traditional material. Not really a panel, not really a showcase – kind of a merged thing, just like the music. Panelists will talk about what they do, exhibit some of the tools and techniques they use, and share their viewpoints. They will discuss boundaries, collaborations, definitions, relations, and their experiences making the music they create. A survey of expanded boundaries – both socially and in sound.

Friday 11 - 11:45am

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

The Instrument Friendly Skies - Century C Moderator: Joan Kornblith (Cool Creek Entertainment) Panelists: Alfonso Pollard (American Federation of Musicians), Dave Carroll (Big Break Enterprises), Dan Navarro (Artist) Rights, realities, and regulations regarding instrument transportation. Folk Alliance’s Advocacy Committee spent a good part of the summer and winter gathering your stories, and communicating with many entities who are actively engaged in efforts to educate airlines and better their policies regarding travel with instruments. In this panel, we will share what we’ve learned, and you will hear from key constituents who are making a difference. Manage This - Pershing North Moderator: Holly Lowman (Wingman Management), Panelists: Ralph Jaccodine (Ralph Jaccodine Management), Sheri Jones (Jones & Co), David Tamulevich (Tamulevich Artist Management), Michelle Conceison (Market Monkeys) There are as many types of managers as there are artists - just as artists’ needs are unique, so unique are the managers who provide those services. This panel will discuss those differences, what managers do, what managers look for in artists, what artists look for in management, the manager’s role in the building and coordination of the team, how management has and hasn’t changed over the years, and current topics managers should be considering.

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Music in Film & Television and Beyond - Pershing South Moderator: Mike Beck (Access Film Music), Panelists: David Hirshland (BMG Chrysalis), Mike Todd (ASCAP), Kelly Reichman (Hallmark) Having a song placed in a film or TV show has been a mark of a successful career for a few years now. But did you know there is a whole world of other possibilities for licensing your music – from toys and cards to videogames and toothbrushes? This panel will walk through the process behind the scenes, demonstrating several paths for licensing music in visual media as well as in these products and others. Industry executives will share stories from their experiences, shed light on the way licensing decisions are made, and review the benefits to recording artists and songwriters alike.

MUSIC FAIR

Presenting International Acts - Pershing East Moderator: Doug Cox (Vancouver Island Music Festival) Panelists: Dave Shaughnessy (Kansas City Irish Festival), Ben Mandelson (WOMEX), Dalis Allen (Kerrville Folk Festival) How presenters who book out-of-country acts discover new talent, fund offers that can support import travel, schedule, market and promote international talent. Best practices securing work visas/waivers. Also operational artist support elements and customs that may be different on the ground week and day of performance when working with artists from other countries. It Takes A Village (of Volunteers) - Penn Valley Moderator: Brad Tisdel (Sisters Folk Festival) Panelists: Chloe Goodyear (Woodford Folk Festival), Tanya Corbin (Edmonton Folk Festival), Renee Gaumond (Freight & Salvage) At the heart of every great folk event, venue, festival, organization are the volunteers that keep everything running. But volunteers don’t organize themselves! (OK, sometimes they do...) This panel of presenters and organizers will share their tips about volunteer recruitment, management, motivation and loyalty.

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Cracking the Code: United Kingdom - Roanoke Moderator: Crispin Parry (British Underground) Panelists: Neil Pearson (English Folk Dance and Song Society), David Messer (DMP/Dingwalls), Suzie Ungerleider (Oh Susanna), Huw Williams Tips for agents, managers and artists regarding market access for artists traveling from abroad to Europe. Markets, routing, showcase opportunities, visas, media, and promotion. An overview of the folk club, festival, touring circuits and arts markets. How to get started. How often to return. How to find, build and motivate your team.

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Building & Motivating Your Team - Liberty Moderator: Val Denn (Val Denn Agency), Panelists: Nelly Neben (Axis Artist Management), Jimmy LaFave (Artist), Ashley Warren (Music Road Records), Nick Loss-Eaton (Nick Loss-Eaton Media), Suze Casey (Calgary Folk Club) How to attract and motivate your dream team. What are common roles on an artist’s team, and how does each team member interact? How can we communicate internally so everyone is working together effectively and efficiently? Hear these industry professionals, who have worked with many artists in diverse capacities, discuss the teams they have worked on that have enabled them to do their best work, and why. How they measure success. How they came to work with artists, what inspires and guides them, as well as tips and best practices that make their jobs easier and most rewarding.

DAY SCHEDULE

Friday 12 noon

EXHIBITORS

Servicing Radio via Digital Platforms - Shawnee Mission Moderator: Brad Paul (Brad Paul Media), Panelists: William Kennedy Jr. (Charterhouse Music Group), Kimberly Sinclair (Spincount), John Platt (WFUV), Gregg Torrington (Galaxie/Stingray), Jon Hart (KTBG The Bridge) While once considered cutting edge, it is now common for new albums to be serviced to radio via digital service providers. Hear radio professionals talk about best practices they are seeing most, how it works, and what they see as the future. Hear promoters share their experiences, and perspective on digital servicing adoption. Artists, Labels, Promoters and Programmers are encouraged to attend this session to engage in a conversation about what is happening now, what can realistically happen in the next 6 months, and what we can all look forward to in the future.

WELCOME

DAY SCHEDULE

Lunch Break - On your own, YOGA - Brookside

Friday 1 - 1:45pm

Speakers Series Keynote: Commander Chris Hadfield (Astronaut and folksinger) - Century A Topic of: space, life, and folk music - See Speakers Series profile on page 18

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Industry Exhibit Hall Drop by the hall to talk to the agents, managers and labels representing showcasing artists, sign contracts, and network with peers. Collect your daily ticket in the hall for a chance to win a VIP pass (registration & hotel) for FAI 2016.

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Friday 2 - 5pm

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DAY SCHEDULE

Friday 2 - 2:45pm

WELCOME

Internet Killed The Video Star - Liberty Speaker: Matt Barnett (Brought To You By) Gone are the days of music videos being the cornerstone of marketing plans for musicians & their labels. Content is now king, but how can artists constantly feed multiple social media streams without bottomless budgets? In this presentation, we will discuss: creating media strategies that will attract & grow your audience; how to effectively work with video directors & production houses; and making budgets & content stretch over the year.

Friday 3 - 3:45pm EXHIBITORS

Speed Dating - Century C Meet new friends and colleagues in a fun, laid back, and fast paced “Getting to know you”. This is not a Pitch session, but a genuine effort to step past the business of the day and learn something about the person behind the badge. Smiles guaranteed. Woody Guthrie’s Continuing Legacy - Roanoke Presenters: Deana McCloud (Woody Guthrie Center), Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave The Woody Guthrie Center will present the current educational mission of the Center and future goals of the Woody Guthrie Archives. This panel includes artists who have worked in the archives to research and co-write songs with unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics.

DAY SCHEDULE

Alan Lomax Centennial: Legendary Collections - Liberty Speaker: Stephen Winick Alan Lomax (1915-2002) spent almost 70 years collecting, archiving, and analyzing folk music. He recorded legendary blues, old-time, and Cajun performers for the Library of Congress, recorded throughout Europe, and pioneered folk on radio and TV. For his centenary, two successors at the Library present some of his greatest finds! Meet Up! - Union Hill East Topic: Artists on Social Media - (Meet Ups are an unfacilitated open group discussion open to all Conference attendees)

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Friday 4 - 4:45pm

Speaker Series: David Israelite - Liberty Topic of: Performing Rights - See Speakers Series profile on page 18

Friday 6:00pm

Reception: Hosted by Folk Music Canada & Folk Music Ontario - Century Foyer

Saturday 8:30-9:45

Meditation (8:30) & YOGA (9-9:45) - Brookside Runners Group - Meet at front door of the Westin

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Saturday 10 - 10:45am

Is This A Good Deal? - Pershing North Moderator: Matt Smith (Passim) Panelists: Brad Madison (Mongrel Music), Lori Peters (Concerted Efforts), Anya Siglin (The Ark), David Tamulevich (Tamulevich Artist Management) Examine some common booking offers, and discuss mutual gains negotiation and market goal-setting and strategic booking. Hear stories from agents and buyers about deals they have done, what they have seen work and not work, the way they view their roles in their communities and on behalf of their clients. How do they determine what is fair compensation? How do presenters and artists make investments together, and ensure they pay off?

MUSIC FAIR

Journalism Today - Pershing South Moderator: Joan Kornblith (Cool Creek Entertainment), Panelists: Kim Ruehl (No Depression), Amy Reitenour (The Bluegrass Situation), Chris Schimpf (Sacks & Co), Lynne Margolis (American Songwriter/Grammy.com/Lone Star Music Magazine) Popular television shows like The Newsroom and House of Cards have brought light to the conflict between journalists trained to substantiate with multiple sources and “report the news” and new digital era writers, bloggers and publications driven by page views and trending search keywords. Hear some of Folk’s finest writers (and one bright publicist) discuss the state of journalism today - how they experience and navigate these topics in their careers, and what we should know about our role in Folk audience and media relations.

REGISTRANTS

Canadian Organizations & Their Missions - Pershing East Moderator: Tamara Kater (Folk Music Canada), Panelists: Erin Benjamin (Music Canada Live), Andy McLean (East Coast Music Association), Trisha Carter (Canadian Independent Music Association), Grit Laskin (Canadian Folk Music Awards) There are countless organizations serving the Canadian industry, with focus on Artists, Presenters, and Industry at large. Some are national, some regional. These are only a few! Meet some folks working at non-granting arts service organizations supporting our community. Hear their missions, what they do, and how their work collectively moves, inspires and supports our community.

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The Radio Landscape: The Promoter’s View - Liberty Moderator: Tim McFadden (Tim McFadden Management and Consulting) Panelists: Al Moss (Al Moss Promotion), Brad Paul (Brad Paul Media), Kimberly Sinclair (Spincount) Radio promoters discuss what’s changed, what’s the same. What the radio promoter’s role is, what they need to be effective, how best to work with them, how to set goals, and how to measure results.

Saturday 11 - 11:45am

Not Just Booking, Building - Penn Valley Moderator: Brad Madison (Mongrel Music), Panelists: Matt Smith (Passim), Amy Mangan (Hugh’s Room), Renee Gaumond (Freight & Salvage), Roger Menell (Swallow Hill) Presenters discuss how they grow artists “in the room” - from discovering new talent, to helping build awareness, to developing headlining skills and audience, to participating in an artist’s career development as they grow. What are the nuances and intricacies these master career builders think about. Risks they’ve taken. What’s worked. What hasn’t. And how to know what’s working.

EXHIBITORS MUSIC FAIR

Greening Folk - For Pete’s Sake! - Pershing East Moderator: Leslie Benson (Shelter Valley Folk Festival) Panelists: Dave Margulies (High Sierra Music Festival), Steve Szymanski (Planet Bluegrass), Sam Baijal (Hillside Music Festival), Steve Schuman (North Valley Productions) How to reduce the Environmental impact of a festival in simple ways.

REGISTRANTS

New Voices On The Airwaves - Pershing South Moderator: Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM), Panelists: Jenny Bienemann (WFMT), Kendall Stewart (WUMB), Ian Zolitor (WXPN) Folk music is always evolving. The act of collecting and sharing music is as long as the tradition of making it. Our DJs play a role in that. Just as we have a constant flow of emerging artists performing new music, so too we have new radio professionals spinning and helping the music get heard. Hear through the ears of Folk radio’s new DJs, how they screen new music, what they think listeners want to hear, their relationships with Folk, and skills DJs just starting out need to have to build their own following (personal brand, other related work, technologies, etc).

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Running A Label - Pershing North Moderator: John Allen (New West Records) Panelists: Garry West (Compass Records), Geoff Kulawick (True North Records), Eric Peltoniemi (Red House Records), Tonni Maruyama (Anti Records) These fine panelists share their perspective on the labels they run, what makes them tick, what makes them solvent, how their histories inform their culture and releases, changes they have made, how they operate today, and how they are planning for the future. Best practices on things from small business management, to human resources staff/contractor management, to A&R and artist development, to goal setting, measuring success, and beyond.

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The Producer’s Impact - Shawnee Mission Moderator: Mark Erelli, Panelists: Daniel Ledwell (Lake Echo), Gary Paczosa (Sugar Hill/Vanguard Records), Ken Whiteley There are an infinite number of ways to make a record today - especially as digital tools have evolved and become more accessible. This panel will explore the role of producer today. In recording demos, albums, in the various stages of the project from pre-production to tracking, to mixing, to mastering. Core basics of recording will be covered, but particular focus will be dedicated to how to work with a producer to realize your creative vision.

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Cracking the Code: Australia & New Zealand - Roanoke Moderator: Chloe Goodyear (Woodford Folk Festival) Panelists: Ash Bell (Starboard Canyons), Gerry Paul (Gerry Paul Productions), Glenn Dickie (Sounds Australia), Mel Parsons (Artist) Tips for agents, managers and artists regarding market access for artists traveling from abroad to Australia & New Zealand. Markets, routing, showcase opportunities, visas, media, and promotion. An overview of the folk club, festival, touring circuits and arts markets. How to get started. How often to return. How to find, build and motivate your team.

WELCOME

DAY SCHEDULE All Ages: Family-Friendly Presenting - Penn Valley Moderator: Jean Spivey (Old Settler’s Music Festival) Panelists: Anne Saunders (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival), Crista Munro (FolkWest), James Keelaghan (Summerfolk) Family and all-ages approaches to presenting. How does it differ when an entire event is targeted at the family, versus when you are presenting to families and adults only within the same event or venue? How do you attract the talent that is right for your audience? What is unique about promoting to all ages? What to consider in terms of scheduling, and booths and services families need to stay for the day, or even camp.

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DAY SCHEDULE

WELCOME

Cracking the Code: United States - Roanoke Moderator: Tim Des Islets (Bumstead Productions), Panelists: Angie Carlson (Red House Records), Chris Schimpf (Sacks & Co), Herschel Freeman (Herschel Freeman Agency), Linda Fahey (Folk Alley) Tips for agents, managers and artists regarding market access for artists traveling from abroad to the United States. Markets, routing, showcase opportunities, visas, media, and promotion. An overview of the folk club, festival, touring circuits and arts markets. How to get started. How often to return. How to find, build and motivate your team.

EXHIBITORS

Daring to Co-Write - Shawnee Mission Moderator: Matt The Electrician, Panelists: Robby Hecht, Dan Navarro, Clare Reynolds, Wyatt Easterling Often done but rarely discussed, this session will unpack co-writing. Why and how collaboration might start, save, or build your career - financially and creatively. The types of co-writes that happen often, to determine what type could be right for you. How to approach a co-write when you have set one up. And what to do legally to protect your work.

DAY SCHEDULE

Accompanists Tell All - Liberty Moderator: Natalia Zukerman, Panelists: Mark Erelli, Zachariah Hickman, Daniel Ledwell, Miranda Mulholland Some most-hired accompanists share their experiences. Musically, how they approach artists’ material, how they view their role in a show, and the different dynamics they have experienced playing with different people. Financially, how they prefer to handle conversations about compensation, per diems, expenses. Logistically, how they keep a pipeline of work, organize multiple tours at once, and/or manage side playing alongside the other projects/pursuits in their creative careers.

Saturday 12 noon

Book Signing: Chris Hadfield – Sheraton Lobby

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Community Presentation: Film - Music of the People - Liberty Music of the People / La Musique du Peuple is a bilingual Canadian film which was commissioned by the Canadian Folk Music Awards to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Director Andy Frank, who presents the film, crossed Canada to ask dozens of past Award recipients how they defined folk music today. (34 minutes, English/French with subtitles) Lunch Break YOGA - Brookside

Saturday 1 - 1:45pm

Speaker Series: Donna Walker-Kuhne - Liberty Topic of: Audience Diversification - See Speakers Series profile on page 18

Saturday 2 - 5pm SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Industry Exhibit Hall Drop by the hall to talk to the agents, managers and labels representing showcasing artists, sign contracts, and network with peers. Collect your daily ticket in the hall for a chance to win a VIP pass (registration & hotel) for FAI 2016.

Saturday 2 - 3:45pm

MUSIC FAIR

Gene Shay’s Song Critique (with Rich Warren WFMT) - Shawnee Mission Moderator: Rich Warren Panelists: Tom Paxton, Eric Peltoniemi (Red House), Mary Armstrong (Philadelphia City Paper), David Siglin (The Ark), Bil VornDick (Producer) This is as much a songwriting help session as a critique. We request that each songwriter plans on performing one song that she or he just finished or is in the process of completing or wants to further polish. These should not be songs they already have recorded. We request songwriters provide the panel with a lyric sheet. The panel will offer gentle, constructive criticism on how to tweak and improve songs, addressing lyrics and melody. This is not a performance critique. We also hope that participants will stay for most of the session to provide their fellow songwriters with an audience. All conference attendees are welcome to attend. Some amazingly great songs from both well-known and unknown songwriters have debuted at this workshop, which is the longest running workshop at Folk Alliance. The panel consists of a broadcaster, journalist, presenter, producer, and record label owner. Rich Warren will be sitting in for Gene Shay at the moderator. Sign up in advance at the information booth.

Saturday 2 - 2:45pm REGISTRANTS

Alan Lomax Open Mic - Pershing North Come hear pre-registered artists who have prepared loving and unique renditions of songs from the Lomax collection. Community Presentation: The Ocean Academy Fund - an artist gives back in Belize - Liberty Speaker: Danny Michel A musician takes a vacation, to Belize, but wanders off the beaten path. There he discovers a community in need, yet full of hope and music. Returning to the road and a full time performing schedule he proceeds to raise over $60,000 towards a school scholarship program. Returning year after year he falls in love with the local music, ultimately recording with area musicians and producers and releasing an album with the Garifuna Collective. Come hear his story and be

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DAY SCHEDULE inspired to do more than just chase the next gig. Speaker Series: Dave Carroll - Liberty Topic of: Flyers rights, and customer service. See Speakers Series profile on page 19 Community Presentation: Ancient Instruments - Brookside Speaker: Gerald Trimble Presentation of a collection of ancient instruments including the viola da gamba, viola d’amore and others dating from the 17th century. The presentation will feature the 1691 “Earl of Radnor” viola d’gamba by legendary London maker Barak Norman. Gerald will provide historical and musical information on the importance of these instruments in the last 500 years, their impact on music, their cross-cultural connections, and their applications in contemporary musical creation. Additional instrumentalists from different traditions who also play rare and unusual instruments, including the mandobass, presented by Bill Banks, who is not only the foremost player of this instrument today, but has the largest number of extant Gibson mandobasses in any collection. Bill will also demonstrate the hurdy-gurdy, a fascinating and complex “string bagpipe”developed during the middle ages and still played in many cultures.

EXHIBITORS

WELCOME

Saturday 3 - 3:45pm

Wisdom of the Elders - Shawnee Mission Peggy Seeger, Tom Paxton, Dave Siglin in conversation with hosts Sonny Ochs and Grit Laskin Community Presentation: Creative approaches to Filming Artist Profiles - Liberty Presenters: Seán Phair and Chris Murphy Under the banner of Ambiguous Fiddle, two videographers from West Cork, Ireland use film to document artists’ stories and performance in a way that compliments the music, yet tugs the viewer to look in through new angles on the craft and persona of each artist. Sharing a series of short films they will discuss their process, illustrate key aspects and the evolution of the modern day music video, and highlight the value of documenting characters and careers in earnest and interesting ways. Subject artists have included Ireland’s Glen Hansard, Australia’s Mama Kin, Canada’s Mo Kenney, Scotland’s Rachel Sermani, and America’s Rachel Ries. *Ambiguous Fiddle are the official videographers of the 2015 FAI conference, and are funded in part by the generosity of Culture Ireland*

Sunday 10am

Songwriters for Breakfast - Shawnee Mission Songwriters… we invite you to add to the legacy of new songs created during the conference by picking up your “assignment” for what has become a conference tradition. Hosted by Dalis Allen (SWRFA/ Kerrville Folk Festival), performers will be drawn from the sign up list for 2 hours. You never know who will be in the audience. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 1. Pick a topic from the jar at Information (Century Foyer). 3. Write a 3-4 min. song this weekend on your interpretation of the topic. 4. When your song is finished sign up at Information to perform Sunday. 5. Arrive at Shawnee Mission room in advance of 10:00am.

MUSIC FAIR

Sunday 11am - 3:30pm

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Community Presentation: The Value of Folk Alliance Membership - Pershing North Presenter: Jerod Rivers (FAI Membership Manager) - Your Folk Alliance membership includes an abundance of benefits and services you may or may not know about. Meet the FAI Membership Manager and hear more about how you can take advantage of savings and opportunities your membership has to offer year-round.

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Saturday 4 - 4:45pm

DAY SCHEDULE

Meet Up! - Union Hill East Topic: Women In Music - (Meet Ups are an unfacilitated open group discussion open to all Conference attendees)

Kansas City Bus Tours - Leaves from the Westin lobby every 45 minutes (last bus at 2:45)

Sunday 2 - 5pm

The Brian Hicks Quartet, (off site) folk’n’jazz at the Blue Room Conference Closing Reception Green Lady Lounge (1809 Grand Blvd.) - badges required followed by after party next door at The Tank Room (1813 Grand Blvd.) featuring QuiQue Escamilla, TRAD.Attack, and others - Camp & Music Fair After Party - Knuckleheads Saloon (2715 Rochester St.)

REGISTRANTS

Sunday 7pm

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WELCOME

2015 FOLK ALLIANCE Benton’s

Century A

Century C

Liberty

Pershing East

90.9 KTGB - The Bridge

INK

The Pitch

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 7:00pm

Opening Reception

FOLK ALLIANCE OPENING NIGHT CONCERTS EXHIBITORS

Money Wolf Music

8:00pm to 11:00am

DAY SCHEDULE

9:00pm

8:00 - The Thunderclaps; Betse and Clarke; Schwervon!; Folkicide 9:15 - Destroy Nate Allen 9:45 - Billy Bats; Beau Bledsoe; Brandon Hudspeth & Jaisson Taylor; Ernest James Zydeco

KCPT 8:00 - The Phantastics 9:00 - Victor & Penny 10:00 - John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons

8:00 - Barclay Martin Ensemble / Madagascar 9:00 - Kawehi 10:00 - The Grisly Hand

8:00 - Miry Wild 8:45 - The Project H 9:30 - Hembree 10:15 - The Latenight Callers 11:00 - Old Sound

8:00 - Rural Grit 8:45 - Howard Iceberg 9:30 - Carswell & Hope 10:15 - Dollar Fox 11:00 - Ay MusiK

Private Showcases (Floors 5-7)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 6:00pm

Reception in Century Foyer hosted by the FAI Board of Directors Sponsored by IBMA

Sponsored by Music PEI

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

6:30pm

Dana Falconberry

7:00pm

Slocan Ramblers

7:30pm

Jack Williams

Allie Farris

Ashley Condon

David Berkeley

Gold Heart

Tish Hinojosa

Kenv Kinney

The East Pointers

Bill & Kate Isles

8:00pm

10 String Symphony

Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band

Sylvia Tyson

Catherine MacLellan

Penny & Sparrow

8:30pm

The Lonely Heartstring Band

Susie Vinnick

Victor & Penny

Irish Mythen

Annika

9:00pm

The HillBenders

Curtis McMurtry

Dayna Kurtz

Tim Chaisson

The Lovebirds

The Strings And A Goat Skin

Jay Nash & Josh Day are the Contenders

9:30pm

Billy Strings & Don Julin

The Small Glories

Quique Escamilla

10:00pm

Run Boy Run

New Country Rehab

Ray Bonneville

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

10:30pm 10:30pm

PEI JAM

The Blackbird Revue

Private Showcases (Floors 5-7)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 6:00pm

Reception in Century Foyer sponsored by Folk Music Canada & Folk Music Ontario Sponsored by Folquébec

Sponsored by Deering

Sponsored by ASCAP

6:30pm

Chris Ronald

MUSIC FAIR

Sin & Swoon

Chuck Mead & his Grassy Knoll Boys

7:30pm

MAZ

Ray Wylie Hubbard

8:00pm

The Bombadils

Carrie Elkin

8:30pm

Briga

Dom Flemons

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards

9:00pm

Sarah Jane Scouten

Town Mountain

7:00pm

Ronny Cox Band

REGISTRANTS

Tim Easton

Bryan Hayes

James Hill

Dan Bern

Mary Caroline

The Howlin’ Brothers

Jeff Black

Seth Glier

Catie Curtis

Ryan Culwell

Mipso

Mark Erelli

Josh Harty Jim Byrnes Charlie A’Court

9:30pm

Les Poules a Colin

Ghost of Paul Revere

Jess Klein

Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

10:00pm

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Rant Maggie Rant

Red Molly

10:30pm

Mélisande [électrotrad]

10:30pm

Private Showcases (Floors 5-7)

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The Amigos


Midwest Music Foundation

Kissick Construction

Hale Center for Journalism

90.1 KKFI

89.3 KCUR

8:00 - Teri Quinn; David George; Nate Allen; Keith Bohanon 9:15 - Betse Ellis; Brett Newski; Nate Cartwright; Jeanette Powers 10:30 - Amy Farrand; Billy Beale; Ben Byard; Cheri Woods

8:00 - Havilah Bruders; Gregg Todt; Kris Bruders; Raenaldo Torres 9:15 - Nicole Springer; Clay Hughes; Dead Ven; Reach 10:30 - Mikal Shapiro; Vi Tran; AJ Gaither; Jen Harris

8:00 - The Matchsellers 8:45 - Maria the Mexican 9:30 - Gracie Schram 10:15 - The Blackbird Revue 11:00 - The Hardship Letters

8:00 - Bob & Diana Suckiel 8:45 - Ruddy Swain 9:30 - Calvin Arsenia 10:15 - The Expassionates 11:00 - Cowgirl’s Train Set

Kate Rose

Betse & Clarke

Richie & Rosie

Phil Madeira

Tony Furtado

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore

Laney Jones & The Lively Spirits

Laith Al-Saadi

Robby Hecht

Wild Ponies

Anthony da Costa

Greg Trooper

Joël Fafard

Megan Jean & The KFB

Dawn & Hawkes

Ellis

Elise Davis

Quiles & Cloud

Harpeth Rising

Ensamble Iberica

Kaia Kater

J.D. Wilkes

* Kerry Patrick Clark

Zack Joseph

Graham Weber

J.R. Shore

* Mark Alan Stansberry

Katie Glassman & Snapshot

Foes of Folly

Rick Fines

* Lucy Billings

8:00 to 11:00 - Johnny Hamil’s GAWD: GAWD will be joined by Several Jazz Artists as well as Folk Artists playing Wednesday Night

* Buzz Cason * Sponsored by Bill Wence Promotions

Callaghan

Natalia Zukerman

Veretski Pass

Tillamook Burn

Owen Danoff

Aallotar

Tommy Womack

Chad Elliott

Jordie Lane

The Lowest Pair

Colleen Brown

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Peter Mulvey

Quinn Bachand’s Brishen

Luke Bell

Adam Burrows

Paul Doffing

Jacquelyn Hynes

Corinne West Bandits

Nathan Bell

The Currys

Eljuri

Busby Marou

Matt the Electrician

Lisa Nicole Grace

Amado Espinoza

Brandy Zdan

BettySoo

Diyet

Gerald Trimble’s Celtic & World Music

Ellis Paul

Devon Sproule

Lizzy Hoyt

Maria The Mexican

EXHIBITORS

Penn Valley Wednesday Only

DAY SCHEDULE

Shawnee Mission

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Roanoke

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Pershing South

MUSIC FAIR

Pershing North

REGISTRANTS

SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

WELCOME

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE Benton’s

Century A

WELCOME

Century C

Liberty

Sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment

Sponsored by The International Americana Music Show

Pershing East

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Sponsored by CIMA~Music Ontario 6:30pm

Owen Temple

EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

7:00pm

The Young Novelists

The Honeycutters

Jenn Grant

Lowri Evans

Hiroya Tsukamoto

7:30pm

Digging Roots

Dan Navarro

Chris Hadfield

Red Moon Road

Jacob Johnson

8:00pm

Ariana Gillis

The Ragbirds

Jimmy LaFave

Mel Parsons

The Vivants

8:30pm

Russell deCarle

Sam Baker

The Stray Birds

Hannah Shira Naiman

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

9:00pm

The Lovelocks

The Steel Wheels

The Young’uns

Daniel Champagne

Steve Dawson

9:30pm

Oh Susanna

Brianna Gosse

Rose Cousins

Pirates Canoe

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

10:00pm

Danny Michel

Trad.Attack!

The Elders

Sweet Alibi

The Nadas

10:30pm

The Strumbellas

I Draw Slow

Kristin Andreassen

10:30pm

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Trad.Attack! Kooreke www.tradattack.ee

Sweet Alibi I’ll Wait www.sweetalibi.com

Lizzy Hoyt feat. John Reischman V’la l’bon vent (La Berceuse) www.lizzyhoyt.com

Colleen Brown Lead Me On colleenbrownmusic.com

Phil Madeira Waiting On A Slow Train www.philmadeira.net

Corinne West Bandits Whisky Poet www.corinnewest.com

Daniel Champagne Holding The Moon www.danielchampagnemusic.com

Catie Curtis When You Find Love www.catiecurtis.com

Dave Carroll Now www.davecarrollmusic.com

Brianna Gosse Travelling Show www.briannagosse.com

James Hill She’s Still Got It www.jameshillmusic.com

Dayna Kurtz It’s How You Hold Me www.daynakurtz.com

Aallotar Syamestani rakastan www.aallotarmusic.com

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The Blackbird Revue When You Are Mine www.theblackbirdrevue.com Callaghan When You Loved Me www.callaghansongs.com

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Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin Silbury Hill www.philliphenryand hannahmartin.co.uk The Currys Come On Home www.thecurrysmusic.com Lowri Evans Corner of my eye www.lowrievans.co.uk The Secrets Over You www.thesecrets.ca Victor & Penny Day Off Boogie www.VictorandPenny.com Joël Fafard Sitting on Top of the World joelfafard.com


OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE Penn Valley Wednesday Only

Pershing South

Roanoke

Shawnee Mission

Matthew Francis Andersen

Patchy Sanders

Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham

Alanna & Alicia

Ciaran Lavery

Kizzy Crawford

Dave Carroll

Little Brave

The Secrets

Wendell Ferguson

OH PEP!

Edie Carey & Sarah Sample

Rod Picott

Demi Louise

Miranda Mulholland

Rachel Ries

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Mo Kenney

Possessed by Paul James

Tall Heights

Gabriel Kelley

Dana Cooper

Aoife Scott

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper

Jennah Barry

Chris Jones

The Show Ponies

Kevin Presbrey

Jim Photoglo

Jess Morgan

Bernadette Morris

Craig Moreau

Starboard Cannons

The Honey Dewdrops

Darren Eedens

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WEDNESday, February 18

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Benton’s (20th Floor) Presented by Money Wolf Music Bands play in the round 8:00 PM The Thunderclaps; Betse and Clarke; Schwervon!; Folkicide 9:15 PM Destroy Nate Allen 9:45 PM Billy Bats; Beau Bledsoe; Brandon Hudspeth & Jaisson Taylor; Ernest James Zydeco

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Century A (Ballroom Level) Presented by KCPT - Channel 19 8:00 PM The Phantastics 9:00 PM Victor & Penny 10:00 PM John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons Century C (Ballroom Level) Presented by 90.9 KTBG - The Bridge 8:00 PM Barclay Martin Ensemble/Madagascar 9:00 PM Kawehi 10:00 PM The Grisly Hand Liberty (Ballroom Level) Presented by INK 8:00 PM Miry Wild 8:45 PM The Project H 9:30 PM Hembree 10:15 PM The Latenight Callers 11:00 PM Old Sound

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Penn Valley (Ballroom Level) Presented by 89.3 KCUR 8:00 to 11:00 PM Johnny Hamil’s GAWD: GAWD will be joined by Several Jazz Artists as well as Folk Artists playing Wednesday Night Pershing East (Ballroom Level) Presented by The Pitch 8:00 PM Rural Grit 8:45 PM Howard Iceberg 9:30 PM Carswell & Hope 10:15 PM Dollar Fox 11:00 PM Ay MusiK Pershing North (Ballroom Level) Presented by Midwest Music Foundation Artist perform in the round 8:00 PM Teri Quinn; David George; Nate Allen; Keith Bohanon 9:15 PM Betse Ellis; Brett Newski; Nate Cartwright; Jeanette Powers 10:30 PM Amy Farrand; Billy Beale; Ben Byard; Cheri Woods

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Pershing South (Ballroom Level) Presented by Kissick Construction Artist perform in the round 8:00 PM Havilah Bruders; Gregg Todt; Kris Bruders; Raenaldo Torres 9:15 PM Nicole Springer; Clay Hughes; Dead Ven; Reach 10:30 PM Mikal Shapiro; Vi Tran; AJ Gaither; Jen Harris Roanoke (Ballroom Level) Presented by Hale Center for Journalism 8:00 PM The Matchsellers 8:45 PM Maria the Mexican 9:30 PM Gracie Schram 10:15 PM The Blackbird Revue 11:00 PM The Hardship Letters Shawnee Mission (Ballroom Level) Presented by 90.1 KKFI 8:00 PM Bob & Diana Suckiel 8:45 PM Ruddy Swain 9:30 PM Calvin Arsenia 10:15 PM The Expassionates 11:00 PM Cowgirl’s Train Set

THURSday, February 19 Benton’s (20th Floor) - Sponsored by International Bluegrass Music Association 7:00 PM Slocan Ramblers 7:30 PM Gold Heart 8:00 PM 10 String Symphony 8:30 PM The Lonely Heartstring Band 9:00 PM The HillBenders 9:30 PM Billy Strings & Don Julin 10:00 PM Run Boy Run Century A 7:00 PM Jack Williams 7:30 PM Tish Hinojosa 8:00 PM Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band 8:30 PM Susie Vinnick 9:00 PM Curtis McMurtry 9:30 PM The Small Glories 10:00 PM New Country Rehab Century C 7:00 PM Allie Farris 7:30 PM Kevn Kinney 8:00 PM Sylvia Tyson 8:30 PM Victor & Penny 9:00 PM Dayna Kurtz 9:30 PM Quique Escamilla 10:00 PM Ray Bonneville Liberty - Sponsored by Music PEI 7:00 PM Ashley Condon 7:30 PM The East Pointers

8:00 PM Catherine MacLellan 8:30 PM Irish Mythen 9:00 PM Tim Chaisson 9:30 PM Ten Strings And A Goat Skin 10:00 PM PEI Jam Session Pershing East 6:30 PM Dana Falconberry 7:00 PM David Berkeley 7:30 PM Bill & Kate Isles 8:00 PM Penny & Sparrow 8:30 PM Annika 9:00 PM The Lovebirds 9:30 PM Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders 10:00 PM The Blackbird Revue Pershing North 6:30 PM Kate Rose 7:00 PM Phil Madeira 7:30 PM Laith Al-Saadi 8:00 PM Greg Trooper 8:30 PM Ellis 9:00 PM Ensemble Iberica 9:30 PM Zack Joseph 10:00 PM Katie Glassman and Snapshot Pershing South 6:30 PM Betse & Clarke 7:00 PM Tony Furtado 7:30 PM Robby Hecht 8:00 PM Joël Fafard 8:30 PM Elise Davis 9:00 PM Kaia Kater 9:30 PM Graham Weber 10:00 PM Foes of Folly Roanoke 6:30 PM Richie and Rosie 7:00 PM Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore 7:30 PM Wild Ponies 8:00 PM Megan Jean & the KFB 8:30 PM Quiles & Cloud 9:00 PM J.D. Wilkes 9:30 PM J.R. Shore 10:00 PM Rick Fines Shawnee Mission 7:00 PM Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits 7:30 PM Anthony da Costa 8:00 PM Dawn and Hawkes 8:30 PM Harpeth Rising Sponsored by Bill Wence Promotions 9:00 PM Kerry Patrick Clark 9:30 PM Mark Alan Stansberry 10:00 PM Lucy Billings 10:30 PM Buzz Cason


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Liberty - Sponsored by The International Americana Music Show 7:00 PM Lowri Evans 7:30 PM Red Moon Road 8:00 PM Mel Parsons 8:30 PM Hannah Shira Naiman 9:00 PM Daniel Champagne 9:30 PM Pirates Canoe 10:00 PM Sweet Alibi 10:30 PM I Draw Slow Pershing East 6:30 PM Owen Temple 7:00 PM Hiroya Tsukamoto 7:30 PM Jacob Johnson 8:00 PM The Vivants 8:30 PM Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar 9:00 PM Steve Dawson 9:30 PM Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys 10:00 PM The Nadas 10:30 PM Kristin Andreassen Pershing North 6:30 PM Matthew Francis Andersen 7:00 PM Alanna and Alicia 7:30 PM Little Brave 8:00 PM Edie Carey & Sarah Sample 8:30 PM Rachel Ries 9:00 PM Tall Heights 9:30 PM Eric Brace & Peter Cooper 10:00 PM Kevin Presbrey 10:30 PM Craig Moreau Pershing South 6:30 PM Patchy Sanders 7:00 PM Ciaran Lavery 7:30 PM The Secrets 8:00 PM Rod Picott 8:30 PM Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin 9:00 PM Gabriel Kelley 9:30 PM Jennah Barry 10:00 PM Jim Photoglo 10:30 PM Starboard Cannons Roanoke 6:30 PM Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham 7:00 PM Kizzy Crawford 7:30 PM Wendell Ferguson 8:00 PM Demi Louise 8:30 PM Mo Kenney 9:00 PM Dana Cooper 9:30 PM Chris Jones 10:00 PM Jess Morgan 10:30 PM The Honey Dewdrops Shawnee Mission 7:00 PM Dave Carroll 7:30 PM OH PEP! 8:00 PM Miranda Mulholland 8:30 PM Possessed by Paul James 9:00 PM Aoife Scott 9:30 PM The Show Ponies 10:00 PM Bernadette Morris 10:30 PM Darren Eedens

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Pershing South 6:30 PM Natalia Zukerman Benton’s (20th Floor) 7:00 PM Owen Danoff - Sponsored by Folquébec 7:30 PM Jordie Lane 7:00 PM Sin and Swoon 8:00 PM Peter Mulvey 7:30 PM MAZ 8:30 PM Paul Doffing 8:00 PM The Bombadils 9:00 PM The Currys 8:30 PM Briga 9:30 PM Lisa Nicole Grace 9:00 PM Sarah Jane Scouten 10:00 PM Diyet 9:30 PM Les Poules a Colin 10:30 PM Lizzy Hoyt 10:00 PM Christine Tassan et les Imposteures 10:30 PM Mélisande [électrotrad] Roanoke 6:30 PM Veretski Pass Century A 7:00 PM Aallotar 7:00 PM Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys 7:30 PM The Lowest Pair 7:30 PM Ray Wylie Hubbard 8:00 PM Quinn Bachand’s Brishen 8:00 PM Carrie Elkin 8:30 PM Jacquelyn Hynes 8:30 PM Dom Flemons 9:00 PM Eljuri 9:00 PM Town Mountain 9:30 PM Amado Espinoza 9:30 PM Ghost of Paul Revere 10:00 PM Gerald Trimble’s Celtic and 10:00 PM Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear World Music 10:30 PM Maria The Mexican Century C 7:00 PM Ronny Cox Band Shawnee Mission 7:30 PM James Hill 7:00 PM Tommy Womack 8:00 PM The Howlin’ Brothers 7:30 PM Colleen Brown 8:30 PM Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards 8:00 PM Luke Bell 9:00 PM Mipso 8:30 PM Corinne West Bandits 9:30 PM Jess Klein 9:00 PM Busby Marou 10:00 PM Rant Maggie Rant 9:30 PM Brandy Zdan 10:00 PM Ellis Paul Liberty - Sponsored by ASCAP 7:00 PM Tim Easton SATURday, February 21 7:30 PM Dan Bern Benton’s (20th Floor) - Sponsored by 8:00 PM Jeff Black CIMA~Music Ontario 8:30 PM Catie Curtis 7:00 PM The Young Novelists 9:00 PM Mark Erelli 7:30 PM Digging Roots 9:30 PM Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson 8:00 PM Ariana Gillis 10:00 PM Red Molly 8:30 PM Russell deCarle 9:00 PM The Lovelocks Pershing East 9:30 PM Oh Susanna 6:30 PM Chris Ronald 10:00 PM Danny Michel 7:00 PM Bryan Hayes 10:30 PM The Strumbellas 7:30 PM Mary Caroline 8:00 PM Seth Glier Century A 8:30 PM Ryan Culwell 7:00 PM The Honeycutters 9:00 PM Josh Harty 7:30 PM Dan Navarro 9:30 PM Jim Byrnes 8:00 PM The Ragbirds 10:00 PM Charlie A’Court 8:30 PM Sam Baker 10:30 PM The Amigos 9:00 PM The Steel Wheels 9:30 PM Brianna Gosse Pershing North 10:00 PM Trad.Attack! 6:30 PM Callaghan 7:00 PM Tillamook Burn Century C - Sponsored by Grassy Hill Ent. 7:30 PM Chad Elliott 7:00 PM Jenn Grant 8:00 PM Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker 7:30 PM Chris Hadfield 8:30 PM Adam Burrows 8:00 PM Jimmy LaFave 9:00 PM Nathan Bell 8:30 PM The Stray Birds 9:30 PM Matt the Electrician 9:00 PM The Young’uns 10:00 PM BettySoo 9:30 PM Rose Cousins 10:30 PM Devon Sproule 10:00 PM The Elders

FRIday, February 20

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS 10 String Symphony (Nashville, TN USA)

Alanna and Alicia (Melbourne, Victoria AUS)

Matthew Francis Andersen (Berwyn, IL USA)

10 String Symphony is: Christian Sedelmyer: 5-string fiddle/vocals (Jerry Douglas Band) + Rachel Baiman: 5-string fiddle/vocals/ clawhammer banjo “ With smar t, zesty arrangements and appealing harmonies, they produce an invigorating sound that showcases their exceptional fiddle work. The result is music that feels intimate, yet full.” -Erie Times-News Rachel Baiman (708) 846-6102 10stringsymphony@gmail.com www.10stringsymphony.com

‘In concert Australian identical twin sister singer songwriters Alanna and Alicia are entertaining and lively characters with an unpredictable, unscripted natural humour inspired by close observations and wry story telling. They are brimming with talent, a free spirit and endearing charm.’ (Jamie McKew, director Port Fairy Folk Festival) Maudee Egan 614-165-46410 maudeesmail@iinet.net.au www.alannaandaliciaegan.com

Matthew was born and raised in Chicago. But as a former fishing guide home has also been as far as northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. That’s where Andersen’s songs take you: from the local taverns and street lights, to the boat landings and rivers deep within the northwoods. Matthew Francis Andersen’s writing shows you where this Midwesterner has been. Logging trucks and taxi cabs, game wardens and bar patrons all live inside his songs. Matthew Andersen (708) 522-3050 andersen_matt@yahoo.com www.matthewfrancisandersen.com

Thursday, Benton’s, 8:00pm

Saturday, Pershing North, 7:00pm

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Charlie A’Court (Dartmouth, NS CAN)

Laith Al-Saadi (Ann Arbor, MI USA)

Charlie is synonymous with impassioned performances that grip an audience the very moment he takes the stage. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie’s voice, fierce guitar work and songwriting, have earned him a host of awards from Music Nova Scotia and the ECMA. His latest, Triumph & Disaster, won 2013 ECMA for both R&B/ Soul Recording & Blues Recording of the year, and also 2014 Maple Blues Awards for Songwriter and Male Vocalist. Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, Charlie has secured his place as one of Canada’s fresh generation taking the international stage by storm. Bruce Morel (902) 453-0330 charlie@charlieacourt.com www.charlieacourt.com morelpro@ca.inter.net

A 20+ year veteran of the Detroit Blues scene, Laith Al-Saadi (37) was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI and began singing at age 4. He began playing guitar at 13 and has been been performing professionally since he was 15. His songs are an eclectic mix of Blues, Roots Rock, Americana, Folk & Jazz and he has shared stages with artists like BB King, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell, Gregg Allman, Joe Bonnamassa, Johnny Winter and many more. He was a national finalist in Guitar Center’s King of the Blues competition in 2006. Enough... Check out the music!!! :) Laith Al-Saadi (734) 623-4331 laith@laithmusic.com www.laithmusic.com

Friday, Pershing East, 10:00pm

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Aallotar (Helsinki, FIN)

Friday, Roanoke, 7:00pm

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Aallotar is a freshly minted transatlantic collaboration between Finnish-American violinist Sara Pajunen (Minnesota) and Finnish accordionist Teija Niku (Finland). The ensemble is founded on the common musical ground the women share, but also revels in the cultural differences born when an ocean and the passage of time separate a lineage. Sara Pajunen (612) 802-2455 aallotarmusic@gmail.com www.aallotarmusic.com

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Thursday, Pershing North, 7:30pm

The Amigos (New York, NY USA)

Friday, Pershing East, 10:30pm

Based in New York City, The Amigos deliver footstomping, accordioninfused dance music blending folk-rock, zydeco, and hot jazz. In 2014, they released “Diner In The Sky,” toured China and Southeast Asia on behalf of the U.S. State Department and opened for acts like the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sam Bush, and Tab Benoit. Sam Reider (415) 377-1643 contacttheamigosband@gmail.com reider.sam@gmail.com www.theamigosband.com

Saturday, Pershing North, 6:30pm

Kristin Andreassen (Brooklyn, NY USA)

Saturday, Pershing East, 10:30pm

Kristin Andreassen toured the world with Uncle Earl, Sometymes Why, and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble before launching her solo career. Her award-winning “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes” has been covered over 100 times and made the year-end rebroadcast after her appearance on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. Kristin’s second album, Gondolier, comes out February 17, 2015. Existing at the intersection of traditional music and inquisitive indie-folk, the songs are brought to life by two musicians who are both exquisitely creative and undeniably rooted in the timeless groove of roots music: Jefferson Hamer (guitar) and Rosie Newton (fiddle). Kristin Andreassen (443) 336-6803 kristinandreassen@me.com www.kristinandreassen.com

Annika (Nyack, NY USA)

Thursday, Pershing East, 8:30pm

At 17, Annika is an ASCA P awardwinning multiinstrumentalist singer/songwriter. In the past year, she won Audience Choice in WNYC`s Battle of the Boroughs, she wrote/produced/provided all instrumentation on an EP, and she participated in RealWomenRealSongs (a group of women who each wrote a prompted song-a-week during 2014). Ginger Bennett 914-589-3675 annika@annikamusic.com ginger@annikamusic.com http://annikamusic.com


From the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Jennah Barry is a singer, songwriter and musician. With a sound ultimately lead by her magnetic vocals, Barry’s mellifluous voice swoops in unassumingly and sweeps you into a wave of warm, swirling tones. Her debut album Young Men is written from the perspective of a bona fide small-towner in the belly of a big city, produced by Colin Nealis (Aidan Knight, Andy Shauf) and recorded and engineered by the great Diego Medina at the Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, NS. Jennah Barry (902) 299-0195 bookingjennahbarry@gmail.com www.iamjennahbarry.com

Luke Bell (Cody, WY USA)

Friday, Shawnee Mission, 8:00pm

I grew up in Wyoming till the age of 21. I then spent two years in Austin playing at the Hole in the Wall and the White Horse mainly with a couple bands. I moved to New Orleans for several months and did seasonal ranch work in Wyoming-for now I’m in Nashville. I like work, cowboy culture, just plain good songs, honkytonks, real life people, my dog, and my 95 Buick. Neill Smith (816) 786-5724 stellarbooking@yahoo.com http://lukebell.bandcamp.com/releases

Nathan Bell (Signal Mountain, TN USA)

Friday, Pershing North, 9:00pm Folk/roots artist Nathan Bell is known for straightforward yet poetic lyrics, supported by master guitar playing. Sing Out! called his music “powerful stuff.” And Acoustic

Dan Bern (Los Angeles, CA USA) Friday, Liberty, 7:30pm

Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting. He has r e l e as e d e i ghte e n albums since 1997. Bern also focuses on writing for movies. He composed over a dozen songs for the spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and composed songs for Judd Apatow’s Get Him to the Greek. Lori Peters (310) 415-1298 dbhq@danbern.com lori@concertedefforts.com www.danbern.com

Betse & Clarke (Kansas City, MO USA)

Thursday, Pershing South, 6:30pm

Betse & Clarke explore their love of old time music with an adventurous spirit. Betse Ellis sings and plays fiddle with an exhilarating combination of sensitivity and reckless abandon. Clarke Wyatt has an exciting and innovative approach to three-finger banjo. They perform traditional tunes, creative arrangements, and original compositions. Betse Ellis (816) 305-6909 betswilder@att.net http://fiddlebetse.com

Lucy Billings (Nashville, TN USA)

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Santa Fe-based songwriter/author David Berkeley sings songs c a p a b l e of b r e a king and healing the heart. Called a “musical poet” by the San Francisco Chronicle” and a “double fantasy of Nick Drake and Donovan” by Rollingstone.com, He’s recorded 5 studio albums, toured with Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek, Rufus Wainwright, Billy Bragg and more. Berkeley’s been a guest on This American Life, the World Cafe, Mountain Stage, Acoustic Cafe. A 2014 Kerrville Newfolk Finalist and 2013 New Song finalist, Berkeley’s currently working on his most ambitious project yet: a novella and an album of accompanying songs to be released in 2015. Amanda Case (206) 781-3956 gigs@davidberkeley.com aic@aicentertainment.com www.davidberkeley.com

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Saturday, Pershing South, 9:30pm

Thursday, Pershing East, 7:00pm

During the five years since her last album of original material, BettySoo zigzagged her way across North America and Europe. Mostly, she toured. Every other minute, she was flying to visit friends in rehab, driving for days with friends whose family lives were crumbling, visiting mental hospitals, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms when friends had no will to do it themselves. Perhaps she did exactly what she needed: she wrote dozens of songs, capturing seemingly endless moments of grief, loneliness, loss, fleeting moments of joy and love and recorded twelve of them on her new album When We’re Gone. Laura Thomas (512) 560-2000 bettysoomusic@gmail.com www.bettysoo.com laura@comboplatebooking.com

Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 10:00pm

Lucy Billings delivers authentic songs with a crystalclear voice. Reviewers have praised the “warmth and honesty in Billings’ songs that make her music seem closer to the listener” and her “knack for writing songs that make you feel like you’re part of the story.” Lucy’s latest release, Carry the Water, is a compelling journey through the twists and turns that we all experience. Without pretense Lucy examines life’s questions and struggles as a keen observer with a soft heart. A voice that is powerful yet reassuring combined with lyrics that reflect our truths, Lucy’s songs will draw the listener in. Bill Wence 650-740-2921 beinglucy@mac.com www.lucybillings.com/ billwencepro@earthlink.net

Billy Strings & Don Julin (Traverse City, MI USA)

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Jennah Barry (Mahone Bay, NS CAN)

David Berkeley (Santa Fe, NM USA)

Friday, Pershing North, 10:00pm

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Called the ‘Bard of the Workaday World’ by the Wall Street Journal, and ‘perhaps the most captivating songwriter in America’ by Lone Star Magazine, Sam Baker hails from Itasca, Texas. NPR’s Robert Christgau said of him: ‘Baker’s music is simultaneously beautiful and broken…his is a story that must be told...” Teri Baker 817-488-0099 info@sambakermusic.com www.sambakermusic.com

BettySoo (Austin, TX USA)

Thursday, Benton’s, 9:30pm

Incendiary American roots duo Billy Strings & Don Julin tap into the vein of the earliest bluegrass music, back when bluegrass was a rough-and-tumble art form pouring out of the Appalachian mountains, made with great virtuosity and huge attitude. With just two instruments (guitar and mandolin) and two voices, this duo has been tearing up stages across America and generating huge buzz based on their intense live shows. Bluegrass started off with a howl to be heard, and this same spirit is alive and well today in Billy Strings & Don Julin. Don Julin (231) 392-9184 donjulin@mac.com donjulin@mac.com www.billystrings.com

MUSIC FAIR

Saturday, Century A, 8:30pm

Guitar said, “Few singersongwriters are willing to tell the unvarnished truth in stories … that resonate for real people. Nathan Bell is one of them.” Smitty Smith (423) 488-8943 nathansbell@gmail.com pumphouseconcerts@gmail.com www.nathanbellmusic.com

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Sam Baker (Austin, TX USA)

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Jeff Black (Nashville, TN USA)

Ray Bonneville (Austin, TX USA)

Colleen Brown (Edmonton, AB CAN)

At the forefront of modern troubadours, Jeff Black is both the man behind the songs anda compelling and passionate performer. Black commands a powerful stage presence, his soul-driven live performances traversing the clay dust roads from acoustic classics to contemporary folk. David Salada (765) 291-9829 jeff@jeffblack.com www.jeffblack.com david@thesparrowagency.com

Ray Bonneville is a hard driving, blues d i p p e d, s o n g a n d groove man who writes about people on the fringe of society. Ray’s vibe is loose and soulful, with a greasy guitar style, horn-like harmonica, smoky vocals and pulsing foot percussion. In 1999 he won the Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy) and was nominated twice more. His song “I am the Big Easy” was the most played song by American folk DJs, and won “Song of the Year” in 2009. Ray won the International Blues Challenge in 2012 in Memphis. His 2014 record “Easy Gone” is on Red House Records. Evangeline Elston (530) 632-3798 evangelineelston@yahoo.com www.raybonneville.com

Often compared to Heart and Joni Mitchell, this multiinstrumentalist channels folk-pop songs about love, fate, and psychic retooling. The Globe and Mail declares “The talents of this musician shine like a beacon. Her boldly written originals… have the good bones and great melodic rhythm of classic big-screen pop songs” Colleen Brown (780) 819-1651 colleen@colleenbrownmusic.com http://colleenbrownmusic.com

Friday, Liberty, 8:00pm

The Blackbird Revue (Kansas City, KS USA)

Thursday, Pershing East, 10:00pm

Thursday, Century C, 10:00pm

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper (East Nashville, TN USA) Saturday, Pershing North, 9:

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From the heart of the Midwest, The Blackbird Revue’s worn, comfortable, Americana sound is garnering national attention. Featured on NBC’s The Voice, as well as The Discovery Channel, and boasting one of Kansas City’s top ten albums of 2013 (Ink Magazine), this husband and wife duo has created a sound that is achingly beautiful, hauntingly memorable, and passionately performed. Danielle Prestidge 913-558-4496 jacob@theblackbirdrevue.com theblackbirdrevue@gmail.com http://theblackbirdrevue.com

The Bombadils (Montreal, QC CAN)

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Friday, Benton’s, 8:00pm

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The Bombadils are a four piece folk ensemble that unite an eclectic variety of inf luences to present a unique interpretation of traditional music. The group first connected in Montreal, QC, at McGill University over a shared curiosity surrounding the Celtic and bluegrass traditions. They were raised Canada-wide and trained in classical performance and modern improvisation.The Bombadils have been bringing music to concert halls and Irish pubs of the world since 2009, allowing diverse influences to flow naturally through their compositions, all the while bridging cultural and linguistic forms. Anh Phung (514) 609-2257 thebombadils@gmail.com www.thebombadils.com

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Grammy nominees Eric Brace & Peter Cooper have created a body of work that reflects their journalistic sensibilities, a love of harmony and wry humor, and deep respect for the masters they’ve played with. In 2013, the pair released “The Comeback Album.” Country Standard Time said, “Brace & Cooper have clearly cultivated a winning formula.” Since then, both have released solo projects - Cooper’s heralded “Opening Day” and Brace’s folk-opera, “Hangtown Dancehall.” Their fourth album (coming 2015) will pay tribute to the Washington, DC music scene and feature songs by the Seldom Scene, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Marvin Gaye. Lindsay Hayes (828) 775-6592 lindsay@redbeetrecords.com www.redbeetrecords.com/eric-brace-petercooper

Briga (Montreal, QC CAN)

Friday, Benton’s, 8:30pm

Montreal native Briga is the daughter of a Polish father, and a Québecoise mother. Her music is a reflection of her fragmented i d e n t i t y : a hy b r i d of songs written in French & English, accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European & Romani Folk sounds. Valerie Denn (512) 413-8461 brigamusic@gmail.com www.brigamusic.com valdenn@valdenn.com

Friday, Shawnee Mission, 7:30pm

Adam Burrows (Hendersonville, TN USA)

Friday, Pershing North, 8:30pm

Adam Burrows was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio and his songs reflect his small town upbringing, drawing the listener in by celebrating life’s everyday moments and embracing those that are fleeting. Adam’s lyrics capture the beauty of easy conversation, and his characters remain with you like old friends. Adam Burrows (615) 804-4360 adamburrows@yahoo.com www.adamburrows.com/

Jim Byrnes (Vancouver, BC CAN)

Friday, Pershing East, 9:30pm

For nearly fifty years Jim Byrnes has crooned, drawled, belted, hollered and sweet talked more songs into a microphone than most people ever get to hear in a single lifetime. Whether it’s low down blues, gospel, R&B, swing, country or good old rock and roll — it’s always the real deal. Kathy Campbell (604) 732-6071 kathy@pooka.ca www.jamestbyrnes.com

Callaghan (Nashville, TN USA)

Friday, Pershing North, 6:30pm

Callaghan moved from London to America in 2010 to record and tour with Shawn Mullins. Playing piano and guitar she offers stunning vocals and intelligent songwriting. Aquarian Weekly said: “this Brit’s been listening to her Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow records...Callaghan, oh Callaghan, sing me back home” Stephen Massey 770-310-4195 stephen.massey@me.com www.callaghansongs.com


Friday, Pershing East, 7:30pm

The heart of a frontier woman, the soul of a poet; Yellowknife’s Mary Caroline captures the edginess and beaut y of her nor thern life. Mar y Caroline spent the summer at Catherine North Studio, where she recorded her debut studio album to follow up 2 independently recorded albums. The full length album is due out in January 2015. It captures her time spent living in a remote trapper’s cabin on the shores of the Liard River, as this fiercely independent song-smith finds her way in the world in less conventional settings. Mary Caroline has toured extensively across Canada during 2013 and 2014. Mary Cox (867) 444-0690 marycarolinemusic@gmail.com www.marycaroline.ca info@fallingtree.ca

Dave Carroll (Halifax, NS CAN)

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 7:00pm

Dave Carroll is a songwriter, storyteller and social media innovator best known for his viral Youtube video called United Breaks Guitars, called “one of most important videos in Googles history”. For over 25 years and 14 recordings with Sons of Maxwell, and on his own, Dave has been honing his craft combining the essence of powerful stories to music. The results have allowed him to make a living doing what he loves. You can’t ask for more than that. Dave Carroll 902-877-6900 dave@davecarrollmusic.com davecarrollmusic.com

Tim Chaisson (Charlottetown, PE CAN) Thursday, Liberty, 9:00pm

Since the release of Tim Chaisson’s acclaimed album The Other Side in 2012 via Bumstead Productions, Chaisson has ventured across the globe performing to ever-expanding audiences. Tim was a “Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year” on SiriusXM The Coffee House and was a Nominee in the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards Discovery Program. Tim’s forthcoming release, Lost In Light, scheduled for release in early 2015, was produced by Bill Reynolds from Band Of Horses. Tim Des Islets (416) 656-2600 tim@bumstead.com http://timchaisson.com

Daniel Champagne (Bega, New South Wales AUS) Saturday, Liberty, 9:00pm

This Australian singer, songwriter, one-of-akind guitar virtuoso started playing at 5, began writing songs at 12, and at 18 hit the road. He is a leading light in acoustic music, with a reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Gina Mendello (615) 333-2202 danielchampagnemanager@gmail.com www.danielchampagnemusic.com

Kerry Patrick Clark (Whitehouse, OH USA)

Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 9:00pm

Kerry Patrick Clark is a musical Norman Rockwell. His palette is a simple 12-note scale, a 6-string guitar and one voice that seeks to sing hope into the human experience. His songs are the compass that points the heart home. He dares the dreamer in each of us to remember who we are. He challenges the believer in each of us to choose who we want to be. Bill Wence 419-913-3032 Kerry@KerryPatrickClark.com billwencepro@earthlink.netwww.kerrypatrickclark. coml

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (London, UK) Friday, Pershing North, 8:00pm

Acclaimed as ‘one of the hottest tickets in folk’ on UK national radio, multi-award winning English musicians Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker offer ageless stories of love and loss. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne’s jewel-like voice nuances the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben’s musicianship provides the perfect setting. Their debut album reached No.1 in the UK folk chart, garnering rave reviews and a constellation of stars and awards. The live performance always enchants reviewers, who speak of ‘shimmering cathedrals of sound’. Not to be missed. Mick Harding benwalker1981@gmail.com mick@playpenmusic.co.uk www.josienneclarke.co.uk

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Mary Caroline (Yellowknife, NT CAN)

It has been ten years since this all-woman quartet started tending their craft in the gypsy jazz milieu. Pioneers in a domain usually reserved for men, they reinvent this timeless music with originality and flair. From standards to original compositions, their arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity. Danielle Lefebvre (819) 377-2608 christine@christinetassan.com danielle@agencedlefebvre.com www.christinetassanetlesimposteures.com

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With a career spanning more than five decades, Buzz has enjoyed success as a writer, producer, and performer. His genre breaking songs such as “Everlasting Love” and “Soldier of Love” are a testament to his versatility and talent. With a long list of accomplishments and awards, Buzz has been indicted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, The Rockabilly Hall of Fame, and was honored by the CMA last year. in their “Poets and Prophets” series. His most recent personal project, Troubadour Heart on Plowboy Records, received wide airplay on Americana and country radio. Bill Wence 615-424-3808 buzz@buzzcason.com http://buzzcason.com/ billwencepro@earthlink.net

Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 10:30pm

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Award-winning singersongwriters Carey and Sample recently joined forces on the “transcendentally beautiful”’Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort (Midwest Book Review). It won Gold in the 2014 Parents’ Choice and NAPPA Awards. “Quite the intoxicating blend of the sentimental and pensive… won’t leave you with a dry eye.” -Popmatters Sarah Sample (801) 906-3682 sarah@sarahsample.com edie@ediecarey.com www.ediecarey.com

Saturday, Pershing North, 8:00pm

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures (Montreal, QC CAN) Friday, Benton’s, 10:00pm

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Buzz Cason (Nashville, TN USA)

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Ashley Condon (Montague, PE CAN)

Thursday, Liberty, 7:00pm

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Raised between two potato fields on Prince Edward Island, Ashley Condon is the grandchild of Bill Leblanc, a Canadian country pioneer who onc e spent the night in jail with Hank Snow. Like pecan pie ‚sweet and nutty, Ashley has won audiences over with her larger-than-life stage presence and downto-earth charm. Growing up on everything from old-time country to folk, blues and soul, her music resonates. Mark Watson (905) 637-8188 ashleycondonmusic@gmail.com mark@watsonentertainment.com www.ashleycondon.com

Dana Cooper (Nashville, TN USA)

Saturday, Roanoke, 9:00pm

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Dana Cooper is a song poet with 25 albums to his credit. He was named 2014 Heritage Musician of the Year in his hometown of Kansas City. Dana’s songs have been recorded by countless artists. He tours extensively in the US and Europe with plans for a 2015 Canadian tour. Terri Stewart 615-438-3262 danacoopermusic@gmail.com stewartmgmt@comcast.net www.danacoopermusic.com

Corinne West Bandits (San Francisco, CA USA)

Friday, Shawnee Mission, 8:30pm

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Whisky poets & angels, cowgirls & bluebirds, West ’s c harac ter s chart the tides, test the winds, and weather severe storms; all given life by her compelling stagepresence and luscious voice. West’s deep Americana sound, informed by nomadic-roads traveled, continues to radiate her respected reputation within the global acoustic-roots music-scene. 415-525-0438 savannah@corinnewest.com corinne@corinnewest.com www.corinnewest.com

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards (Boston, MA, USA) Friday, Century C, 8:30pm

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refreshing groups in the New England post-folk scene. Laura Cortese has a vision for her band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. They have served as cultural ambassadors in Asia for the American Music Abroad program in addition to touring nationally and internationally. Cortese Laura (617) 230-7041 corteselaura@gmail.com www.thisislauracortese.com

Rose Cousins (Halifax, NS CAN)

Saturday, Century C, 9:30pm

Rose cousins is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and recording artist from canada. Originally from prince edward island, she now lives in halifax, and performs across the us, canada, europe and australia. Her juno award winning album we have made a spark was named to npr’s top 10 americana & folk albums of 2012, won 3 ecmas, a canadian folk music award, and was long-listed for the polaris prize in canada. In america, she’s been recognized by usa today, oprah magazine, wfuv, wxpn and other outlets. She made a short film about the boston community where spark was recorded (rosecousins.Com/film). Michelle Conceison (617) 233-1893 rose@rosecousins.com www.rosecousins.com michelle@marketmonkeys.com

Kizzy Crawford (Cardiff, Wales UK)

Saturday, Roanoke, 7:00pm

Kizzy Crawford has received UK radio support from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4. Showcase highlights include Glastonbury, WOMEX, London Jazz Festival, Festival No. 6 , Lorient Festival, PEI Festival, Canada, and she has supported Gruff Rhys and Newton Faulkner. Kizzy also played a showcase at the House of Commons, Westminster alongside Cerys Matthews. Rhiannon Morgan-Bell + 44 (0) 7940 469223 rhi@morgan-bell.com www.kizzyofficial.com 746-372-6023

Ryan Culwell (Nashville, Tennessee USA) Friday, Pershing East, 8:30pm

After 31 years in the Texas panhandle Ryan Culwell left the dust bowl scarred plains in the care of roughneck oilmen and moved to Nashville, but only heard the flatlands calling back to him. March 3rd, Culwell will release Flatlands, his first album in 8 years, on Lightning Rod Records. Logan Rogers 806-282-8008 ryanculwell@icloud.com www.ryanculwell.com/logan@thirtytigers.com

The Currys (Port St. Joe, FL USA)

Friday, Pershing South, 9:00pm

The Currys have cultivated their brand of harmonyrich Americana through summers of writing and per for ming on the Florida Gulf Coast. In late 2013, the band independently crowdfunded the recording of their debut album, Follow, and have spent much of 2014 touring to support the release. Tommy Curry (850) 866-6494 bookthecurrys@gmail.com www.thecurrysmusic.com tfcurry86@gmail.com

Catie Curtis (Newton, MA, USA)

Friday, Liberty, 8:30pm

Catie’s toured the US and Europe for 20 years, releasing 13 CDs. Her easy stage presence gives audiences the feeling of being with a friend. With songs in numerous films and tv shows, Curtis was dubbed “folk-rock goddess” by the New Yorker and she performs at the White House every Christmas. Jeff Laramie 608-664-8160 Catie@CatieCurtis.com www.catiecurtis.com

Anthony da Costa (Austin, Texas USA)

Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 7:30pm

Anthony da Costa is a 23-year-old singer/ songwriter living in Austin, TX. Originally hailing from Pleasantville, NY (about 45 minutes north of New York City), Anthony has been writing songs since the age of 10 and playing professionally since 13. In 2007 (at the age of 16), Anthony became the youngest winner ever of both the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competitions. He has released 7 albums and 3 EP’s to date, including collaborations with Abbie Gardner of Red Molly, John Elliott, and Raina Rose. His most recent solo album, “Secret Handshake” was released in 2012 and debuted by American Songwriter Magazine. Sing Out! once said that he’s “an outstanding writer of plainspoken Americana.” adacostamusic@gmail.com http://anthonydacostamusic.tumblr.com/

Owen Danoff (Washington, DC USA)

Friday, Pershing South, 7:00pm A n awar d - w innin g songwriter from Washington DC, Owen Danoff mixes catchy melodies with introspective ly r ic s to c reate a composite of folk and pop/rock. Influences


Dawn and Hawkes (Austin, TX USA)

Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 8:00pm

After a happenstance encounter, songwriters Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes joined together to multiply their talents and formed a male/female fronted band touring the c ountr y, sharing songs, shows, and everything in-between. Austin based indie-folkamericana duo, Dawn and Hawkes, first appeared in front of a large audience at the Kerrville Folk Festival, where Dawn was awarded as a finalist for emerging songwriters. Within a month, they had recorded and released their self-produced EP, Golden Heart, featuring signature harmonies and an indie-folk sound influenced by an array of genres. Their debut album has climbed to the top 25 of Billboard’s Folk chart. Lacey Johnson (662) 419-1300 lacey@atomicmusicgroup.com www.dawnandhawkes.com

Steve Dawson (Nashville, TN USA)

Saturday, Pershing East, 9:00pm

Steve Dawson is a Canadian multi JunoAward winning artist, guitarist and producer. Primarily known as an innovative slide and fingerstyle guitarist, Steve has produced over 50 albums for others, and has 6 award-winning solo albums to his credit. He also is the owner of the indie label Black Hen Music. Ian Menzies 403-472-9484 sdguitar@icloud.com www.stevedawson.ca ian@menziesmixedmedia.com

Digging Roots (Barrie, Ontario CAN)

Saturday, Benton’s, 7:30pm

For the last few years the JUNO winning genreblurring indy band from Toronto have been touring in North America, Europe and Australia. Musical partners Raven and ShoShona have been finding the right balance of fairytale luck, old fashion hard work and the rare creative chemistry to make a go of it. Their upcoming album Love Drive brings more globalblues infused songs to their live shows with a supporting tour already in the making with performances across Canada, the US, and Australia. Nicole Rochefort (416) 953-5752 shoshona@diggingrootsmusic.com nicole@aimbookingagency.com http://diggingrootsmusic.com/

Diyet (Burwash Landing, YT CAN) Friday, Pershing South, 10:00pm

Born in a tent, raised in a cabin across a glacial lake in the wild and magnificent Kluane region of the Yukon, Canada. Diyet’s unique style of Alt-Folk gives legs to stories deeply rooted in a northern life. Diyet and her band have almost played their way across the circumpolar north and have played on small stages, stadium stages and sometimes no stage at across Canada and Europe. When You Were King, Diyet’s latest album is a moody contemplation of time and place, individual and society, with melodies that stick and stark instrumentation that subtly brings the north to life. Debbie Peters 867-332-2900 diyet@me.com www.diyetmusic.com debbie@magnumom.ca

The East Pointers (Charlottetown, PEI CAN) Thursday, Liberty, 7:30pm

The East Pointers are three young men whose talent and penchant for traditional celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages. And while each member of the freshly formed trio – banjoist Koady Chaisson, fiddle player Tim Chaisson, and guitarist Jake Charron – is an accomplished musician in his own right, their recent union is a testament to their shared output being, to borrow a common adage, greater than the sum of its parts. Tim Des Islets 416-656-2600 info@bumstead.com

Tim Easton (Nashville, TN USA)

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Paul Doffing is a 28 year old singer and guitarist who tours nationally by bicycle. Since 2012 Paul has biked t wice the distance across the continental U.S., performing over 100 shows and advocating a mindset of sustainability and reduced dependence on fossil fuels. Next year he tours the world. Paul Doffing (612) 709-6722 pauldoffing@gmail.com www.pauldoffing.com

Friday, Pershing South, 8:30pm

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Elise Davis’s latest Life EP released May 2014. Life offers a peek inside the elation/hardships of a born musician making her way in the shadow of the neon circus of downtown Nashville. While the songs could take a slight right turn and fit nicely on the Music Row hit parade, there’s an honesty and sharp-witted integrity fueling her creativity and constantly veering left. Ultimately, staying true to her message may place her beyond the periphery of the country label machine, but it simultaneously allows true music fans opportunity to focus on a songsmith destined for a different kind of limelight. Josh Talley 501-960-2555 elise91588@yahoo.com www.elisedavis.com jtalley@vectormgmt.com

Russell deCarle is a founding member/ vocalist/songwriter of highly-decorated Prairie Oyster; and a CCMA and SOCAN Halls of Fame inductee. 2010’s “Under the Big Big Sky” launched his solo career. He has since released “Live at LoudMouse Studios” featuring Steve Briggs and Denis Keldie, and is completing a 2015 studio record. Randi Fratkin 416-861-1600 russelldecarlebooking@gmail.com randifratkin@gmail.com www.russelldecarle.com

Saturday, Benton’s, 8:30pm

Friday, Liberty, 7:00pm

T im E aston’s new Thirty Tigers release, “Not Cool”, recently spent 20 weeks on the Americana radio charts. The album is a whirlwind of tunes that showc ase his influences, including Doc Watson, Elmore James, and Keith Richards. As a songwriter whom Rolling Stone praised as having a “novelist’s sense of humanity,” Easton’s Not Cool further expands his already impressive output of melodic and nuanced tunes. Easton maintains a rigorous tour schedule and has been co-writing in Nashville. He has also been contributing to film scores and soundtracks, including Marc Smolowitz’s powerful, award-winning 2011 documentary, “The Power of Two.” Photo credit: Nate Burell Bill Hutchison (614) 893-5375 darkwatson@gmail.com www.timeaston.com bhutchi@columbus.rr.com

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Thursday, Pershing South, 8:30pm

Paul Doffing (Hampton, MN USA)

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Elise Davis (Little Rock, TN USA)

Russell deCarle (Toronto, ON CAN)

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include John Mayer, Paul Simon, and the Wallflowers, though the end result is his own. His first full-length album, Twelve Stories, was released in 2014. Owen Danoff (202) 746-2116 owendanoffmusic@gmail.com www.owendanoff.com

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Darren Eedens (Cardiff, Wales UK)

Carrie Elkin (Austin, TX USA)

Known in his travels as “The Dirty Little Picker‚“ Darren Eedens has been relentlessly on the road and releasing steadily for 4 years. A Canadian Musician known for his abilities on his home soil that now calls Cardiff, Wales home as he tours Europe more and more. An old soul filled with story telling imagination, Darren Eedens, bends truths, and creates upbeat rhythmic banjo and guitar tracks with hauntingly morbid lyrics. With his many influences ranging from the honky tonkin’ folk and bluegrass pickers of the past, he uses his unique and powerful voice to captivate anyone within earshot. Shawna Cooper darreneedens@gmail.com shawna@dollartone.com www.darreneedens.bandcamp.com

Red House Records artist Carrie Elkin has emerged as one of the defining voices in the world of singersongwriters, being celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as their artist of the year. Maverick Magazine said it best after a recent festival performance: “... Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature.” Carrie Elkin (512) 426-2348 carrie@carrieelkin.com www.carrieelkin.com

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 7:30pm

The Elders (Lenexa, KS USA)

Saturday, Century C, 10:00pm

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Since forming in 1998, The Elders have become one of America‚’s most respected Celtic rock bands. Employing guitars, drums, banjo, accordion, mandolin, piano, whistle & fiddle, these six gentlemen create music that transcends the stereotypical notion of Celtic music. Powerful vocals, blazing instrumentals and song writing that is unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Steve Phillips (816) 591-8440 theelders.band@gmail.com www.eldersmusic.com

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Eljuri (New York, New York USA) Friday, Roanoke, 9:00pm

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Ecuadorian singersongwriter/guitarist Eljuri’s powerful latin fusion, soaring guitars and relevant lyrics inspire the fight for freedom. Performing as a power trio, her tours in the US, Mexico, Canada and Colombia are critically acclaimed. Her message of empowerment motivates a diverse audience of music lovers of all ages and cultures. Alexandra Gatje 917-744-9464 alex@eljurimusic.com www.eljurimusic.com/

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Friday, Century A, 8:00pm

Chad Elliott (Coon Rapids, Iowa USA)

Friday, Pershing North, 7:30pm

“Equal parts Townes Van Zandt and Woody G u t h r i e .” A w a r d winning songwriter Chad Elliott is just finishing up his 20th album, “ Wreck and Ruin,” in Nashville with Grammy-nominated producer Ken Coomer (Wilco). He has shared the stage with such greats as Odetta, Tom Paxton and David Olney among others. Alyssa Elliott 515-460-5634 chadelliottmusic@gmail.com homefirebooking@gmail.com http://chadelliott.net/

Ellis (Minneapolis, MN USA)

Thursday, Pershing North, 8:30pm

If you look up the definition of open-hearted, you just might find a photo of Ellis. She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. She is an award-winning songwriter often chosen as the audience favorite at folk festivals across North America, and a regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion. Renee Gebhardt 406-587-9318 ellis.delaney@gmail.com renee@mountaintimebooking.com www.ellis-music.com

Ensemble Iberica (Kansas City, MO USA)

Thursday, Pershing North, 9:00pm

Ensemble Ibérica performs the music of Ibéria (Spain and Portugal) and the colonial Americas while educating the public about Iberian cultural influence. Programs

explore diverse time periods, styles and locations including the Spanish baroque, Portuguese fado and Argentine tango. The Ensemble features extraordinary musicians from classical, jazz and folk music traditions both locally and from around the world. Beau Bledsoe 816-471-5107 beau@beaubledsoe.com www.ensembleiberica.org/

Mark Erelli (Melrose, MA USA)

Friday, Liberty, 9:00pm

Singer/songwriter Mark Erelli has tackled everything from western swing and protest songs to lullabies and murder ballads. He tours as a multi-instrumentalist sideman for Lori McKenna and Paula Cole. In 2014, he produced Lori McKenna’s newest and released his 9th solo album “Milltowns,” a tribute to his hero Bill Morrissey. Lori Peters (617) 969-0810 mark@markerelli.com www.markerelli.com lori@concertedefforts.com

Quique Escamilla (Toronto, ON CAN)

Saturday, Century A, 7:00pm

Quique Escamilla fuses traditional Mexican musical styles such as Ranchera and Huapango with other Latin American rhythms— as well as rock and reggae —creating his own unique ‘Music of the Americas’, while delivering passionate lyrics that touch on issues like indigenous rights, sustainability and that tackle any form of oppression. He is the winner of World Solo Artist Of the Year award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2014. He and his band toured across Canada coast to coast in 2014 in support of this new album “500 Years of Night” Derek Andrews (647) 267-6522 quique1@gmail.com www.quiqueescamilla.com derekandrews@sympatico.ca

Amado Espinoza (Overland Park, KS USA) Friday, Roanoke, 9:30pm

Amado Espinoza (charango) from Cochabamba, Bolivia, is a unique performing artist and instrument maker. He respects his folk traditions of the Andes Mountains, while creating compositions that are sincere to his musical-wanderlust personality. He also plays arabic, latin and african percussion, as well as native flutes from various traditions. Amado Espinoza (913) 620-0740 amadoespinoza@gmail.com www.amadoespinoza.com


Foes of Folly is a gypsy-folk band inspired by Eastern European & Russian Folklore tempos while still maintaining an Americana soul. Together since 2012, the band’s heart pulling lyrics are performed in harmony over accelerated melody lines ensuring mixtures of thought provoking and dance worthy songs. Joseph Wheeler (913) 638-1202 foesoffolly@gmail.com http://foesoffolly.bandcamp.com

Thursday, Pershing South, 8:00pm

Joël Fafard sings with the sexy, sandpapered vocal style of the newgeneration bluesman, breathing new life into grand old numbers like “Ain’t no grave,” and “Spoonful”. Fafard has added a few gems of his own to the tradition, all backed up by his uncommon skills on the resonator guitar. Joël Fafard (604) 399-9995 joelfafard@gmail.com http://joelfafard.com

Dana Falconberry (Austin, TX USA)

Thursday, Pershing East, 6:30pm

Austin resident and Michigan native, Dana Falconberry, is a songstress known for her eloquent interpretations of nature and wildlife in her lyrics and music. Unbound from genre classifications, her recent releases have ranged from the 2012 orchestral-folk release “Leelanau” to a 2014 electronic recording collaboration with Jim Eno of Spoon. Jack Tuggle (512) 569-3012 jack@bootstrapsmgmt.com www.danafalconberry.com

Allie Farris (Nashville, TN USA)

Thursday, Century C, 7:00pm

Allie Farris is a singer, songwriter, and pianist living in Nashville, Tennessee. Raised on classic rock, her influences include Elton John, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Petty, among many others. Lush melodies and powerful vocals help to shape her songs of love, longing, and life on the road. Allie Farris 214-668-1129 allie.farris@gmail.com www.alliefarris.com blackoakartists@hotmail.com

Rick Fines (Peterborough, ON CAN)

Thursday, Roanoke, 10:00pm

Rick Fines is an eng a g i n g sto r y te l l e r and songwriter. He has won MapleBlues Awar ds f o r S o ng writer of the Year and Acoustic Act Of The Year (twice), won first place in the blues category of 2003 International Songwriting Competition, with B.B. King one of the judges, received nominations from both the Juno and the Handy Awards, played for legendary blues piano player Pinetop Perkins. Rick toured from Newfoundland to B.C. to the Arctic last year alone. Rick has just released “Driving home” - All original, upbeat and optimistic, this is a more electric, bigger production featuring his best writing to date. Photo credit: E Basciano Rick Fines (705) 927-1867 rick.fines@sympatico.ca www.rickfines.ca

Dom Flemons

(Hillsborough, North Carolina USA) Friday, Century A, 8:30pm

Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded. He has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. In July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation, digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st century audiences. Chris Colbourn chris@concertedefforts.com www.domflemons.com corn@musicmaker.org

Tony Furtado (Portland, OR USA)

Thursday, Pershing South, 7:00pm

A two-time National Banjo Champion, slide-guitarist, singersongwriter and sculptor, Tony Furtado has wandere d t hr ough genres and styles, never growing static and always evolving musically. He has toured tirelessly for over two decades supporting his 16 albums. Tony has 2 self-produced projects due for release in 2015 and plans to tour them extensively. Chris Webb (646) 688-5442 cwebb@jamnmanagement.com http://tonyfurtado.com

Gerald Trimble’s Celtic and World Music (Kansas City, MO USA) Friday, Roanoke, 10:00pm 

Gerald Trimble, viola da gamba innovator, is the primary exponent of a new style of playing an ancient instrument. His visionary and virtuosic playing combines Celtic, Eastern, and Early Music influences with modern techniques and improvisational skills that span several centuries - from Baroque to Jazz - seamlessly uniting the entire continuum. Gerald Trimble (818) 989-4505 celticandworldmusic@gmail.com geraldtrimble@hotmail.com www.geraldtrimble.com

Ghost of Paul Revere (Portland, ME USA)

Friday, Century A, 9:30pm Born of the waters of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the G host of Paul Revere is Maine’s hollerfolk band. They

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Thursday, Pershing South, 10:00pm

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Wendell is mostly a guitarist, he’s won nine CCMA and a CFMA B e s t I n s t r u m e nt a l Album of the Year awards to attest to that. He’s been twice nominated for a Juno award (Canada’s Grammy) and he was just inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Not bad for a guy who’s never worked a day in his life. Wendell Ferguson (416) 902-7660 wendell@wendellferguson.com www.wendellferguson.com

Saturday, Roanoke, 7:30pm

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Lowri Evans, a wonderful singer songwriter from Wales. Blessed with a voice capable of wide emotional power, her songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk and country, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery. Lowri Evans 07 800 568211 lee@lowrievansofficial.co.uk www.lowrievans.co.uk

Saturday, Liberty, 7:00pm

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Foes of Folly (Kansas City, MO USA)

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Wendell Ferguson (Toronto, ON CAN)

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Lowri Evans (Newport, Wales UK)

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build their songs around powerful three-part harmonies, energetic performances, and a non-traditional way of interpreting traditional American music. Derek Lombardi (207) 239-0144 ghostofpaulrevere@gmail.com www.ghostofpaulrevere.com

Ariana Gillis (Vineland, ON CAN)

Saturday, Benton’s, 8:00pm

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Ariana has been touring extensively, opening shows for the likes of Josh Ritter, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and many more. She has performed on the NPR nationally syndicated show, Etown, playing at several major festivals in USA & Canada. Ariana’s fans include industry luminaries, Don Was, Bob Ezrin, Steve Wozniak, Dave Marsh, Josh Ritter and Bernie Taupin to name a few. “Ariana Gillis may be the best new emerging artist anywhere, PERIOD!”, Dave Marsh, best selling author, former music critic of Rolling Stone Magazine & Creem Magazine. David Gillis (905) 562-7004 info@arianagillis.com www.arianagillis.com info@davidgillis.com

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Katie Glassman and Snapshot (Denver, CO USA)

Thursday, Pershing North, 10:00pm

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Katie Glassman and Snapshot marry Western Swing with contemporary songwriting. They spent four months at #1 on the Western Swing chart, and Katie is a national fiddle champion. “Snapshot is like a 1940s time capsule, combining the best of the Carter family traditions with that era’s jazzy riffs.” No Depression Katie Glassman (303) 495-9780 katieglassmanandsnapshot@gmail.com katie@katieglassman.com www.katieglassman.com

Seth Glier (Northampton, MA USA)

Friday, Pershing East, 8:00pm

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Seth Glier is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who spends his life on the road performing over 200 shows a year. He’s helped over 200 children find sponsors as a LIVE! Artist Partner with ChildFund International. Seth recently finished recording his fourth studio album due out in April. Susie Giang 734-995-9066 ext. 16 sethglier@yahoo.com www.sethglier.com susie@flemingartists.com

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Gold Heart (Leesburg, VA USA)

Thursday, Benton’s, 7:30pm

The quintet, GOLD HEART, featuring the three Gold sisters, have been wowing audiences in the acoustic community since 2005. Their awardwinning instrumental ability and harmony-laden vocals are sweetly unique. Highlights include four albums, a major tour of the United Kingdom, performances in 24 US States and multiple appearances in Canada. Tori Gold (703) 774-5183 thegoldheartsisters@gmail.com www.goldheartsisters.com

Brianna Gosse (St. John’s, NL CAN)

Saturday, Century A, 9:30pm

At barely 20 years of age, Brianna Gosse has rocked a long list of talent competitions, established music festivals, and East Coast industry organizations. Her debut recording AERA is executed with the sureness of a seasoned artist and hit the airwaves to solid reviews, media acclaim and significant radio airplay. To cap off the year, the album was awarded the MusicNL/Factor Album of the Year and Brianna received Female Artist of the Year at the the 2014 MusicNL industry award conference. John Clarke (709) 697-5755 john@slideguy.net www.briannagosse.com

Lisa Nicole Grace (Edmonton, AB CAN)

Friday, Pershing South, 9:30pm

Fresh from her first year of motherhood, Canadian folk singer/ songwriter Lisa Nicole Grace released her album Tree of Life earlier this year. Lisa’s music has garnered comparisons to Canadian greats Sarah Harmer and Jann Arden and two Edmonton Music Award nominations. This is Lisa’s second FAI and first official showcase. Lisa Evangelos 780-619-5472 lisanicolegrace@gmail.com www.lisanicolegrace.com

Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham (Austin, TX USA) Saturday, Roanoke, 6:30pm Jon Dee Graham is an Austin legend with 9 critically acclaimed albums and is a 3 time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. William Harries Graham, 15, featured

in Wired’s Smart List of world innovators, showcasing at SXSW with the Painted Redstarts, who recently played at ACL Live to a standing ovation and was just signed to Kevin Wommack for representation. Jon Dee Graham (512) 542-4297 williamharriesgraham@gmail.com www.jondeegraham.com

Jenn Grant (Halifax, NS CAN)

Saturday, Century C, 7:00pm

Canadian songstress Jenn Grant has released four albums to her name garnering critical acclaim. A Juno nominee, Polaris Prize listed and ECMA winnerAn eclectic stage presence and warm, engaging demeanour. She will welcome you like you’re gathering in a living room, but her iridescent voice and boundless performance will leave you breathless. “She’s one of the best singers in the world right now.” ~ Rich Terfry [Buck 65], host of CBC Radio 2 “deeply personal and incredibly accessible work that draws you into a world full of love, loss, sadness and flights of happiness.” ~No Depression Sheena Keane bluegracemusic@gmail.com www.jenngrant.com

Chris Hadfield (Milton, Ontario CAN)

Saturday, Century C, 7:30pm

“Good morning, Earth!” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield – writing on Twitter – woke up the world every day while living for 5 months aboard the International Space Station. Through his 21-years as an astronaut and 3 spaceflights, Colonel Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Chris Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters. Not listed www.chrishadfield.ca

Harpeth Rising (Louisville, KY USA)

Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 9:30pm

HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and power ful. Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. David Salada 765-271-9829 jordana@harpethrising.com www.harpethrising.com david@thesparrowagency.com


Based in Madison, WI but touring continuously across North America & Europe, Josh Harty’s unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, his father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty’s music mentor. Nowadays, Josh is always looking for that balance between the rolling road and the people who inspire him and his live shows combine good story telling with journeyman musicianship. Jess Parvin (605) 228-1544 joshhartymusic@gmail.com www.JoshHarty.com jess@buttoncapbooking.com

Winners of the 2014 BBC Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip and Hannah are recognized as two of the brightest lights in modern British acoustic music. Combining fiddle, slide guitars, beatbox harmonica, banjo, and sublime harmony vocals, their roots are deep in the wellspring of British folk musics - but they also draw on a myriad of influences from around the world, ancient and modern, from American blues to Indian classical. Original songwriting meets instrumental innovation and virtuosity to create a sound like no other. Bob Butler info@phhmmusic.co.uk bob@grapevinemusicagency.co.uk www.philliphenryandhanahmartin.co.uk

Moving with equal grace through folk, c o unt r y, p o p, an d latino styles, Tish Hinojosa’s music blends borders between cultures, languages, and musical genres. She hit the national and international scene in 1989 with “Homeland” on A&M Records and has since released sixteen highly acclaimed CDs, her latest titled “After The Fair”. 512-415-3224 tishhinojosa@gmail.com tishtour@aol.com www.mundotish.com

Bryan Hayes crafts personal narratives with a novelist’s eye and an alchemist’s precision. He can consistently paint the picture rather than just tell the story. Proof: The Memphis area resident’s seamless Still Just a Man....10 Years Later, which marks a reflective moment in a career built from the ground up. Tommie Rowell (901) 481-6779 tommie@farmhouserecordingstudio.com http://bryanhayesmusic.com

Robby Hecht (Nashville, TN USA)

Thursday, Pershing South, 7:30pm

Across his three indie releases, internationally touring Nashvillebased singer-songwriter Robby Hecht has distinguished himself as the second coming of James Taylor, a gentler Damien Jurado. But, whatever the comparison, it’s hard to miss that his songwriting is distinct and individual. He doesn’t shy from the obvious rhyme, but manages it with a delicate audacity, placing it only where it best serves the story or the mood. Robby has won many prestigious performing songwriter awards including the Kerrville New Folk, Telluride Troubadour and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriting Competitions. Robby Hecht (865) 406-7489 robby@robbyhecht.com http://robbyhecht.com robbyhecht@gmail.com

Friday, Century C, 7:30pm

The Old Silo is James Hill’s “most mature album to date... a career highlight.” (Country Jukebox). Produced by Joel Plaskett, the album has a rootsrock swagger unlike anything Hill has ever recorded, “proving that in the right hands the ukulele can be a formidable axe” (Ann Arbor News). Nicole Rochefort 902-650-2771 james@ukulelejames.com nicole@aimbookingagency.com www.jameshillmusic.com

The HillBenders (Springfield, MO USA)

Thursday, Benton’s, 9:00pm

This dynamic bluegrass quintet from Springfield, MO with their high-octane shows, tight harmonies and stunning instrumental prowess, have been winning fans and making waves at every festival they have been invited, and consequently re-invited to since their formation in 2008. Signed to Nashville-based roots music company Compass Records, The HillBenders released their new album Can You Hear Me?, presenting an intensely charismatic album imbued with the spirit and energy of their live shows. “Our music appeals to anyone that can enjoy a fun performance. We share a passion for the music, a passion to perform,” says guitarist Jim Rea. John Everhart (615) 327-4646 alannah@keithcase.com john@keithcase.com www.hillbenders.com

The Honey Dewdrops (Baltimore, MD USA)

Saturday, Roanoke, 10:30pm

The Honey Dewdrops live in Baltimore, MD where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, expected for release Spr ing 2015. W ith tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song. Kagey Parrish 804-543-7078 thehoneydewdrops@gmail.com www.thehoneydewdrops.com

The Honeycutters (Asheville, NC USA)

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 8:30pm

T he H oneyc utters are an original country roots band from Asheville, North Carolina. Since 2007 when the group formed, they have been playing music that is consistently as catchy as it is heartfelt. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 they were voted WNC’s favorite Americana band in the Mountain Xpress reader’s poll. Organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, the band has gained an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home to include all corners of the United States. John Everhart (615) 327-4646 alannah@keithcase.com john@keithcase.com www.thehoneycutters.com

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Friday, Pershing East, 7:00pm

James Hill (Brookfield, NS CAN)

Thursday, Century A, 7:30pm

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Bryan Hayes (Moscow, TN USA)

Saturday, Pershing South, 8:30pm

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Friday, Pershing East, 9:00pm

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Tish Hinojosa (Austin, TX USA)

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Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (Exeter, Devon UK)

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Josh Harty (Madison, WI USA)

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The Howlin’ Brothers (Nashville, TN USA)

tively contemporary” Irish World. “A fine debut album.” - Telegraph Folk Music jacquelynhynes@gmail.com www.jacquelynhynes.com

Jacob Johnson (Travelers Rest, SC USA)

The Howlin’ Brothers are a Nashville based string band composed of Ian Craft, Ben Plasse and Jared Green. Anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass, their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself. Logan Bosemer 615-829-9151 thehowlinbrothers@gmail.com logan@atomicmusicgroup.com www.thehowlinbrothers.com

I Draw Slow (Dublin, IE)

Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer and SC native who has shared stages with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox, and hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy (who opened for Johnson one fabled night in Knoxville). While it’s his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the pack of other young guitar-slingers. In short, to quote Tommy Emmanuel, “Jacob rocks!”. Jacob Johnson (864) 382-1547 JacobJohnsonTunes@Gmail.com www.JacobJohnsonTunes.com

Friday, Century C, 8:00pm

Lizzy Hoyt (Calgary, AB CAN)

Friday, Pershing South, 10:30pm

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient, LIZZY HOYT, weaves stories through melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. An accomplished multiinstrumentalist with extensive touring experience, her new album is charting in the top 5 Canadian albums on FolkDJ. Ask about her recent invitation to sing baroque opera in Italy! Lizzy Hoyt 780-405-2741 info@lizzyhoyt.com www.lizzyhoyt.com

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Ray Wylie Hubbard (Wimberley, TX USA)

Friday, Century A, 7:30pm

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Yes, Hubbard is a Texas singer-songwriter with enough wild hairs in his past to qualify him as a legend. But along the way he began to discard extraneous matters and the result has been one of the most satisfying musical and lyrical journeys to witness over the last two decades. Logan Bosemer 512-847-6446 judy@raywylie.com www.raywylie.com logan@atomicmusicgroup.com

Jacquelyn Hynes (London, England UK) Friday, Roanoke, 8:30pm

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Gifted and innovative flute player Jacquelyn’s debut album “Silver and Wood” was released in March 2014 by Hobgoblin Records. “A cracking debut album…Full of innovation and imagination” Irish Post “Ethereal and other-worldly yet also attrac-

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Saturday, Liberty, 10:30pm

The Irish quintet uses strings and vocals to create what has been described as a brand new sound, a “fully natural evolution” (Bluegrass Today U.S.) of Appalachian music and Irish traditional song writing. All three albums have been critically acclaimed in Europe and the US’. The band is in year-round demand on the American festival network, having already played Merlefest, Greyfox, Rockygrass and Pickathon to name a few. Their latest recording, White Wave Chapel reached no 2 in the Irish charts. Rob Miller (202) 669-3818 idrawslow@gmail.com www.idrawslow.com rob@quicksilverproductions.net

Bill & Kate Isles (Duluth, MN USA)

Thursday, Pershing East, 7:30pm

Bill & Kate Isles are a nationally-touring singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, MN. In 1993 Bill was a rare survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Instead of ending his life, it jump-started his creative energies, resulting in a 150 show-per-year itinerary, presenting his profoundly meaningful songs. He is joined by his wife, co-writer, and musical collaborator, Kate. Her gentle presence, luscious vocals and intuitive harmonies have endeared her to audiences. Words like “Transcendent” and “Mesmerizing” and “Slapstick” are among the descriptions of their concerts and fans of all ages tell of listening to their albums over and over again. Bill Isles (218) 340-4404 bill@billandkateisles.com www.billandkateisles.com

Megan Jean & the KFB (Charleston , SC USA)

Thursday, Roanoke, 8:00pm

Megan Jean and the KFB arrange a demented blend of americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde described as a metal band if it was 1927. Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have forged a style that unites scenes, fans, and musical styles. Byrne Klay 347-256-5064 meganjeanfamilyband@gmail.com www.meganjean.net

Saturday, Pershing East, 7:30pm

Chris Jones (Caernarfon, UK)

Saturday, Roanoke, 9:30pm

Chris Jones is a Welsh Folk balladeer and has been singing traditional folk songs from his native Wales and beyond for over 20 years. His traditional repertoire encompasses songs in Welsh from and songs in English particularly the other Celtic traditions of Scotland and Ireland. Elliw Iwan 07 811 464072 chrisjonesgwerin@outlook.com http://chrisjonesgwerin.weebly.com

Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits (Orlando, Florida USA) Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 9:00pm

“Steeped in the traditions of blues, bluegrass, and rock and r o l l, L a n ey J o n e s mixes a musical cocktail with a vintage flavor that’s all her own. Laney is a banjo-picking singer songwriter who has been stealing hearts across the USA with her band, the Lively Spirits.” Matt Tonner 321-439-3009 laneyjones@me.com www.laney-jones.com/ matt.toner@gmail.com

Zack Joseph (Nashville, TN USA)

Thursday, Pershing North, 9:30pm

With a voice and songwriting style that will stop you in your tracks and demand your attention, Zack Joseph is a growing musical force to be reckoned with. Often compared to Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, and Roy Orbison, this Nashville based


Kawehi (Lawrence, KS USA)

Wednesday, Century C, 9:00pm

Kawehi has made quite the impression on the music world this year - landing her on sites like People Magazine, Spin, Huffington Post, Elle, Esquire, Reddit and more. Dubbed the “One Woman Band”, she’ll take her band with her - consisting of a laptop, midikeyboard, guitar, and beatboxing, creating layers of live loops on the spot that make up a sound so large you’ll be surprised it’s only coming from one tiny chick. Jordan Burger (626) 808-8271 jordan@flemingartists.com http://kawehi.com

Gabriel Kelley (Nashville , TN USA)

Saturday, Pershing South, 9:00pm

Gabriel Kelley’s debut album “It Don’t Come Easy” is a testament to his personal belief that anything worth striving for will require all you have to give. Coming out of a six-year stint in the Nashville songwriting machine, Kelley sees this album as a new beginning. It delivers an acoustic-driven portrait from the heart in simple, honest form, but with the power of a great studio band and a cinematic sound. Gabriel Kelley (706) 202-1842 gabriel@gabrielkelley.com www.gabrielkelley.com gabeyz@gmail.com

Thursday, Century C, 7:30pm

Highly-acclaimed singer-songwriter Kevn Kinney is most widely known as founder and frontman of Atlantabased rock band Drivin- N - Cr yin. An accomplished musician, poet and painter, Kinney has released multiple critically-acclaimed solo and band recordings during his career having also collaborated with Warren Haynes, REM, The Who and John Popper, among others. Logan Bosemer 404-309-3057 kennethjgreen@gmail.com www.kevnkinney.com logan@atomicmusicgroup.com

Jess Klein (Austin, Texas USA)

Friday, Century C, 9:30pm

Jess Klein is known for staking out brave lyrical and musical territory with such albums as Wishes Well Disguised (1998), Draw Them Near (2000), Strawberry Lover (2005), City Garden (2006), Bound to Love (2009), Behind A Veil (2012) and Learning Faith (2014) which Folk Radio UK calls “unquestionably the finest album of [her] impressive career.” Craig Grossman 512-924-9671 mark@thefarmhouseagency.com greenroomcraig@gmail.com www.jessklein.com/

Dayna Kurtz (New Orleans, LA USA)

Thursday, Century C, 9:00pm Over the past decade, New Jersey born, now New Orleans resident Dayna Kurtz, has been bestowed wit h many awards and praises, including being named the Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters.

The attraction of singer/songwriter Jimmy LaFave’s music lies in his voice and vision that strikes responsive chords at the heart of folk, blues and American roots rock & roll. His discography includes 11 critically acclaimed cd’s. He is a founder and partner in Austin based Music Road Records. Jimmy has devoted most of his life to music, beginning as a young boy in Texas then in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Though he has lived in Austin since 1986, Oklahoma remains a musical inspiration to him. Jimmy recently co-produced Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne released in April of 2014. Ashley Warren (512) 470-9585 ashley@musicroadrecords.com www.jimmylafave.com

Jordie Lane (Melbourne, AUS)

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Saturday, Century A, 8:30pm

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Kevn Kinney (Atlanta , GA USA)

Jimmy LaFave (Austin, TX USA)

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One of the youngest performers in the Canadian oldtime and folk communities, this 20 year-old plays the banjo, sings and has her own unique take on Appalachian and Canadian traditional music. Kaia is an eclectic traditionalist, having quickly gained the attention as one of the most promising young performers in the North American folk world. Nicole Rochefort (304) 516-9059 kaiakaterbookings@gmail.com www.kaiakater.com nicole@aimbookingagency.com

Mo Kenney arrived in style with her 2012 debut album, pro duced by her musical mentor Joel Plaskett. “In My Dreams” is an accomplished followup, showcasing an artist who has grown as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer. It has garnered rave reviews in Canada and is due out internationally spring 2015. Sheri Jones 902-429-9005 sheri@jonesandcompany.ca www.mokenney.com

Friday, Pershing South, 7:30pm

Jordie Lane’s music seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly. “One of this country’s contemporary legends” - Sydney Morning Herald Alastair Burns 626-437-7418 alastair@heartstopmusic.com www.jordielane.com

Ciaran Lavery (Aghagallon, Belfast IE)

Saturday, Pershing South, 7:00pm “Lavery’s songwriting is nothing short of remarkable. His most recent EP is his best yet, bursting with can’tbe- faked honesty and emotion” - Hot Press Ciaran Lavery info@ciaranlaverymusic. com ciaranlaverymusic@hotmail.co.uk www.ciaranlaverymusic.com

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Thursday, Pershing South, 9:00pm

Saturday, Roanoke, 8:30pm

The vocalist/writer/musician/producer have been raved about in interviews by Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt. Dayna Kurtz has performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR’s Morning Edition and Tell Me More. She’s toured with the likes of Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Rufus Wainwright, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Chris Whitley, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Mark Carpentieri (631) 875-5740 mc@mc-records.com http://daynakurtz.com/wp/

MUSIC FAIR

Kaia Kater (Toronto, ON CAN)

Mo Kenney (Dartmouth, NS CAN)

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artist released his debut album in May 2014 and now steadily tours the country with his band. Zack Joseph (716) 531-1899 zjosephmusic@yahoo.com www.zackjoseph.com

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Les Poules a Colin (Montreal, QC CAN)

Friday, Benton’s, 9:30pm

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Les Poules a Colin are a young folk-trad band from Quebec’s Lanaudiere region famous for its traditional music. The 4 gals and a guy learned their craft firsthand from the finest in the genre. On top of their natural talent, energy and respect for the repertoire, they have beautifully arranged both original and folktrad songs and tunes which are sung in French and English. Their second album Ste-Waves, just out, has been favourably reviewed “truly unique” and attracted lots of interest. They’ve played Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sunfest, Pop Montreal, Memoire et Racines and toured in France, the US and more. Heidi Fleming (514) 844-7393 info@famgroup.ca http://lespoulesacolin.com/ heidi@famgroup.ca

Little Brave (Austin, TX USA)

Saturday, Pershing North, 7:30pm

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Lit tle Brave is the moniker of Stephanie Macias. 2015 marks year 10 of her solo career. She has released two solo albums under her name and one album and EP under her moniker. Little Brave performs as a one-woman-band and as a songwriter with her baritone ukulele. Stephanie Macias (512) 393-7082 littlebrave.songs@gmail.com www.littlebravemusic.com

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The Lonely Heartstring Band (Boston, MA USA) Thursday, Benton’s, 8:30pm

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The Lonely Heartstring Band is a Boston-based acoustic stringband that plays a mix of original music, traditional bluegrass, instrumental and contemporary music. LHB is 2 years old but has already toured internationally and played major festivals including Greyfox (NY) and Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass festival (ME). The band will be releasing a full-length record in the Spring of 2015 recorded at the Great Northern Sound Society in Maine, produced by Junoaward- winner David TraversSmith (Wailin’ Jennys, Jayme Stone). We’ll be touring far and wide in the next year, and have some exciting plans for 2015 and beyond! Keep your ears open! Patrick M’Gonigle (617) 595-3466 lonelyheartstringband@gmail.com www.lonelyeheartstringband.com

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Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (Ionia, Michigan USA) Saturday, Pershing East, 9:30pm

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have released their second LP, Ionia. Motivated by the power of music to connect, to heal and to learn about what it means to be human; Lindsay Lou, Joshua Rilko, Mark Lavengood and PJ George are a finger pickin’, harmony slingin’, tight knit conglomeration. John Laird 919-489-4824 lindsayrilko@gmail.com www.lindsayloumusic.com/ john@americanaagency.com

Demi Louise (Boronia, Victoria AUS)

Saturday, Roanoke, 8:00pm

Demi Louise is an unsigned singer songwriter from Australia. In 2014 Demi showcased at conferences & festivals in the UK, Ireland, Korea & New York. Demi also opened for No 1 Chart topper Gabrielle Aplin UK & Kodaline in Ireland. Demi’s debut ‘Ruins’ reached No7 in the ITunes Singer Songwriter chart. Joe Grimes +61 424 675 107 soundofmelbourne@mail.com demilouisemusic@gmail.com www.demilouise.com

The Lovebirds (San Diego, CA USA)

Thursday, Pershing East, 9:00pm

The Lovebirds are a San Diego folk/pop duo featuring 2014 Kerrville New Folk winners Lindsay White and Veronica May. Their third album Breakup Shmakeup chronicles the experience of ending their romantic partnership in order to preserve their musical partnership. Join the flock, already! Lindsay White (619) 813-8245 lovebirds.booking@gmail.com www.thelovebirds.com

The Lovelocks (Toronto, ON CAN)

Saturday, Benton’s, 9:00pm

A chart topping debut EP, multiple accolades including 2014 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award win and media acclaim, 2014 is proving to be the year for Toronto-based The Lovelocks. Celebrated by Blog TO (in July 2014) as one of the top 5 alt-country bands to watch in Toronto,

The Lovelocks are a dynamic duo comprised of musical partners Ali Raney and Zoe Neuman. Their sound is commonly described as a mixture of The Dixie Chicks go Lumineering with a Mumford & Sonsian, alt-country, roots inspired approach filled with soaring vocals, sweet harmonies and sultry strings. Nicole Rochefort (647) 223-3461 info@thelovelocksband.com info@aimbookingagency.com www.thelovelocksband.com

The Lowest Pair (Minneapolis, MN USA) Friday, Roanoke, 7:30pm

The Lowest Pair is a quirky, old-time roots influenced duet, featuring the high lonesome harmonies of banjo pickin’ songsters Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. With their city folk front and back porch sound, the authenticity of this dynamic banjo duo is turning heads across the country. Lori Peters 617-969-0810 thelowestpair@gmail.com www.thelowestpair.com lori@concertedefforts.com

Catherine MacLellan

(Summerside, PEI CAN) Thursday, Liberty, 8:00pm

After releasing her debut album in 2004, Catherine MacLellan earned immediate critical acclaim, labeled Critics Favourite New Discovery by Penguin Eggs magazine in 2008. Since then, she has toured internationally extensively and her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canada’s Roots Music charts, winning acclaim from international media including The Austin Chronicle, The Boston Globe, BBC Radio, Maverick Magazine and Q Magazine. Nicole Rochefort 416-953-5752 catherine@catherinemaclellan.com nicole@aimbookingagency.com www.catherinemaclellan.com/

Phil Madeira (Nashville, TN, TN USA)

Thursday, Pershing North, 7:00pm

Phil Madeira is a member of Emmylou Harris’ crack band The Red Dirt Boys, as well as a producer and songwriter in Nashville. His “Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us” features a dazzling array of folk and Americana stars from The Civil Wars to The Chocolate Drops to Buddy Miller and jazz icon John Scofield. His song “From This Valley” won a Grammy for the Civil Wars in 2014. Constantly creative, Phil is content to be restless. His latest CD is “PM” on Mercyland Records. Phil Madeira 615-812-3095 madeiraphil@gmail.com www.philmadeira.net


Originally from Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou have created a unique sound based on Tom’s everyman’s approach to storytelling interspersed with Jeremy’s guitar virtuosity. They have since enlisted the services of their brothers in rhythm DJ Syme (Drums) and Enzo Russo (Bass). BUSBY MAROU have established themselves as one of Australia’s hardest working and most loved bands. They sell out shows across the country with an incredibly loyal and diverse following. The boys have shared the stage with an impressive list of artists including the likes of Dolly Parton, KD Lang and The Zac Brown Band. Nicole Rochefort 832-366-4221 julia@footstompmusic.com www.busbymarou.com nicole@aimbookingagency.com

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (Toronto, ON CAN) Saturday, Pershing East, 8:30pm

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar is a roadtested, gospel infused, blues and soul formation. They have recorded a stripped down and raw full-length album to be released February 2015. Expect big voices, and a stripped down and raw sound that will make the hair on your arms stand up. Samantha Martin (647) 218-3191 sam.martin.booking@gmail.com www.samanthamartin.ca

MAZ (Montreal, QC CAN)

Friday, Benton’s, 7:30pm

With 12 nominations under their belt, MAZ has made its mark with its incredible live energy and its unique blend of traditional Celtic music, jazz and electro music. The band’s instrumental compositions are an invitation to ride the line between modernity and tradition with four highly gifted musicians. Danielle Lefebvre (819) 377-2608 marcmaziade@espacemaz.ca http://espacemaz.ca/ danielle@agencedlefebvre.com

Curtis McMurtry (Austin, Texas USA)

Thursday, Century A, 9:00pm Curtis McMurtry writes pretty songs about vicious people. He writes both kinds of music, sad and mean. Laura Thomas (512) 423-7667 curtismcmurtry@ gmail.com laura@comboplatebooking.com http://curtismcmurtrymusic.com/

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys (Nashville, TN USA) Friday, Century A, 7:00pm

Kansas native Chuck Mead, former lead singer of 3x Grammynominated act BR549, continues his career with the same fervor while touring worldwide with His Grassy Knoll Boys. It’s a melting pot of Hillbilly blues and honky-tonk for classic country loving fans who like a bit of rock-n-roll edge. Logan Bosemer 404-309-3057 chuckmead3@gmail.com logan@atomicmusicgroup.com www.chuckmead.com

Danny Michel (Waterloo, ON CAN)

Saturday, Benton’s, 10:00pm

With multiple JUNO noms, the Polaris Prize long list and a pile of albums under his belt, Danny is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters. An adventurous, charming & fearless performer who’s comfortable in any genres. He recorded his last album in Belize with The Garifuna Collective, a unique Afro- Amerindian cultural group AND founded the Ocean Academy Fund, raising over $65k for small nonprofit school. Critics praise Danny’s lyrics for having “something to say” without coming off preachy. Topics range from the environment to the big life questions like “Who’s-Gonna-Miss-You-When-You’re-Gone?” a song which explores karma asking “Did-You-Live-It- Right, or Did-You-Live-It-Wrong? Photo credit: Robert Pinn” Danny Michel 519-635-1349 dannymichelmusic@mac.com www.dannymichel.com julien@paquinartistsagency.com

Mipso (Chapel hill, NC USA)

Friday, Century C, 9:00pm

A m e r i c a n a ’s j a i l break from sleepy town squares and the scratchier bands of the AM dial has been a welcome development in American music. And the renegade traditionalists of Mipso, Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, Libby Rodenbough on fiddle, Wood Robinson on double bass, are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The three North Carolina songwriters have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound. Wood Robinson (336) 430-7755 band@mipsomusic.com www.mipsomusic.com

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Friday, Shawnee Mission, 9:30pm

The quartet plays an energetic blend of traditional music, rock and electro-pop with acoustic and electric instruments, vocal harmonies and sequencing. Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional songs, Mélisande presents rare treasures with a feminist perspective. Recipient of the Canadian Folk Music Award 2014 for Traditional Singer of the Year. Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (450) 813-1187 melisandemusic@gmail.com productionsdumoulin@gmail.com www.melisandemusic.com

Friday, Benton’s, 10:30pm

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Busby Marou (Rockhampton, Queensland AUS)

Matt the Electrician is a quirky, sincere folk/ pop singer songwriter based in Austin, TX. Matt has selfreleased 10 CDs since 1998. His newest release, “It’s a Beacon It’s a Bell” came out in 2013. Matt regularly tours all over the world, playing theaters, festivals, clubs and house concerts. Laura Thomas 512-423-7667 mte@matttheelectrician.com laura@comboplatebooking.com www.matttheelectrician.com

Friday, Pershing North, 9:30pm

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Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, Maria The Mexican is a hybrid of Mexican folklore and rock. Teresa and Maria Elena Cuevas per for med with Mariachi Estrella, one of the first all female mariachi bands in the country founded by their grandmother, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas. MTM is Americana Soul, Mexicana Groove. Garrett Nordstrom (816) 805-9183 mariathemexican@gmail.com pinetop89@me.com www.mariathemexican.com

Mélisande [électrotrad] (Beloeil, QC CAN)

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Friday, Roanoke, 10:30pm

Matt the Electrician (Austin, Texas USA)

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Maria The Mexican (Kansas City, MO USA)

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Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore (Denver, CO USA)

Miranda Mulholland (Toronto, ON CAN)

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MOLLIE O’ BRIEN, s i n g e r, a n d R I C H MOORE, guitarist, have been steadfastly making it their mission to unlock the secrets of the diverse array of styles that comprise the canon of American Roots Music. They are unafraid of risk taking, authoritative in their performance, at the top of their game, and fun. Mollie O’Brien 303-909-4328 info@mollieobrien.com www.mollieobrien.com

Miranda Mulholland is a versatile performer, classically trained in violin and voice , performing frequently as a fiddler and a singer in a wide range of styles. She has toured extensively in Europe and North America performing with Canadian and international stars. She is currently a member Great Lake Swimmers, and Belle Starr and released her solo debut album, Whipping Boy, produced by Grammy winner, Sean Watkins on Roaring Girl Records in 2014 to critical acclaim. Amanda VanDenBrock (647) 801-7744 amanda@roaringgirlrecords.com amandavandenbrock@gmail.com www.mirandamulholland.com

The Nadas are Iowa’s signature alt-rockcountry band, selling more than 200,000 albums through their own label, Authentic Records. Singers/ guitarists Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith, bassist Brian Duffey, and drummer Brandon Stone mix country, rock, alternative, and indie with flawless songwriting and catchy melodies for a crowdpleasing experience. Jason Walsmith (515) 664-3333 thenadas@thenadas.com jason@thenadas.com http://thenadas.com

Thursday, Roanoke, 7:00pm

Craig Moreau (Calgary, AB CAN) DAY SCHEDULE

Saturday, Pershing North, 10:30pm

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Craig Moreau is a Calgary, Alberta based, Singer/Songwriter of the first tradition. He always believed you have to live it to write it.”Everything I did, I did in search of a song.” Craig plans on touring extensively in 2015 to support his new release ‘The Daredevil Kid’. Craig Moreau (403) 730-8532 info@craigmoreau.com http://craigmoreau.com moreauc@me.com

Jess Morgan (London, UK)

Saturday, Roanoke, 10:00pm

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Jess Morgan’s first gig ended with a case of mistaken identity and a fight in a pub toilet. 5 years on, Jess still thrives on the unpredictability of touring in the UK and Europe; packing a punch with inventive songwriting, powerful stories and making her mark as a young British songsmith. Jess Morgan 0044 7527 128 785 jess@jessmorgan.co.uk www.jessmorgan.co.uk/

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Bernadette Morris (Belfast, IE)

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 10:00pm

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Building on the success of her debut album Co. Tyrone born, Irish singer and musician, Bernadette Morris continues to wow audiences throughout Ireland and beyond with her fresh take on traditional Irish folk songs and enthrals audiences with her modern versions of lilting Gaelic laments. Bernadette Morris bernadettemorrismusic@gmail.com www.bernadettemorris.com

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Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 8:00pm

Peter Mulvey (Milwaukee, WI USA)

Friday, Pershing South, 8:00pm

Peter M ulvey has been on the road for twenty-two years, a career he built from his days as a busker in Dublin and Boston and which has carried him from Anchorage to Amsterdam. His discography is wildly eclectic, owing to his appetite for whatever is vital: poetry, rock and roll, Tin-Pan Alley jazz, spoken word, astrophysics, the blues... everything is on the table, and all of it is put in service of the moment Mulvey treasures most: the moment when an audience, a performer, and a song come together, and (to paraphrase Picasso) the dust is blown off ordinary life. Susie Giang 414-617-3743 petermulvey43@gmail.com susie@flemingartists.com www.petermulvey.com

Irish Mythen (Charlottetown, PE CAN) Thursday, Liberty, 8:30pm

Born and raised in Wexford County Ireland, Irish Mythen h a s t r ave l l e d t h e globe playing in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the UK . Home is now Canada’s East Coast (Prince Edward Island). Her music is the root of small communities and the strength of a loyal fan base. Gardiner MacNeill (902) 393-2936 info@irishmythen.com entertainment@islandtelecom.com www.irishmythen.com

(Des Moines, IA USA) Saturday, Pershing East, 10:00pm

Hannah Shira Naiman (Toronto, ON CAN)

Saturday, Liberty, 8:30pm

“Songs not from the mountains, but from a rocky, rugged place.” From Toronto, Hannah Shira Naiman sings original Ap palachian roots music- Her banjodriven songs (backed by her neo-traditional stringband) draw on folk traditions and themes, and “are a little bit crooked, a little bit new.” Hannah Shira Naiman 416-400-6741 hannahshiranaiman@gmail.com www.hannahshiranaiman.com

Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders (Hartland, VT USA) Thursday, Pershing East, 9:30pm

The truth of Jay Nash and Josh Day’s songs comes through stories and honest depictions of the world around them. They write music that they don’t struggle for or against…written by two artists who bring their whole heart every time they step into the ring. - NY Minute Magazine ‘Levon would be proud’ - Pasadena Weekly Brian Jonas (323) 497-7761 jn@jaynash.com brian@highroadtouring.com www.wearethecontenders.com

OH PEP! (Melbourne, Victoria AUS)

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 7:30pm Folk Alliance Australia Performer of the Year, O h Pep!, per for m their sometimes footstomping somewhat heartbreaking original contemporary folk. “They are progressive string musicians, us-


Pirates Canoe (Kyoto, Kyoto JP)

Saturday, Liberty, 9:30pm

Kevin Presbrey (Aurora, Illinois USA)

Penny & Sparrow (Austin, TX USA)

Jim Photoglo (Nashville, TN USA)

Saturday, Pershing South, 10:00pm

Jim Photoglo has musically spanned four decades as both a songwriter and artist, bringing his unique creative voice to the R&B, Pop and Country arenas. Growing up in LA, he began playing in bands as a teenager but never considered music as a career until he was in his early 20’s. Photoglo reminisces, “I wanted to get out of LA, so I took to the highway ‘James Taylor’ style with an acoustic guitar, a sleeping bag and a lot of time to think... and all I thought about was music.” Jim Photoglo 615-376-6095 photoglo@earthlink.net jimphotoglo.com

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Saturday, Pershing North, 10:00pm

Thursday, Pershing East, 8:00pm

Penny & Sparrow are a compelling Austin band with a stripped down return-to-basics that yields extraordinary sonic results. They write music that ef for tlessly draws you in with their rich harmonies and deep, moving lyrics that are intimate and relational in nature reminiscent of Bon Iver and The Swell Season. Keith Richards 404-626-2710 keith@flemingartists.com pennyandsparrow.com

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Possessed by Paul James is originally from Florida. Born into a Mennonite family, he credits his parents for instilling the value of service to others that’s evidenced in his teaching students with special needs. When Konrad Wert morphs into the performer Possessed by Paul James, the medium may change, but the desire to make a difference in people’s lives doesn’t. When PPJ performs, his passion equals the passion he brings to class Monday through Friday, with many witnesses to Possessed By Paul James’ show referring to it as more of a life-altering experience than a simple one man music show. Lacey Johnson (662) 419-1300 lacey@atomicmusicgroup.com www.ppjrecords.com

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 8:30pm

Pirates Canoe is an Americana and roots music band based in Kyoto, Japan. While their individual musical tastes vary ‘rock, blues, bluegrass, folk, funk, soul, pop’ together they are magic. They compose most of their own songs, add a few cover tunes and play at venues and festivals all across Japan. They made their first North American tour in 2013 with showcases at Austin’s SXSW, a spot in the annual Japan Nite tour, and a featured recording with MTV Iggy. 2014 was devoted to recording their first sextet full album released in July, “One for the Pain in My Heart.” Elizabeth Etta piratescanoe@gmail.com www.piratescanoe.com

Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson (Milwaukee, WI USA) Friday, Liberty, 9:30pm

Wisconsin natives Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson are excited to bring their righteous brand of indie-folk to Folk Alliance. Willy’s signature finger-picking guitar work soars against rich songwriting, showcased on his recent album Human Kindness. Nickerson wraps her soulful vocals around Porter’s stunning grooves, giving audiences a one-of-a-kind musical ride. Chris Webb (646) 688-5442 cwebb@willyporter.com cwebb@jamnmanagement.com http://willyporter.com

Drawing upon the influences of sultry singersongwriters such as Jim Croce and Ray Lamontagne, Kevin Presbrey’s latest creation Dust Unto Dust is a marriage of the catchy hook and the rootsy americana track you might hear on a early 1970s record. Produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy). Kevin Presbrey 630-842-8343 presbreyproductions@gmail.com www.kevinpresbrey.com

Quiles & Cloud (San Francisco, California USA) Thursday, Roanoke, 8:30pm

Quiles & Cloud are an award-winning modern acoustic roots duo based in San Francisco, CA. Maria Quiles & Rory Cloud started the project in 2011 and found an instant blend together that was too good for either of them to ignore. In July 2012, Maria and Rory released their first studio album, Long Time Coming (produced by Grammy-winning engineer Steve Horowitz), and have since been writing, recording and touring constantly all across the United States. booking@quilesandcloud.com http://quilesandcloud.com/

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Launched from Boston’s open-mic scene, Ellis Paul has won 15 BMAs, released 19 albums, 2 books, a film, and plays 150 shows annually. He is recognized internationally from songs in Hollywood films. Known as arguably the hardest working troubadour, Ellis’ work ethic and songwriting talents have propelled him to the top of the American folk music world. Ralph Jaccodine (617) 513-4606 ellispaul7@gmail.com http://ellispaul.com/ rjaccodine@gmail.com

Rod Picott is a masterful songwriter and gritty singer who carries as fine a suitcase of songs as you’ll find. Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eagelsmith have r e c o r d e d P i c o t t ’s songs and he has carved a career with six beautifully crafted albums and engaging, emotion fueled performances. Lindsay Hayes (615) 948-2003 mail@rodpicott.com www.rodpicott.com lindsayahayes@gmail.com

Saturday, Pershing South, 8:00pm

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Friday, Shawnee Mission, 10:00pm

Possessed by Paul James (Boerne, TX USA)

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Ellis Paul (Charlottesville, VA USA)

Rod Picott (Nashville, TN USA)

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ing their somewhat traditional instruments in unconventional & inventive ways to create a sound that is at once familiar & brand new.” Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive) Sarah Pearson +61 438-864-945 ohpepmusic@gmail.com www.ohpep.com

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Quinn Bachand’s Brishen (Victoria, BC CAN)

Red Molly (Jersey City, NJ USA)

Quinn Bachand is one of those master ful musicians so dizzyingly talented that it just doesn’t seem fair to others! Already established as one of the best Celtic guitar players in the world, his latest music project, Brishen, serves up a whirlwind of gypsy jazz virtuosity, catapulting the young multi-instrumentalist-cum wunderkind into a tidal wave of recognition, including five 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Marie Bachand (250) 472-0999 adrien@abachand.ca, marie@abachand.ca www.brishenmusic.com

Americana powerhouse vocal trio RED MOLLY is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music, effortlessly blending their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. Laurie MacAllister (917) 628-1646 laurie@redmolly.com www.redmolly.com

Friday, Roanoke, 8:00pm

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The Ragbirds (Ann Arbor, MI USA)

Saturday, Century A, 8:00pm

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The Ragbirds exhibit a gleeful disregard for contemporary folk-rock convention. The group is clearly built around Erin Zindle, who is not only the singer and songwriter, but is proficient in a variety of stringed instruments. This classically trained violinist plucks the mandolin, wields a wild accordion, and rocks the thumb piano while maintaining lead vocals. Surrounding Zindle’s earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of a guitarist T.J. Zindle, bassist Dan Jones, drummer Jon Brown, and percussionist Randall Moore. The Ragbirds continue to spread their unique blend of enthusiastic folk rock and world beat Americana all over the U.S. and beyond. Chyna Brackeen 865.971.1070 chyna@attackmonkey.net www.theragbirds.com

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Rant Maggie Rant (Stratford, ON CAN)

Friday, Century C, 10:00pm

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Since their 2008 debut Traditional Folk/Roots Award winners Rant Maggie Rant has consistently won over audiences at folk/Celtic festivals, folk clubs, town halls, churches, concert halls and symphonic stages. Traditionalists love their approach, as they respect the time honoured styles of the seven Celtic nations and beyond. New listeners are drawn to Rant Maggie Rant’s fusion of World influences: Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, African hand drumming and percussion, blues/rock guitar backdrops, revved up tempos and unexpected time changes. Their repertoire combines original and contemporary compositions with traditional tunes, often blending them together to deliver an intoxicating performance. Barry Payne (519) 301-6044 rantmaggierant@live.com www.rantmaggierant.com barry.payne@rogers.com

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Friday, Liberty, 10:00pm

Red Moon Road (Winnipeg, MB CAN)

Saturday, Liberty, 7:30pm

Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake, Red Moon Road came into its own on the trails between coast and coast. All credit goes to the chemistry, and to the magic that happens when the Winnipeg band’s two Daniels - jazz-trained Daniel Jordan and bilingual prog-rock vet Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner - strum up the strings to support twilight-voiced singer Sheena Rattai. From living rooms to folk fest stages, the three have charmed fans from coast to coast with their lush and lively take on modern roots, peppered always by bright stage banter, exquisite harmonies and masterfully told stories. Daniel Jordan (204) 918-5524 info@redmoonroad.com www.redmoonroad.com

Richie and Rosie (Ithaca, NY USA)

Thursday, Roanoke, 6:30pm

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. Together, Stearns and Newton play a combination of old fiddle tunes and new songs, taking the fiddle banjo combination to new levels. Rosie Newton (845) 430-9251 richierosiemusic@gmail.com http://richieandrosie.com rosienewt@gmail.com

Rachel Ries (Freeman, SD USA)

Saturday, Pershing North, 8:30pm Rachel Ries crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With an electric guitar, clear voice and steady hand, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her

open-eyed search for redemption and reason. Her songs are finetuned delicacy with a snarl and disarming candor. While South Dakota will always be home, Rachel is now splitting her time between rural Vermont and Brooklyn. Rachel Ries (773) 343-9822 rachel@rachelries.com www.rachelries.com

Chris Ronald (Vancouver, BC CAN)

Friday, Pershing East, 6:30pm

The “keenly luxuriant voice and immaculate songcraft” captured on Chris Ronald’s contemporary folk album, Timeline, have earned him a spot in the Kerrville New Folk finals and a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Chris Ronald (604) 551-9799 chris@chrisronald.com www.chrisronald.com

Ronny Cox Band (Sherman Oaks, CA USA) Friday, Century C, 7:00pm

Ronny Cox is a superbly talented singersongwriter, musician and actor who has been consistently active in the music world and Holly wood for over 40 years. Ronny’s music is eclectic, a woven tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that eventually comes together and tells something about “the human condition”. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, he shares funny, sad and tender moments. Enhancing these great stories is the music provided by Ronny and his band of world-class, virtuoso musicians, Radoslov Lorkovic on piano and accordion, and T. Bruce Bowers, on fiddle and mandolin. Barbara Bowers (818) 800-0314 ronny.cox723@gmail.com www.ronnycox.com bbowersmusicagent@gmail.com

Kate Rose (Overland Park, KS USA)

Thursday, Pershing North, 6:30pm

My parents always say that I showed a propensity toward performing, and I started at an early age. When I was five, I would ring a neighbor’s doorbelljust to sing her a song. Most recently, I sat down with Strange Music and we are starting a songwriting/artist development collaboration. Leonard Caggianelli (913) 685-0753 purerosemusic@gmail.com http://purerosemusic.wix.com/kate-rose


The Show Ponies are a high-energy quintet with bluegrass, old tyme, country and rock influences. Their third release, “Run For Your Life,” which features two collaborations with Punch Brothers banjoist, Noam Pikelny, was released on October 23rd, 2014. Jason Harris (281) 682-7144 business@theshowponies.com www.theshowponies.com

Saturday, Pershing South, 6:30pm

Folk Orchestra Patchy Sanders weaves the musical traditions of Celtic, Appalachian, Medieval, and Bluegrass while building bridges into the current of today’s Folk. The band’s three songwriters draw upon diverse influences to bring forth a distinctly unique, yet familiar sound. Eric Jones (503) 860-9635 bookingpatchy@gmail.com managementpatchy@gmail.com www.patchysanders.com

Aoife Scott (Dublin, Dublin IE)

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 9:00pm

Born into the legendary Black Family which includes her mother, Frances, and her aunt, Mary, Aoife has been surrounded by and immersed in music from an early age. She possesses a voice that evokes the wild western landscape: fragile one minute and forceful the next. A must-see showcase. Martin Nolan (185) 197-7237 aoifescottmusic@gmail.com info@mpibands.com www.aoifescott.com

The Secrets (St John’s, NL CAN)

Saturday, Pershing South, 7:30pm

Newfoundland’s Country Album of the Year winner Country/folk trio The Secrets , are three accomplished singers/musicians meeting at college & quickly discovering a natural blend to their voices and musical aspirations they combined jigs&reels with whiskey & mandolins, and haven’t looked back. Bruce Morel (709) 683-0787 terrilynneddy@gmail.com morelpro@ca.inter.net www.thesecrets.ca

J.R. Shore (Fort McMurray, AB CAN) Thursday, Roanoke, 9:30pm

Alber ta songwriter won the Calgary Folk Festival songwriting competition three of four years. His most recent release, State T h e at r e, wo n ac colades throughout North America and Europe, landing on a multitude of top albums of 2013 lists. Performances at major festivals prove he’s as good live as he is on record. Jared Shore (403) 478-6387 jrshore45@gmail.com www.jrshore.com

Sin and Swoon (Montreal, QC CAN)

Friday, Benton’s, 7:00pm

Montreal’s “Sin and Swoon” is made up of Ottawa Valley native Michael James O’Brien and Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Michelle Tompkins. They love G eorge and Tammy, old time country music, and the harmony singing of the Louvin Brothers and the Delmore Brothers. Recently featured on “The Vinyl Café with Stuart Maclean” on CBC radio and NPR, their new album is now available! Michael O’Brien (514) 578-6489 sinandswoon@gmail.com fretsobrien@gmail.com http://sinandswoon.com

Slocan Ramblers (Toronto, ON CAN)

Thursday, Benton’s, 7:00pm

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the Slocan Ramblers have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for memorable, energetic live shows and impeccable musicianship. Adrian Gross 416.918.0994 slocanramblers@gmail.com adrian@adriangross.ca www.slocanramblers.com

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Patchy Sanders (Ashland, OR USA)

Saturday, Shawnee Mission, 9:30pm

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At age 5, Sarah Jane Scouten was sitting on the kitchen table, singing “Lace and Pretty Flowers,” by Canadian folk and country musician, Willie P. Bennett. Hank Williams and Stan Rogers were her greatest inspirations, both a staple at Sunday morning pancake breakfast and afterward, singing bluegrass and gospel music with her father. Her talent for performing came naturally, and as chance would have it, so emerged a knack for songwriting. Bringing us up to date, Sarah Jane Scouten is an international touring songwriter and has been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards for her new release The Cape. Sarah Jane Scouten (514) 715-8712 booking@sarahjanescouten.com www.sarahjanescouten.com

Friday, Benton’s, 9:00pm

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Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Run Boy Run’s all-acoustic format blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and jazz. From winning the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest in 2012, to two appearances on National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, Run Boy Run have been making friends and fans alike with their openended musical approach and wonderful stage presence. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Run Boy Run is touring nationally to promote their new album, Something to Someone, released October 2014 to critical acclaim. Herschel Freeman (480) 516-4286 band@runboyrunband.com hfreeman@herschelfreemanagency.com www.runboyrunband.com

Thursday, Benton’s, 10:00pm

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The Show Ponies (Los Angeles, CA USA)

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The Small Glories (Winnipeg, Manitoba CAN) Thursday, Century A, 9:30pm

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The Small Glories are a brand new musical union between folk/ roots ar tists Cara Luft and JD Edwards. Based in Winnipeg, a city well-known for its long history of remarkable musical talent, the duo is already creating a buzz, with fans and promoters eager to hear the recorded result of their collaboration. June 2014 saw them head into the studio with producer Neil Osborne, recording an album’s worth of original and traditional material, with a focus on their dynamic and powerful vocal blend and harmonies. Nicole Rochefort (416) 953-5752 nicole@aimbookingagency.com thesmallglories.com

Devon Sproule (Austin, TX USA)

Friday, Pershing North, 10:30pm

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Born to hippie parents near Kingston, Ontario, Devon Sproule spent her childhood on a 465-acre, 100member ecovillage in rural Virginia. She now lives in Austin, Texas and most recently released a collaboration, “Colours,” with Halifax, NS-native Mike O’Neill. Past releases have garnered praise from The New Yorker, Sing Out!, Uncut, American Songwriter, Paste, and The Guardian, and have featured collaborations with Jesse Winchester, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Sproule’s husband, Paul Curreri. Devon Sproule (512) 656-1484 devon@devonsproule.com www.devonsproule.com righ.tinangel@googlemail.com

Mark Alan Stansberry (Tulsa, OK USA)

Thursday, Shawnee Mission, 9:30pm

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Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, movieproducer, and award winning author, Mark Alan Stansberry, has been playing music since he was 12 years old and music scholarships got him through college. As a guitarist and singer, Stansberry has performed with several bands including the Windstormers and The Southern Night Band. He hosts an award winning radio show on KFAQ in Tulsa, OK, “The Weekly Roundtable”. His 5th release, Where Two Roads Meet, is a family effort with help from his wife, Nancy, and their (extremely talented) children. They blend rock, folk, and western styles to create a unique Oklahoma sound. Bill Wence 405-715-1917 markastansberry@gmail.com billwencepro@earthlink.net www.markstansberry.com

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Starboard Cannons (Mullumbimby, Northern NSW AUS)

Saturday, Pershing South, 10:30pm

Moving through superfast bluegrass terrain, across the realm of the sparse and haunting folk ballad, and head first into full-blown, beer-spilling, shoutal o n g s e a shant y territory, Starboard Cannons make music that sits somewhere between the Scottish Highlands and the Aussie bush. The creation of Ash Bell and Matt Bone, Starboard Cannons is fundamentally an acoustic duo. Based in Byron Bay’s forested hinterland, the gents craft string-based gems that come alive with bush characters and folklore. Storytellers with the ability to walk the line between alt-country, folk and bush balladry with ease, Starboard Cannons represent the trademark larrikinism that underpins Australiana. Ash Bell (640) 435-0841 info@starboardcannons.com www.starboardcannons.com

The Steel Wheels (Harrisonburg, VA USA)

Saturday, Century A, 9:00pm

The Steel Wheels are selling out venues and billed at top festivals from coast to coast. In addition, they host their own Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Virginia. Their latest studio album, Leave Some Things Behind, features 14 original songs and is hitting the streets in April 2015. Chris Colbourn 617-969-0810 chris@concertedefforts.com manager@thesteelwheels.com www.thesteelwheels.com

The Stray Birds (Lancaster, PA USA)

Saturday, Century C, 8:30pm

The Stray Birds arrive in Kansas City on a coast to coast release tour in support of “Best Medicine”, their second full-length album and Yep Roc Records debut. Around the world, people are leaning in to hear the rich harmonies and dedicated songcraft of this multiinstrumental trio of friends. William Kennedy (717) 575-1200 thestraybirdsmusic@gmail.com kennedy@biffco.com www.thestraybirds.com

The Strumbellas (Toronto, Ontario CAN)

Saturday, Benton’s, 10:30pm

Lindsay, Ontario’s The Strumbellas are the definition of small town gumption. The Strumbellas’ dark, mostly death-inspired lyrics, gussied up with blow the barn doors off ruckus alt-country fused with folk and bluegrass music has built their stellar live show reputation. Their critically acclaimed JUNO nominated debut album, My Father And The Hunter, introduced The Strumbellas as a determined, fledgling band. Their second album, We Still Move On Dance Floors (recorded at Seattle’s Bear Creek Studio with Grammy nominated producer, Ryan Hadlock), garnered the band 5 awards including a JUNO for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a Canadian Folk Music Award and a CBC Music Rising Star award as well as a nomination for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. Joanne Setterington 416-884-4119 joanne@indoorrecess.com julien@paquinentertainment.com

Sweet Alibi (Winnipeg, MB CAN)

Saturday, Liberty, 10:00pm

Western Canadian Music Award Winners, S weet A libi, have been captivating audiences across Canada for the past few years. The Winnipeg-based folk/pop trio infuse their signature harmonies with influences of everything from folk to country to soul, without a hint of shame. Sweet Alibi’s Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Nielsen, and Michelle Anderson share personal experiences that are genuinely felt in song, and in no time, will have you dancing and singing along. Tom Power of CBC Radio 2 describes the band as simply as this: “If Mumford and Sons and the Supremes had a love child you would name it Sweet Alibi”. Jessica Ayre (204) 999-8284 thesweetalibi@gmail.com http://sweetalibi.com

Tall Heights (Boston, MA USA)

Saturday, Pershing North, 9:00pm

In three years time, Tall H eight s have busked their way from street performing at Faneuil Hall to selling out clubs from coast to coast. The band played over 150 shows last year carving their own niche in the folk/pop world and touring in support of their first full length release Man of Stone. Lori Peters 617-969-0810 tallheights@gmail.com www.tallheights.com lori@concertedefforts.com


A traveler, song inventor, runner, and beer enthusiast who sings stories and tells songs in a delicious pair of new releases. His seventh studio album - “Stories They Tell” - pairs well with dark chocolate and his first live album - “Live at the Saxon Pub” goes great with a bold IPA. Mark Gallant (902) 213-2685 tenstringsandagoatskin@gmail.com trish@myriadartists.com www.tenstringsandagoatskin.com

Tillamook Burn (Portland, OR USA)

Friday, Pershing North, 7:00pm

TILLAMOOK BURN is a mother-daughter duo from the coastal mountains of Oregon. Lauren Sheehan and Zoë Carpenter draw on old blues and folk traditions, delivering music with a vibrant, contemporary sensibility. Their powerful voices weave into subtle, instinctive harmonies, backed up on guitar, banjo and mandolin. Lauren Sheehan (503) 329-7561 lauren@laurensheehanmusic.com www.laurensheehanmusic.com/bands_laurenzoe.php

Town Mountain (Asheville, NC USA)

Friday, Century A, 9:00pm

Town Mountain was formed out of the fer tile music scene of Asheville, NC located in the mountains of western Nor th Carolina. The sound of the awardwinning group can best be described as traditional bluegrass, with a rough-hewn side... not

Greg Trooper (Brooklyn, NY USA)

Thursday, Pershing North, 8:00pm

Greg Trooper has recorded 12 critically acclaimed albums and toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Maura O’Connell, Lucy Kaplansky, and Billy Bragg. His most recent album is titled “Incident On Willow Street”. Greg Trooper (615) 496-1008 gregtrooper@yahoo.com www.gregtrooper.com

Hiroya Tsukamoto (Kameoka, JP)

Saturday, Pershing East, 7:00pm

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and singersongwriter originally from Kyoto, Japan. He received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released six albums as a leader. Hiroya Tsukamoto (617) 852-5412 hiroyatsukamoto@gmail.com www.hiroyatsukamoto.com

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The winner of Estonian Ethno Music Awards 2014 – Best Band, Album, Song, Newcomer and Rad i o2 P r i z e. Tr a d . Attack! is a real dance-along turboNordic- folk band, which brings back the energy, purity and sincerity of Estonian folk music with their complex-free approach, magnificent sense of the legacy and modern technical solutions. Juliana Voloz (372) 524-6475 info@tradattack.ee www.tradattack.ee info@jv-promotion.com

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Thursday, Liberty, 9:30pm

Saturday, Century A, 10:00pm

Sylvia Tyson started performing professionally in 1959 as one-half of the internationally acclaimed folk duo, Ian and Sylvia. She wrote her first song, “You Were One My Mind” in 1962, a #3 Billboard hit for the group We Five. She has continued to have a long and successful solo career on stage, television and radio, has recorded ten albums/CD’s, and has written over 200 songs, two novels and co-edited a book on songwriters with Tom Russell. A member of the Canadian Music hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and has received Canada’s highest civilian honour, The Order of Canada. Jim Cowan 805-231-9839 jensen@jproductions.com (CA) jc620@earthlink.net (US) www.quartette.com

Victor & Penny (Kansas City, MO USA)

Thursday, Century C, 8:30pm

With tight harmonies, fearless feats of guitar daring, red-hot reeds and a fiery ukulele, Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra bring modern voice to clever original tunes and prohibition-era Jazz. This corset-tight quartet impress and delight with charm and hot licks - they are, “...an absolute rollicking blast.” Erin McGrane (816) 668-2279 VictorandPenny@gmail.com www.VictorandPenny.com

Suzie Vinnick (Wainfleet, ON CAN)

Thursday, Century A, 8:30pm

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voic e, prodigious guitar chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. Her most recent successes include a 2014 MapleBlues nomination for Female Vocalist; achieving finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; and, being honored with the 2012 Great Canadian Blues Award. Suzie has toured with Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Cafe and performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years. Suzie Vinnick (416) 988-5229 suzie@suzievinnick.com http://www.suzievinnick.com

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Trad.Attack! (Tallinn, North-Europe EE)

Thursday, Century C, 8:00pm

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A traveler, song inventor, runner, and beer enthusiast who sings stories and tells songs in a delicious pair of new releases. His seventh studio album - “Stories They Tell” - pairs well with dark chocolate and his first live album - “Live at the Saxon Pub” goes great with a bold IPA. Kate Harrington 512-489-4094 booking@owentemple.com http://owentemple.com/

Sylvia Tyson (Toronto, ON CAN)

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Saturday, Pershing East, 6:30pm

too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-andnow, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century. Martha Dantzic (202) 695-1500 mandophil@gmail.com martha@quicksilverproductions.net www.townmountain.net

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Owen Temple (Austin, Texas USA)

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The Vivants (San Francisco, CA USA)

Saturday, Pershing East, 8:00pm

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Inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honkytonk country, cajun, and western swing, San Francisco quartet, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music, shining up dusty melodies with modern arrangements. The band recently completed their first full length album, “Western Addition” which draws from a deep well of influences such as western swing legend Bob Wills, lyricists Cindy Walker and Louis Jordan, country music duo The Davis Sisters and rockabilly guitarist Scotty Moore. Emily Bonn (415) 713-0155 thevivants@gmail.com www.thevivants.com

Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear (Independence, MO USA) Friday, Century A, 10:00pm

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Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear consists of Madisen Ward; and Ruth Ward. They are a modern soulful/folk music duo. Performing mostly all original written music in various coffee houses, for anyone who will listen. Neill Smith (816) 786-5724 info@madisenwardandthemamabear.com www.madisenwardandthemamabear.com/

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Graham Weber (Austin, Texas USA)

Thursday, Pershing South, 9:30pm

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Graham Weber: Midwestern Raised, Ref ined in Austin, Texas since 2004. He has headlined and opened national tours, released 5 solo studio and 2 live albums. Lyrically rich, heartbreaking and humorous. “Weber remains a master of evocative metaphor unraveling in the uneasy rift of his whiskeyburnt tenor” - The Austin Chronicle Graham Weber 512-786-9105 graham@grahamweber.com www.grahamweber.com

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Ken Whiteley & The Beulah Band (Toronto, ON CAN) Thursday, Century A, 8:00pm

It’s been 10 years since bassist Ben Whiteley began performing with his dad, Canadian folk legend Ken Whiteley. This past winter they decided to share the producer role for Ken’s new cd. That shaped songwriting with definite funky, folky elements and echoes of blues, gospel, swing, string and jug band sounds. When they got together with banjoist extraordinaire, Frank Evans and fantastic fiddler, Rosalyn Dennett, not only did the arrangements come alive, but they found they had that most special of things - a marvelous, 3 part vocal blend. And so was born Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band! Ken Whiteley (416) 533-9988 ken@kenwhiteley.com www.kenwhiteley.com

Wild Ponies (Nashville, TN USA)

Thursday, Roanoke, 7:30pm

Wild Ponies offer dead right, honest songwriting. Doug and Telisha are the driving force behind the band, and their 2013 release “Things That Used to Shine” (produced by Ray Kennedy), garnered widespread critical acclaim, spent 6 weeks in the top 20 of the AMA Radio chart, and over 20 weeks in the top 40. Lou DeMarco (609) 240-6269 telisha@DandTW.com www.WildPonies.net lou@momentarylove.com

J.D. Wilkes (Paducah, KY USA)

Thursday, Roanoke, 9:00pm

After 25 years of touring and recording with acts such as Legendary Shack Shakers and The Dirt Daubers, JD Wilkes brings you his first full-length solo album, by way of Alabama’s Arkam Records. Titled “Cattle in the Cane,” it deals exclusively with the arcane lost sound of Kentucky old-time banjo and fiddle music, with the assistance of Charlie Stamper. Wilkes produced and played on Stamper’s album released by June Appal Records in the Fall of 2014. As a solo performer, Wilkes focuses his diverse range of experiences and enigmatic stage presence into the acoustic realm, utilizing harmonica, banjo and voice. John Smith (301) 919-0004 jdwilx@yahoo.com www.jdwilkes.com john@12x12management.com

Jack Williams (West Fork, AR USA)

Thursday, Century A, 7:00pm

Jack Williams’, musical journey began at 4 with a ukulele. He quickly learned the piano and trumpet, absorbing jazz, pop, and classical music on his parents’ 78s, as well as raw blues in 1940s South Carolina. He learned guitar in 1958, and his career began within a week. His current music was influenced by an early career in jazz, classical, folk, rock and roll, blues, and R&B. A professional touring artist for 55 years, Jack is a singer-songwriter/ guitarist/ storyteller. His songs display a clear sense of place, grounded in southern roots. He has 12 recordings on Wind River Records. Jack Williams (803) 479-1322 jack@jackwilliamsmusic.com www.JackWilliamsMusic.com

Tommy Womack (Nashville, TN USA)

Friday, Shawnee Mission, 7:00pm

As both an artist and a person, Tommy Womack has been called everything from “Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster” to “Nashville’s best loved musical eccentric,” and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That’s because separating Womack the man and Womack the artist is impossible, as they’re both the same guy. An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following. Bill Hutchison (614) 893-5375 bhutchi@columbus.rr.com www.tommywomack.com

The Young’uns

(Stockton-on-Tees, North East UK) Saturday, Century C, 9:00pm

Nobody sleeps when The Young’uns are in town. They may have established their fast-growing reputation in the folk world with sublime a cappella harmonies, but the Teesside trio , Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle , are an unlikely force of nature on stage, beguiling audiences with irrepressible humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality. Describing their gigs as ‘absolute chaos’, they go on stage without setlists, relying on infallible instinct and their unique rapport with audiences to deliver a killer show. Phil Simpson 1 539 528808 ps@regentmusic.com www.theyounguns.co.uk


Brandy Zdan (Nashville, TN USA)

Natalia Zukerman (Brooklyn, NY USA)

Simon & Garfunkel meet Johnny & June, The Young Novelists are known for their beautiful harmonies and energetic live shows. Herohill called their music “beautiful, soaring, rootsy Canadiana”. Their second full-length album, “made us strangers”, to be released April 28, 2015, will be supported by shows in the US, Canada, and Europe. Amie Therrien (416) 788-2643 amie@balsampiermusic.com amietherrien@gmail.com www.theyoungnovelists.com

Emerging for the first time as a solo artist in 2013, Zdan is anything but a rookie. Cofounder of JUNO nominated Twilight Hotel & triple treat side woman for Austin’s based The Trishas. Debut Full Length Studio Album Spring 2015. “One woman tour de force”- Lone Star Magazine Sara Mertz (734) 476-7229 brandyzdan@gmail.com www.brandyzdan.com sara@shiftindependent.com

N at ali a zuker m an grew up in nyc, studied art at oberlin, began her songwriting career in boston, and now resides, writes, plays and paints in brooklyn. Garnet rogers’ introduction for her new album come thief, come fire calls it “a celebration of light, dark and the beauty of the human heart. Natalia Zukerman (917) 415-3030 natalia@nataliazukerman.com taliazuk@yahoo.com www.nataliazukerman.com

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Welcome to the camp, I guess we all know why you’re here…… This year marks the launch of our first Folk Alliance Music Fair designed to welcome the public into our Folk Alliance world while adding something special for our conference attendees. The FAI Music Fair is a three-ring circus in the middle of The Sheraton Hotel that combines our highly successful Winter Music Camp with Public Concerts, Art Gallery, Public Trade Show, Film Fest, and so much more all under one roof. Over 75 music acts will be featured during three nights of shows launching on Thursday evening with our special guests, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn in concert. They will also lead a banjo master class that afternoon as part of the Music Camp. This year’s Music Camp includes workshops on guitar, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, bass, dobro, voice, songwriting and many more from some of the greatest players/instructors on the planet including Byron Berline, Alan Munde, Roland White, Ken Perlman, Gary Allegretto, David Amram, Andy McKee, James Hill, Sam Baker, and many many more. Each Music Camp day ends with our instrument summits. Bring your axe and join other players as we celebrate the banjo, guitar, fiddle, dobro, steel guitar, and others by bringing all the players together for the joy of making music. You don’t have to be a player to attend, only to participate. All playing levels are always welcome. Our new Art Gallery will display art for sale by musicians or about music and include a small stage for special events including Spoken Word, Rural Grit All-Stars, Open Mics, the Acoustic Guitar Project KC debut and special workshops. Featured artists include Tim Kerr, Daniel Johnston, Natalia Zukerman, Sam Baker, Bob Walkenhorst, Howard Rains, and many others. The new FAI Public Trade Show will feature over 50 exhibitors including new and vintage instruments, vintage vinyl, music support services, media, non-profits, and provides buying, selling and trading of instruments of all kinds. Join us in the Public Exhibit Hall on Friday afternoon for the launch party for the Folk Alliance sponsored Greater Kansas City Music Directory from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. The Trade Show will also serve as the collection point for our involvement with Fox 4’s Band of Angels program collecting instruments for kids and adults in need. Films will be represented throughout the Conference and Fair at The Sheraton in the evening and at the Screenland Theater only a few steps from the Westin events in the Crown Center. This year’s fest will include shorts from Cinema KC and full length features like The Winding Stream, ------ and many others. Most screenings will include intros and Q&A from the directors. If you need a capo, tuner, strings, pics, straps, or any other music store type item, stop by our Pop-Up Folk Store on the second floor of The Sheraton operated by our good friends at Music Caravan. The Folk Store is open from 11:00am – midnight each day and will also feature CD’s from the performing artists, FAI swag, and serve as the Information Center for all Music Fair/Music Camp activities. Sunday will be a very special day at The Music Fair as we welcome the local community for a series of free First Lessons and the finals of our first Acoustic Battle of the Bands followed by our special Music Fair Closing Party at Knuckleheads featuring Jon Dee & William Harries Graham plus some very special guests. We didn’t forget the kids – don’t miss our big Children’s Music Spectacular on Saturday morning with over a dozen FAI artists performing for a roomful of kids plus there is also a full Kid’s Music Camp each day produced by our friends at the Americana Music Academy in Lawrence. Many people have worked very hard to produce this first Music Fair and I want to thank them all plus all the great volunteers that help make our FAI events happen every year. Thank you all. So, if you are looking for me this week – check the new Folk Alliance Music Fair and Winter Music Camp at The Sheraton. I look forward to seeing you. It’s only a conversation away…… All FAI Music Fair and Winter Music Camp events are included in your FAI Conference registration. Single day/ night tickets are available to the general public. Have a great week in Kansas City. We are all glad you are here. See you at The Fair!

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2015 Folk Alliance Winter Music Camp & Music Fair Schedule At A Glance all events in the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel (unless noted)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1:00pm: Registration Opens *full registration (@ Westin) 1:00pm-7:00pm: Load In for Exhibit Hall, Art Gallery Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:00am: Camp Registration Opens 11:00am–5:00pm: Music Camp Sessions 11:00am-midnite: Art Gallery Open 11:00am-midnite: Pop-Up Folk Store Open 11:45am: Student Orientation 12:00pm–6:00pm: Public Exhibit Hall Open 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Master Class: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn/Banjo 3:30pm-5:00pm: Steel Guitar Summit, Jazz Summit 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Music Fair Opening Party 7:00pm-midnite: Concerts, Films, Jam Sessions

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Friday, February 20, 2015 10:00am: Camp Registration Opens 11:00am–5:00pm: Music Camp Sessions 11:00am–5:00pm: Americana Music Academy’s Kid’s Camp 11:00am–6:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open 11:00am-midnite: Art Gallery Open 11:00am-midnite: Pop-Up Folk Store Open 3:00pm-5:00pm: Tribute To Pete Seeger (Gallery) 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Master Class: James Hill/Ukulele 3:30pm-5:00pm: Jazz Jam, Dobro Summit, Old Time Fiddle Jam 4:30pm-6:00pm: Greater KC Music Directory Launch Party (Exhibit Hall) 6:00pm-7:00pm: Acoustic Guitar Project KC (Gallery) 7:00pm-midnite: Concerts, Films, Jam Sessions

Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00am: Camp Registration Opens 11:00am-12:30pm: Children’s Music Concert 11:00am–5:00pm: Music Camp Sessions 11:00am–5:00pm: Americana Music Academy’s Kid’s Camp 11:00am–6:00pm: Public Exhibit Hall Open 11:00am-midnite: Art Gallery Open 11:00am-midnite: Pop-Up Folk Store Open 12:00pm-1:00pm: Book Signing with Commander Chris Hadfield 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Master Class: David Amram/ Jazz meets Folk 3:30pm-5:00pm: Master Class: Andy McKee/ Fingerstyle Guitar 3:30pm-5:00pm: Uke Slam, Instrument Summits 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Camper Concert 7:00pm-midnite: Concerts, Films, Jam Sessions Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:00am – 11:00am: River City Radio (KKFI) Live from The Fair 10:00am – 4:00pm: Camp Open 11:00am – 4:00pm: Music Camp Sessions 11:00am – 4:00pm: Public Exhibit Hall Open 11:00am–5:00pm: Americana Music Academy’s Kid’s Camp 11:00am – 4:00pm: Art Gallery Open 11:00am - 4:00pm: Pop-Up Folk Store Open 11:00am – 1:00pm: Foolkiller Folk Radio (KKFI) Live from The Fair 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Acoustic Battle of the Bands Finals 7:00pm: Camp & Music Fair Closing Party (Knuckleheads)

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Louis Jay Meyers – FAI Special Projects Coordinator Mark Rubin – Winter Music Camp Director Mike Stewart – Production Manager Peter Lague/Americana Music Academy – Kid’s Camp Coordinator Bryant Miller – Public Exhibit Hall Coordinator Beth Hatch – Volunteer Coordinator Bob Walkenhorst – Songwriting Sessions Coordinator Kyle Taylor – Art Gallery Coordinator Joe Heyen & Jerry Rapp – Film Festival Coordinators Rick Groom – Webcasting Coordinator Kasey Rausch – GKCMD Coordinator/Contest Coordinator

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Mikal Shiparo - GKCMD Coordinator Galadriel Thompson – Music Fair Design Dana Thorin/Music Caravan – Pop-Up Folk Store Coordinator Jim Dirden – Music Fair/Music Camp Photographer Patterson Barrett – Camp/Fair Production Support Phil Hurley – Camp/Fair Support Production Cody Wyoming - Camp/Fair Support Production EZ T’z/Atomic Cotton – Camp/Fair Merchandise Samantha Yates – Music Fair Graphics Kelly Ludwig/KC Art Institute – Graphics Coordinator Kyle Holland/Omega Delta Psi, MTSU – Volunteer Support *And who ever we forgot. Thank you all.


FRIday, February 20 “Remembering Pete Seeger” Concert, Teach-in and Open Mic 3:00-5:00pm/Art Gallery Stage, Sheraton Hotel

Pete Seeger was many things to many people - a musician, an activist, a great story teller, a family man, an elder, a beacon of light, a friend and so much more. Come hear a few short stories about Pete from people who knew him each in their own way, and let’s sing LOTS of his songs. From 4:30 to 5:00 the mic will be open for audience members to share a 3 minute story or a 4 minute song. Spook Handy will moderate. Hosted by Spook Handy and featuring special guests Peggy Seeger, David Amram, Scott Berwick, and Catie Curtis and many others. Bring your song, bring your story and join the celebration.

GKCMD Launch Party & Concert 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Music Fair Trade Show, Sheraton Hotel / 7:00pm – midnight, Chouteau Room, Sheraton Hotel

Folk Alliance is pleased to be part of the creation and launch of the first Greater Kansas City Music Directory (GKCMD) representing the musicians and music

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Acoustic Guitar Project Kansas City 6:00pm-7:00pm/Art Gallery

AGP KC will present a collection of the Kansas City participants performing their original songs as well as speaking briefly on their inspiration and writing process. The Kansas City project is under the direction of Eddie Crane following an encounter with AGP founder Dave Adams. The Acoustic Guitar Project was created to help musicians reconnect to the original moment that inspired them to be singer-songwriters. Back to a time when it was just them and their guitar. Focused. Challenged. Creative. Most likely self-exiled to an isolated space. And definitely completely lost in the moment. By giving musicians a platform with simple restrictions, we hope that The Project will inspire them. Since beginning in April 2012, The Acoustic Guitar Project has evolved, and it continues to be redefined everyday, but the mission will always remain the same: • Inspire artists to take action. • Tell stories from a truthful, meaningful point of view. • Strive to give people something to be lieve in. Like any good song — in the process of

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Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck - she with the earthly sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots - it’s a different matter entirely. Banjo maestro Béla Fleck has taken his instrument where it’s never gone before, turning the four-string axe into a magic carpet capable of reaching just about any destination. He’s earned GRAMMY Awards for his forays into classical music and he’s traveled across Africa, bringing the banjo back to its roots while collaborating with some of the continent’s greatest musicians. He’s recorded duo with Chick Corea, and in a trio with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer. And of course he’s attained near rock star status with his bluegrass-meets-futuristic-funk Flecktones. For this duo, Fleck teams up with fellow explorer Abigail Washburn, who also happens to be his wife. They first collaborated widely in Washburn’s mind-bendingly bilingual Sparrow Quartet with cellist Ben Sollee and fiddler Casey Driessen. A clawhammer banjo specialist and winsome vocalist steeped in bluegrass and American old-time music, Washburn is also a passionate Sinophile who has created a beguiling repertoire weaving Mandarin lyrics and traditional Chinese melodies together with songs gleaned from the “old, weird America,” Greil Marcus’s enduring term for the age before electronic mass media’s cultural homogenization. Last time Béla Fleck performed on the Miner stage, he received a phone call

Following the launch party will be a very special Kansas City night in the Chouteau Room featuring music from Mt. Veritas Orchestra, Sara Morgan, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Chuck Mead and Grisly Hand.

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Kansas City’s Bob Walkenhorst & Jeff Porter open this show at 8:00pm

industry of the Kansas City region. Join us for a drink and a nosh at 4:30pm in the Music Fair Trade Show in The Sheraton Hotel. Come meet and greet the KC music community while we celebrate this historic event. The GKCMD is a partnership between Folk Alliance International and local musicians/industry professionals Kasey Rausch and Mikal Shapiro. The first edition of the directory is published by The Pitch and was supported in part by ArtsKC and Grassy Hill Entertainment.

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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn 9:00pm/Atlanta Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel

mid-show informing him that Abigail was in labor with his son. With that in mind, “expect the unexpected” is the best advice for attending this very special presentation.

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being written — there’s no way of knowing where this project will go. That’s for the music to decide. We can only sit back, listen and enjoy. Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker & Ray Wylie Hubbard 7:00pm/8:00pm/9:00pm/10:00pm, Atlanta Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel

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One stage, four of the best singer/songwriters in the business.

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Ellis Paul has released 19 albums and has been the recipient of 14 Boston Music Awards, considered by some to be a pinnacle of contemporary acoustic music success. He has published a book of original lyrics, poems, and drawings and released a DVD that includes a live performance, guitar instruction, and a road-trip documentary. In 2014 his children’s CD Hero in You was published as a book by Albert Whitman & Company. As a touring musician, Paul plays close to 200 dates each year and his extensive club and coffeehouse touring, together with radio airplay, has brought him a solid national following.

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Jimmy LaFave’s discography includes 11 critically acclaimed cd’s. The attraction of singer/songwriter Jimmy LaFave’s music lies in his voice and vision that strikes responsive chords at the heart of folk, blues and American roots rock & roll. He is a founder and partner in Austin based Music Road Records. Jimmy has devoted most of his life to music, beginning as a young boy in Texas then in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Though he has lived in Austin since 1986, Oklahoma remains a musical inspiration to him. Jimmy recently co-produced Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne released in April of 2014.

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Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of gray. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. It’s taken years to heal. Time to reconnect. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music. mercy, released in 2004, was the first in a trilogy of compelling albums with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery. It was followed by pretty world in 2007 and cotton in 2009. Each piece is imprinted with a theme: everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dreams, how beautiful are these days, and talk about forgiveness. Baker approaches life with a positive attitude – “Life is a gift. I went through a lot of bitterness- a lot of anger. But those things are toxic. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All I’ve got— no matter what I hold in my hands, drive around in, or put in the bank,- all I’ve got is this one breath, and if I’m lucky, I get another.” Ray Wylie Hubbard was leading figure of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard remains best known for authoring the perennial anthem “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother.” Born November 13, 1946, in Soper, Oklahoma, Hubbard and his family relocated to Dallas during the mid’50s; there he learned to play guitar, eventually forming a folk group with fellow aspiring musician Michael Martin Murphey. Befriended by the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

Over the past 35 years, Ray has released numerous studio albums and they would include guest musicians as famous as Ringo Starr. Hubbard recently released his newest album, The Grifter’s Hymnal, to critical acclaim earlier this year. The “Wylie Lama”, as he is sometimes called these days, is currently touring across the country, but can still be still be found hosting his Americana radio program “Roots & Branches” in New Braunsfels, Texas.

SATURday, February 21 CONCERT: Children’s Music Concert 11:00am-12:30pm, Atlanta Ballroom

This year we revive our annual Children’s Music Concert providing the opportunity for some of our performers to play for Kansas City area kids and a chance for our talent buyers to see them in action. This year’s featured performers include Dan Bern, Chad Elliott, Kim Rausch, a very special Wildflower songs presentation with Kristie Stremel, Mark Manning, Fred Wickham, David George, Ron Megee and Greg Wickham and many more special guests. Pre show kid’s activities include an Instrument Petting Zoo. Part of our Kid’s Music Camp presented by the Americana Music Academy and the public is welcome to bring the kids! Book Signing with Commander Chris Hadfield 12:00pm-1:00pm, Art Gallery

While serving as Commander of the International Space Station, Hadfield rose to unprecedented public profile for his embrace and use of social media while in orbit, including his zero-gravity music video, a version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” which received over 10 million


Acoustic Battle of the Bands Finals 2:00pm, Empire Room, Sheraton Hotel Join us for the finals of the first Folk Alliance Acoustic Battle of the Bands featuring the final three contestants that made it through the preliminary round at Knuckleheads. A trio of industry professionals will determine our first champion acoustic band in the Kansas City area. Big thanks to all the participating artists. The winning band will perform a set at the Music Fair closing party Sunday night at Knuckleheads plus they will receive cash, studio time, and other great prizes.

Your FAI Conference Badge is good for all Conference, Music Fair, and Music Camp Events

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All conference, camp and fair participants are welcome to join in the fun. There will be some free eats, a cash bar, really good music, and some great people.

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Our closing party will be hosted by Jon Dee and William Harries Graham and feature special guest appearances from Tim Easton, Matt the Electrician, Curtis McMurtry, William Harries Graham, Ali Holder, Tim Easton, Little Brave, Daniel Thomas Phipps, Brandy Zdan and many of our friends from Kansas City.

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James Hill 8:00pm, Empire Room, Sheraton Hotel “James Hill has made a career as an awardwinning ukulele player and songwriter, an uncompromising artist who “gives the uku-

A quick listen to the three solo records released by Austin, Texas based musician, Jeff Plankenhorn will give you an idea of the extremely varied styles the man Emily Robison (The Dixie Chicks) calls a ‘chameleon’ of performing. A deeper listen will uncover the overwhelmingly deep love all types of music Jeff has incorporated in his own unique style. Plankenhorn, or “Plank” as he is known, has found a way to blend the soulful vocals of the church, Motown, and funk singers that dominated his speakers as a youth with the bluegrass he studied while living in Nashville and the lyrically driven feel of the songwriters he has performed with since moving to Austin into an intoxicating sound that spans them all.

In addition to the conference closing parties, the Music Fair & Music Camp will host an evening of artists, instructors, and special guests that participated in this year’s Folk Alliance Music Fair & Music Camp. Thank you all.

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Jeff Plankenhorn 9:00pm, Van Horn Room, Sheraton Hotel

“The Players Take The Stage” Andy McKee 7:00pm, Chicago Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to millions upon millions of YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. He’s been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours which has traveled the world over.

Music Fair & Music Camp Closing Party 7:00pm, Knuckleheads (2715 Rochester Ave, KCMO)

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lele its dignity back without ever taking himself too seriously” (Songlines). Hill’s new album, The Old Silo, sees him charting a course into deeper, rockier waters with producer Joel Plaskett at the helm. The album has an edginess and swagger unlike anything Hill has ever recorded: the thundering baritone ukulele riff in She’s Still Got It wouldn’t be out of place on a Black Keys album and the grinding slide ukulele in Tie One On would make Jack White proud.”

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Music FAIR views. Hadfield is a passionate folk singer who has been playing guitar in space since his first mission on the MIR space station in 1995. In 2012 Hadfield achieved a “first” by recording in space, his brother Dave’s song “Jewel in the Night” aboard the ISS. Most recently Hadfield recorded an entire album of folk songs while in orbit with the assistance of Earth-based producer Paul Mills (Stan Rogers) using the ISS “house guitar”, a Larrivée Parlour. The album is as yet unreleased. Shortly after returning from his third and final space mission, Hadfield announced his retirement. Since then, he has published his best-selling memoir, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. This is a FREE event!

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28 - Piano Technicians Guild - www.ptg.org/ 29 - GHS Strings - www.ghsstrings.com/ 30 - Ask.A.Luthier - www.ask-a-luthier.com/ 31 - Acoustic Sounds - http://store.acousticsounds.com/ 32A - Kyser Musical Products - www.kysermusical.com/ 32B - Brother Sun - http://brothersun.com/ 33 - Brookside Guitars - www.backwoodsguitar.com/ 34 - Leo Posch - www.leoposch.com/ 35 - KC Music - https:/www.facebook.com/kcmusicstore 36 - Earth Wisdom Music & Clothing www.earthwisdommusicandclothing.com/ 37 - Swope Guitars - www.swopeguitars.com/ 38 - Bryan Hayes Music/Farmhouse Studio - www.bryanhayesmusic.com/ 39 - Records With Merritt - http://recordswithmerritt.com/ 40 - American Jazz Museum - http://americanjazzmuseum.org/ 41 - Springfield Music - www.springfield-music.com/ 42 - Taylor Guitars – www.taylorguitars.com/ 43 - Franzke String Instruments/The Folk Store/Fox 4/Band of Angels http://franzkemandolins.blogspot.com/ http://fox4kc.com/ community/band-of-angels/ 44A - Rob Nold Audio - http://robnold.com/ 44B - Americana Music Academy - /www.americanamusicacademy.com/ 45 - Mass Street Music - http://massstreetmusic.com/ 46 - Single Day Booths

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1 - Midwest Music Foundation - http://midwestmusicfound.org/ 2 - KC Ukesters - www.kcuke.com/ 3 - KC Blues Society - http://kcbluessociety.org/ 4 - Fretboard Toolbox - www.fretboard-toolbox.com/ 5 - Mills Record Company - http://millsrecordcompany.com/ 6 - Greater KC Music Directory - www.folkalliance.org/gkcmd/ 7 - The Bridge - http://bridge909.org/ 8 - Music Makers Relief Fund - www.musicmaker.org/ 9 - The Pitch - www.pitch.com/ 10 - Breezy Ridge - www.jpstrings.com/ 11 - Cooperstand - www.cooperstand.com/ 12 - Shubb Capo - www.shubb.com/ 13 - KKFI - www.kkfi.org/ 14 - Elite Acoustics - http://eliteacoustics.com/ 15 - Parisi Coffee - https://parisicoffee.com/ 16 - WAMU Bluegrass Country - http://bluegrasscountry.org/ 17 - Cinema KC - http://cinemakc.com/ 18 - Side Kick Drums - kdrums.com 19 - Costco - www.costco.com/ 20 - Twig & Branch Design - www.etsy.com/shop/twigandbranchdesign 21 - Field Force Media - www.fieldforceusa.com/ 22 - KPR (Kansas Public Radio) - http://kansaspublicradio.org/ 23 - Heritage Music Repairs - www.heritagemusicrepair.com/ 24 - Bentley Guitars - www.bentleyguitars.com/ 25 - Musiquip/Tanglewood - www.musiquip.com/ 26 - Cricket Art Strings - www.cricketartstrings.com/ 27 - KC Strings - www.kcstrings.com/

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Sheraton Hotel

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Fremont

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12:30pm

Gary Allegretto Learn to Play Folk & Blues Harmonica Instantly

Linda Tilton Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele

Alan Munde Getting Started on Bluegrass Banjo

Ryan Spearman Clawhammer Banjo :Partial Chord Shapes

Chad Graves Beginning Dobro

Alan Jabbour Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns I

2:00pm

Gary Allegretto Intermediate & Advanced Harmonica: Got Love if You Want It

Kevin Carroll – Hardly Lift a Finger: I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate

Alan Munde The Phonetics of Bluegrass Banjo

Ken Perlman - Melodic Clawhammer Banjo : A Thorough Exploration of Drop and Double Thumbing

Byron Berline Bluegrass Basics

Alan Jabbour Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns II

3:30pm

Freebo - Electric Bass Strategies in Folk Music

James Hill - Chord Twins: Twice the Fun!

Eddie Edwards & David Agee - Irish Tunes for All Instruments

Ken Perlman - A Systematic Approach to Playing Syncopation, Clawhammer Style

Byron Berline Double Stops

Alan Jabbour Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns III

Linda Tilton Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele

Alan Munde Getting Started on Bluegrass Banjo

Ryan Spearman Music Theory for Clawhammer Banjo I

Chad Graves Beginning Bluegrass Dobro

Alan Jabbour Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns I

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Gary Allegretto 11:00am Learn to Play Folk and Blues Harmonica Instantly

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12:30pm

Gary Allegretto Intermediate/Advanced Harmonica: Got Love if You Want It

Kevin Carroll Uke Ellington: C Jam Blues

Alan Munde – Creating Solos to Songs

Ken Perlman - Left-hand Applications Of Drop and Double-Thumbing

Byron Berline Bluegrass Basics

Alan Jabbour Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns II

2:00pm

Freebo Electric Bass Strategies in Folk Music

Pops Bayless Two Finger Pickin’

Alan Munde The Melodic Style

Ken Perlman Playing Up the Neck: Concepts & Techniques

Byron Berline Double Stops

Betse Ellis Ozark Heroes

3:30pm

Ray Bonneville Harmonica in the Rack

Dom Flemmons Old-Time Rhythm: Bones

Mark Rubin Slap Bass

Denis Keldie Squeeze Play : Folk Accordion

Cookie Segelstein The Klezmer Fiddle

Diane Bouska Bluegrass Rythmn Basics

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11:00am

Gary Allegretto Learn to Play Folk and Blues Harmonica Instantly

Linda Tilton Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele

Joe Jencks – Kyser Short-Cut Capo Workshop

Ryan Spearman Music Theory for the Clawhammer Banjo II

Cookie Segelstein Fiddle for the Violiinsist

Alan Jabbour Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns I

12:30pm

Gary Allegretto Intermediate & Advanced Harmonica:

Kevin Carroll – Blues Ukulele Basics

Alan Munde – Roll Logic or “What Do I Do After I Learn the Rolls?”

Ken Perlman Efficient Approach to Hammer-ons, Pull-Offs & Alternate-String Pull-Offs

Byron Berline Mandolin for Fiddlers

Alan Jabbour Playing Waltzes Oldtime Style

2:00pm

Jimmy Mead KC Blues Harmonica

Pops Bayless Performance Tips for the Aspiring Uke Performer

Alan Munde Playing in Other Keys Than G Without a Capo

Alan Jabbour & Ken Perlman - The Art of Banjo and Fiddle Duets

Byron Berline Bluegrass Improvization

Betse Ellis Music theory for Fiddlers and Friends

3:30pm

Russ Wever Introduction to Pedal Steel

Chad Graves Advancing Bluegrass Dobro

Alan Munde – Analysis of Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos

Clarke Buehling Introduction to Classical & Minstrel Banjo

Matt Sircely Improvization for Mandolin (and Others!)

Linda Tilton Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele

Diane Bouska Bluegrass Rythmn Guitar

Ryan Spearman Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo

Chad Graves - Beginning Bluegrass Dobro

Betse Ellis Spiritual Fiddle Songs

Alan Jabbour Ragtime Tunes in Oldtime Style

Byron Berline Bluegrass Basics

Alan Jabbour The Art of Henry Reed

Byron Berline The Bluegrass Style

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Gary Allegretto 11:00am Learn to Play Folk and Blues Harmonica Instantly

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12:30pm

Matt Sircely Beginning Improvisation for All Instruments

Kevin Carroll Inside the Strumming Matrix

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Mark Rubin String Bass Amplification and Set up

Kevin Carroll Pentatonic Playground For Ululele

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Alan Munde – Ken Perlman Getting started on Bluegrass Getting that Old-time Feel: Banjo “Dotted” & “Swing-Style” Notes Alan Munde Roll Logic or “What Do I Do After I Learn the Rolls?”

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Dianne Bouska - Introduction to Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

Brenda Freed Effortless Singing

Danny Fowler Swing Guitar: The Basics

Brad Davis Flatpick Guitar Basics

David Hakan Writing Your Masterpiece plus Partial Capo Workshop

Roland White The Heart of Bluegrass Mandolin: Repertoire and Technique

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore - Making the Song Your Own

Ryan Spearman Fingerpicking Folk Guitar 101

Redd Volkaert Reddology

Roland White - Ditch the Bluegrass Grip: Kinder Chords That Play Nicely Together

David Amram Jazz Summit

Matt Smith Musicianship 101: Reading and Writing Charts for Songwriters

Steel Guitar Summit

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Banjo Master Class

Linda G. Thomas Hammered Dulcimer Workshop

Brenda Freed Effortless Singing

Danny Fowler Western Swing Guitar Basics

Jeff Plankenhorn Intro Flatpicking

Bob Walkenhorst Songwriter Interview Freebo

Brad Davis Left and Right Hand Workouts

Bob Walkenhorst Songwriter Interview Howard Iceberg

Redd Volkaert & Bill Kirchen The Honkytonk Guitar

Brad Davis Creating solid, interesting & simple solos

Bob Walkenhorst Songwriter Interview Sam Baker

Banjo Summit

Dobro Summit

Steve Masons’ Old Time Fiddle Jam

Matt Smith Open Tunings for Guitar

Brad Davis Left and Right Hand Workouts

Bob WalkenhorstSongwriter Interview Ray Wylie Hubbard

Matt Smith Mastering The Neck

Beau Bledsoe Latin Guitar Techniques

Bob WalkenhorstSongwriter Interview Kasey Raush & Melinda Mullins

Roland White -Playing With Soul Touch, Timing, & Nuance

Kristin Andreassen Flatfooting in Old Time Music

Roland White - Saying James Hill - Lyricism and Something: Creating Line: How to Make the Meaningful Solos Ukulele Sing

Jeff Plankenhorn Intro To Mandolin

Freebo Electric Bass Strategies in Folk Music

Roland White Mollie O’Brien & Rich The Heart Of Bluegrass Moore - Accompanying Mandolin: Repertoire The Singer and Technique

Brenda Freed Effortless Singing

Diane Bouska - Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

Bill Kirchen Baritone Guitar Workshop

Bob Walkenhorst Songwriter Interview Chuck Mead, Jeff Black, Dana Cooper

Roland White The Monroe Style & Story Time

Andy McKee Finger Style Guitar Master Class

Cheryl Prashter The Art of Percussion Accompaniment- A Drum Workshop

David Amram Jazz Meets Folk

Ukulele Slam hosted by KC Ukesters

Jeff Plankenhorn Intro To Mandolin

Danny Fowler - Introduction to Swing Guitar

Roland White Playing With Soul: Touch, Timing, & Nuance

Jeff Plankenhorn Beginning Flatpicking Guitar

12:00pm Film: KC Blues & Jazz

Exhibit Hall 11:00am - 6:00pm

Roland White - Team Player: Backup Chords, Phrases, Double Stops, Licks & Tags

Roland White - The Heart Of Bluegrass Ryan Spearman - FingerMandolin: Repertoire picking Folk Guitar and Technique

Screenland Crown Center

10:00pm Film: Hard Soil

Exhibit Hall 11:00am - 6:00pm ---------Rembering Pete Seeger 3:00pm Art Gallery -----------GKCMD Launch Party 4:30pm - 6:00pm Exhibit Hall --------------Acoustic Guitar Project 6:00pm Art Gallery

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Children’s Music Showcase ATLANTA BALLROOM

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12:00pm Film: The Grahams Rattle The Hocks

10:00pm Film: The Winding Stream

12:00pm Film: The Winding Stram

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Matt Smith – MasterJeff Plankenhorn Mollie O’Brien & Rich ing the Neck: Melodic Mandolin Made Easy Moore - Making the Song Soloing: Demystifying the For Beginners Your Own Modes

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Exhibit Hall 11:00am - 6:00pm --------Book Signing w/ Commander Chris Hadfield 12:00pm Art Gallery

10:00pm Film: The Folk Singer

Jam Session Kid’s Camp

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Empire A

KKFI LIVE 9:00am-1:00pm Art Gallery ---------Exhibit Hall 11:00am - 4:00pm

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Winter Music Camp: Music Educators Track These music camp sessions are marked in the schedule with *ME or HIGHLITED and are designed to be of special interest to Music Educators. In conjunction with KC Strings, the Winter Music Camp will continue to bring all traditional and contemporary styles of music together to enhance the playing experience for young and old alike.

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Camp Registration Opens (2nd Floor)

11:00am-6:00pm

Public Exhibit Hall Open (Lobby Level)

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Art Gallery Open (2nd Floor)

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11:00am-12:00am

Pop-Up Folk Store Open (2nd Floor)

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Camper Orientation (Art Gallery) All students are strongly encouraged to attend so to be properly prepared for the week of instruction. Come say howdy!

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*ME - FILM: KC Blues & Jazz (Screenland Theater, Crown Center) A tribute to Kansas City’s unique jazz and blues history with this documentary entitled Kansas City Jazz & Blues; Past, Present & Future. The film is produced and directed by the award winning documentary filmmaker Sue Vicory. The great Jay Hootie McShann, Big Joe Turner, Charlie Yardbird Park and Mary Lou Williams are profiled as the historic legacy. Karrin Allyson, Bobby Watson and Mark Pender are all interviewed for their contemporary contributions to Kansas City jazz. The historic Mutual Musicians Foundation, Gem theater and Blue room at 18th and Vine are venues where history is made. International Blues Competition winners Trampled Under Foot share the screen with the next generation of Kansas City jazz and blues greats! (see Film page for more info)

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taught. While this class focuses on ukuleles that are in standard GCEA tuning, baritone ukuleles are also welcome. Alan Munde – Getting Started on the Bluegrass Banjo (Benton A) Holding the banjo, use of picks, hand position, beginning picking patterns, G - C - D chords, beginning rolls, Good Night Ladies, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cumberland Gap, Cripple Creek versions 1 and 2, Levelland Mountain Breakdown. Ryan Spearman – Claw-hammer Banjo: Using and Understanding Partial Chord Shapes (Benton B) Experienced Beginner/Intermediate Learn how to create and use partial chord shapes to optimize your melody and rhythm playing. Tablature and handouts will be supplied. All students will be given access to a class webpage for further study and review.     Chad Graves – Begining Dobro (Van Horn A) All levels A crash course in getting started with lap style dobro. We will discuss basic right and left hand techniques and explore some patterns and movements to have you playing in almost no time at all! There will be at least one extra dobro to pass around, so don’t feel you need one to attend! *ME - Alan Jabbour - Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns I (Van Horn B) The bow is the fiddle’s voice, and bowing patterns are a key to fiddle style. We’ll learn a couple of great Appalachian tunes that feature the long-bow style (lots of liquid slurs) and interesting bowing patterns. I teach tunes by ear. We’ll learn slowly, phrase by phrase, assembling the tune like erecting a building. Then we’ll speed up a bit, just to feel how the tune feels at a faster pace. Key of G.

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Gary Allegretto – Play Folk and Blues Harmonica Instantly (Northrup) This is Gary’s class that the Blues Foundation recognizes with it’s “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” in education. Learn to play basic Blues harmonica rapidly and accurately. You’ll be provided everything you need and the techniques you’ll use to carry your new talent into the future. Students will need a harmonica in the key of C.

Diane Bouska - Introduction to Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar playing. (Van Horn C) All Levels including left and right hand technique, producing good sound, bluegrass chords & progressions, simple runs, and singing while strumming rhythm. If you only wish to learn a couple of chords and strum along, that‚s fine, or you can go further, with singing and playing runs, according to your skill level and desire. This will be a hands-on, music-making class--as much as fingertips and desire permit!

Linda Tilton – Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele (Fremont) This course is for those brand new to ukulele. Course will cover tuning, basic chords and a beginning strum. Commonly known songs will be

Brenda Freed – Effortless Singing (Couteau A) This workshop is for anyone wanting to improve their singing and the delivery of their songs.  Experience Brenda’s effortless singing techniques and how they are used to increase vocal range

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and stamina, improve pitch and tone, safely project the voice and avoid getting hoarse. Participants will experiment with the belly breath and the lip pucker lift, and learn how to use them to connect pitches, access the higher register and change tone.  Bring a vocal problem and get some fun effective coaching. Handouts provided.  Danny Fowler – Swing Guitar: The Basics (Empire A) All levels Learn how to get started in swing guitar the easy way. We’ll go over basic chord shapes that you can use with thousands of tunes that are easy to learn and master. Brad Davis – Flatpick Guitar Basics (Empire C) All levels Brad Davis will walk you through his own personal right hand control, accuracy and tone work out - this will develop control, accuracy, and speed using Brad’s Rhythm Pick Pattern method (RPP).  This workout is great for acoustic or electric players. David Hakan – Writing Your Masterpiece + Partial Capo Workshop (Chicago A) All levels Join KC’s Crosscurrents David Hakan for our first songwriter workshop of the year designed to help you through the creative process. David will also spend time teaching the Partial Capo style of guitar playing.

2:00pm

Gary Allegretto – Got Love if You Want It : Intermediate/Advancing Harmonica (Northrup) In this class we’ll address techniques and concepts to develop, build and elaborate on the intermediate - advanced harmonica player’s skills. Areas of focus will including embouchures, tone, styles, rhythms, chugging, dynamics, transitions, soloing, chorus forms, song crafting, and performance strengthening tips. It will cover 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions investigating examples of each. We will also explore equipment, and strategies of playing solo, duo and in a band. Students will need harmonicas in the keys of A, Bb, C, D, F, and G. Kevin Carroll – Hardly Lift a Finger: “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” (Fremont) Beginner to Intermediate “Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate.” This classic Tin Pan Alley tune is what I call a “ukulele fingering miracle.”  It uses similar shapes that move and progress easily by adding or subtracting a finger and yields a sound of great musical movement.  It also gets us out of the common key of C for beginners and into the key of G.


Roland White – The Heart of Bluegrass Mandolin: Repertoire and Technique (Van Horn C) Intermediate Learn bluegrass tunes and songs using a relaxed technique and improve your knowledge of:  chord shapes and how they work together, creating solos, using double stops, bluegrass ensemble playing, tremolo, Monroe style, and more, depending on the students’ preferences and needs. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore - Making the Song Your Own (Couteau A) All levels It’s ok to cover someone else’s songs Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins and Tom Rush did it. We’ll share some ideas on how to choose and arrange a cover song to make it yours. Ryan Spearman – Fingerpicking Folk Guitar 101 (Empire A) Beginner/Intermediate Three Essential Fingerstyle Techniques Explained & Demonstrated: Participants will learn the basics of three popular and powerful fingerpicking techniques applicable to the playing of folk, blues, and “singer/songwriter” genres. Techniques covered: Alternate Thumb (or Travis Style,) Mono Tonic Bass, and Carter Style. Each technique will be demonstrated and taught and participants will be given access to a class website for further study, review, tabs, videos, and more. Prerequisite: participants should be able to play common open chords like A, C, D, E & G.  Redd Volkaert - Reddology (Empire C) Intermediate The Master of the Telecaster shows you strategies to look at the guitar fingerboard in a new way, opening up new and dynamic soloing opportunities.

Bryon Berline – Bluegrass Fiddle (Van Horn A) Intermediate Double stops, a study of this a classic Bluegrass sound *ME - Alan Jabbour - Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns III (Van Horn B) This class will continue the approach of Appalachian Tunes I and II, but will feature different tunes, different bowing patterns, and a different key. Students may take this class without taking the preceding classes, or they may take them all. Key of D. Roland White – Bluegrass Mandolin: Ditch the “Bluegrass Grip” (Van Horn C) Intermediate Discover “kinder” chords that play nicely together.

7:00pm-12:00am

Concerts, Films, Hosted Jam Sessions, Art Gallery

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Music Fair/Music Camp Opening Reception (Art Gallery)

FRIday, February 20

10:00am

Camp Registration Opens (2nd Floor)

11:00am-6:00pm

Public Exhibit Hall Open (Lobby Level)

11:00am-12:00am

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Eddie Edwards & David Agee - Irish Tunes for All Instruments (Benton A) Open to musicians at or above the advanced beginner level, in this class we will teach a jig and a reel, demonstrate some basic Irish-style ornamentation, and also set out the basic chording for the tunes. All tunes will be taught by ear, phrase by phrase, so a recording device will be especially handy.   Ken Perlman - Melodic Clawhammer Style (Benton B) Advanced A Systematic Approach to Playing Syncopation, Clawhammer Style

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Art Gallery Open (2nd Floor)

11:00am-12:00am

Pop-Up Folk Store Open (2nd Floor)

11:00am

Gary Allegretto – Play Folk and Blues Harmonica Instantly (Northrup) Beginners This is Gary’s class that the Blues Foundation recognizes with it’s “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” in education. Learn to play basic Blues harmonica rapidly and accurately. You’ll be provided everything you need and the techniques you’ll use to carry your new talent into the future. Students will need a harmonica in the key of C. Linda Tilton – Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele (Fremont) Beginners This course is for those brand new to ukulele. Course will cover tuning, basic chords and a beginning strum. Commonly known songs will be taught. While this class focuses on ukuleles that are in standard GCEA tuning, baritone ukuleles are also welcome.

David Amram – Jazz Summit (Couteau A) Join the legendary Mr. Amram and very special guests from the Kansas City Jazz Community in coordination with the American Jazz Museum.

Alan Munde – Getting Started on the Bluegrass Banjo (Benton A) Holding the banjo, use of picks, hand position, beginning picking patterns, G - C - D chords, beginning rolls, Good Night Ladies, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cumberland Gap, Cripple Creek versions 1 and 2, Levelland Mountain Breakdown.

*ME - Matt Smith - Musicianship 101: Reading and Writing Charts for Songwriters (Empire A) All levels and Instruments Writing a good chart is essential to any songwriter wanting to communicate with other musicians. Whether on stage or in the studio, this one hour seminar on writing out a clear legible chart is a must for anyone who doesn’t posses this extremely valuable skill!

Ryan Spearman – Music Theory for Clawhammer Banjo I (Benton B) Experienced Beginner/Intermediate You don’t need to have any understanding of music theory to play the banjo, but knowing a bit about it can add significant enrichment to your playing and learning experience. In part one you’ll learn the musical alphabet, the chord alphabet, and the essence of scale construction. Charts

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*ME - Alan Jabbour - Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns II (Van Horn B) Intermediate This class will continue the approach of Appalachian Tunes I, but it will feature different tunes, different bowing patterns, and a different key, which dictates different fingering patterns (such as fourth-finger unisons). Students may take both classes, or they may take this class without taking the preceding class. Key of A.

James Hill - Chord Twins: Twice the Fun! (Fremont) Beginner You want to go beyond the standard three chords but you’re not sure how.  You love Jazz, Blues and Latin styles but you don’t think you’re up to the challenge.  Well, this is the workshop for you!  Let James Hill show you an often-overlooked “ukulele loophole” that lets you quickly and easily sound like a pro! Discovering chord twins will change the way you play.

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Banjo Master Class (Chicago A)

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Byron Berline –Bluegrass Fiddle Basics (Van Horn A) Beginner to Intermediate

Freebo - Electric Bass Strategies in Folk Music (Northrup) All levels World renown songwriter and bassist Freebo guides you through what notes to play when and why, thinking about bass as an accompanying instrument. Both Electric and Upright players encouraged.

Music FAIR Steel Summit hosted by Nate Hofer (Empire C) All pedal & non pedal steel players welcome to participate.

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Ken Perlman – Melodic Claw-hammer Banjo (Benton B) Intermediate A thorough exploration of drop and double thumbing.

3:30pm

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Alan Munde – The Phonetics of Bluegrass Banjo (Benton A) Beginner to Intermediate The rolls and how they are used, along with the maneuvers and gestures (licks) that make the basic language of bluegrass banjo.

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and fretboard diagrams provided. All students will be given access to a class webpage for further study and review.  

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Chad Graves – Beginning Dobro (Van Horn A) All levels A crash course in getting started with lap style dobro. We will discuss basic right and left hand techniques and explore some patterns and movements to have you playing in almost no time at all! There will be at least one extra dobro to pass around, so don’t feel you need one to attend!

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*ME - Alan Jabbour - Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns I (Van Horn B) Intermediate The bow is the fiddle’s voice, and bowing patterns are a key to fiddle style. We’ll learn a couple of great Appalachian tunes that feature the long-bow style (lots of liquid slurs) and interesting bowing patterns. I teach tunes by ear. We’ll learn slowly, phrase by phrase, assembling the tune like erecting a building. Then we’ll speed up a bit, just to feel how the tune feels at a faster pace. Key of G.

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Linda G. Thomas - Hammered Dulcimer Workshop (Van Horn C) All levels This workshop is designed to showcase the Hammered Dulcimer not only as a solo instrument but also to emphasize the instrument’s role in an ensemble setting. The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the varied capabilities of this beautiful instrument; topics will include: playing melody, embellishments and back-up/accompaniment techniques. Participants may wish to bring instruments for participation; however, because of a time limitation, the workshop will be primarily presented as a demonstration/discussion. Handouts will be included

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Brenda Freed – Effortless Singing (Couteau A) All levels This workshop is for anyone wanting to improve their singing and the delivery of their songs.  Experience Brenda’s effortless singing techniques and how they are used to increase vocal range and stamina, improve pitch and tone, safely project the voice and avoid getting hoarse. Participants will experiment with the belly breath and the lip pucker lift, and learn how to use them to connect pitches, access the higher register and change tone.  Bring a vocal problem and get some fun effective coaching. Handouts provided.  Danny Fowler - Western Swing Guitar Basics (Empire A) Beginners Learn an easy 12 Bar Blues pattern that will get you started playing this fun vintage style of guitar played by the giants of swing!

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Jeff Plankenhorn - Intro Flatpicking Guitar (Empire C) Beginners ‘Plank’ takes you through the simplest alternate picking to provide a foundation for building on for any fiddle tune or song. Also some common chord formations and beginning to use a capo. Plus a little ear training.

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Bob Walkenhorst - Songwriter Interview w/ Freebo (Chicago A) An in depth interview and song share with the legendary Freebo. Known initially as the master of bass and tuba (Bonnie Raitt, Martin Mull, etc), Freebo has established himself as a gifted songwriter and collaborator in the folk world. Join for war stories, new songs and a rare opportunity to look behind the curtain.

*ME - Alan Jabbour - Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns II (Van Horn B) Intermediate This class will continue the approach of Appalachian Tunes I, but it will feature different tunes, different bowing patterns, and a different key, which dictates different fingering patterns (such as fourth-finger unisons). Students may take both classes, or they may take this class without taking the preceding class. Key of A.

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Jeff Plankenhorn - Mandolin Made Easy For Beginners (Van Horn C) All levels ‘Plank’ takes you through all you need to start playing mandolin with songs you know and love. Melody, chords, basic pick and hand techniques. Plus a little ear training.

FILM: The Grahams: Rattle the Hocks (Screenland Theater, Crown Center) Picture American music as a body sprawled upside down across the continent, with its heart in New Orleans, its lungs in the Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, and its head under water out in the Gulf. The railroads are the arteries always pumping out from the heart to the lungs and beyond, breathing new life into the music. + special performance from The Grahams (see Film page for more info)

12:30pm

Gary Allegretto – Got Love if You Want It : Intermediate/Advancing Harmonica (Northrup) In this class we’ll address techniques and concepts to develop, build and elaborate on the intermediate - advanced harmonica player’s skills. Areas of focus will including embouchures, tone, styles, rhythms, chugging, dynamics, transitions, soloing, chorus forms, song crafting, and performance strengthening tips. It will cover 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions investigating examples of each. We will also explore equipment, and strategies of playing solo, duo and in a band. Students will need harmonicas in the keys of A, Bb, C, D, F, and G. *ME - Kevin Carroll – “C Jam Blues” for Uke (Fremont) All levels This classic Duke Ellington tune contains so many ukulele friendly features: it is in the key of C; there are only 2 notes in the melody; it can be played with simple or advanced chords;  it presents an easy introduction to syncopation;  and this tune can be played using straight, shuffle and swing rhythms.  We will touch on all these aspects and put them together in a “ukestrated” package by the end of the class. Alan Munde – Creating Solos to Songs (Benton A) Intermediate Learn to combine the rolls and melodies in a stylized fashion that produces interesting Bluegrass banjo solos. Ken Perlman – Melodic Clawhammer Banjo (Benton B) Intermediate Left-hand applications of drop and double-thumbing for old time banjo. Byron Berline –Bluegrass Fiddle Basics (Van Horn A) Beginner to Intermediate

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore - Making the Song Your Own (Couteau A) All levels It’s ok to cover someone else’s songs Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins and Tom Rush did it.  We’ll share some ideas on how to choose and arrange a cover song to make it yours. Matt Smith – Mastering the neck! Melodic soloing: Demystifying the Modes (Empire A) All levels Learn the seven fingering patterns of the modes of the major scale and a simple way of using them as a roadmap to improvising on your fretboard. Unlock the secrets of melodic improvisation over just about any style. Brad Davis - Left and Right Hand Workouts (Empire C) All levels Brad Davis will walk you through his own personal right hand control, accuracy and tone work out - this will develop control, accuracy, and speed using Brad’s Rhythm Pick Pattern method (RPP).  This workout is great for acoustic or electric players. Bob Walkenhorst - Songwriter Interview with Howard Iceberg (Chicago A) Join two of Kansas City’s most prolific songwriters in an overview of the music and career of the wonderful and talented Howard Iceberg. Howard’s writing features very strong songwriting with humor and insight and he was named best K.C. songwriter in both the Star and the Pitch.

2:00pm

Freebo - Electric Bass Strategies in Folk Music (Northrup) All Levels World renown songwriter and bassist Freebo guides you through what notes to play when and why, thinking about bass as an accompanying instrument. Both Electric and Upright players encouraged. Pops Bayless – Two Finger Pickin’ (Fremont) All Levels Learn a simple, versitile finger technique and expand your repertoire. *ME - Alan Munde – Melodic Style in Bluegrass Banjo (Benton A) Advanced Playing fiddle tunes on the 5 string


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Kristin Andreassen - Flatfooting in Old Time Music (Couteau A) All levels Flatfooting is the improvisational rhythmic dance that goes with Appalachian old time music. Kristin Andreassen danced with Uncle Earl and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, and she’ll be thrilled to give you a one-hour crash course to get you shuffling and tapping in time to the music.  Redd Volkaert & Bill Kirchen - The Honkytonk Guitar (Empire A)  Arguably the two finest living masters of the Telecaster will show you some useful rhythm styles, some hot licks, and how to fill in between the vocals. You’ll get the tools to really learn the neck, and I will try to help each one of you fill in whatever gaps in your understanding or technique that might be holding you back. We will be shooting for that “Eureka!” moment, when you find the missing link and it all falls into place. Small amps provided but open to all guitarists. Brad Davis – Creating Solid, Interesting and Simple Solos (Empire C) All levels Brad Davis will open your eyes to new ways of walking into and out of solos, using alternating and right hand rest stroke techniques to be able to expand your ability to create new and interesting simple solos and solo phrases. Bob Walkenhorst - Songwriter Interview Sam Baker (Chicago A) Join Bob as he discusses life and music with the amazing Sam Baker. Life has dealt Sam a very different perspective of the world than your average songwriter. This is a very rare opportunity

3:30pm

Ray Bonneville - Harmonica in the Rack (Northrup) All levels Let’s have a conversation about playing rack harmonica with style and precision...simple, true and with tone...dress the song like it wants to be. Dom Flemons - Old-Time Rhythm: The Bones (Fremont) All levels Sub-dividing and the Application of Tasteful Percussion in old-time music. The Rhythm Bones are one of the most versatile percussion instruments in old-time music.  The purpose of this class will be to teach the participants how to play the rhythm bones and how to play tastefully alongside fellow musicians. In the course of the class there will be talk of sub-dividing, which is a basic rudiment of percussion where one can take a “beat” or a “groove” and turn it into a polyphonic masterpiece. The purpose of this class will be to teach skills to musicians that already have a grasp on their instruments.  Anyone wanting to shake up their normal rhythmic conventions and create a new texture that can also apply to the way they play other instruments as well. *ME - Mark Rubin - Slap Bass “The Ungentle Art” for String Bass (Benton A) Intermediate/Advanced “Boom ticka boom ticka boom…” that percussive sound so distinctive to hillbilly, Bluegrass and vintage jazz is a mystery to many bassists. But it’s not as hard as it looks and Mark has guided literally a generation on bassists to the slap world with his easy to parse system. Denis Keldie – Squeeze Play : Folk Accordion (Benton B) All levels Mr. Keldie will discuss the many different accordion styles from around the World, and how they can be morphed into unique hybrid styles, and how the humble accordion can be used in unusual non-traditional ways in recording situations, like for instance the prominent accordion part in the Beach Boys’ iconic “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, which hardly

*ME - Roland White – “Saying Something” Creating meaningful solos (van Horn C) Learn bluegrass tunes and songs using a relaxed technique and improve your knowledge of:  chord shapes and how they work together, creating solos, using double stops, bluegrass ensemble playing, tremolo, Monroe style, and more, depending on the students’ preferences and needs. James Hill - Lyricism and Line: How to Make the Ukulele Sing (Couteau A) Intermediate Explore the lyrical side of the ukulele.  In this workshop students learn to play chordmelody arrangements of beautiful melodies such as Spring Song (Mendelsohnn), Slumber Song (Schubert) and Streets of Laredo (Trad.).  Discover subtleties of left-hand fingering and right-hand fingerpicking and how these can make (or break) the lyrical qualities of the music.  A workshop full of musical delights and ukulele insights! Banjo Summit (Empire A) A round robin session with our banjo instructors, contrasting and complementing each others styles: Alan Munde, Ken Perlman, Ryan Spearman and Clarke Buheling Dobro Summit (Empire C) A resonating picking session and presentation with Chad “Gravyboat” Graves, Jeff “Plank” Plankenhorn, and special guests TBA. *ME - Old Time Fiddle Jam (Chicago A) Steve Mason leads a session with our old time fiddle staff, Betse Ellis, Alan Jabbour, Byron Berline and special guests

4:30pm-6:00pm

Greater Kansas City Music Directory Launch Party (Fair Exhibit Hall) Join us for a snack and a drink as we celebrate

WELCOME EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE

Roland White – Playing with Soul (Van Horn C) Intermediate/Advanced Touch, timing, & nuance for the Bluegrass mandolin. Learn bluegrass tunes and songs using a relaxed technique and improve your knowledge of:  chord shapes and how they work together, creating solos, using double stops, bluegrass ensemble playing, tremolo, Monroe style, and more, depending on the students’ preferences and needs.

Dianne Bouska - Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar playing. (Van Horn B) All Levels including left and right hand technique, producing good sound, bluegrass chords & progressions, simple runs, and singing while strumming rhythm. If you only wish to learn a couple of chords and strum along, that’s fine, or you can go further, with singing and playing runs, according to your skill level and desire. This will be a hands-on, music-making class--as much as fingertips and desire permit!

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*ME - Betse Ellis - Ozark Heroes (Van Horn B) All levels Betse will teach tunes in standard tuning learned from her mentor, Violet Hensley, and other favorite Ozark fiddlers. Any skill level welcome! Intermediate to advanced players will readily learn several tunes and beginners will get a lot out of this class for development. Bring an audio or video recording device - tunes are taught by ear. 

“Remembering Pete” Concert, Teach-in and Open Mic (Art Gallery) Pete Seeger was many things to many people - a musician, an activist, a great story teller, a family man, an elder, a beacon of light, a friend and so much more. Come hear a few short stories about Pete from people who knew him each in their own way, and let’s sing LOTS of his songs. From 4:30 to 5:00 the mic will be open for audience members to share a 3 minute story or a 4 minute song. Hosted by Spook Handy and featuring special guests Peggy Seeger, David Amram, Scott Berwick, Ellis Paul and Catie Curtis and many others. Bring your song, bring your story and join the celebration.

*ME - Cookie Segelstein – Introduction to Klezmer Fiddle (Van Horn A) Intermediate/Advanced Cookie has been performing and teach traditional Yiddish violin playing literally around the world with here group Veretski Pass and is at the forefront the burgeoning Klezmer Musical revival. A KC native let her introduce you to the violin traditions of Yiddish speaking Jewish Diaspora. You don’t have to be Jewish, (but it couldn’t hurt.)

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Bryon Berline – Bluegrass Fiddle (Van Horn A) Intermediate Double stops, a study of this a classic Bluegrass sound

3:00pm

anyone suspects is an accordion!

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Ken Perlman – Melodic Clawhammer Banjo Intermediate Playing Up the Neck: Concepts & Techniques

to steal a glimpse into the creative process of both Sam’s music and his art. If you don’t know Sam Baker, please find him and his music.

REGISTRANTS

banjo and the different way of viewing the fingerboard needed to perform them.

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the launch of the first Greater Kansas City Music Directory. Check out the first printed edition in the FAI Music Fair Public Program. Party sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment.

6:00pm-7:00pm

The song debut of the Kansas City Acoustic Guitar Project (Art Gallery) We will round up as many of the participants in this historic series of songs as we can. Join us.

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7:00pm-12:00am

Concerts, Films, Hosted Jam Sessions, Art Gallery

SATURday, February 21

10:00am

Camp Registration Opens (2nd Floor)

DAY SCHEDULE

11:00am

Childrens Music Concert

11:00am-6:00pm

Public Exhibit Hall Open (Lobby Level)

11:00am-12:00am

Art Gallery Open (2nd Floor)

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

11:00am-12:00am

Pop-Up Folk Store Open (2nd Floor)

11:00am

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CONCERT: Children’s Music Concert (Atlanta Ballroom) This year we revive our annual Children’s Music Concert providing the opportunity for some of our performers to play for Kansas City area kids and a chance for our talent buyers to see them in action. This year’s featured performers include Dan Bern, Chad Elliott, Kim Rausch, a very special Wildflower songs presentation with Kristie Stremel, Mark Manning, Fred Wickham, David George, Ron Megee and Greg Wickham and many more special guests. Pre show kid’s activities include an Instrument Petting Zoo. Part of our Kid’s Music Camp presented by the Americana Music Academy and the public is welcome to bring the kids!

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Gary Allegretto – Play Folk and Blues Harmonica Instantly (Northrup) This is Gary’s class that the Blues Foundation recognizes with it’s “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” in education. Learn to play basic Blues harmonica rapidly and accurately. You’ll be provided everything you need and the techniques you’ll use to carry your new talent into the future. Students will need a harmonica in the key of C.

REGISTRANTS

Linda Tilton – Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele (Fremont) This course is for those brand new to ukulele. Course will cover tuning, basic chords and a beginning strum. Commonly known songs will be taught. While this class focuses on ukuleles that

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are in standard GCEA tuning, baritone ukuleles are also welcome. Joe Jencks – Kyser Short-Cut Capo Workshop (Benton A) Joe Jencks (Brother Sun) leads a workshop on how to use the short cut­capo as a tool for innovative chord voicings that lead to new songwriting, arranging, and performance ideas. Ryan Spearman – Music Theory for the Clawhammer Banjo II (Benton B) All levels You don’t need to have any understanding of music theory to play the banjo, but knowing a bit about it can add significant enrichment to your playing and learning experience. Learnt the basic theory behind chord construction, chord progressions, and keys. Charts and fretboard diagrams provided. All students will be given access to a class webpage for further study and review. Cookie Segelstein - Fiddle for Violinists (Benton C) All levels With a degree from Yale in viola performance and a career in working Orchestras, Cookie understands well the challenges facing the classically trained musician who wants to jump into the jam session. This workshop with focus on breaking away from the notes on the page and developing ear training to get you started in the “oral” traditions of Folk Music. Alan Jabbour - Learning Fiddle Tunes with Bowing Patterns I (Van Horn B) The bow is the fiddle’s voice, and bowing patterns are a key to fiddle style. We’ll learn a couple of great Appalachian tunes that feature the long-bow style (lots of liquid slurs) and interesting bowing patterns. I teach tunes by ear. We’ll learn slowly, phrase by phrase, assembling the tune like erecting a building. Then we’ll speed up a bit, just to feel how the tune feels at a faster pace. Key of G. Jeff Plankenhorn – Mandolin Made Easy For Beginners (Van Horn C) All levels ‘Plank’ takes you through all you need to start playing mandolin with songs you know and love. Melody, chords, basic pick and hand techniques. Plus a little ear training. Freebo - Electric Bass Strategies in Folk Music (Northrup) All levels World renown songwriter and bassist Freebo guides you through what notes to play when and why, thinking about bass as an accompanying instrument. Both Electric and Upright players encouraged. Matt Smith – Open Tunings made easy! 5 for the Price of One (Empire A) Open tunings are beautiful, inspiring and simple to understand. This class will show how by learning one tuning, you can play in 5.

Brad Davis - Left and Right Hand Workouts (Empire C) All levels Brad Davis will walk you through his own personal right hand control, accuracy and tone work out - this will develop control, accuracy, and speed using Brad’s Rhythm Pick Pattern method (RPP).  This workout is great for acoustic or electric players. Bob Walkenhorst - Songwriter Interview Ray Wylie Hubbard (Chicago A) There is only one Ray Wylie Hubbard. From Redneck Mother to Snakefarm and beyond, Ray has always been a songwriters songwriter. Years of writing, recording, touring, and living have made Ray one of the best storytellers and entertainers on the planet. Join Bob & Ray for 75 minutes of stories, songs and awkward moments with a Folk Alliance legend.

12:00pm

BOOK SIGNING: Book Signing with Commander Chris Hadfield (Art Gallery) While serving as Commander of the International Space Station, Hadfield rose to unprecedented public profile for his embrace and use of social media while in orbit, including his zero-gravity music video, a version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” which received over 10 million views. Hadfield is a passionate folk singer who has been playing guitar in space since his first mission on the MIR space station in 1995. FILM: The Winding Stream (Screenland Theater, Crown Center) There is a stream that courses through American roots music. Its source is in the Appalachian foothills in a place called Maces Springs, Virginia. It was there that A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and his sister-in-law Maybelle began their careers as three of the earliest stars of country music. From their earliest days as Victor recording artists to their international success via the phenomenon of Border Radio, the Original Carter Family made their mark on the history of American recorded music... (see Film page for more info)

12:30pm

Gary Allegretto – Got Love if You Want It : Intermediate/Advancing Harmonica (Northrup) In this class we’ll address techniques and concepts to develop, build and elaborate on the intermediate - advanced harmonica player’s skills. Areas of focus will including embouchures, tone, styles, rhythms, chugging, dynamics, transitions, soloing, chorus forms, song crafting, and performance strengthening tips. It will cover 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions investigating examples of each. We will also explore equipment, and strategies of playing solo, duo and in a band. Students will need harmonicas in the keys of A, Bb, C, D, F, and G. Kevin Carroll - Blues Ukulele Basics (Fremont) Beginner/Intermediate Yes, the ukulele is a great instrument for playing blues!  We will explore 12bar blues forms, a blues scale, some riffs and a


Roland White – The Heart of Bluegrass Mandolin: Repertoire and Technique (Van Horn C) All levels Learn bluegrass tunes and songs using a relaxed technique and improve your knowledge of:  chord shapes and how they work together, creating solos, using double stops, bluegrass ensemble playing, tremolo, Monroe style, and more, depending on the students’ preferences and needs. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore - Accompanying The Singer for Guitarists (Couteau A) All levels Learn how to support the singer and the song, stay out of the way, and still be a musical force. This class will focus on solo guitar accompaniment.  Matt Smith - Mastering the Neck: Major and Minor Pentatonics (Empire A) All levels Learn how you can get around your neck using 2 simple extended patterns! Whatever style you play, these two scales will skyrocket your improvising skills! Beau Bledsoe - Latin Guitar Techniques (Empire C) All levels Beau Bledsoe regularly performs and records with some of the greatest artists in Tango, Flamenco and classical music as he seeks to integrate different musical cultures with diverse

Pops Bayless -Tips for the Aspiring Uke Performer (Fremont) All levels Performance 101 - A short course on the basic do’s and don’ts of professional stage performance Alan Munde - Playing in Other Keys Than G Without a Capo (Benton A) Intermediate What you need to know to play the banjo in many keys without the use of a capo. *ME - Alan Jabbour & Ken Perlman - The Art of Banjo and Fiddle Duets (Benton B) Advanced We will present a workshop on the ways fiddle and banjo can be fitted together artfully. We will play and then analyze the way we assemble each tune, focusing on melodic and harmonic changes by the banjo and the fiddle within the same performance. Byron Berline - Bluegrass Fiddle Improvisation (Van Horn A) Intermediate/Advanced Betse Ellis – Howdy Theory : Music theory for Fiddlers and Friends (Van Horn B) All levels Music theory is fun! We fiddlers have it all laid out for us and Betse will show you how. Flummoxed by the fingerboard? Want to be more excited about playing scales and double stops? Whether you are a beginner or a long-time player who wants some cool ideas, come say howdy to theory and have fun! Friends of fiddlers are also welcome. *ME - Roland White – “Team Player” (Van Horn C) All levels Roland shows you the backup chords,

Bill Kirchen – Taming the Wild Baritone! (Empire A) All Levels How to use a Baritone guitar for tic­tac, augmenting the bass, and soloing. On a standard guitar, how to use that magic quadrant of the neck below the 5th fret on the big fat strings Bob Walkenhorst - Songwriter Interview Chuck Mead, Jeff Black & Dana Cooper (Chicago A) Four songwriters with various Kansas City connections discuss the ins and outs of songwriting and performing and how Kansas City influenced their life and careers. From the Homestead Grays to BR-549 to Million Dollar Quartet, Chuck Mead has represented this region across the globe and may be the hardest working man in show business. Jeff and Dana are no slouches either. Both have made a name and reputation for themselves as top songwriters and performers. This will be special.

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Jimmie Mead - KC Blues Harmonica Workshop (Northrup) A KC Blues Harmonica Workshop focused on rhythm and melody using the traditional tongue blocking style. Train and shuffle rhythms will be played. Bring harmonicas in A and C.

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Alan Jabbour - Playing Slow Airs in Oldtime Style (Van Horn B) Intermediate It is sometimes said that Southern fiddlers don’t play slow airs, but they do – they’re called hymns and songs. The class will learn an old hymn that exemplifies the slow-air style in the Appalachians.

2:00pm

Diane Bouska - Bluegrass rhythm Guitar playing. (Empire A) All Levels Iincluding left and right hand technique, producing good sound, bluegrass chords & progressions, simple runs, and singing while strumming rhythm. If you only wish to learn a couple of chords and strum along, that‚s fine, or you can go further, with singing and playing runs, according to your skill level and desire. This will be a hands-on, music-making class--as much as fingertips and desire permit!

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Byron Berline - Mandolin for Fiddlers (Van Horn A) Intermediate Beyond being a groundbreaking Bluegrass fiddler, Byron is also a fine mandolinist. Fiddlers are encouraged to drop the bow, grab up a pick and try the fretted side to expand your musical horizons.

Brenda Freed – Effortless Singing (Couteau A) This workshop is for anyone wanting to improve their singing and the delivery of their songs.  Experience Brenda’s effortless singing techniques and how they are used to increase vocal range and stamina, improve pitch and tone, safely project the voice and avoid getting hoarse. Participants will experiment with the belly breath and the lip pucker lift, and learn how to use them to connect pitches, access the higher register and change tone.  Bring a vocal problem and get some fun effective coaching. Handouts provided. 

3:30pm

Russ Wever - Introduction to Pedal Steel (Northrup) All levels Presenting an assortment of runs, licks, patterns and ideas as well as addressing technique, covering all the bases from new players to seasoned players. Bringing an audio recorder is recommended. Tablature will be provided. Chad Graves - Advancing Dobro (Fremont) Intermediate/Advanced A look into what it takes to fully tame the beast. Left and right hand muting, different rhythm styles, slants, string pulls, palm harmonics, and more! There will be at least one extra Dobro available to pass around if you don’t have one with you! 

MUSIC FAIR

Ken Perlman – Melodic Clawhammer Banjo (Benton B) Intermediate An Efficient Approach to Hammerons, Pull-Offs & Alternate-String Pull-Offs

Bob Walkenhorst - Songwriter Interview Kasey Rausch & Melinda Mullins (Chicago A) The songwriting of the late Johnny Mullins helped create and shape the career of Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner, Emmylou Harris and numerous other country superstars. His music lives on through his daughter, Melinda Mullins. Via artists like KC’s Kasey Rausch and others, Mr. Mullins songs are still played and recorded and through the diligent work of his daughter, the songs will go on forever. Come hear the story and the songs. You will not be disappointed.

phrases, double stops, licks & tags that will make a mandolin player a welcome addition to any ensemble.

REGISTRANTS

Alan Munde – Roll Logic or What Do I Do After I Learn The Rolls? (Benton A) Beginning/Intermediate The basic Bluegrass fingering rolls and how melodies are placed in the context of the roll.

audiences. Today he presents an overview of  basic Latin guitar techniques from Argentina, Mexico and Spain. The class will emphasize right hand techniques that can be used on both nylon and steel string guitar such as rumba, tango, bolero, huapango and ranchera.

WELCOME

Music FAIR turnaround.  This is a fun alternative to being reliant to books and paper to play our ukuleles.  We will end the class with a blues ukulele jam session! (Don’t fear, this class will give you the skills you need to jam)

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Alan Munde – Analysis of Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos (Benton A) Intermediate/Advanced /A new and interesting look at solos of Earl Scruggs on “Blue Ridge Cabin Home,” “Your Love is Like a Flower,” and “Little Darlin’ Pal of Mine.”

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Clarke Buehling - An Introduction to Classical and Minstrel Banjo (Benton B) All levels Clarke Buehling will hold a workshop to demonstrate the two predominant banjo styles of the 19th century, the early fretless minstrel banjo and the 1890s classic banjo.  Clarke won the Charlie Poole Festival banjo contest in the finger style category last year with L’Infanta March, by George Gregory as recorded by Fred Van Eps, an early 78 rpm recording artist. 

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Matt Sircely - Elements of Improvisation for Mandolin (and others!) (Van Horn A) All levels A hands-on workshop, Matt Sircely will introduce a series of elemental techniques and concepts to engender new ideas for improvisation across a variety of styles. Come with your own burning questions and be ready to discover new approaches to harmony and timing, phrasing and dynamics — no experience required, all instruments welcome.

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Cheryl Prashter - The Art of Percussion Accompaniment- A Drum Workshop (Empire A) All Levels Cheryl Prashker studied classical percussion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she was born and raised. She has toured Canada, U.S. Europe and Russia. She spent many years in NY City where she honed her skills of playing anything from Rock and Roll drums, Klezmer, to Celtic as well as Middle Eastern music. Here she will demonstrate concepts for the use of percussion in folk music performance. Roland White - The Monroe Style & Story Time (Van Horn C) All Levels In this session Roland will share stories of his career, and about playing with Bill Monroe and the distinctive Big Mon mandolin sound

MUSIC FAIR

Andy McKee Finger Style Guitar Master Class (Couteau A) To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. David Amram - Jazz Meets Folk (Empire C) From Miles to Seeger and everything in between.

REGISTRANTS

Uke Slam (Chicago A) KC Ukesters welcomes all ukulele players plus special guests Kevin Carroll, Pops Bayless, James Hill, Linda Tilton and Danny Fowler

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SUNday, February 22

9:00am-11:00am

KKFI’s River Trade Radio Live from the Art Gallery (2nd floor) Join hosts Kasey Rausch and Mikal Shapiro for this live radio wrap-up of this year’s Folk Alliance Conference, Music Fair and Winter Music Camp. Tune in to 90.1 or www.kkfi.org to listen live.

11:00am-1:00pm

KKFI’s Foolkiller Folk Live from the Art Gallery (2nd floor) Join hosts Bob and Diana Suckiel for more live radio wrap-up of this year’s Folk Alliance Conference, Music Fair and Winter Music Camp. Tune in to 90.1 or www.kkfi.org to listen live.

11:00am

Gary Allegretto – Play Folk and Blues Harmonica Instantly (Northrup) This is Gary’s class that the Blues Foundation recognizes with it’s “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” in education. Learn to play basic Blues harmonica rapidly and accurately. You’ll be provided everything you need and the techniques you’ll use to carry your new talent into the future. Students will need a harmonica in the key of C. Linda Tilton – Super-Duper Beginning Ukulele (Fremont) This course is for those brand new to ukulele. Course will cover tuning, basic chords and a beginning strum. Commonly known songs will be taught. While this class focuses on ukuleles that are in standard GCEA tuning, baritone ukuleles are also welcome. Diane Bouska - Bluegrass rhythm Guitar playing. (Benton A) All Levels Iincluding left and right hand technique, producing good sound, bluegrass chords & progressions, simple runs, and singing while strumming rhythm. If you only wish to learn a couple of chords and strum along, that‚s fine, or you can go further, with singing and playing runs, according to your skill level and desire. This will be a hands-on, music-making class--as much as fingertips and desire permit! Ryan Spearman - Arranging Melodies for the Clawhammer Banjo  (Benton B) All levels Ryan will show you the exact process he uses to arrange tunes for the clawhammer banjo. You will be guided through a clear and easy to understand 5 ­step process teaching you how take a tune “from your ears to your banjo”. Tablature and handouts will be supplied. All participants will be given access to a class webpage for further study and review. Chad Graves – Begining Dobro (Van Horn A) All levels A crash course in getting started with lap style dobro. We will discuss basic right and left hand techniques and explore some patterns and

movements to have you playing in almost no time at all! There will be at least one extra dobro to pass around, so don’t feel you need one to attend! *ME - Betse Ellis – Spiritual Fiddle Songs (Van Horn B) All levels Learn some gospel and spiritual songs while accompanying yourself on the fiddle. Let’s sing together to celebrate a great Music Camp! This class is for fiddlers and friends. (Hint: Howdy Theory will help prep you for this class!) Jeff Plankenhorn - Mandolin Made Easy For Beginners (Van Horn C) All levels ‘Plank’ takes you through all you need to start playing mandolin with songs you know and love. Melody, chords, basic pick and hand techniques. Plus a little ear training. Danny Fowler – Swing Guitar: The Basics (CouteauA) All levels Learn how to get started in swing guitar the easy way. We’ll go over basic chord shapes that you can use with thousands of tunes that are easy to learn and master.

12:30pm

Matt Sircely Beginning Improvisation for All Instruments (Northrup) All Levels Develop techniques for coming up with melodies and playing by ear, its not as scary as it seems. Let Matt show you how. Kevin Carroll - Inside the Strumming Matrix (Fremont) Beginner/Intermediate The top question that most ukulele teachers hear is “What is the strum pattern?”  I want to take you inside the matrix of strumming to reveal some tools, tips and practice secrets to the art and science of strumming.  Students will gain access to my online strumming practice software as a bonus.  It won’t be long until you are being asked “what strum pattern are you playing? Alan Munde – Getting Started on the Bluegrass Banjo (Benton A) All levels Holding the banjo, use of picks, hand position, beginning picking patterns, G - C - D chords, beginning rolls, Good Night Ladies, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cumberland Gap, Cripple Creek versions 1 and 2, Levelland Mountain Breakdown. Ken Perlman – Melodic Clawhammer Banjo (Benton B) Intermediate Getting that Old-time Feel: “Dotted” & “Swing-Style” Notes for old time banjo style. *ME - Alan Jabbour – Ragtime Tunes in Oldtime Style (Van Horn A) Intermediate This class will feature ragtime tunes and will continue the approach of the previous courses. Students may take this class without taking the preceding classes, or they may take them all. Key of C.


website for further study, review, tabs, videos, and more. Prerequisite: participants should be able to play common open chords like A, C, D, E & G. 

2:00pm

*ME - Mark Rubin – String Bass Amplification and Set Up (Northrup)

All levels They made the string bass big and bulky that way so it would sound like that. Yet increasingly bandleaders require ever louder bandstands, effectively nullifying the whole purpose of its design. After struggling with these issues for 30 years, Mark has more than a few tip for how you can create a bass sound in performance that you and your employers can all be happy with. Kevin Carroll Pentatonic Playground (Fremont) Beginner to Intermediate Learning these 5 note “gateway” scales can unlock the secrets of improvising in various genres and contexts. Rock, blues, country, and folk music all make use of the

All levels I will present and discuss the artistic features of the tunes and performances of Henry Reed (1884-1968) of Glen Lyn, Virginia, Alan’s main mentor on the fiddle. Unusual artistic techniques of tune-shaping will be presented and analyzed, showing how they may appear in more than one tune. Byron Berline - The Element of Bluegrass Fiddle Style (Van Horn B)

Intermediate/Advanced

Roland White – Playing with Soul (Van Horn C) Intermediate/Advanced Touch, timing, & nuance for the Bluegrass mandolin. Learn bluegrass tunes and songs using a relaxed technique and improve your knowledge of:  chord shapes and how they work together, creating solos, using double stops, bluegrass ensemble playing, tremolo, Monroe style, and more, depending on the students’ preferences and needs Jeff Plankenhorn Beginning Flatpicking Guitar (Couteau A) ‘Plank’ takes you through the simplest alternate picking to provide a foundation for building on for

EXHIBITORS

Advanced Playing “Northern” & Celtic Tunes in Clawhammer Style

4:00pm

Winter Music Camp & Music Fair Close at The Sheraton Hotel

7:00pm

Winter Music Camp & Music Fair Closing Party at Knuckleheads.

In addition to the conference closing parties, the Music Fair & Music Camp will host an evening of artists, instructors, and special guests that participated in this year’s Folk Alliance Music Fair & Music Camp. Thank you all. Our closing party will be hosted by Jon Dee and William Harries Graham and feature special guest appearances from Matt the Electrician, Curtis McMurtry, William Harries Graham, Ali Holder, Tim Easton, Little Brave, Daniel Thomas Phipps, Brandy Zdan, many of our friends from Kansas City and the winner of our first FAI Acoustic Battle of the Bands. All conference, camp and fair participants are welcome to join in the fun. There will be some free eats, a cash bar, really good music, and some great people.

DAY SCHEDULE

*ME - Alan Jabbour – The Art of Henry Reed (Van Horn A)

Ken Perlman – Melodic Clawhammer Banjo (Benton B)

Back in January we held the preliminary round for our first FAI Acoustic Battle of the Bands. The three finalists are Steve Sterner & Sundown, Old Sound & Them Pickless Fools. Only one will win and perform this night at Knuckleheads for the FAI Music Fair Closing Party. The winner will also receive studio time from Rob Nold Audio and CD Duplication from Field Force Media.

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Ryan Spearman – Fingerpicking Folk Guitar (Couteau A) Beginner/Intermediate Three Essential Fingerstyle Techniques Explained & Demonstrated: Participants will be given access to a class

All Levels The basic Bluegrass finger rolls and how melodies are placed in the context of the roll.

Kansas City Acoustic Battle of the Bands Finals (Empire)

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Alan Munde – Roll Logic or “What Do I Do After I Learn the Rolls?” (Benton A)

MUSIC FAIR

Roland White – The Heart of Bluegrass Mandolin : Repertoire and Technique (Van Horn C) All levels Learn bluegrass tunes and songs using a relaxed technique and improve your knowledge of:  chord shapes and how they work together, creating solos, using double stops, bluegrass ensemble playing, tremolo, Monroe style, and more, depending on the students’ preferences and needs.

REGISTRANTS

Byron Berline –Bluegrass Fiddle Basics (Van Horn B) Beginner to Intermediate

any fiddle tune or song. Also some common chord formations and beginning use of capo. Plus a little ear training.

WELCOME

Music FAIR pentatonic scales. This workshop has been very popular in ukulele clubs and classes in Canada and the US. Beginner and intermediate players welcome.

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2015 FOLK ALLIANCE MUSIC FAIR CONCERTS - SHERATON HOTEL Atlanta

Chicago

Empire

Chouteau

Van Horn

Art Gallery

Freemont

KPR

KKFI KC Special

Grassy Hill & Knuckleheads

Films

Billy Strings & Don Julin (Traverse City, MI)

Blackbird Revue (KCMO)

Tim Easton (Nashville, TN)

The Last of the Blue Devils

Loaded Goat (KCMO)

Tommy Donoho (KCMO)

Matt the Electrician (Austin,TX)

Finnders & Youngblood (Ft. Collins, CO)

Scott Easterday (KCMO)

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore (Denver, CO)

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys (Nashville, TN)

Mikal Shapiro (KCMO)

Scott Hrabko (KCMO)

Street Corner Choir (KCMO)

Whiskey For The Lady (KCMO)

The Hardship Letters (KCMO)

Kristin Andreassen (Brooklyn, NY)

Trad Jam Session, Street Corner Choir (KCMO)

KPR

KKFI/GKCMD Shindig

Lawrence KS Live

Rural Grit presents

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE

The Pitch & The Bridge

KCUR

8:00pm

Bob Walkenhorst & Jeff Porter (KCMO)

Trad Instructors In Concert: Ken Perlman, Alan Jabbour, Clarke Buehling, Betse Ellis, Dom Flemons, Danny Fowler, Ryan Spearman.

9:00pm

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Nashville,TN)

7:00pm

In The Round w/Dan Navarro (LA,CA), Kevn Kinney (Atlanta, GA) & Anthony da Costa (Austin)

10:00pm

11:00pm

New Song Night hosted by CrossCurrents Cinema KC Noteworthy

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 The Pitch & The Bridge

KCUR

Films

Acoustic Guitar Project Kansas City

6:00pm

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Bluegrass Instructor Concert featuring Byron Berline, Alan Munde,Roland White, Diane Bouska, Brad Davis, Mark Rubin and special guests

Town Mountain (Asheville, NC)

Mt. Veritas Orchestra (KCMO)

Ashes to Immortality (Lawrence, KS) /MAW (Lawrence/ Oklahoma)

7:00pm Betse & Clarke, 7:30pm Val & Tim, 7:40pm High & Dry

New Country Rehab (Toronto, ON Canada)

Sara Morgan (KCMO)

Special Guests (Lawrence, KS)

8:00pm No Mountain Stringband, 8:30pm Freight Train Rabbit Killer, 8:40pm Kris & Havilah Bruders

MUSIC FAIR REGISTRANTS

7:00pm

Ellis Paul (Boston, MA)

8:00pm

Jimmy La Fave (Austin, TX)

9:00pm

Sam Baker (Austin, TX)

Bill Kirchen & Redd Volkaert (Austin, TX)

I Draw Slow (Dublin, Ireland)

Howard Iceberg & The Titanics (KCMO)

10:00pm

Ray Wylie Hubbard (Wimberley, TX)

Electric Guitar Summit

The Stray Birds (Lancaster, PA)

Chuck Mead (Nashville, TN)

11:00pm

The Steel Wheels (Harrisonburg, VA)

Grisly Hand (KCMO)

12:00am

The HillBenders present TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry (Springfield, MO)

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Battle of the Bearded Buskers: Brody Buster, 9:00pm The John Brown Boys, Nicholas St. James, 9:30pm Rural Grit All-Stars, Tyler Gregory 9:40pm Tyler Giles (Lawrence, KS)

Carswell & Hope (Lawrence, KS)

10pm Konza Swamp, 10:30pm Rural Grit All-Stars, 10:40pm Jason Beers

40 Watt Dreams feat. 11:00pm The Matchsellers, Truckstop Honeymoon 11:20pm Dually Jukes, (Lawrence, KS) 11:50pm Rural Grit All-Stars

Jubilee

The Grahams – Rattle the Hocks + special music set

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2015 FOLK ALLIANCE MUSIC FAIR CONCERTS - SHERATON HOTEL Atlanta

Chicago

Empire

Chouteau

Van Horn

Art Gallery

KPR

KKFI KC Special

Grassy Hill & Knuckleheads

Dom Flemons (Hillsborough, NC)

Sara Swenson (KCMO)

Melinda Mullins presents Johnny Mullins Collection (Springfield, MO)

James Hill (Brookfield, NS Canada)

Betse & Clarke (KCMO)

Jon Dee & William Harries Graham (Austin, TX)

Kasey Rausch (KCMO)

Jeff Plankenhorn (Austin, TX)

Lonley Heartstring Band (Boston, MA)

Victor & Penny (KCMO)

Ellis (Minneapolis, NM)

Jam Session

The Howlin Brothers (Nashville, TN)

Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats (KCMO)

The Aching Hearts (St. Louis, MO)

Deering & Down (Memphis, TN)

Freemont

WELCOME

Music FAIR

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 EXHIBITORS

Films

Campers In Concert

6:00pm 7:00pm

Red Molly (Jersey City, NJ)

8:00pm

Dan Bern (Los Angeles, CA)

9:00pm

ITR - Curtis McMurtury (Austin), Tony Furtado (Portland, OR), Possessed by Paul James (Boerne, TX)

Andy McKee (Topeka, KS)

David Amram Jam: Alferd Packer A Tribute to 3 old friends Memorial String Band Woody, Pete and Charlie (Lawrence, KS) Parker (New York City, NY)

10:00pm

11:00pm

Jam hosted by Phil Hurley

12:00am

The Elders (KCMO)

Spoken Word Open Mic

Hard Soil

Poetic Underground presents PoUnd SLAM w/Jose Faus, Jason Ryberg, Jen Harris plus the PoUnd Cinema KC: Jazz Under SLAM team members: Jeanette Powers, PRiM-ONE, the Lens: A Glance at Dylan Kingsley, Ezhno Martin the John H. Baker Jazz Film Collection at the (KCMO) American Jazz Museum

REGISTRANTS

MUSIC FAIR

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

advance tickets only $25.00 per night available at www.folk.org or The Folk Store (509 Delaware St, KCMO) or at the door at The Sheraton Hotel each night. As with life, information subject to change.

DAY SCHEDULE

KCUR

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

The Pitch & The Bridge

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WELCOME EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST MUSIC FAIR REGISTRANTS

The Aching Hearts (Saint Louis, MO), Saturday, 11:00pm, Van Horn Alferd Packer Memorial String Band (Lawrence, KS), Saturday, 9:00pm, Empire David Amram (New York City, NY), Saturday, 9:00pm, Chicago Kristin Andreassen, Thursday, 11:00pm, Van Horn Ashes To Immortality (Lawrence, KS), Friday, 7:00pm, Van Horn Sam Baker (Austin, TX), Friday, 9:00pm, Atlanta Jason Beers (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 10:40pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Byron Berline (Guthrie, OK), Friday, 7:00pm, Chicago Dan Bern (Los Angeles, CA), Saturday, 8:00pm, Atlanta Betse & Clark (Kansas City, MO), Saturday, 8:00pm, Chouteau Betse & Clark (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 7:00pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit The Blackbird Revue (Kansas City, KS), Thursday, 7:00pm, Chouteau Diane Bouska (Nashville, TN), Friday, 7:00pm, Chicago Clark Buehling (Fayetteville, AR), Thursday, 7:00pm, Atlanta Brody Buster (Lawrence, KS), Friday, 9:00pm, Van Horn Carswell & Hope (Lawrence, KS), Friday, 10:00pm, Van Horn Anthony da Costa (Austin, TX), Thursday, 10:00pm, Chicago Brad Davis (Commerce, TX), Friday, 7:00pm, Chicago Deering & Down (Memphis, TN), Saturday, 11:00pm, Art Gallery Tommy Donoho (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 8:00pm, Chouteau Dually Jukes (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 11:20pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Scott Easterday (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 9:00pm, Chouteau Tim Easton (Nashville, TN), Thursday, 7:00pm, Empire The Elders (Kansas City, MO), Saturday, 12:00am, Chicago Electric Guitar Summit, Friday, 10:00pm, Chicago Ellis (Minneapolis, MN), Saturday, 10:00pm, Van Horn Finnders & Youngberg (Ft. Collins, CO), Thursday, 9:00pm, Empire Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Nashville, TN), Thursday, 9:00pm, Atlanta Dom Flemons (Hillsborough, NC), Saturday, 7:00pm, Empire Danny Fowler (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 7:00pm, Atlanta Freight Train Rabbit Killer (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 8:30pm, Art Gallery/ Rural Grit Tony Furtado (Portland, OR), Saturday, 9:00pm, Atlanta Tyler Giles (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 9:40pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham (Austin, TX), Saturday, 8:00pm, Van Horn Tyler Gregory (Lawrence, KS), Friday, 9:00pm, Van Horn Grisly Hand (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 11:00pm, Chouteau The Hardship Letters (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 11:00pm, Chouteau High & Dry (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 7:40pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit James Hill (Brookfield, NS Canada), Saturday, 9:00pm, Empire The HillBenders present TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry (Springfield, MO), Friday, 12:00am, Empire The Howlin’ Brothers (Nashville, TN), Saturday, 11:00pm, Empire Scott Hrabko (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 10:00pm, Empire Ray Wylie Hubbard (Wimberley, TX), Friday, 10:00pm, Atlanta I Draw Slow (Dublin, Ireland), Friday, 9:00pm, Empire Howard Iceberg (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 9:00pm, Chouteau Alan Jabbour (Washington, DC), Thursday, 7:00pm, Atlanta The John Brown Boys (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 9:00pm, Art Gallery/ Rural Grit Jubilee (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 12:00am, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Kansas City Acoustic Guitar Project, Friday, 6:00pm, Art Gallery Kevn Kinney (Atlanta, GA), Thursday, 10:00pm, Chicago Bill Kirchen (Austin, TX), Friday, 9:00pm, Atlanta

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Konza Swamp (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 10:00pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Kris & Havilah Bruders (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 8:40pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Jimmy LaFave (Austin, TX), Friday, 8:00pm, Atlanta Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (Nashville, TN), Thursday, 11:00pm, Empire Loaded Goat (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 8:00pm, Empire The Lonely Heartstring Band (Boston, MA), Saturday, 10:00pm, Empire The Matchsellers (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 11:00pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Matt the Electrician (Austin, TX), Thursday, 8:00pm, Van Horn MAW (Lawrence, KS), Friday, 7:40pm, Van Horn Andy McKee (Topeka, KS), Saturday, 7:00pm, Chicago Curtis McMurtry (Austin, TX), Saturday, 9:00pm, Atlanta Chuck Mead (Nashville, TN), Friday, 10:00pm, Chouteau Sara Morgan (Gardner, KS), Friday, 8:00pm, Chouteau Mt. Veritas Orchestra (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 7:00pm, Chouteau Melinda Mullins (Springfield, MO), Saturday, 7:00pm, Van Horn Alan Munde (Wimberley, TX), Friday, 7:00pm, Chicago Dan Navarro (Los Angeles, CA), Thursday, 10:00pm, Chicago New Country Rehab (Toronto, ON Canada), Friday, 8:00pm, Empire No Mountain String Band (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 8:00pm, Art Gallery/ Rural Grit Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore (Denver, CO), Thursday, 9:00pm, Van Horn Ellis Paul (Charlottesville, VA), Friday, 7:00pm, Atlanta Ken Perlman (Boston, MA), Thursday, 7:00pm, Chicago Jeff Plankenhorn (Austin, TX), Saturday, 9:00pm, Van Horn Possessed by Paul James (Boerne, TX), Saturday, 9:00pm, Atlanta PoUnd Slam (Kansas City, MO) w/Jose Faus, Jason Ryberg, Jen Harris plus the PoUnd SLAM team members: Jeanette Powers, PRiM-ONE, Mz. Angela Roux, Dylan Kingsley, Ezhno Martin, Saturday, 8:00pm, Art Gallery Kasey Rausch (Kansas City, MO), Saturday, 9:00pm, Chouteau Red Molly (Jersey City, NJ), Saturday, 7:00pm, Empire Mark Rubin (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 7:00pm, Chicago Rural Grit All Starts (Kansas City MO), Friday, 10:30pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Rural Grit All-Stars (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 9:30pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Rural Grit All Starts (Kansas City MO), Friday, 11:50pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Mikal Shapiro (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 10:00pm, Chouteau Ryan Spearman (St. Louis, MO), Thursday, 7:00pm, Atlanta Nicholas St. James (Lawrence, KS), Friday, 9:00pm, Van Horn The Steel Wheels (Harrisonburg, VA), Friday, 11:00pm, Empire The Stray Birds (Lancaster, PA), Friday, 10:00pm, Empire Street Corner Choir (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 11:00pm, Art Gallery Billy Strings & Don Julin (Traverse City, MI), Thursday, 7:00pm, Empire Sara Swenson (Kansas City, MO), Saturday, 7:00pm, Chouteau Town Mountain (Asheville, NC), Friday, 7:00pm, Empire 40 Watt Dreams feat. Truckstop Honeymoon (Lawrence, KS), Friday, 11:00pm, Van Horn Val & Tim (Kansas City, MO), Friday, 7:30pm, Art Gallery/Rural Grit Victor & Penny (Kansas City, MO), Saturday, 10:00pm, Chouteau Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats (Kansas City, MO), Saturday, 11:00pm, Chouteau Redd Volkaert (Austin, TX), Friday, 9:00pm, Chicago Bob Walkenhorst & Jeff Porter (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 8:00pm, Atlanta Whiskey for the Lady (Kansas City, MO), Thursday, 11:00pm, Empire Roland White (Nashville, TN), Friday, 7:00pm, Chicago


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Van Horn – Grassy Hill Entertainment presents… 7:00pm Tim Easton (Nashville, TN) 8:00pm Matt the Electrician (Austin, TX) 9:00pm Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore (Denver, CO) 10:00pm Scott Hrabko (KCMO) 11:00pm Kristin Andreassen (Brooklyn, NY) Art Gallery 7:00pm New Song Night hosted by CrossCurrents 10:00pm Trad Jam Session Freemont - Films 7:00pm The Last of the Blue Devils 9:00pm Cinema KC Noteworthy

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Atlanta – The Pitch & The Bridge welcome… 7:00pm Ellis Paul (Boston, MA) 8:00pm Jimmy LaFave (Austin, TX) 9:00pm Sam Baker (Austin, TX) 10:00pm Ray Wylie Hubbard (Wimberley, TX)

Art Gallery 6:00pm Kansas City Acoustic Guitar Project Rural Grit presents…… 7:00pm Betse & Clarke (KCMO) 7:30pm Val & Tim (KCMO) 7:40pm High & Dry (KCMO) 8:00pm No Mountain Stringband (KCMO) 8:30pm Freight Train Rabbit Killer (KCMO) 8:40pm Kris & Havilah Bruders (KCMO) 9:00pm The John Brown Boys (KCMO) 9:30pm Rural Grit All-Stars (KCMO) 9:40pm Tyler Giles (KCMO) 10:00pm Konza Swamp (KCMO) 10:30pm Rural Grit All-Stars (KCMO) 10:40pm Jason Beers (KCMO) 11:00pm The Matchsellers (KCMO) 11:20pm Dually Jukes (KCMO) 11:50pm Rural Grit All-Stars (KCMO) 12:00am Jubilee (KCMO) Freemont - Films 7:00pm The Grahams: Past, Present & Future + a special music set 9:00pm Kansas City Jazz & Blues

Freemont - Films 7:00pm Hard Soil 9:00pm Cinema KC: Jazz Under the Lens: A Glance at the John H. Baker Jazz Film Collection at the American Jazz

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Chouteau – KKFI/GKCMD Shindig 7:00pm Mt. Veritas Orchestra (KCMO) 8:00pm Sara Morgan (KCMO) 9:00pm Howard Iceberg & The Titanics (KCMO) 10:00pm Chuck Mead (Nashville, TN) 11:00pm Grisly Hand (KCMO) Van Horn - Lawrence KS Live Mass Street Music in association with MudStomp Records, Silly Goose Records & The Farmer’s Turnpike 92.9 KMXN present … 7:00pm: Ashes to Immortality (Lawrence) 7:40pm: MAW (Lawrence/Oklahoma) 8:20pm: Special Guests (Lawrence) 9:00pm: Battle of the Bearded Buskers: Brody Buster, Nicholas St. James, Tyler Gregory (Lawrence) 10:00pm: Carswell & Hope (Lawrence) 11:00pm: 40 Watt Dreams feat. Truckstop Honeymoon (Lawrence)

Atlanta – The Pitch & The Bridge welcome… 7:00pm Red Molly (Jersey City, NJ) 8:00pm Dan Bern (Los Angeles, CA) 9:00pm In The Round w/Curtis McMurtury (Austin, TX), Tony Furtado (Portland, OR) & Possessed by Paul James (Boerne, TX) Chicago - KCUR presents… 7:00pm Andy McKee (Topeka, KS) 9:00pm David Amram: A Tribute to Woody, Pete and Charlie Parker (New York City, NY) 10:00pm Open Jam Session hosted by Phil Hurley 12:00am The Elders (KCMO) Empire - KPR presents… 6:00pm Campers In Concert 7:00pm Dom Flemons (Hillsborough, NC) 8:00pm James Hill (Brookfield, NS Canada) 9:00pm Alferd Packer Memorial String Band (Lawrence, KS) 10:00pm Lonley Heartstring Band (Boston, MA) 11:00pm The Howlin Brothers (Nashville, TN) Chouteau – KKFI KC Special 7:00pm Sara Swenson (KCMO) 8:00pm Betse & Clarke (KCMO) 9:00pm Kasey Rausch (KCMO) 10:00pm Victor & Penny (KCMO) 11:00pm Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats (KCMO) Van Horn - Grassy Hill Entertainment presents… 7:00pm Melinda Mullins presents The Johnny Mullins Collection (Springfield, MO) 8:00pm Jon Dee & William Harries Graham (Austin, TX) 9:00pm Jeff Plankenhorn (Austin, TX) 10:00pm Ellis (Minneapolis, NM) 11:00pm The Aching Hearts (St. Louis, MO) Art Gallery 7:00pm Spoken Word Open Mic 8:00pm Poetic Underground presents PoUnd SLAM w/Jose Faus, Jason Ryberg, Jen Harris plus the PoUnd SLAM team members: Jeanette Powers, PRiM-ONE, Dylan Kingsley, Ezhno Martin​ 10:00pm Jam Session 11:00pm Deering & Down (Memphis, TN)

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Empire – KPR presents… 7:00pm Billy Strings & Don Julin (Traverse City, MI) 8:00pm Loaded Goat (KCMO) 9:00pm Finnders & Youngblood (Ft. Collins, CO) 10:00pm Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys (Nashville, TN) 11:00pm Whiskey For The Lady (KCMO) Chouteau – KKFI KC Special 7:00pm Blackbird Revue (KCMO) 8:00pm Tommy Donoho (KCMO) 9:00pm Scott Easterday (KCMO) 10:00pm Mikal Shapiro (KCMO) 11:00pm The Hardship Letters (KCMO)

Empire - KPR presents… 7:00pm Town Mountain (Asheville, NC) 8:00pm New Country Rehab (Toronto, ON Canada) 9:00pm I Draw Slow (Dublin, Ireland) 10:00pm The Stray Birds (Lancaster, PA) 11:00pm The Steel Wheels (Harrisonburg, VA) 12:00am The HillBenders TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry (Springfield, MO)

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Atlanta – The Pitch & The Bridge welcome… 8:00pm Bob Walkenhorst & Jeff Porter (KCMO) 9:00pm Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Nashville, TN) Chicago - KCUR presents… 7:00pm Trad Instructors In Concert featuring Ken Perlman, Alan Jabbour, Clarke Buehling, Betse Ellis, Dom Flemons, Danny Fowler, Ryan Spearman. 10:00pm: In The Round w/Dan Navarro (Los Angeles, CA), Kevn Kinney (Atlanta, GA) & Anthony da Costa (Austin, TX)

Chicago - KCUR presents… Instructors in Concert featuring… 7:00pm Alan Munde, Byron Berline, Roland White, Brad Davis, Diane Bouska, Mark Rubin & more 9:00pm Bill Kirchen & Redd Volkaert (Austin, TX) 10:00pm Electric Guitar Summit

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Music Fair Art Gallery Thursday – Saturday: 11:00am-midnight, Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm, 2nd Floor Sheraton Hotel (all art for sale/shipping available on most pieces)

Tim Kerr

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Growing up on the Texas coast in the 1970s, artist/musician Tim Kerr’s early creative outlets were playing guitar and surfing. Kerr later found skateboarding, art and punk rock, eventually forming the most recognizable band in the Texas scene: the Big Boys. Kerr’s fluidity in music, surfing and skateboarding all seem to inform his artwork; in every medium he immerses himself in, there’s a painterly looseness and flow that is rhythmic and soulful. www.timkerr.net/home.htm

Howard Rains

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Howard Rains is an artist navigating two very different disciplines: he is a fiddler and watercolor painter. As a fiddler, he has made it his mission to keep alive the old time style of Texas fiddling; as an artist, he documents his impressions of traditional musicians with his unique paintings. The New York Times has called Rains “an authority on old Texas-style fiddling” and he has performed and taught at festivals and music camps across the United States and in Europe.  Howard travels with his wife and music partner, Tricia Spencer, making music and documenting his fellow musicians, always drawing from life and being inspired by the music. He has been awarded grants and artist residencies both for his art and music. When not traveling to play music or paint some old fiddler’s portrait, Howard splits his time living in Lawrence, KS and Austin, TX. In Howard, there is an effortless melding of folk art and folk music in a way that is rarely seen. www.HowardRains.net

Sam Baker

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Sam sings with a raspy, almost spoken word vocal style and his literate, poignant, and carefully observed songs that grapple with the beauties, complexities, and little tragedies of this world,. He grew up in Itasca, Texas, a prairie town southwest of Dallas and was exposed to a wide array of music as a child (his mother was a local church organist), not the least of which was his father’s collection of country blues artists. The defining moment in Baker’s life came in 1986 when he was traveling on a train to visit Machu Picchu in Peru. A terrorist bomb exploded on the train and Baker was gravely injured, losing most of his hearing and suffering serious injuries to his left arm. He had 18 corrective surgeries performed on him over the next decade at hospitals in San Antonio and Houston, and the consequent physical, emotional, and spiritu-

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al journey Baker experienced helped him form his quiet and passionate view of the world. Baker had to completely relearn how to play the guitar with his mangled left hand, and singing was extremely difficult for him because of his severe hearing loss, but he overcame these obstacles to develop his uniquely hushed and quietly powerful performance and painting style. http://sambakermusic.com/

Daniel Johnston

The FAI Music Fair Art Gallery is proud to present the artwork for legendary musician and artist Daniel Johnston.  His artwork is shown in galleries such as in London›s Aquarium Gallery and New York’s Clementine Gallery. Both in 2006, and the 2008 Liverpool Biennial. Currently his work is being exhibited as «The Museum of Love» at Verge Gallery in Sacramento, California. Daniel Johnston has spent the last 20 or so years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment to an ever-growing international cult audience. Initiates, including a healthy number of discerning musicians and critics, have hailed him as an American original in the style of bluesman Robert Johnson and country legend Hank Williams. A number of artists -- among them the Dead Milkmen, Yo La Tengo, the Velvet Underground›s songs. And he as collaborated with the likes of Jad Fair (a founding member of Half Japanese, who›ve also done Daniel›s songs), the Butthole Surfers, Bongwater/Shimmydisc guru Kramer, and members of Sonic Youth. Daniel gained his widest public exposure to date when, at the 1992 MTV Music Awards, Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain (who constantly touted Daniel in interviews) wore a Johnston T-shirt. www.hihowareyou.com/

Ryan Wilks

This collection captures the feminine power I have always tapped and has always been my main source of strength. www.Wilkspainting.com

Bob Walkenhorst

Bob Walkenhorst is a Kansas City-based singer/songwriter/musician/painter. After growing up in his hometown of Norborne, Missouri, he became a founding member of Midwestern U.S. groups such as Phantasia, Trizo 50, Steve, Bob & Rich, and the popular roots rock band The Rainmakers. In the Kansas City area, he currently gives weekly performances and participates in art gal-


Diverse songstress and painter Natalia Zukerman discovered her initial artistic inspiration from an unlikely source. “I was terribly dyslexic as a kid and couldn’t read (books or music) until a pretty late age. I learned to play music by ear, and I learned to write by copying the images I saw. Over and over and over again. The capital letters B and E, the numbers 3 and 4, they became almost abstract shapes.” In the 4th grade, while studying the Ancient Egyptians, Natalia used the skills she had learned from dealing with dyslexia to recreate a near exact replica of a wall painting from a pharaoh’s tomb. This was Zukerman’s first painting. Natalia went on to study visual art at Oberlin College where her lessons on the Chicano Mural Art Movement opened up a whole new world. Zukerman then became fascinated with California’s community artists, including artists like Judith Baca and Susan Cervantes. After relocating to San Francisco, it wasn’t long before Natalia found herself imbedded in that community, later starting her own mural company, Off The Wall. Zukerman now resides in Brooklyn and balances her time as a nationally touring musician and an acclaimed painter and muralist. She often overlaps her two disciplines by creating album art for her own music as well as other artists including Willy Porter and Winterbloom, Natalia’s holiday group with Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Antje Duvekot. http://nataliazukerman.com/

Suze Groebner

Suze is a contemporary conceptual modernist, whose use of bold color, shape and her own hand written word, often result in images that take on a story telling quality of inner landscapes and thought.  She works in layers of mixed media.  The first layer, or foundation, is writing - hand written

Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor is a multi-discipline designer based out of Memphis, TN. His passion for music inspires most of what he does. “Album covers, branding, illustration, packaging, web, posters, t-shirts, murals...How can we take a strong message or powerful image and make it enormous or make a thousand of them.” Some of his inspirations include mid-century modern design, pop-surrealism, Wayne White, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Tristan Eaton, Stax-era music, Anthropologie (or his own personal take on it - “Manthro”), just to name a few of the big ones. Currently he is working on creating an initiative to bring together high-school students from around Memphis to design and paint murals on blighted buildings in the inner city. “I’m not in the art business as much as I am the problem-solving business. Memphis is a post-industrial city with lots of big walls, and big struggles to go with them, so it seems like the right thing to do.” For this year’s music camp, Kyle has designed a series of limited-edition screen prints to commemorate the event. *Kyle is also the onsite coordinator for this year’s Music Fair Art Gallery. http://kyletaylorart.com

Betse Ellis

“Sounds: Lost and Found “ is a collection of music-themed photographs taken by Betse Ellis during her tours, or occasionally closer to home. http://fiddlebetse.com

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Matt Hawkins is a papercraft artist, cartoonist, banjo player and a incessant doodler living in Kansas City. His love for music and particularly the banjo are often subjects of his whimsical papercraft artwork. www.custompapertoys.com

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Natalia Zukerman

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Songwriter, painter and author Chad Elliott has had the honor of working with world famous sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. Elliott recently released an illustrated book of childrens songs, Wilderman’s Treetop Tales. www.wildermansbooks.com

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Chad Elliott

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lery shows. As the singer/songwriter of his most well-known band, The Rainmakers, from 1986–1996, his discography included five fulllength studio albums, one live concert recording, and one “best-of” album. After the dissolution of the band, he released his first solo album, The Beginner, in 2003. In 2009, he teamed up with fellow Kansas City musician Jeff Porter to release an album entitled No Abandon, under the moniker Walkenhorst and Porter. Throughout his career as a musician, he has maintained a reputation for producing clever and provocative lyrics, which have garnered him wide critical acclaim. Bob hosted and helped in the production of a number of educational videos, including «Growing Up», a set of teaching videos on puberty for school-age children. www.rainmakers.com/bobs-paintings/

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Music FAIR thought.  Every foundation is unique to each individual piece and typically consist of prayers or letters.  Sometimes both.  She likes to think of her pieces as covert prayer flags sent out into the world. When not working with groups and individuals as a psychologist, Suze has spent the last thirty years in the company of a few internationally acclaimed and highly collected artists. In her own words: “To describe myself as a, ‘self taught,’ artist would be thoughtless as it has been my very good fortune, over the course of my life, to have met a hand full of incredibly talented individuals who generously allowed me to observe, listen, ask questions and learn.  I feel profoundly blessed to know that before becoming mentors, these artists have been my friends.  I continue to spend time with and learn from masters.” www.facebook.com/theARTFactoryKC?fref=photo

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Films At Folk Alliance

The Winding Stream—The Carters, The Cashes, and the Course of Country Music (90 minutes) Friday, 10:00pm, Screenland Theater, Crown Center Saturday, 12:00pm, Screenland Theater, Crown Center Director: Beth Harrington

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There is a stream that courses through American roots music. Its source is in the Appalachian foothills in a place called Maces Springs, Virginia. It was there that A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and his sister-in-law Maybelle began their careers as three of the earliest stars of country music. From their earliest days as Victor recording artists to their international success via the phenomenon of Border Radio, the Original Carter Family made their mark on the history of American recorded music... The Carter story might have ended there. But it didn’t. No one would have guessed that a young man, who, at first blush, seemed more renegade than reverent adherent, would be the one to lift up the Carter legacy. That man was Johnny Cash, and his love for the Carter music dated back to nights as a boy in Dyess, Arkansas listening to the Carter Family perform on the air (at that point featuring the next generation of Carters, including little June Carter), their melodies blasting across the Mexican border into his bedside radio. It was a wonderful twist of fate when Cash, as a Sun Records artist, first met Mother Maybelle and her girls, the Carter Sisters and vowed to June that “I’m gonna marry you someday.”

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The Grahams—Rattle the Hocks (30 minutes) Friday, 12:00pm, Screenland Theater, Crown Center Friday, 7:00pm, Freemont Room, Sheraton Hotel Director: Cody Dickinson Picture American music as a body sprawled upside down across the continent, with its heart in New Orleans, its lungs in the Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, and its head under water out in the Gulf. The railroads are the arteries always pumping out from the heart to the lungs and beyond, breathing new life into the music. There is a special connection between American folk music and the railroad that has no parallel elsewhere in the world. Because the extension of our rail network played a key role in the process of national consolidation in the 19th century, and because the railroad served the democratic processes of mobilization and migration in the 20th, the railroad became deeply embedded in American music. Rail lines stitch together the sprawling fabric of American song. In “Rattle the Hocks,” The Grahams ride the arteries, out every lonesome track that stretches across this beautiful body drawing on the deep, recurring sources of American folk culture, giving them new shape. Their methodology is to follow the paths and revisit the places that inspired their predecessors, not because they want to imitate or faithfully reproduce their work, but because they are looking for the modern echo of older sounds, and hope to give shape to these enduring reverberations. Nothing can serve that methodology better than riding the rails. The Grahams will do a Q & A and perform a concert following the screening of this film.

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Kansas City Jazz and Blues: Past, Present and Future (60 minutes) Thursday, 12:00pm, Screenland Theater, Crown Center Friday, 9:00pm, Freemont Room, Sheraton Hotel Director: Sue Vicory A tribute to Kansas City’s unique jazz and blues history with this documentary entitled Kansas City Jazz & Blues; Past, Present & Future. The film is produced and directed by the award winning documentary filmmaker Sue Vicory. The great Jay Hootie McShann, Big Joe Turner, Charlie Yardbird Park and Mary Lou Williams are profiled as the historic legacy. Karrin Allyson, Bobby Watson and Mark Pender are all interviewed for their contemporary contributions to Kansas City jazz. The historic Mutual Musicians Foundation, Gem theater and Blue room at 18th and Vine are venues where history is made. International Blues Competition winners Trampled Under Foot share the screen with the next generation of Kansas City jazz and blues greats! Hard Soil (114 minutes) Thursday, 10:00pm, Screenland Theater, Crown Center Saturday, 7:00pm, Freemont Room, Sheraton Hotel Director: M. A. Littler Hard Soil traces the history and evolution of American Roots music and examines its social and cultural relevance in the 21st century. Today a wild and vibrant subculture of musicians has begun to infuse these musical styles with the sounds of the 21st century keeping the evolution of American Roots music an ongoing one and one that is not only heard in the land of Lincoln but across the globe. To many it has not only become the soundtrack to their lives - it has become a way of life. The Last of the Blue Devils (90 minutes) Thursday, 7:00pm, Freemont Room, Sheraton Hotel Director: Bruce Ricker An affectionate backward glance at the Kansas City “blues” scene of the 1930s. Established as a mecca for jazz musicians during the Prohibition Era, K.C. spawned some of the best musical talent of the era. The film’s nostalgia is leavened with mild outrage in noting that, while many of the best blues men were permitted to strut their stuff before white audiences, none were allowed to utilize anything other than “colored only” facilities. Count Basie is the biggest “name” represented in the film, though this should not diminish the contribution of such dynamos as Big Joe Turner, Walter Page and Jay McShann. Cinema KC - Noteworthy (80 minutes) Thursday, 9:00pm, Freemont Room, Sheraton Hotel CinemaKC, the KC-based organization dedicated to showcasing area filmmakers and their work, presents a collection of exceptional short narrative films, documentaries, performance and music videos from local musicians and directors. This compilation includes works from filmmakers Ty Jones, Anthony Ladesich, Brandon Cummins, Jazz Crouch, Galadriel Thompson and others. Musicians featured include The Grisly Hand, The Latenight Callers, A.J. Gaither, The HillBenders and Kasey Rausch.


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Cinema KC – Jazz Under the Lens: A Glance at the John H. Baker Jazz Film Collection at the American Jazz Museum (60 minutes) Thursday, 9:00pm, Freemont Room, Sheraton Hotel This session will provide a brief overview of one of the countries largest personal collection of Jazz Film currently held in the collections at the American Jazz Museum. The session will showcase selected soundies from 4 volumes within the collection including films from Women in Jazz, Big Bands, African American Dance in Early Films and Duke Ellington. Presenter: Greg Carroll, Chief Executive Officer – American Jazz Museum.

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The Folk Singer—A Tale of Men, Music and America (104 minutes) Saturday, 10:00pm, Screenland Theater, Crown Center Director: M. A. Littler A journey into the souls of men, maverick roots music and the dying old America. The film follows folk blues singer Jon Konrad a.k.a. Possessed by Paul James on tour from Texas to Louisiana as he attempts to make enough money to supply for his unborn child. On his journey he crosses paths with musical peers, honky tonk proprietors and religious mavericks.

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Kid’s Camp Director: Peter Lague Peter Lague is the current executive director of Americana Music Academy in Lawrence, Ks., and co-director of its Kids’ Art and Music Camp. He works on continuing their mission to carry on the tradition of American roots music. Through individual and group lessons, Kids art and music camps, music events, and house concerts, Americana Music Academy reaches out from their local community “teaching America’s music”.

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Peter has been a freelance visual artist for over 20 years, a high school art teacher, and singer/songwriter. Before returning to Lawrence to direct A.M.A., he spent six years in Los Angeles painting murals through the non-profit, “Operation Clean Slate”, an anti-graffiti and community beautification program. Working with children of all ages, Peter left his mark on L.A., where you can find over 200 murals he helped create. Americanamusicacademy.org, peterthomaslague.com

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Produced by the Lawrence, Kansas based Americana Music Academy, our music camp activities will include workshops by Music Fair artists, folk art, old-time dance, jamming, sing-alongs, instrument making, instrument petting zoo, history, percussion circle, and much more fun and games, for ages 5-13. Stop in and see what we’re doing, or drop your child to participate in camp for free with each paid adult camp admission. For detailed Kids’ Camp activities and schedule please see the following link, www.americanamusicacademy.com/new-page/

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Friday/Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm Chicago C Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel

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Folk Alliance Winter Music Camp 2015 Instructors Gary Allegretto (Harmonica)

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Blues Revue Magazine states, “Gary Allegretto is one of the best harp players you’ll hear” and “one of the classiest acts in the music business today”. Indeed, the internationally touring singer/songwriter/musician’s critically acclaimed music has been considered for GRAMMY Award nominations (in both Blues and Folk categories), topped the Blues, Roots and Western music radio charts, and been featured on the soundtracks of major motion pictures and television. For decades Hohner, the world’s leading harmonica manufacturer, has professionally endorsed Gary and recently honored him with his signature model harmonica. Among Gary’s many accolades as an educator are The Blues Foundation’s prestigious “Keeping the Blues Alive Award”, etown’s “E-cheivement Award” and an “Artists for a Better World Award”. He’s been a featured instructor at dozens of camps and workshops including several years as harmonica director at the esteemed Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Class in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Of very special note, Gary is founding director of Harmonikds, his multi-award winning humanitarian organization through which he has taught more than 100,000 youth with formidable life challenges globally. www.garyallegretto.com

Kristen Andreassen (Flatfooting)

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Songwriter Kristin Andreassen has traveled the world with stringband sensation Uncle Earl set hearts to flutter as one third of the folk-noir trio Sometymes Why, and invigorated crowds as a square dance caller and clogger with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. Along the way, she’s performed and recorded alongside such maverick talents as John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dirk Powell (Joan Baez, Cold Mountain), Lucius, Aoife O’Donovan, Sufjan Stevens, Black Prairie and New York anti-folk icon Jeffrey Lewis. Her first solo album, Kiss Me Hello, was quietly released but made fast friends with those who stumbled upon it, including Garrison Keillor of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.  http://kristinandreassen.com/

David Amram (World View)

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DAVID AMRAM has been described by The New York Times as “A One-Man Folk Festival,” and for being “multicultural before multi-culturalism existed!” Meanwhile, the Boston Globe hailed him as, “The Renaissance Man of American Music.” As a singer and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed at virtually all of the major North Ameri-

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can folk festivals on numerous occasions; and as the Father of World Music (decades before the term existed), Amram continues to travel the world, playing a dazzling variety of 35 instruments culled from the dozens of countries he has journeyed, while sharing songs, stories, instrumental techniques and narrating shows in five languages. In 1997, he was elected to Kerrville Folk Festival Hall of Fame, and in 2012 was honored by the Clearwater Festival with the “Pete and Toshi Seeger Power of Song Award.” In his spare time, when not performing with his world music mates, David has written 110 symphonic and chamber music pieces; two operas; the film scores for “Splendor in the Grass,” “Manchurian Candidate,” and the landmark “Pull My Daisy” (with Jack Kerouac as the narrator); composed music scores for twenty-two Broadway shows; in addition to being named by Leonard Bernstein as the first Composer-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic; and the first composer-in-resident of Joe Papp’s Shakespeare in the Park (first 12 years of its existence). http://david-amram.blogspot.com/

Sam Baker (Songwriting)

Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of gray. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. It’s taken years to heal. Time to reconnect. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music. mercy, released in 2004, was the first in a trilogy of compelling albums with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery. It was followed by pretty world in 2007 and cotton in 2009. Each piece is imprinted with a theme: everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dreams, how beautiful are these days, and talk about forgiveness. Baker approaches life with a positive attitude – “Life is a gift. I went through a lot of bitterness- a lot of anger. But those things are toxic. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All I’ve got—no matter what I hold in my hands, drive around in, or put in the bank,- all I’ve got is this one breath, and if I’m lucky, I get another. http://sambakermusic.com/

Pops Bayless (Ukulele)

Pops Bayless brings over three decades of performing experience to the stage. He is an original member of The Asylum Street Spankers and the founder of the Shorty Long Band and the Dark City Trio. His Off-Broadway musical comedy review, AMERICAN NOVELTY, premiered at the

Theatre for the New City in Manhattan, NYC, April of 2006. Pops’ original music can be heard in various film and television projects including MTV’s AUSTIN STORIES and the film NO VACANCY. As an accomplished teacher, Pops has presented a myriad of uke-based workshops at different schools and fests across the country including the Augusta Heritage Center, Blue Stone Folk School, Midwest Ukulele Festival, Ukulele Expo, Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp and the Lone Star Uke Fest. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pops-Bayless-Music/

Byron Berline (Bluegrass Fiddle)

Byron Berline is a three-time National Fiddle Champion who turned to a musical career after earning a B. A. in Physical Education at the University of Oklahoma. Originally from Oklahoma where he began playing the fiddle at age 5, Byron lived and worked in Los Angeles for 26 years before returning to his home state in 1995. Byron is one of the most sought after session fiddlers and his long list of recording credits are proof. Byron was inducted into Oklahoma’s Musicians Hall of Fame, named Oklahoma’s Ambassador of Goodwill, been featured artist at the international convention of the Violin Society of America, and conceived and planned the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival since it’s beginnings in 1997. Byron Berline has been touted as “one of the most inventive fiddlers ever ...”. His skill, versatility and artistry continue to be recognized by his peers, the press and audiences world-wide. He is a witty, charming personality and his music is evidence of that. http://doublestop.com/

Beau Bledsoe (Latin Guitar)

Beau studied classical guitar at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance under Douglas Niedt where he received a Master of Music. There he continued his professional career in the fertile ground of the Kansas City music scene playing with jazz musicians, classical chamber musicians, and also participating in the burgeoning Latin music scene. It was at this time that Beau met the musicians and founded the groups that he still performs with today such as tenor, Nathan Granner, soprano, Victoria Botero, classical violinist, Gregory Sandomirsky, composer/pianist, Brad Cox, and Argentine Tango quintet Tango Lorca. http://www.beaubledsoe.com/

Ray Bonneville (Harmonica)

Blues singer, musician, and songwriter Ray Bonneville is a Juno Award winner originally from Canada. Before he reached his teens, his large family moved to the United States; a few years later, when they returned to Canada, Bonneville stayed in the States on his own. He found work as a member in different bands and as a studio musician, playing both the harmonica and guitar. When he


Clarke Buehling is widely recognized for his interpretations of late 19th Century, classic finger-style banjo, and is in the forefront of the recent resurgence of interest in the earlier minstrel banjo style. Much of his material is based around his extensive collection of 19th Century banjo and mandolin instruction books and sheet music. http://www.buehlingbanjo.com/

Kevin Carroll (Ukulele/Kids)

Kevin Carroll is a certified State of Texas Elementary Educator, has led ukulele workshops internationally, teaches private and group music lessons to all ages and levels in Austin, TX. He has launched a ukulele-based music education charity called edUKEcation.org which brings lessons and instruments to schools and students with limited resources. Equally passionate about music, education and ukulele, Kevin seeks to inspire and empower students to

Betse Ellis brings an edgy fire to every note she bows, strums, sings or shouts. Part old-time celebrant and part contemporary songwriter, Betse is committed to purveying the breadth of possibilities within the folk format. She blends traditional source material with her own original works and presents a diverse sound that refuses to be labeled concretely. She traverses musical realms and pushes the boundaries of how folk music can be understood and imagined in the modern age. Her expertise at the challenging task of singing while fiddling distinguishes her as a solo artist, as well as an acclaimed instructor of fiddle workshops across America. A classically trained violinist, Betse became dedicated to old time fiddle styles, especially Ozark styles, when she realized this music related directly to her regional heritage. Recognizing the deep soul present in the source music inspired Betse to spend the last 20 years of her life learning, performing, and teaching these styles. http://fiddlebetse.com/

Bela Fleck (Banjo)

Just in case you aren’t familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he’s the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects

Danny Fowler has been a local Kansas City musician for six years playing in musicals, swing bands, and pickup blue grass groups around the metro. Originally from Oklahoma, Danny has his roots in folk and acoustic rock guitar. In college he became an accomplished swing dancer. This love of swing music crossed over onto guitar and he now plays weekly as a solo artist in the north metro area. In addition to playing guitar, Danny leads a local ukulele group (the Nukesters), teaches ukulele and guitar, and is a staff musician at his church http://www.swingukulele.com

Freebo (Bass/Songwriting)

FREEBO is an award-winning singer/songwriter (2008 Posi Award for “ Best Song”in The Most Uniting Category, The ‘07 Los Angeles Music Awards “Best Folk Artist”, Winner ‘07 South Florida Songwriting Contest, finalist in 2009 The Great American Songwriting Contest), but he is probably best known as a Folk-Rock-Blues Icon. For 30 years, Freebo played bass on recordings and toured with some of the great artists of our time--people like Bonnie Raitt (10 years), John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Dr. John, and many others. He has alsoappeared on Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, Muppets Tonight, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. It was his yearning for more creative expression, however, that drove Freebo to begin a process of deep inner discovery, and this has led to his successful transition as a singer/songwriter. http://freebomusic.com/

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Danny Fowler (Jazz/Swing Guitar)

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Betse Ellis (Old Time Fiddle)

Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. http://www.domflemons.com/

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Clarke Buehling (Classical Banjo)

Brad Davis is known for his original amazing DoubleDown-Up guitar technique. Brad Davis has worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Earl Scruggs, David Lee Roth, Emmy Lou Harris, Pam Tillis, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yokam, Tommy Shaw, Travis Tritt, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Steve Earl, Billy Bob Thornton, just to name a few. Brad has also appeared on Leno, Conan, The View, Good Morning America, Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel. http://www.braddavismusic.com/

Dom Flemons (Bones, Percussion)

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Diane Bouska plays bluegrass rhythm guitar and sings lead and traditional bluegrass harmony. She has authored and published instructional books teaching Roland White’s mandolin style and Clarence White’s lead guitar style, and she teaches rhythm guitar at bluegrass workshops around the country. As a founding member of the Roland White Band Diane has recorded and co-produced with Roland all of their projects, the 1994 Sugar Hill release “Trying To Get to You”, “Jelly On My Tofu” of 2003, which was nominated for the Bluegrass Grammy, a multitude of teaching videos, The New Kentucky Colonels’ “Live in Holland 1973”, and The Roland White Band’s current CD, “Straight-Ahead Bluegrass”. http://www.rolandwhite.com/

Brad Davis (Acoustic/Bluegrass Guitar)

and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings. http://www.belafleck.com

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Diane Bouska (Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar)

exercise their birthright of making music. Kevin is currently in the second year of course study in Canadian virtuoso James Hill’s Ukulele Initiative teacher training program. Kevin’s scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues, soul, funk, slide ukulele, family music facilitation, ukulele ensembles, and beginners of all ages. Kevin has been a resident of Austin, TX for over 20 years where he has played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave, Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick , Charlie and Bruce Robison and many others. In addition to leading his own groups as a singer-songwriter, Kevin has produced albums and written songs for severalAustin artists. http://www.kevincarroll.net

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Music FAIR discovered being a musician wasn’t paying all of the bills, he studied flying and put in enough hours to get his pilot’s license. He was influenced by and performed with great bluesmen like the legendary Muddy Waters and Bukka White. In 1993, Bonneville finished his debut recording On the Main. It was followed by 1997’s Solid Ground, which underscored his growing writing and playing skills. Gust of Wind, which earned Bonneville a Juno Award for Canada’s Blues Album of the Year, was released in 1999 and Rough Luck came out in 2000. The folk-tinged Roll It Down followed three years later, while 2007’s Goin’ by Feel boasted a darker, smokier sound and a tribute to New Orleans in the song “I Am the Big Easy.” Bonneville reunited with that album’s producer, Gurf Morlix, for his next album, 2011’s Bad Man’s Blood. The album won him an Internatioinal Blues Challenge, Solo/Duet Of The Year award in 2012. Bonneville toured long and hard throughout 2013. When he was ready to record again, he and co-producer and engineer Justin Douglas entered Austin, Texas’ Shrine Studio and emerged with Easy Gone. The album was released by Red House in April of 2014. http://raybonneville.com/

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MUSIC FAIR Brenda Freed (Voice) WELCOME EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE

Brenda Freed has been performing all her life and has been teaching voice for over 20 years.  She has performed throughout Texas since ’91 when a 9000 mile bicycle tour ended at the Kerrville Folk Festival where she has taught the voice workshop 6 years.  Brenda is intuitive and has the ability to pinpoint vocal problems and offer suggestions how to make immediate improvement.  She has a Masters Degree in Music Education/Music Therapy and a discography of 8 albums.  She has toured the Midwest, Ireland and England and teaches voice, piano and guitar in her studio in the Texas Hill Country.  In addition to festival and conference voice workshops/panels and private and group vocal instruction, Brenda offers Effortless Singing and Effortless Harmony Singing products for ongoing individual study and practice.  http://www.EffortlessMusicInstruction.com 

Chad Graves (Dobro)

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Playing dobro for over 20 years and currently with Compass Records recording artists The Hillbenders. My Great Grandmother Wanda Dohle was the only person in my family to play much of anything. She was an amazing piano player. A family friend gave her an old dobro that became my Grandpa John’s. He passed away when i was about 6 and I took up dobro about the time all my friends were getting into school band. http://Thehillbenders.com

James Hill (Ukulele)

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“James Hill has made a career as an award-winning ukulele player and songwriter, an uncompromising artist who “gives the ukulele its dignity back without ever taking himself too seriously” (Songlines). Hill’s new album, The Old Silo, sees him charting a course into deeper, rockier waters with producer Joel Plaskett at the helm. The album has an edginess and swagger unlike anything Hill has ever recorded: the thundering baritone ukulele riff in She’s Still Got It wouldn’t be out of place on a Black Keys album and the grinding slide ukulele in Tie One On would make Jack White proud.” http://jameshillmusic.com/

Howard Iceberg (Songwriting)

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Howard is a long-time K.C. songwriter. Previously named best K.C. songwriter in both the Star and the Pitch. Past nominations: Best KC songwriter, all-star band, folk band, americana band, Kansas Songwriters Hall of Fame. Honoree of 2011 Tribute Show by 50 local musicians. https://www.facebook.com/howard.iceberg

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Alan Jabbour (Old Time Fiddle)

A violinist by early training, Alan put himself through college at the University of Miami playing classical music. While a graduate student at Duke University in the 1960s, he began documenting oldtime fiddlers in the Upper South. Documentation turned to apprenticeship, and he relearned the fiddle in the style of the Upper South from musicians like Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia, and Tommy Jarrell of Toast, North Carolina. He taught a repertory of oldtime fiddle tunes to his band, the Hollow Rock String Band, which was an important link in the instrumental music revival in the 1960s. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1968, he taught English, folklore, and ethnomusicology at UCLA in 1968-69. He then moved to Washington, D.C., for over thirty years of service with Federal cultural agencies. He was head of the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress 1969-74, director of the folk arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts 1974-76, and director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress 1976 -99. Since his retirement, he has turned enthusiastically to a life of teaching and playing the fiddle. He has recorded many albums since his 1968 Hollow Rock String Band album, most recently a CD of fiddle-banjo duets with Ken Perlman, Southern Summits. http://www.alanjabbour.com/

Eddie Edwards & David Agee (Celtic)

Multi-instrumentalist and Kansas native, David Agee, began his musical life at an early age. David became interested in bluegrass then turned his attention to Irish music. Dave has been an active part of Kansas City’s folk music scene for many years performing with groups including Talisman, Scartaglen, Glen Eyrie, Blackthorne, The Shoe String Band, and Kelly. Leslie “Eddie” Jones, better known as Eddie Edwards among musicians, was born in East Virginia, where he began playing guitar and writing songs. Down the years he has added Irish bouzouki, mandolin, bodhrán, and tenor banjo to his palette of instruments, and teaches private music lessons on all of them. Since 2010, Eddie has brought a vital spark to the Kansas City Irish music scene by organizing local KC sessions and creating the Irish Traditional Music Learning Sessions at the Kansas City Irish Center, a group class for learning Irish traditional music. www.slowplayers.org

Denis Keldie (Accordion)

Toronto Native Denis Keldie is a longtime accordionist and keyboardist who has played on about 400 albums and dozens of film and TV projects in a wide variety of musical genres. Some award-winning albums include Serena Ryder, Jeff Healey, Rita Coolidge, Natalie McMaste. And he’s played live with such notables as Etta James, Solomon

Burke, Ronnie Spector, and Johnny Sansone. He has had the rare opportunity to record and perform in many different World accordion styles, including Italian, Parisian, Western Swing, Brazilian Forro, Celtic, Portuguese Fado, Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Tango, and of course Polka…….

Bill Kirchen (Roots Guitar)

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock ‘n’ roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk. http://billkirchen.com/

Andy McKee (Fingerstyle Guitar)

Andy McKee is among the w o r l d ’s f i n est acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to millions upon millions o f Yo uTu b e viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. He’s been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours which has traveled the world over. http://www.andymckee.com/

Jimmie Meade (Harmonica)

Jimmie Meade grew up in Chicago and began playing harmonica as a teen when he was given a Little Walter record. He made his way to the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, studying with Joe Filisko. Soon he was sneaking into clubs to play with masters like Little Mack Simmons, Eddie ‘the Chief’ Clearwater, and John Primer. After high school Jimmie relocated to Lawrence, where he began studying with Lee McBee. For the last three years Jimmie has lived and played in Kansas City, teaching harmonica at the Americana Music Academy in Lawrence. Influences include; Lester Young, Lee McBee, Little Walter, Little Hatch, Walter Horton, Muddy Waters, George Smith, Sonny Boy Williamson, Rice Miller, Kim Wilson, Gary Primich, Charlie Parker, Rick Sherry, Joe Filisko, King Curtis, Freddie King, Dennis Gruenling. He teaches at the Americana Music Academy and Mountain


Grammy Award winner Mollie O’Brien became known to the rest of the world as a singer ’s singer when, in 19 8 8, she and her brother Tim released the first of three critically-acclaimed albums for Sugar Hill Records (Take Me Back, Remember Me and Away Out On The Mountain). Eventually, Mollie recorded five equally well-received solo albums (Tell It True, Big Red Sun and Things I Gave Away for Sugar Hill Records, and I Never Move Too Soon and Everynight In The Week for Resounding Records). Additionally, she was a regular on the nationally-syndicated radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion” from 2001 through 2005. She’s long been known as a singer who doesn’t recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. O’Brien has primarily focused her efforts on the fading art of interpretation and the end result is a singer at the very top of her game who is not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses. Husband Rich Moore has busied himself in the Colorado music scene for many years. While staying home with the kids when Mollie & Tim toured, he held a day job and continued to perform locally with a variety of Colorado favorites, including Pete Wernick and Celeste Krenz. Not only is Moore known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, he’s also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O’Brien’s twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership. http://mollieobrien.com/

Jeff Plankenhorn (Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin)

A quick listen to the three solo records released by Austin, Texas based musician, Jeff Plankenhorn will give you an idea of the extremely varied styles the man Emily Robison (The Dixie Chicks) calls a ‘chameleon’ of performing. A deeper listen will uncover the overwhelmingly deep love all types of music Jeff has incorporated in his own unique style. Plankenhorn, or “Plank” as he is known, has found a way to blend the soulful vocals of the church, Motown, and funk singers that dominated his speakers as a youth with the bluegrass he studied while living in Nashville and the lyrically driven feel of the songwriters he has performed with since moving to Austin into an intoxicating sound that spans them all. http://jeffplankenhorn.net/

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From Bluegrass to Klezmer and beyond. Mark Rubin has created a legacy of some of the most interesting music ever performed and recorded. After his time with Dallas bad boys Killbilly, Mark and Danny Barnes left Killbilly to form the now legendary Bad Livers in Austin. Since then Mark has relocated to New Orleans and continues to perform and record on bass, tuba and banjo. His debut CD release “Southern Discomfort” is scheduled for release early 2015. http://www.markrubin.com/

Cookie Segelstein (Klezmer Violin)

The daughter of Holocaust survivor parents who settled in Kansas City, she received her Masters degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music in 1984. She is the founder and director of Veretski Pass, a member of Budowitz, The Youngers of Zion with Henry Sapoznik, has performed with all the greats of the modern Klezmer Revival. Cookie has presented lecture demonstrations and workshops on klezmer fiddling all over the world, including at Yale University, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Marshall University in Huntington, West VA, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, University of Oregon in Eugene, Pacific University, SUNY-Cortland, and at Klezmerwochen in Weimar, Germany. She is a regular staff member at Living Traditions’ Klez Kamp, Klez Kanada, Klez California, Klezmer Festival Fürth, Klezfest London, and has been a two time performing instructor at Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA. http://www.veretskipass.com/

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Mark Rubin (String Bass)

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Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore (Singing/Harmony Singing)

Cheryl Prashker studied classical percussion at McGill Universit y in Montreal, Canada, where she was born and raised. She has toured Canada, U.S. Europe and Russia. She spent many years in NY City where she honed her skills of playing anything from Rock and Roll drums, Klezmer, to Celtic as well as Middle Eastern music. She now uses her special style of percussion to enhance the music of such artists as Jonathan Edwards, Pat Wictor, Tracy Grammer, and her own Celtic Roots Music group RUNA. Cheryl is also a songwriter and The President of The Board of Directors of NERFA. http://www.cherylprashker.com/

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Alan Munde began his long career in bluegrass music with the 1968 recording of Poor Richard’s Almanac featuring Sam Bush and Wayne Stewart, followed by a traditional grounding in bluegrass music as a member of IBMA Hall of Fame member Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. In 1972 Alan Joined his college picking friend Byron Berline in the forward-leaning bluegrass group Country Gazette. Alan continued as the anchor of the group for 21 years. Along the way, he recorded many highly regarded albums including Banjo Sandwich, and the Festival Favorites series. Alan participated in the 2001 IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year, Knee Deep in Bluegrass. His most recent recording is a duo CD with mandolin player Billy Bright titled Bright Munde. He taught in the Bluegrass Music Program at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas for 20 years. Alan has also published many instructional books for Mel Bay, instructional DVDs for Texas Music and Video, and participated in music workshops and camps both in America and Europe. http://www.almundesbanjocollege.com/

Ken Perlman is a pioneer of the 5-string banjo style known as melodic clawhammer; he is considered one of the top clawhammer players in the world, known in particular for his skillful adaptations of Celtic, Appalachian, & Canadian fiddle tunes to the style. He has toured throughout most of the English-speaking world and in Western-Europe, both as a soloist and – over the last decade – in a duo with renowned Appalachian-style fiddler Alan Jabbour. An acclaimed teacher of folk-music instrumental skills. Ken has written some of the most widely respected banjo and guitar instruction books of modern times, he has been on staff at prestigious teaching festivals around the world, and he has also served as director for several banjoinstructional camps including American Banjo Camp, Midwest Banjo Camp, and Suwannee Banjo Camp. He has written a regular column in Banjo Newsletter for over 25 years, and for many years has appeared regularly in Sing Out! Also an independent folklorist, Ken spent close to two decades collecting and processing tunes and oral histories from traditional fiddle players on Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada. From these experiences, he put together two works: a collection of over 400 tunes called The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island, and an oralhistory based work – due to be published in 2014 by University of Tennessee Press – called Couldn’t Have a Wedding Without the Fiddler: Traditional Fiddling & Community Life on Prince Edward Island. Ken’s recordings include Southern Summits (with fiddler Alan Jabbour), Northern Banjo, Island Boy, Devil in the Kitchen, Live in the U.K. and Clawhammer Banjo & Fingerstyle Guitar Solos. His banjo books include EverythingYou Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo, Clawhammer Style Banjo, Melodic Clawhammer Banjo, and Celtic Clawhammer Banjo. http://www.kenperlman.com/

Music FAIR Cheryl Prashker (Hand Drums)

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Alan Munde (Bluegrass Banjo)

Ken Perlman (Old Time Banjo)

Matt Smith (Roots Guitar)

Matt Smith is an Austin-based musician, author, teacher, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Matt has been teaching internationally for 33 years and was a senior faculty member at the National Guitar Workshop. He is currently CoDirector of the instructional forum Musicians United for

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Music on Shawnee Mission PKWY in Shawnee. http://www.leveetown.com/about/jimmie/

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Music as well as Music and Studio Director at Phoenix House in Austin, Texas. Matt was the international clinician for Ovation, Hamer, and Takamine guitars for 25 years, performing concerts and master classes across the US, Canada, and Europe. His popular “Chop Shop” series of books are a distillation of his exciting approach to music instruction. http://www.mattsmithsworld.net/

Ryan Spearman (Banjo/Guitar) EXHIBITORS DAY SCHEDULE

Ryan is a professional folk musician, educator, and promoter from St. Louis, MO. He’s the Educational Programming director at The Folk School of St. Louis where–for the last five years– he’s also taught classes covering several traditional musical subjects including, claw-hammer banjo, old time & bluegrass fiddle, country blues, guitar, jug band, improvisation, music theory, & folk ensemble performance. When he’s not teaching at the Folk School or busy performing, recording, lecturing and touring the United States and Europe, Ryan runs an online clawhammer banjo instructional site http://www.PlayBetterBanjo.com

Linda Thompson (Hammered Dulcimer) OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Linda lowe thompson brings a combination of warmth, humor, intelligence, and skill to all her activities with hammered dulcimer whether teaching or performing. Her instruction book and cassette, beginning hammered dulcimer, has long been widely used and respected. Anyone using this, no matter what their musical background, can be playing tunes on the dulcimer in just a few minutes. The publication, in 1993, of hammered dulcimer notebook, an encyclopedia of embellishments, was the culmination of a decade of work and experience. She followed, in 1994, with hammered dulcimer christmas, in 1996 with classical hammered dulcimer, and in 1999 with sacred hammered dulcimer. www.lindalowethompson.com/

Linda Tilton (Ukulele)

MUSIC FAIR REGISTRANTS

Linda got interested in playing ukulele when she regularly attended old-time music jams. Tired of being an observer, Linda mentioned to a friend that she wished she had a banjo ukulele to play at the music sessions. Two years later that friend surprised her with a Christmas gift of a 1926 banjo ukulele distributed by Sears and Roebuck – the $3 model! Having a background in education, it is one of Linda’s greatest joys to take a student who has limited experience in music and coaching that person into playing well. Linda teaches ukulele at the Americana Music Academy, in Lawrence, Kansas. She belongs to uke clubs in the Kansas City area and Lawrence, Kansas. Linda also teaches ukulele workshops regionally including the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.

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Redd Volkaert (Roots Guitar)

A local Austin legend and revered by guitarists all over the world, Redd Volkaert is one of the hardest working Telecaster men on the planet. Born and raised in Canada, Redd started early, at the age of ten; and by the time he was 16, he was playing in local bars and clubs in Vancouver, British Columbia. After 8 years in Alberta, he moved to Los Angeles, playing in clubs, teaching and working on demo sessions. In 1990, he moved to Nashville and started working road dates and studio sessions with Ray Price, Lacy J. Dalton, Clinton Gregory and Dale Watson, eventually working his way to Merle Haggard’s band, The Strangers. In 1997, Merle Haggard found himself in need of a lead guitarist. Haggard said, “I usually listen to the guys in the band. I asked them who was the best guitarist they knew, and they all said Redd.” He took Redd without an audition. After becoming a “Stranger,” Redd recorded and toured with Merle, appearing in concert and on national television. A founding member of the honkytonk supergroup Heybale!, he remains a valued hired-gun for sessions and touring work with such artists as Brad Paisley, whose work with the country star garnered Redd a GRAMMY©nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2004. http://www.reddvolkaert.net/

Bob Walkenhorst (Songwriting)

Bob Walkenhorst is a Kansas City-based singer/songwriter/ musician/painter. After growing up in his hometown of Norborne, Missouri, he became a founding member of Midwestern U.S. groups such as Phantasia, Trizo 50, Steve, Bob & Rich, and the popular roots rock band The Rainmakers. In the Kansas City area, he currently gives weekly performances and participates in art gallery shows. As the singer/songwriter of his most well-known band, The Rainmakers, from 1986–1996, his discography included five full-length studio albums, one live concert recording, and one “best-of” album. After the dissolution of the band, he released his first solo album, The Beginner, in 2003. In 2009, he teamed up with fellow Kansas City musician Jeff Porter to release an album entitled No Abandon, under the moniker Walkenhorst and Porter. Throughout his career as a musician, he has maintained a reputation for producing clever and provocative lyrics, which have garnered him wide critical acclaim. http://www.rainmakers.com/

Abigail Washburn (Banjo)

If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition. She—a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player—is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past, and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local. Abigail pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before. http://www.abigilwashburn.com/

Russ Wever (Steel Guitar)

Kansas City Steel Guitarist Russ Wever is well known in the steel guitar community and is a favorite at Steel Shows & Concerts around the country. With over twenty years of teaching under his belt, Russ is well versed in passing along his knowledge and experience to you. https://myspace.com/russwever

Roland White (Mandolin)

At an early age, White formed himself, his two brothers (Eric and Clarence) and his sister (Joanne) into a bluegrass band which performed locally. When the family moved to California, the group won a talent show on a local radio station, after which a television station hired them (minus Joanne) as The Country Boys. After a two-year US Army enlistment, White re-joined the Country Boys, now renamed The Kentucky Colonels. In 1967, he had the opportunity to join the Blue Grass Boys, the backup band of his childhood idol Bill Monroe. He stayed with that group until 1969, when he joined the Nashville Grass, the backup band of Lester Flatt. White stayed with Flatt until 1973, when he, Clarence and Eric re-united as The New Kentucky Colonels. This only lasted a few months; he and Clarence were struck by an automobile as they loaded their equipment into their car after a performance. Roland White suffered a dislocated shoulder, but Clarence died in the accident. White then joined another bluegrass group Country Gazette, remaining there for 13 years. In 1987, he joined the Nashville Bluegrass Band, staying with that group until 2000. After that he formed the Roland White Band, which is still active. White is a noted mandolin teacher who gives many workshops and private lessons and has published book/CD instruction sets. http://www.rolandwhite.com/


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REGISTRANTS

John Abney

John Calvin Abney johncalviniii@gmail.com www.johncalvinabney.com

Hanna Ackerman

Swallow Hill Music hanna@swallowhillmusic.org www.swallowhillmusic.org

Janet Adamana

Jessica Ayre

Ben Anderson

Dan Appenzeller

Michael-Ann Azoulai

Michelle Anderson

Ann Armstrong

Adrien Bachand

Cherish Anderson

Mary Armstrong

Marie Bachand

Lauren Anderson

Brian Atkinson

Quinn Bachand

Prescott Park Arts Festival ben@prescottpark.org www.prescottpark.org Sweet Alibi thesweetalibi@gmail.com www.sweetalibi.com Shotgun Mgmt. cherish@shotgunmgmt.com www.shotgunmgmt.com

Sound, Phrase & Fury Magazine editor@sound-phrase-fury.com www.sound-phrase-fury.com

Doug Adams

Antonio Andrade

Craig Akin

Roosevelt Dime slapfiddle@yahoo.com www.rooseveltdimemusic.com

Laith Al-Saadi

Laith Al-Saadi www.laithmusic.com laithea@umich.edu www.laithmusic.com

Jacqueline Aldrich

Wheatland Music Organization wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org www.wheatlandmusic.org

Alex Alexander

Eljuri info@eljurimusic.com www.eljurimusic.com

James Scott Alexander

Jenny Allen jennydotallen@gmail.com www.bowvalleymusicclub.org

Dalis Allen

Kerrville Folk Festival/SWRFA dalis@kerrvillefolkfestival.com

Kate Atkinson

Danielle Aubert

Sweet Alibi thesweetalibi@gmail.com Michael-Ann michaelannmusic@gmail.com Michaelannmusic.com Beacon Ridge Productions adrien@abachand.ca www.beaconridgeproductions.com Qristina & Quinn Bachand marie@abachand.ca www.beaconridgeproductions.com Qristina & Quinn Bachand

Quinn Bachand’s Brishen marie@abachand.ca www.qbachand.com www.brishenmusic.com

Matthew Bachmeer

Big Red Drum Entertainment bigreddrum@gmail.com Www.bigreddrum.com

Patchy Sanders bookingpatchy@gmail.com www.patchysanders.com

Michelle Bacon

Rusty Andrews

Jacqeline Aubert

Jim Baggett

Teresa Andrews

Marcinda Aubert

Sam Baijal

Kristin Andreassen yellowcarsuperstar@gmail.com www.kristinandreassen.com McGonigel’s Mucky Duck theduck@mcgonigels.com mcgonigels.com McGonigel’s Mucky Duck theduck@mcgonigels.com mcgonigels.com

Nels Andrews

Nels Andrews nelsandrews@gmail.com www.nelsandrews.com

Beverly Angel

Jenny Allen

CMTEdge.com btamojonet@aol.com www.brianatkinson.net

Kristin Andreassen

Brandon Allai

Gary Allegretto/Harmonikids gallegretto@earthlink.net www.garyallegretto.com

Philadelphia City Paper maruca@netaxs.com http://citypaper.net

Starboard Cannons management@starboard cannons.com www.starboardcannons.com

Mark Andruss

Gary Allegretto

Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes ann@ann-armstrong.com www.ann-armstrong.com

Antonio Andrade straydog@embarqmail.com www.lifeshakes.com

James Scott jamesscottguitar@gmail.com www.jamesscottguitar.com

Ashes to Immortality rachel.kilian@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/asheslawrence

FolkWest dan@folkwest.com www.folkwest.com

90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio MAndr0328@aol.com Arhaven House Concerts joe_angel@arhaven.org www.arhaven.org

Joe Angel

KEOS 89.1 FM joe_angel@arhaven.org

Dan Ankney

Patchy Sanders bookingpatchy@gmail.com www.patchysanders.com Patchy Sanders cindieaubert@gmail.com

Arthur Aubert

Patchy Sanders artaubert1951@gmail.com

Danny Autry

Mulberry Jam Band dautry1@comcast.net

Carey Avenia

Lansdowne Folk Club carey-ave@msn.com www.folkclub.org

Alyssa Avery

Mt. Thelonious mtthelonious@gmail.com www.mtthelonious.com

Scott Aycock

Sweetwater Studios dan_ankney@sweetwater.com

Scott Aycock scottapoet@yahoo.com scottaycock.blogspot.com

Mark Anstey

Jesse Aycock

Unique Gravity mark@uniquegravity.co.uk www.uniquegravity.co.uk

Jesse Aycock jesseaycock@yahoo.com www.jesseaycock.com

WELCOME

Billy Strings & Don Julin billystrings@gmail.com www.billystrings.com

Matthew Francis Andersen andersen_matt@yahoo.com www.matthewfrancisandersen.com

The Lauren Anderson Project thelaurenandersonproject@ gmail.com www.LaurenAndersonMusic.com

dljadams@wcoil.com

Dylan Golden Aycock dylan@scissortailrecords.com http://dylangoldenaycock. bandcamp.com

EXHIBITORS

Smithfield Music smfdmusic@verizon.net www.smithfieldmusic.org

William Apostol

Dylan Aycock

DAY SCHEDULE

Elaine Abicht

Matthew Andersen

Paper Moon Shiners papermoonshiners@gmail.com www.papermoonshiners.com

Folk Alliance International sales@folk.org Mass Street Music annet@massstreetmusic.com http://massstreetmusic.com/ Hillside Festival sbaijal@hillsidefestival.ca www.hillsidefestival.ca

Damon Bailey

Seedlove heardamonbailey@gmail.com www.seedlovemusic.com

Blanche Baillargeon

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Smithfield Music smfdmusic@verizon.net www.smithfieldmusic.org

Elena Antinelli

Run Boy Run Jesse@runboyrunband.com www.runboyrunband.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Jim Abicht

Jesse Allen

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures christine@christinetassan.com www.christinetassanet lesimposteures.com

Rachel Baiman

10 String Symphony 10stringsymphony@gmail.com www.rachelbaiman.com

Jeanette Bair

MUSIC FAIR

MMII - Music Marketing International Inc. charlie@charlieacourt.com www.charlieacourt.com

Rock House Center for the Arts rockhouse41@gmail.com rockhousecenterforthearts.org

Doug Baker

Mariposa Folk Foundation folkusgroup@yahoo.com

Josh Baldridge

Mass Street Music josh@massstreetmusic.com http://massstreetmusic.com

REGISTRANTS

Charlie A’Court

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WELCOME

Alaballew Management laineyballew@gmail.com

Benjamin Ballinger

Ben Ballinger benballingermusic@gmail.com www.goodhorserecords.com/benepk

Bruce Balmer

EXHIBITORS

Soona Songs, Inc. brucecbalmer@att.net www.soonasongs.com

Cindy Bandula-Yates

Yates Fund for Cancer Hope yatescancerfund@hotmail.com www.cindystock.org

William Bandy

Matt Bartlett

Tom Belinoski

Julie Bates

Nathan Bell

Midnight Mango Ltd matt@midnightmango.co.uk www.midnightmango.co.uk The Matchsellers thematchsellers@gmail.com http://thematchsellers.com

Ken Batista

WYEP 91.3 FM folkradio@earthlink.net www.wyep.org

Renee Batten

The Secrets reneelbatten@gmail.com www.thesecrets.ca

DAY SCHEDULE

Letters To Abigail lbandy@morrisbb.net letterstoabigail.net

Neil Battrum

Mike Barer

Daniel Bauer

J.R. Shore jrshore45@gmail.com www.jrshore.com

Rose Barilleaux

Ensemble Iberica nlbad8@gmail.com Rowdy Congregation jkeegan6@stumail.jccc.edu

Zach Baumann

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Houston Music Review eddie@hustonmusicreview.com

The Pitch zacharyjbauman@gmail.com http://zachbphotography.com

Paul Barker

Pops Bayless

Phil Barker

Billy Beard

Barker House Concerts pbarker78746@gmail.com Town Mountain mandophil@gmail.com townmountain.net

Deanna Barnes

Barnes House Concerts bildeann@swbell.net

Bill Barnes

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Barnes House Concerts bildeann@swbell.net

Steven Barnett

music@stevenbarnett.com

Liz Barnez

Mudhead Music lizbarnez@gmail.com

Rachel Barreca

Folk Music Ontario moxy.woman.creations@gmail.com

MUSIC FAIR

Patterson Barrett

So’ Fish Records patterson@pattersonbarrett.com www.pattersonbarrett.com

Robert Barrick

Coyote Armada barrickbobby@gmail.com coyotearmada.bandcamp.com

Jennah Barry

REGISTRANTS

Jennah Barry jennahwinfredbarry@gmail.com www.iamjennahbarry.com

Isaac Barter

Oh Pep! ohpepmusic@gmail.com www.ohpep.com

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Pops Bayless mainlander23@hotmail.com Session Americana c/o Two Roads Booking wmbeard@comcast.net www.sessionamericana.com

Denise Beason

Free Radicals denisebeason@yahoo.com

Emma Beaton

Concert Window emma@concertwindow.com www.concertwindow.com

Bruce Beatus

Old Town School of Folk Music bbeatus@gmail.com

Michael Beauchamp Red Tail Ring redtailring@gmail.com www.redtailring.com

Chris Becker

Chris Lee Becker clbmando2@gmail.com www.chrisleebecker.com

Thad Beckman

Thad Beckman thadb@centurylink.net www.thadbeckman.com

Dan Beeson

Pinball Sessions themagneticsound@gmail.com

Vicki Belinoski

Onion Creek Concerts onioncreekhouseconcerts@ austin.rr.com

Onion Creek Concerts onioncreekhouseconcerts@ austin.rr.com Nathan Bell nathansbell@gmail.com www.nathanbellmusic.com

Ash Bell

Starboard Cannons info@starboardcannons.com www.starboardcannons.com

Annette Bellaoui

Tavse Stemmer - Missing Voices.dk/Copenhagen World Music Festival annette@cphworld.dk www.missingvoices.dk

Paul Benjaman

Paul Benjaman paulbenjamanband@gmail.com www.paulbenjamanband.com

Erin Benjamin

Music Canada Live ebenjamin@musiccanadalive.ca www.musiccanadalive.ca

Ginger Bennett

Annika info@annikamusic.com Annikamusic.com

Suzy (Kay) Bennett

bennett9@embarqmail.com

Leslie Benson

Albert “Scott” Berwick Local 1000 AFM ascottberwick@hotmail.com

Eric Bettencourt

Eric Bettencourt eric@eric-bettencourt.com

Marc Bicher

Marcus Blacke gentlemanrambling@gmail.com www.marcusblacke.com

Jenny Bienemann

WFMT jenny@jennybienemann.com jennybienemann.com

Craig Bignall

Pear pearband@gmail.com www.pearband.com

Rhiannon Birdsall Birdsall Foes of Folly rayray134@gmail.com foesoffolly.com

Luke Blair

Greenbank Trio booking@greenbanktrio.ca www.greenbanktrio.ca

Beau Bledsoe

Ensemble Iberica info@ensembleiberica.org beaubledsoe.com

Boyd Blomberg

Shelter Valley Folk Festival leslie.benson@sympatico.ca

Pushing Chain boyd@pushingchain.com www.pushingchain.com

Marc Douglas Berardo

D.C. Bloom

Amy Sue Berlin

Fiona Bloom

Amy Berlin

Jim Blum

Marc Douglas Berardo mdbmusic@gmail.com www.MarcDouglas.com

Amy Sue Berlin amysueberlin@yahoo.com www.amysueberlin.com Amy Sue Berlin amysueberlin@yahoo.com

Byron Berline

Double stop music byron@doublestop.com Www.doublestop.com

Arthur Berman

CiTR Radio “Pacific Pickin” aberman@telus.net www.citr.ca

Dan Bern

D.C. Bloom dc@dcbloom.com Dcbloom.com The Bloom Effect fiona@thebloomeffect.com http:www.thebloomeffect.com Wisdom Without Reason (Folk Alley) jblum@kent.edu www.folkalley.com

Steve Boaz

Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots steve@breathingrhythm.com www.breathingrhythm.com

Renee Bodie

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles & Pasadena renee@levittla-pas.org www.levittla.org &www.levittpasadena.org

Dan Bern dbernsteinn@gmail.com www.danbern.com

Don Boles

Bill Berry

C Daniel Boling

Bill Berry Music berry_lives@hotmail.com www.billberrymusic.com

Penny Bertrand

Ottawa Folk Festival (CityFolk) pennybertrand@hotmail.com

ThreeePals, LLC drbmemtn@aol.com C. Daniel Boling - Balladeer / Songwriter daniel@danielboling.com www.danielboling.com


REGISTRANTS

Ray Bonneville

Mary Bragg

Ray Bonneville raybonneville@aol.com

Mary Bragg mary@marybragg.com www.marybragg.com

Julia Bordenaro Levin

Cathy Brake

The Levins thelevins@yahoo.com www.thelevinsmusic.com

Marie Borgman

Chamomile and Whiskey catinthehopper@gmail.com

Logan Bosemer

Atomic Music Group logan@atomicmusicgroup.com www.atomicmusicgroup.com

Kelly Bosworth

Kelly Bosworth kellybosworthmusic@gmail.com kellybosworth.com

Lucien Jason Bouchard CHUO radio Ottawa ljbouchard@rogers.com

Kevin Bourke

Freelance / BBC / NoDepression bourketothefuture@gmail.com www.bbc.com/

Diane Bouska

Instructor for Music Camp; The Roland White Band dbouska@bellsouth.net www.rolandwhite.com

Barbara Bowers

BEE AGENCY bbowersmusicagent@gmail.com

T. Bruce Bowers

Ronny Cox Band ronny.cox723@gmail.com

Danielle Bowker

MusiCares danielle.bowker@grammy.com

Dustin Boyd

Planet Bluegrass dustin@bluegrass.com

Jan Boydol

Calgary Folk Club artisticdirector@calgaryfolkclub.com www.calgaryfolkclub.com

Jeffrey Boyer

postrockone@juno.com

Liz Boyer

PostRock Productions postrockone@gmail.com

Eric Brace

Red Beet Records eric@redbeetrecords.com

Brianna Gosse john@slideguy.net

Ron Brammer

Steve Sterner and Sundown rebrammer209@yahoo.com

Holly Brecunier

Mike’s MTSU Production Pros holly.brecunier@gmail.com

Kris Brown

Jim Burke

KUNR & KNCC FM jim@jimbosjukejoint.com www.jimbosjukejoint.com/

Kris Brown kb@digmrbrown.com www.digmrbrown.com

Season Burnett

Jon Brown

Adam Burrows adamburrows@yahoo.com

The Ragbirds jonathan.brown251@gmail.com www.theragbirds.com

Kevin Brown

The Show Ponies kevin.j.brown01@gmail.com www.theshowponies.com

bellastagiona@gmail.com

Adam Burrows Megan Burtt

Megan Burtt megan@meganburtt.com

Melanie Busse

melbusse7@gmail.coom

Pamela Brown

Melissa Butler

Eric Brubaker

Michael Butterworth

Kris Bruders

Katie Byers

The John Brown Boys suzkcviolin@yahoo.com

Murder Ballad Ball / Here’s to the Roots kristhefreighttrain@gmail.com

Bobby Britt

Jim Bryson

Jon Byrd

Jimmy Breslin

Greenbank Trio jimmy@greenbanktrio.ca www.greenbanktrio.ca

Cody Brewer

Cody Brewer codydbrew@gmail.com www.grazzhopper.net

Susan Brewington

Town Mountain bobbybritt@gmail.com townmountain.net

Steve Brockway

River Roots pamelasioux@gmail.com www.riverroots.org The Steel Wheels eric@thesteelwheels.com www.thesteelwheels.com

Oh Susanna amanda@starfishentertainment.com

Tim Buckley

KRFC 88.9 FM / Quantum Arts steve@quantumarts.net

T. Buckley bookings@tbuckley.ca www.tbuckley.ca

Steve Brogden

Clarke Buehling

FAR-West (President)/ Brogden Bay Presents brogdenbay@yahoo.com

Hollie Brogunier

buehlingbanjo@yahoo.com http://buehlingbanjo.com/

Grant Buell

The Red Wine Effect hollie.brogunier@gmail.com

Good Time Charley/Kansas City Bear Fighters gbuell@gmail.com

Andrea Brookhart

Ariel Bugosen

Andrea Brookhart Photography brookfire@gmail.com www.andreabrookhart.com

Steve Brooks

Frog Records steve@stevebrooks.net www.stevebrooks.net

Chad Brothers

Old Sound sixstringleets@gmail.com www.oldsoundmusic.com

Stuart Brotman

Veretski Pass klezbow@gmail.com www.veretskipass.com

Amado Espinoza Trio arielkcmo@hotmail.com

Darlene Buhler

Madison Folk Music Society darlene@blettner.com www.madfolk.org

John Bunch

Road Ahead jfsbunch@yahoo.com

John Bunzli

John Bunzli johnbunzli@comcast.net www.johnbunzli.com

Wink Burcham

Wink Burcham hortonrecords@gmail.com http;/www.winkburcham.com

WELCOME

Colleen Brown colleen@colleenbrownmusic.com colleenbrownmusic.com

EXHIBITORS

Colleen Brown

Glenn E. Bradford & Associates, P.C. glenn47@swbell.net

Fleming Artists (agency) Kawehi (artist / client) Jordan@FlemingArtists.com www.FlemingArtists.com

Good Time Charley melzamam@gmail.com Goodtimecharleyband.com The Nadas mike@thenadas.com www.thenadas.com

Tikly, LLC katherinebyers@hotmail.com tikly.co Jon Byrd jbyrd@tds.net www.jonbyrd.com

DAY SCHEDULE

Glenn Bradford

Starboard Cannons info@starboardcannons.com www.starboardcannons.com

Jordan Burger

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Matt Bone

Randy Brown - Performing Philosopher Randy@brownrandy.com brownrandy.com

Paddy Byrne

Brianna Gosse john@slideguy.net www.briannagosse.com

Ian Byrne

The Edlers ian@eldersmusic.com www.eldersmusic.com

Kian Byrne

The Edlers kian@eldersmusic.com www.eldersmusic.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Randall Brown

Wheatland Music Organization wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org www.wheatlandmusic.org

Suzanne Cadgene

Elmore Magazine suze@elmoremagazine.com www.elmoremagazine.com

Taylor Caffery

WRKF Radio tlcaffery@yahoo.com www.hootenannypower.com

MUSIC FAIR

Daniel Bracken

Music Enabler for C. Daniel Boling thebolings@comcast.net www.danielboling.com

Mary Ann Caffery

Caffery Gallery cafferygallery@gmail.com

Kate Caggianelli

Kate Rose purerosemusic@gmail.com http://purerosemusic.wix.com/kate-rose

REGISTRANTS

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WELCOME

Leonard Caggianelli

Carrie Ann Carroll

Beth Cahill

Dave Carroll

Pure Rose Music, LLC. purerosemusic@gmail.com http://purerosemusic.wix.com/prm-llc Soona Songs, Inc. 236bethcahill@gmail.com www.bethcahill.ca

Callaghan Callaghan

EXHIBITORS

Callaghan stephen.massey@me.com www.callaghansongs.com

Dan Calloway

Blissfest Music Organization dan@blissfest.org blissfest.org

Mark Campbell

Mark + Diane Campbell mcamp18@aol.com

DAY SCHEDULE

Diane Campbell

Carrie Ann Carroll carrieanncarroll@gmail.com www.carrieanncarroll.com Dave Carroll / Big Break Enterprises dave@davecarrollmusic.com www.davecarrollmusic.com/

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll edUKEcator kevin@kevincarroll.net www.kevincarroll.net

Debbie Carroll

MusiCares debbie@grammy.com

Nick Carswell

Carswell & Hope carswellandhope@gmail.com

Jodianne Carter

Mark + Diane Campbell dscamp@aol.com

Tunes & Tours jodianne@mindspring.com http://tunesntours.tumblr.com/

Lance Canales

Bianca Caruso

Lance Canales & The Flood lancecanalesandtheflood@gmail.com http://lancecanalesandtheflood.com/

Deborah Carbery

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

deborahcarbery@gmail.com

Andi Carder

The Show Ponies booking@theshowponies.com www.theshowponies.com

Freddy & Francine mike@mikeromanagement.com www.freddyandfrancine.com

Richard Casciato Taylor Guitars Richard.Casciato@ taylorguitars.com

Suze Casey

drcare@att.net

Calgary Folk Club artisticdirector@ calgaryfolkclub.com www.calgaryfolkclub.com

Edie Carey

Buzz Cason

Frank Carella

Edie Carey & Sarah Sample (duo) edie@ediecarey.com www.ediecarey.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Matt Carey

Mike’s MTSU Production Pros mdccarey@gmail.com

Angie Carlson

Red House Records publicity@redhouserecords.com www.redhouserecords.com

Johnny Carlton

MUSIC FAIR

Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots john.r.carlton@gmail.com

Sarah Carpenter

High & Dry thecluttermaven@gmail.com

ZoĂŤ Carpenter

Tillamook Burn zoescarpenter@gmail.com www.laurensheehanmusic.com

Serge Sheriff Carriere

REGISTRANTS

Sweet Alibi lssheriff@gmail.com

Henry Carrigan

NoDepression.com carjrn@aol.com www.nodepression.com

Plowboy Records buzz@buzzcason.com www.buzzcason.com

Mark Cassidy

The HillBenders (Under KCA Artists) banjist@gmail.com www.hillbenders.com

Edo Castro

Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne danielchampagnemanager@gmail.com www.danielchampagne music.com

Clayton Chaney

The Show Ponies Clayton.r.chaney@gmail.com www.theshowponies.com

Thomas Chapmond

Sycamore Creek House Concerts SycamoreCreekConcerts@gmail.com

Michael Charney

Swallow Hill Music michael.charney@comcast.net swallowhillmusic.org

Charlie Cheney

Charlie Cheney charliecheney@gmail.com http://charliecheney.com

Luther Child

Session Americana lutherchild@gmail.com

Dirje Childs

Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio dirje@icloud.com www.dirje.com

Beth Chrisman

The Carper Family chrismanbeth@gmail.com www.carperfamilyband.com

Stewart Chyz

azaleamusic@att.net

Lucas Chaisson

Lucas Chaisson info@lucaschaisson.com www.lucaschaisson.com

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George Clements

Lonely Heartstring Band lonelyheartstringband@gmail.com www.lonelyheartstringband.com

Carrie Clevenger

Woody Guthrie Center carrie@woodyguthriecenter.org woodyguthriecenter.org

K.C. Clifford

K.C. Clifford kcclifford@kcclifford.com www.kcclifford.com

Jerrad Clinton

Desi & Cody pilotproject82@gmail.com www.desiandcody.com

Vic Close

Fish Creek Concerts fishcreekconcerts@shaw.ca

Mitchell Cloud

brittanyscloud@gmail.com

Rory Cloud

Quiles & Cloud mariaquilesrorycloud@gmail.com http://quilesandcloud.com

Zac Coffelt

Americana Music Times steve@americana musictimes.com www.americanamusictimes.com

Kerry Patrick Clark

Kerry Patrick Clark Kerry@KerryPatrickClark.com www.KerryPatrickClark.com

Will Clark

Azalea Cervantes

Lonely Heartstring Band lonelyheartstringband@gmail.com www.lonelyheartstringband.com

Steve Circeo

Ry Cavanaugh

Signal Flow PR elizabeth@signalflowpr.com www.signalflowpr.com

Charles Clements

David Clysdale

Steve Clark

Elizabeth Cawein

Nellie Clay nellieclay@rocketmail.com

The Bow Valley Music Club info@bowvalleymusicclub.org www.bowvalleymusicclub.org

CORINNE WEST BANDITS edobass7@me.com www.edocastro.com/ Session Americana / Two Roads Agency rycavanaugh@gmail.com www.sessionamericana.com

Nellie Clay

Rant Maggie Rant steveclarkonbass@gmail.com The Amigos willcdrums@yahoo.com

Josienne Clarke

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker josienneclarke@yahoo.co.uk

John Clarke

Brianna Gosse john@slideguy.net www.slideguy.net

Phil Clarkin

Phil Clarkin Photography pr_clarkin@yahoo.com http://philclarkinphotography.com

Rant Maggie Rant daev@daev.ca Feltburn coffeltz@live.com

Cindy Cogbill

Levitt Shell Memphis cindy@levittshell.org

Robert M Cohen MD NERFA FolkDoc@comcast.net

Brad Cole

Brad Cole bradcole@me.com www.bradcolemusic.com

Kathleen Coleman

KC Cafe Radio kathleen@kccaferadio.com www.kccaferadio.com

Adams Collins

Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds karen@troutmusic.com www.adamscollins.com

Carrie Colliton

Record Store Day carriecolliton@earthlink.net www.recordstoreday.com


Ashley Condon

Ashley Condon info@ashleycondon.com www.ashleycondon.com

Patrick Conway

Lost & Nameless Orchestra pc@patrickconway.com

Shane Cook

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck theduck@mcgonigels.com mcgonigels.com

John Cook

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse BookUC@gmail.com www.unclecalvins.org

Chris Cook

Chamomile and Whiskey chamomileandwhiskey@gmail.com

Wesley Cook

Wesley Cook wesleycookmusic@gmail.com

Ian Cooke

Ian Cooke Music ianomusic@gmail.com www.iancookemusic.com/

Rita Coolidge

Rita Coolidge nelly@axismanagement.com www.ritacoolidge.com

Jude Coombe

Starfish Entertainment jude@starfishentertainment.com starfishentertainment.com

Richard Coombs Local 1000, AFM richard@local1000.org www.local1000.org

Lynn Cooper

Inyo Council for the Arts/Millpond Music Festivsl lynn@inyo.org www.inyo.org

Peter Cooper

Red Beet Records peter@redbeetrecords.com

John Cooper

Red Dirt Rangers rdrcoop@wildblue.net www.reddirtrangers.com

Dana Cooper

Dana Cooper danacoopermusic@gmail.com

Lynnette Cooper

gonzalesproperties@gmail.com

Richard Cooper

The Honeycutters (Under KCA Artists) rickycooper@gmail.com www.thehoneycutters.com

Daniel Cooper

Singer/Songwriter Also: Cooperstand exhibitor coopercopia@gmail.com www.cooperstand.com

Fedra Cooper Barrera Ensemble Iberica cooperfedra@gmail.com ensembleiberica.org

Mary Corbett

Blue Root marycorbett4@yahoo.com

Kevin Corbett

kevincorbett4@yahoo.com www.reverbnation.com/bluerootstudios

Tanya Corbin

Edmonton Folk Music Festival tanya.titian@gmail.com edmontonfolkfest.org

Kevin Corkrean

Six String Concerts kevin@corkrean.com www.sixstringconcerts.org

Barbara Corley

Good Time Charley barbfoldsfive@gmail.com www.goodtimecharleyband.com

Gregory Cornell

The Cornell Brothers gregcornell@live.com www.reverbnation.com/cornellbros

Mark Corso

Homemade Music/Wrsu-Fm/ Rutgers University Shrinker2@Optonline.Net

Laura Cortese

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards corteselaura@gmail.com thisislauracortese.com

Andy Corwin

“actual size” corwin.andy@gmail.com www.actualsizeduo.com

Caroline Cotter

Caroline Cotter (Singer Songwriter) carolinecottermusic@gmail.com carolinecotter.com

Chris Cotton

Wheatland Music Organization wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org www.wheatlandmusic.org

Kristan Couture

Oliver Craven

Matthew Covey

Paula Crawford

Scott Richmond krissdin@gmail.com http://scottrichmondmusic.com Tamizdat matthew@tamizdat.org www.tamizdat.org

Mike Cowan

Six Cents Enterprises tchyke@aol.com

Davy Cowan

The Medicine Show rob@medicinemusic.co.uk www.medicinemusic.co.uk

Rj Cowdery

Rj Cowdery rj@rjcowdery.com www.rjcowdery.com

Leslie Cowley

The Medicine Show rob@medicinemusic.co.uk www.medicinemusic.co.uk

Ronny Cox

Ronny Cox Band ronny.cox723@gmail.com www.ronnycox.net

Doug Cox

Vancouver Island MusicFest dougcox@shaw.ca

Mary Cox

Mary Caroline (Falling Tree Productions) marycarolinemusic@gmail.com www.marycaroline.ca

Jake Cox

Music with Heart jake.cox@kcpl.com

Tom Coxworth

CKUA Alberta “Folk Routes” tom.coxworth@ckua.com www.ckua.com/

Christopher Crabtree Chris Crabtree thechris@mac.com chriscrabtree.net

Ian Craft

The Howlin’ Brothers logan@atomicmusicgroup.com www.thehowlinbrothers.com

Jauqui Craig

Kansas City Area Development Council craig@thinkkc.com www.thinkkc.com

John Craigie

John Craigie johncraigie@johncraigiemusic.com www.johncraigiemusic.com

Samantha Crain greencornrebellion@gmail.com www.samanthacrain.com The Stray Birds thestraybirdsmusic@gmail.com www.thestraybirds.com Paula Crawford, Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats paulaontic1@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/paulacrawford

Vern Crawford

EXHIBITORS

KIZZY CRAWFORD info@morgan-bell.com kizzyofficial.com

Pinball Sessions daniel@pinballsessions.com

Samantha Crain

International Bluegrass Music Association taylor@ibma.org ibma.org

Kerrville Folk Festival Cousin Andy’s CoffeeHouse verncrawford@gmail.com

Kizzy Crawford Southgate Kizzy Crawford rhi@morgan-bell.com kizzyofficial.com

Steve Crays

Mid-America Arts Alliance steve@maaa.org www.maaa.org

DAY SCHEDULE

Gemma Conde

Daniel Cooper

Taylor Coughlin

Michael Creamer

Berklee School of Music mcreamer@berklee.edu

Dodee Crockett

Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio dc@bluerocktexas.com www.bluerocktexas.com

Billy Crockett

Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio billy@bluerocktexas.com www.bluerocktexas.com

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Market Monkeys michelle@marketmonkeys.com www.marketmonkeys.com

Pinball Sessions shawna@pinballsessions.com

Mary Beth Cross

MBC Productions, LLC mbbc@aol.com www.marybethcross.com

Vincent Cross

Vincent Cross vincentcrossx@hotmail.com www.vincentcross.com

Brant Croucher

Brant Croucher brantcroucher@gmail.com brantcroucher.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Michelle Conceison

Shawna Cooper

Josh Crowhurst Ellen Doty Trio ellen.doty@live.ca www.ellendoty.com

Maria Cuevas

Maria The Mexican mariathemexican@gmail.com www.mariathemexican.com

MUSIC FAIR

Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series baileyjones@mindspring.com www.sundillamusic.com

Tess Cuevas

Maria The Mexican mariathemexican@gmail.com www.mariathemexican.com

Elizabeth Curry

Belle Plaine bassish@gmail.com www.belleplainemusic.com

REGISTRANTS

Allyson Comstock

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WELCOME

Tommy Curry

Meagan Davidson

Jimmy Curry

Matthew Davies

The Currys tfcurry86@gmail.com www.thecurrysmusic.com The Currys jfcurry89@gmail.com www.thecurrysmusic.com

Galen Curry

EXHIBITORS

The Currys gkcurr@gmail.com www.thecurrysmusic.com

Jake Curry

Mike’s MTSU Production Pros jakercurry@gmail.com

Catie Curtis

Music BC Industry Association meagan@musicbc.org musicbc.org Matthew Davies (performer) mcdavies@thriftones.com http://matthewdavies.bandcamp.com

Brian Davis

The Grahams bongotour67@gmail.com

Robyn Davis

Indie Squared Entertainment/American Echo Records robyn@indiesquared.com www.indiesquared.com

DAY SCHEDULE

Voices United Concerts curtis@au.org www.catiecurtis.com

Kassie Davis

William Cutler

Max Davis

Ensemble Iberica spudspa@aol.com Www.ensembleiberica.org

Jennifer Cutting

Library of Congress, American Folklife Center jcut@comcast.net www.loc.gov/folklife

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Melissa Dagenhart

Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts maplestreetfolk@gmail.com folk.maplestreetchapel.org

Old Town School of Folk Music kassie.davis312@gmail.com The Ghost of Paul Revere ghostofpaulrevere@gmail.com www.ghostofpaulrevere.com

Anne Davison

Anne Janelle anne@annejanelle.com www.annejanelle.com

Steve Dawson

Missy Delgado

Travianna Records / From The Top Communications missy@fromthetop communications.com www.FromTheTop Communications.com

Lou DeMarco

Momentary Love Management lou@momentarylove.com momentarylove.com

Julie Denesh KCUR FM julie@kcur.org www.kcur.org

Andre Denis

Grassroots Regina ald@accesscomm.ca

Val Denn

Val Denn Agency valdenn@valdenn.com www.valdenn.com

Rosalyn Dennett

Hannah Shira Naiman rosalyndennett@gmail.com www.hannahshiranaiman.com

Mike Denney

MDM Recordings Inc. mikedenney@mdmrecordings.net

James Dirden

Photos by Jim Dirden jim@jimdirden.com www.jimdirden.com

Deanne Dirden

Photos by Jim Dirden deanne@jimdirden.com www.jimdirden.com

SONiA disappear fear SONiA disappear fear Sonia@disappearfear.com www.disappearfear.com

Nick DiSebastian

Town Mountain nickdisebastian@comcast.net townmountain.net

Chelsea Dix-Kessler Well Worn Soles chdk93@gmail.com wellwornsolesmusic.com

Dean Dobmeier

The Sunday Roadhouse LLC Dean@SundayRoadhouse.com SundayRoadhouse.com

Bill Dobrow

The Grahams billdobrow@gmail.com

Mateusz Dobrowolski

Steve Dawson, Black Hen Music sdguitar@icloud.com www.stevedawson.ca

Brian DeSpain

bdespain2k@hotmail.com

Warsaw Village Band warsawvillagebandcrew@gmail.com www.kzww.pl

Norm Dahlor

Josh Day

Quinn DeVeaux

Bill Doerge

Kyle Dahlquist

George Dayton

The Edlers norm@eldersmusic.com www.eldersmusic.com The Hardship Letters kyledahlquist@me.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Brigitte Dajczer

Briga brigamusic@gmail.com www.brigamusic.com

Anders Damberg

Folk at Heart/Live at Heart Anders@liveatheart.com

Rita Danaher

Beauty on Wheels ritahenry235@hotmail.com

MUSIC FAIR

Owen Danoff

Owen Danoff owendanoffmusic@gmail.com www.owendanoff.com

Kat Darling

Shotgun Mgmt. kat@thehighcrest.com www.thehighcrest.com

Andrea Davenport

REGISTRANTS

Music With Heart sigmablack@msn.com

Donald Davidoff

Swallow Hill Music Association donald@imaginellc.com www.swallowhillmusic.org

Jay Nash & Josh Day are the Contenders daydrum@gmail.com WTJU Charlottesville gdayton29@gmail.com http://wtju.net

Susan de Cartier

Starfish Entertainment susan@starfishentertainment.com starfishentertainment.com

Maya de Vitry

The Stray Birds thestraybirdsmusic@gmail.com www.thestraybirds.com

James Dean

James Dean Photography jamesdeanphotos@gmail.com

Ellis Delaney

Ellis ellis.delaney@gmail.com www.ellis-music.com

Sims Delaney-Potthoff Harmonious Wail sims@wail.com www.wail.com

Maggie Delaney-Potthoff Harmonious Wail sims@wail.com www.wail.com

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Quinn DeVeaux obalone@gmail.com

Maria Di Meglio

Harpeth Rising maria@harpethrising.com www.harpethrising.com

Glen Dias

Rant Maggie Rant glenpdias@hotmail.com

Stephen Dibartola

Six String Concerts stephen.dibartola@cvm.osu.edu www.sixstring.org

Brian Dickel

The Steel Wheels brian@thesteelwheels.com www.thesteelwheels.com

Virgil Dickerson

Illegal Pete’s / Levitt Pavillion virgil@illegalpetes.com www.illegalpetes.com

Chuck Digby

Rural Grit / Cutting Edge Music Masterdowse@yahoo.com

Kyle Dillingham

Mark Alan Stansberry mark@thegtdgroup.com www.markstansberry.com

Patti Diou

Levitt Pavilion Arlington patti@levittarlington.org

Bob Wright and Harbortown bjdoe1@verizon.net www.bojomusic.com

Paul Doffing

Paul Doffing pauldoffing@gmail.com www.pauldoffing.com

Leah Dolgoy

Corinna Rose info@corinnarose.com www.corinnarose.com

Jenna Doll

The Doll Sisters dollsisters@yahoo.ca www.dollsisters.com

Shelby Doll

The Doll Sisters dollsisters@yahoo.ca www.dollsisters.com

Mike Doll

Music for Cool People mike@dolllawfirm.com

Brian Dolzani

Brian Dolzani brian@briandolzani.com www.briandolzani.com

Mike Donaghy

Border Crossing / One Music mikedonaghymusic@gmail.con www.mikedonaghyofficial.com


Ellen Doty

Ellen Doty Trio ellen.doty@live.ca www.ellendoty.com

J Kelly Dougherty

Irish Center of Kansas City KC Irish Festival jkellydougherty@gmail.com

Victor James Dougherty

Terri Lynn Eddy

Kevin Elliott

Graham Duncan

Mike Edel

Gary Elliott

Scott Duncan traveller444@yahoo.com www.bowvalleymusicclub.org Soona Songs, Inc graham.duncan@gmail.com http://mixing.grahamduncan.com/

Marilyn Duncan

Soona Songs, Inc. info@soonasongs.com www.soonasongs.com

Bill Duncan

Soona Songs, Inc. info@soonasongs.com www.soonasongs.com

The Secrets terrilynneddy@hotmail.com www.thesecrets.ca Mike Edel mikeedlemusic@gmail.com

Steve Edge

Rogue Folk Club steveedgeonfolk@telus.net www.roguefolk.bc.ca

JD Edwards

The Small Glories thejdedwardsband@gmail.com http://thesmallglories.com

Darren Eedens

KC Cafe Radio - Board Member vjdougherty@gmail.com www.kccaferadio.com

Laura Dungan

Local 1000 lauradungan@gmail.com

Darren Eedens / Dollartone darreneedens@gmail.com www.dollartone.com

Dee Draeger

Pat Dungan

Alicia Egan

Ryan Drickey

Chuck Dunlap

The Red Wine Effect dddandemmett@yahoo.com FY5 ryandrickey@gmail.com

Rick Drost

Rick Drost rickdros@rickdrost.com

Cheryl Duckett

Flowers in the Desert Concerts cduckettbooking@yahoo.com

Brian Duffy

The Nadas duffeyboy@gmail.com www.thenadas.com

Denis Dufresne

Pear pearband@gmail.com www.pearband.com

Lynae Dufresne

Pear pearband@gmail.com www.pearband.com

Pierre-Olivier Dufresne

Pat Dungan patrickd81@hotmail.com Chuck Dunlap chuckdunlaprider@gmail.com www.chuckdunlapmusic.com

Alasdair Dunlop

Sweet Alibi alasdairdunlop@shaw.ca

Josh Dunson

Real People’s Music rpmjosh@aol.com www.realpeoplesmusic.com

John Dutton

Maudee Egan

Alanna and Alicia maudeesmail@iinet.net.au www.alannaandaliciaegan.com

Jeff Eggerman

Eggman’s LoFi Proselytizations j@jeggerman.com

David Duvall

Joseph Eid

Last Drop Jug Band dduvall7811@comcast.net

Gina Dvorak

Dana Falconberry jack@bootstrapsmgmt.com www.danafalconberry.com

Tim Duggan

Wyatt Easterling

Expassionates/Midwest Music Foundation easterday.scott@yahoo.com Wyatt Easterling wyatt@wyatteasterling.com

Glynace Eastham

DARK THIRTY PRODUCTIONS JIMMYDUKE@COX.NET

Texas Sugarbaby Publishing glynace@hotmail.com www.glynace.com

Steve Dunavant

Tim Easton

Bryan Hayes & The Retrievers bryanhayes@icloud.com www.bryanhayesmusic.com

Alanna and Alicia alannaegan8@gmail.com www.alannaandaliciaegan.com

Amanda Eichstaedt

Scott Easterday

Jimmy Duke

Alanna Egan

KC Cafe Radio john@kccaferadio.com www.kccaferadio.com

MAZ marcmaziade@espacemaz.ca www.espacemaz.ca

Tim Duggan Music timduggan@timdugganmusic.com timdugganmusic.com

Alanna and Alicia alicia_egan@hotmail.com www.alannaandaliciaegan.com

Tim Easton darkwatson@gmail.com www.timeaston.com

KWMR amanda@kwmr.org

Joseph Eid josepheidmusic@gmail.com www.josepheidmusic.com

Phil Einsohn

Sweetwine Entertainment Group phil@sweetwinegroup.com www.sweetwinegroup.com

Paul Eklund

E&A Enterprise klunel62@yahoo.com

Carrie Elkin

Carrie Elkin carrie@carrieelkin.com www.carrieelkin.com

Rob Ellen

The Medicine Show rob@medicinemusic.co.uk www.medicineshow.co.uk

Mark Dean Ellen

The Medicine Show rob@medicinemusic.co.uk www.medicineshow.co.uk

WEFT/Soona Songs kelliott28@hotmail.com www.kevinelliottmusic.com koobon7ets@hotmail.com

Jesse Elliott

Ark Life arklifemusic@gmail.com www.arklifemusic.com/

EXHIBITORS

Mid-America Arts Alliance christine@maaa.org www.maaa.org

Scott Duncan

John Elliott/Garland Lane john@thehereafterishere.com www.thehereafterishere.com

William Elliott Whitmore William Elliott Whitmore kenny@stronghq.com http://williamelliottwhitmore.com/

Betse Ellis

Betse & Clarke betswilder@gmail.com fiddlebetse.com

DAY SCHEDULE

Christine Dotterweich Bial

John Elliott

Fox Run Studio Neale@foxrun.org www.nealeeckstein.com

Evangeline Elston

Evangeline Presents evangelineelston@yahoo.com

Matt Elwood

The Unseen Strangers mttelwd@gmail.com

Pepita Emmerichs

Oh Pep! ohpepmusic@gmail.com www.ohpep.com

David Engels

Emerald Concerts DESunburst@aol.com

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Ozark Folk Center State Park daren.dortin@arkansas.gov ozarkfolkcenter.com

Neale Eckstein

Hope Dunbar hdunbar77@gmail.com www.hopedunbar.com

Leni Engels

Emerald Concerts LESunburst@aol.com

Diana Linn Ennis 90.1 FM KKFI dennis7@kc.rr.com www.kkfi.org

Diana Ennis

KKFI 90.1FM dennis7@kc.rr.com www.kkfi.org

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Daren Dortin

Hope Dunbar

Mark Erelli

Mark Erelli mark@markerelli.com www.markerelli.com

Amado Espinoza

Amado Espinoza Trio amadoespinoza@gmail.com www.amadoespinoza.com

MUSIC FAIR

Border Crossing / One Music dozey_dor@hotmail.com

Fatima Essadi

Somos Agency fatima.essaidi5@gmail.com SomosAgency.com

Kari Estrin

Kari Estrin Mgt/Consulting SERFA kari@kariestrin.com www.kariestrin.comwww.serfa.org

REGISTRANTS

Andrew Dorrian

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WELCOME

Lisa Nicole Grace lisanicolegrace@gmail.com

Doug Evans

Six String Concerts dougevans123@me.com www.sixstringconcerts.org

Frank Evans

EXHIBITORS

Ken Whiteley & The Beulah Band banjofrank@gmail.com www.kenwhiteley.com

Lowri Evans

Lowri Evans lowrievansinfo@btinternet.com www.lowrievans.co.uk

John Everhart

Scott Ferguson

Dave Carroll Music scott@fergusonmusic productions.com www.davecarrollmusic.com/

Eddie “Edge” Ferranti

Houston Music Review eddie@hustonmusicreview.com

Amanda Ferrarini

Deanna Fletcher

Tim Fraser

Bevin Foley

Randi Fratkin

Ginger st. James singingsinner@gmail.com Www.gingerstjames.com Sweetwine Entertainment Group, Trout Steak Revival bevinfoley@gmail.com www.troutsteak.com Philipfolk@sbcglobal.net

Max Fred maxfred@me.com www.maxfredmusic.com/

Lee Ferris

Rebecca Folsom

Rebecca Folsom Music info@rebeccafolsom.com

Brenda Freed

Freddy & Francine mike@mikeromanagement.com www.freddyandfrancine.com

Steve Foltz

DAY SCHEDULE

FY5 findersm@gmail.com

Sweetwine Entertainment Group, Trout Steak Revival stevenrfoltz@gmail.com www.troutsteak.com

Sean Ewbank

David Fines

Michael Fordham

Caitlin Jemma caitlinjemmafaber@gmail.com www.caitlinjemma.com

Joel Fafard

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Joël Fafard joelfafard@gmail.com joelfafard.com

Linda Fahey

Folk Alley / WKSU FaheyL@hotmail.com www.folkalley.com

Dana Falconberry

Dana Falconberry jack@bootstrapsmgmt.com www.danafalconberry.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Melissa Farina

MelFarina Media MelFarina@aol.com www.MelFarina.com

Vicki Farmer

Virtual Vicki vicki@vickifarmer.com www.vickifarmer.com

chris farnsworth

cfarnsworth1@kc.rr.com

MUSIC FAIR

Colin Farrell

The Edlers Colin@eldersmusic.com www.eldersmusic.com

Richard Faught

David Fines davidedwardfines@gmail.com reverbnation.com/control_room/artist/4555046/

Rick Fines

Rick Fines rick.fines@sympatico.ca www.rickfines.ca

Simon Fink

Under the Big Oak Tree simonbfink@gmail.com www.underthebigoaktree.net

Cathy Fink

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer cfink@mindspring.com www.cathymarcy.com

David Finley

Moonlight Music Alliance david_peacesign_finley@yahoo.com moonlightmusicalliance.org

Aengus Finnan

Folk Alliance International director@folk.org

Bill Fischer

Spouse of Wanda Fischer, WAMC-FM/Northeast Public Radio wanfischer@earthlink.net

Wanda Fischer

WAMC-FM / Northeast Public Radio wanda@wamc.org www.wamc.org

William Fisher wmfisher@bell.net

SeedLove dread_notmusic@yahoo.com www.seedlovemusic.com

Jim Fitting

Nick Faye

Ian Fitzgerald

REGISTRANTS

Nick Faye & The Deputies nickfaye@gmail.com nickfaye.bandcamp.com/

Wendell Ferguson

Wendell Ferguson wendell@wendellferguson.com www.wendellferguson.com

Max Fred

Philip Folk

Mike Finders

Caitlin Faber

Randi Fratkin fratkin@sympatico.ca

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer info@mandyfer.com www.daveandmandymusic.com

KCA Artists john@keithcase.com www.kcaartists.com The John Brown Boys sean.ewbank@gmail.com

Fanshawe Student Union tfraser@fanshawec.ca www.fsu.ca

Session Americana info@sessionamericana.com Ian Fitzgerald contact@ianfitzgerald.com www.ianfitzgerald.com

Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons, Music Maker Relief Foundation corn@musicmaker.org www.domflemons.com &www.musicmaker.org

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PledgeMusic mike.fordham@pledgemusic.com

Joni Fornelli

Harmony Weaver djdt4nelli@sbcglobal.net

Kathy Forste

KC Cafe Radio kathy@kccaferadio.com www.kccaferadio.com

Gina Forsyth

Soona Songs, Inc. ginaforsyth@gmail.com www.ginaforsyth.com

Aaron Fowler

Local 1000 aaron@aaronfowler.org

Danny Fowler

Danny Fowler Swing Ukulele and Guitar danny@swingukulele.com www.swingukulele.com

Susan Fraizer

Him & Her BFreed1@earthlink.net www.EffortlessMusic Instruction.com www.HimandHerTX.com

Herschel Freeman

www.herschelfreemanagency.com

Jonathan Frishberg

Men on Monkey Bars Records, Normal the Board musicallyfresh@gmail.com www.menonmonkeybars.com

Steve Fuller

sfuller712@gmail.com

Tret Fure

Local 1000, AFM president@local1000.org www.local1000.org

Loraine Fusco

Momentary Love Management rainsongs6@gmail.com momentarylove.com

Cutter Gage

Gracie Schram gracieschram@gmail.com gracieschram.com

Jerry Gahr

The Tiques pjgahr@gmail.com

Goldenrod Music sfgmi@aol.com www.goldenrod.com

Pam Gahr

Sarah Frank

Ken Gaines

The Bombadils thebombadils@gmail.com www.thebombadils.com

Andy Frank

Canadian Folk Music Awards andyfrank55@gmail.com folkawards.ca

Stephen Franke

Blue Heron Music stephen@blueheronmusic.ca

Mark Franzke

Franzke String Instruments mfranz10@kc.rr.com www.franzkestringinstruments.com

Luke Fraser

The Bombadils thebombadils@gmail.com www.thebombadils.com

Red Barn Rhythm pjgahr@gmail.com Anderson Fair ken@kengaines.com www.kengaines.com

Adam Gall

Quiksilver Productions, Pickin’ Productions agall7@hotmail.com

Mike Gallagher

Callaghan motivmusic@aol.com www.callaghansongs.com

Courtney Gallagher Passim courtney@passim.org www.passim.org

Mark Gallant

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin tenstringsandagoatskin@gmail.com tenstringsandagoatskin.com


Frank Goodman

Tom Green

Rowen Gallant

Ana Gilbert

Chloe Goodyear

Jared Green

Noah Garabedian

Tyler Gilbert

Kevin Gordon

Andrew Green

Robinlee Garber

Tyler Giles

Brianna Gosse

Jordana Greenberg

Charlie Garcia

Jim Gillespie

Drew Gottlieb

Wayne Greene

Kevin Gills

Denis Grabill

Brigid Greene

Garrett Gardner

Gary Gardner & InFullSwing garrett@yourfullvoice.com yourfullvoice.com

Abbie Gardner

Red Molly abbie@redmolly.com www.redmolly.com

Anne Garney

Anne Garney anne@annegarneypaintings.com

Larry Garrett

KC Cafe Radio larrygarrett@yahoo.com www.kccaferadio.com

Connor Garvey

Connor Garvey connorgarvey@gmail.com www.connorgarveysongs.com

Alexandra Gatje

Blissfest Music Organization jim@blissfest.org blissfest.org Billy Strings & Don Julin kpjgills@chartermi.net www.billystrings.com

Katie Glassman

Katie Glassman and Snapshot booking@fiddleparlor.com www.katieglassman.com

Phil Glenn

onewag@hotmail.com

David George

David George & A Crooked Mile davidgaringeorge@gmail.com www.davidgeorgeanda crookedmile.com

PJ George III

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys philjogeorge@gmail.com www.lindsayloumusic.com

The Grahams bongotour67@gmail.com

Greg Greenway

Brother Sun greg@greggreenway.com www.brothersun.com

Robert Greer

Town Mountain robert_greer5@yahoo.com townmountain.net

Gwyneth Glyn

Ian Grahek

Keith Grimwood

Gabriel Godbout-Castonguay

Bob Gramann

Gwyneth Glyn darren.davies@wai.org.uk MAZ marcmaziade@espacemaz.ca www.espacemaz.ca

Freelance / The Columbia Daily Tribune alan.goforth@sbcglobal.net

Andy Geoghegan

Alyssa Graham

Strategically Playful: Creativity and Innovation HiBrigid@gmail.com

The Grahams bongotour67@gmail.com

Martine Gaumont

Marci Geller mail@marcigeller.com www.MarciGeller.com

possum hollow log cabin concerts possumhollowlogcabinconcerts@ hotmail.com www.possumhollow logcabinconcerts.com

radiowayne.com internet radio; performer radiowayne@charter.net www.radiowayne.com

Doug Graham

Danny Goertz

Marci Geller

Sweetwine Entertainment Group drew@ramblewest.com www.ramblewest.com

Harpeth Rising jordana@harpethrising.com www.harpethrising.com

The Show Ponies Philip.t.glenn@gmail.com www.theshowponies.com

Manovill Records Eljuri alex@eljurimusic.com www.eljurimusic.com Christine Tassan et les Imposteures christine@christinetassan.com www.christinetassanet lesimposteures.com

Brianna Gosse john@slideguy.net www.briannagosse.com

Roosevelt Dime info@rooseveltdimemusic.com www.rooseveltdimemusic.com

Danny Olliver info@dannyolliver.com

Alan Goforth

Michael Golas

Jefferson Freedom Cafe fastjet@att.net

Patricia Golas

Jefferson Freedom Cafe fastjet@att.net

Eve Goldberg

Sweet Patootie Music eve@evegoldberg.com www.evegoldberg.com

Steve Goodie

Omega Delta Psi ian.grahek@gmail.com Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann bob@bobgramann.com www.bobgramann.com

Lou Gramann

Gary Grobeck

The Sunday Roadhouse LLC Gary@SundayRoadhouse.com SundayRoadhouse.com

Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann mloug@att.net www.bobgramann.com

Suze Groebner

Mary Granata

Estonian Traditional Music Center NGO/ Viljandi Folk Music Festival liina.gross@folk.ee www.folk.ee

The Granata Agency mary@granataagency.com www.granataagency.com

Chad Graves

Suze@AboveTheGrind.net

Liina Gross

The HillBenders (Under KCA Artists) resn8or@gmail.com www.hillbenders.com

Dale MacKenzie Gross

Ron Green

Adrian Gross

Mari Loehrlein mari_loehrlein@yahoo.com https:/www.reverbnation. com/control_room/ artist/4264579/dashboard

Ken Green

The Red Wine Effect steve@stevegoodie.com

Drivin N Cryin kennethjgreen@gmail.com www.drivinncryin.com

Samantha Gooding

Marcy B Green

Quicksilver Productions sam@quicksilverproductions.net quicksilveproductions.net

Trout Fishing in America karen@troutmusic.com www.troutmusic.com

NB House Concerts marcyg26@gmail.com

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Recording Engineer charliegarciamusic@gmail.com

Tyler Giles tylergilesmusic@gmail.com Facebook.com/tylergilesmusic

Kevin Gordon kevingordonmusic@gmail.com kg.kevingordon.net

The Howlin’ Brothers logan@atomicmusicgroup.com www.thehowlinbrothers.com

Caberfeidh Productions, LLC jurascotland@hotmail.com Slocan Ramblers adrian.gross@gmail.com slocanramblers.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Robinlee Garber morejoy4u@comcast.net robinleegarber.com

SaskMusic tylergilbert@hotmail.com www.tylergilbert.ca

Woodford Folk Festival chloe@woodfordia.com www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

Sulphur Springs Daily News Telegram jttomgreen@gmail.com www.myssnews.com

MUSIC FAIR

The Amigos noahgarabedian@gmail.com www.theamigosband.com

Elmore Magazine ana@anagibert.com www.elmoremagazine.com

Buzz Holland frankxx11@gmail.com www.buzzholland.com

Michael Groth

DeutschlandRadio Michael.Groth@deutschlandradio.de www.deutschlandradio.de

Jennifer Grove

Brian Ashley Jones the-grove@comcast.net

Norm Guenette

REGISTRANTS

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin tenstringsandagoatskin@gmail.com tenstringsandagoatskin.com

In Concert, Tucson dgest52@gmail.com www.inconcerttucson.com

EXHIBITORS

Don Gest

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin tenstringsandagoatskin@gmail.com tenstringsandagoatskin.com

DAY SCHEDULE

Caleb Gallant

WELCOME

REGISTRANTS

normguenette@live.com

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REGISTRANTS Zoe Guigueno

WELCOME

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards corteselaura@gmail.com Thisislauracortese.com

Corinna Gulkin

Corinna Rose corinna.gulkin@gmail.com www.corinnarose.com

Andy Gullahorn

EXHIBITORS

Andy Gullahorn andy@andygullahorn.com www.andygullahorn.com

Veta Gumber

KAFM Radio jovegumber@msn.com

Joe Gumber

Bill Haman

whaman1057@aol.com

Jefferson Hamer

Session Americana mail@jeffersonhamer.com www.jeffersonhamer.com

Kristin Hamilton

Under The Big Oak Tree Kristinhamilton77@gmail.com www.underthebigoaktree.net

Ben Han

Red Dirt Rangers benbsk@aol.com www.reddirtrangers.com

Spook Handy

DAY SCHEDULE

KAFM Radio jovegumber@msn.com

Music for All Souls spook@spookhandy.com www.spookhandy.com

Tom Gunnels

Mike Hannah

The Crane Wives thecranewives@gmail.com www.thecranewives.com

Lauren Gurgiolo

Christy Hays lauren.gurgiolo@gmail.com www.christyhays.com

Tasha Haas

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

thaas@kckcc.edu www.tashahaas.com

Chuck Haddix

KCUR FM haddixc@umkc.edu http://kcur.org/programs/fish-fry

Karen Haggman

GrassRoots Regina kwh@accesscomm.ca www.grassrootsregina.com

William Haight

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

William S Haight williamhaight@comcast.net

Lucy Haislip

The Americana Agency lucy@americanaagency.com www.americanaagency.com

Richard Hall

Great Plains Media - 92.9 The Bull mhannah@gpmnow.com www.bull929.com

Rob Hanning

Frag frglflm@hotmail.com

Amber Hansen

Men on Monkey Bars Records, Normal the Board thatambertimbre@gmail.com www.menonmonkeybars,com

Tenley Hansen

MUSIC FAIR REGISTRANTS

MPress Records meredith@mpressrecords.com

Olivia Hally

Oh Pep! ohpepmusic@gmail.com www.ohpep.com

Ali Harter

Ali Harter alihartermusic@gmail.com www.aliharter.com

Bayley Kate Hartman

Sara Hazelwood

Mike’s MTSU Production Pros s.hazelwood17@gmail.com

Kat Healy

Kat Healy kathealymusic@live.co.uk

Rick Hebenstreit Husband & Wife rocknrocko@aol.com

Ashes to Immortality bayleykateh@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/asheslawrence

Kathy Hebenstreit

Josh Harty

Robby Hecht

Kayla Harvey Nasca

Nathan Heironimus

Corey Haskins

Michelle Held

Josh Harty/ The Wisconsin Room joshhartymusic@gmail.com www.JoshHarty.com Roam Free Collective roamfreecollective@gmail.com www.WeRoamFree.com John Brown Boys coreydh2010@gmail.com

Beth Hatch

Folk Alliance International volunteer@folk.org

Wayne Haught

Husband & Wife rocknrocko@aol.com

Robby Hecht robby@robbyhecht.com robbyhecht.com Sweetwater Studios nathan_heironimus@ sweetwater.com

Michelle Held michelleheldmusic@gmail.com www.michelleheld.com

Joan Hellmann

AACTMAD, MDH hellmann@umich.edu

Becky Hawkes

Bryan Hembree

Matt Harlan

Chuck Hawthorne

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker mick@playpenmusic.co.uk www.playpenmusic.co.uk/ Matt Harlan matt@mattharlan.com

James Harrell

Letters To Abigail letterstoabigail@yahoo.com letterstoabigail.net/

Phil Harrington

Kelly Halloran

NewFolkRadio.com newfolkradio@gmail.com www.NewFolkRadio.com

Christy Hays thechristyhaysband@gmail.com

Mick Harding

Maureen Hall

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse mikehall722@gmail.com unclecalvins.org

John Hart

Christy Hays

Heather Helton

Tim Harrington

Michadel Hall

The Show Ponies business@theshowponies.com www.theshowponies.com

Wayne Haught hwaynejr@gmail.com www.waynehaught.com

Shortleaf Band Tenleyisflossie@gmail.com www.Shortleafband.com

Bliss Hippy richard@blisshippy.com blisshippy.com Bliss Hippy maureen@blisshippy.com blisshippy.com

Jason Harris

Tall Heights tallheights@gmail.com youbloom philh@youbloom.com www.youbloom.com

Elizabeth Harrington

Beth Harrington Productions betuccia@aol.com www.thewindingstream.com

Arann Harris

Arann Harris harrisarann@yahoo.com arannharris.com

Jesse Harris

Jesse Harris & The Gypsy Sparrows thegypsysparrows@gmail.com www.thegypsysparrows.com

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Woody Guthrie Center becky@woodyguthriecenter.org woodyguthriecenter.org Chuck Hawthorne info@chuckhawthorne.com www.chuckhawthorne.com

Wilburn Hayden

Calliope Folk Society haydensocialworker@hotmail.com www.calliopehouse.org

Elaine Hayden

NB House Concerts nbhouseconcerts@gmail.com www.facebook.com/nbhouseconcerts

Lindsay Hayes

Red Beet Records lindsay@redbeetrecords.com

Bryan Hayes

Bryan Hayes bryanhayes@icloud.com www.bryanhayesmusic.com

Madelyn Hayes

Kiss Me Deadly ohiomassage@gmail.com https:/www.facebook.com/pages/Kiss-MeDeadly/161565767218781

Heather Holland hette123@yahoo.com Fayetteville Roots Festival Smokey & The Mirror fayettevilleroots@gmail.com www.fayettevilleroots.com

Bernice Hembree

Fayetteville Roots Festival Smokey & The Mirror fayettevilleroots@gmail.com www.fayettevilleroots.com

Phillip Henry

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin info@phhmmusic.co.uk www.philliphenryand hannahmartin.co.uk

Brandon Henry

Red House Records publicity2@redhouserecords.com www.redhouserecords.com

Jim Herbert

KC Rain Dogs justsherman1@gmail.com kcraindogs.com

Lee Herman

Windy City House Concerts windycityhouseconcerts@gmail.com http://windycityhouseconcerts.org

Steve Hermes

stvhermes@live.com


Brian Horton

Bill Hutchison

James Herrmann

Evan Hoffman

Thom Hoskins

Bill Hutto

facebook.com/clinthoffmeier Clint Hoffmeier Music steelegoose75@gmail.com

Sweetwine Entertainment Group, Trout Steak Revival casey.houlihan@gmail.com www.troutsteak.com

Jacquelyn Hynes

Manitoba Trade and Investment AugustaHeritageCenter.org rod.higgins@gov.mb.ca

Ali Holder

Aaron Howard

Aaron Howard aaronhowardmusic@gmail.com

Latitude 45 Arts eoin@latitude45arts.com www.latitude45arts.com

Richard Higgs

David Holiday

Lizzy Hoyt

Chris Iannetti

James Hill

Duck Holland

Scott Hrabko

Howard Iceberg

Rebecca Hill

Kyle Holland

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College hicksb@dewv.edu

Rod Higgins

Folk Salad Radio folksalad@gmail.com www.folksalad.com James Hill james@ukulelejames.com www.jameshillmusic.com Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble hillreb1@gmail.com dewv.edu

Duncan Hill

Duncan Hill duncanhillmusic@gmail.com

Mike Hiltz

Dave Carroll Music themikehiltz@gmail.com www.davecarrollmusic.com/

Dan Hines

Carswell & Hope hinezilla@yahoo.com

Gabe Hirshfeld

Lonely Heartstring Band lonelyheartstringband@gmail.com www.lonelyheartstringband.com

David Hirshland

BMG Chrysalis david.hirshland@bmgchrysalis.com

Brent Hoad

The Edlers brent@eldersmusic.com www.eldersmusic.com

Brett Hodges

Brett Hodges toucantwo@gmail.com

Susan Hodges

Brett Hodges shodges234@gmail.com

Mark Hodges

Travianna Records mark@mountainfever.com www.traviannarecords.com

Robert Hoefling

Robert Hoefling rhoeflingmusic@gmail.com www.facebook.com/hoeflingmusic

Clint Hoffmeier

Ali Holder holder.ali@gmail.com Stone Room Concerts dholiday@gmail.com www.stoneroomconcerts.com Buzz Holland frankxx11@gmail.com www.buzzholland.com Mike’s MTSU Production Pros kholland65@yahoo.com

Chuck Holley

Chuck Holley Photo myguitarstories@gmail.com www.chuckholleyphoto.com/

Gloria Holloway

Friends of Florida Folk, Inc. gshello@tampabay.rr.com

Len Holton

KUAR “From Albion And Beyond” albion@kuar.org www.littlerockfolkclub.org

Dan Holtz

Peru State College dholtz@peru.edu

Lori Holyfield

Cove House Concerts lholyfie@gmail.com https:/www.facebook.com/CoveConcerts

Rosie Hood

English Folk Dance and Song Society rosie.claire.hood@gmail.com www.rosiehood.co.uk

Thomas Hopkins On The Backroad tchopkins@gmail.com

Mark Hornsby

Sweetwater Studios mark_hornsby@sweetwater.com

Joshua Horowitz

Veretski Pass josh@veretskipass.com www.veretskipass.com

Katrina Horstman

Taylor Guitars katrina.horstman@taylorguitars.com

Blue Crown Productions info@lizzyhoyt.com www.lizzyhoyt.com Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits scotthrabko@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/scotthrabko Ray Wylie Hubbard logan@atomicmusicgroup.com www.raywylie.com

Judy Hubbard

Ray Wylie Hubbard logan@atomicmusicgroup.com www.raywylie.com

Barney Hubert

barney.hubert@yahoo.com

Eddie Huffman

International Bluegrass Music Association eddie@ibma.org ibma.org

Tim Huggins

CD Baby tim@timhuggins.com

Stephen Hughes

Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes stephenhughes@sbcglobal.net www.ann-armstrong.com

Ashley Hughes

Madison Square Park Conservancy ahughes@madisonsquarepark.org www.madisonsquarepark.org

Dave Humphreys

Jacquelyn Hynes jacquelynhynes@gmail.com

Eoin Ó Catháin

Dave Carroll Music chris@iannettirecording.com www.davecarrollmusic.com/ Howard Iceberg & the Titanics hiceberg@swbell.net

Dana Louise Idlet

Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds karen@troutmusic.com www.danalouisemusic.com

Ezra Idlet

Trout Fishing in America karen@troutmusic.com www.troutmusic.com

Amber Ikeman

Amber Ikeman, Singer/Songwriter amberikeman@gmail.com www.amberikeman.com

Paul Imholte

Granite City Folk Society granitecityfolk@gmail.com www.granitecityfolk.org

Erin Inglish

Erin Inglish Music erin.inglish@gmail.com www.erininglish.com

Terry Irons

SONiA disappear fear Terry@disappearfear.com www.disappearfear.com

David Israelite

NMPA disraelite@nmpa.org

Two Way Street Coffee House dave@twowaystreet.org www.twowaystreet.org

Kazuhiko Iwaki

Andrea Hunt

Ralph Jaccodine

Reika Elizabeth Hunt

Bill Jackson

Robert Hurley

Josh Jackson

Sora sora@soramusic.ca www.soramusic.ca Pirates Canoe piratescanoe@gmail.com Au Bon Vivant bluesmusic@gmail.com

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Casey Houlihan

Blissfest Music Organization whutto1962@yahoo.com blissfest.org

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Thom Hoskins thommyhoskins@gmail.com

Hutchison Management bhutchi@columbus.rr.com www.hutchmgmt.com

Pirates Canoe piratescanoe@gmail.com

MUSIC FAIR

Brittany Hicks

Them Pickless Fools eh121288@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/thempicklessfools

Horton Records hortonrecords@gmail.com www.hortonrecords.org

Ralph Jaccodine Management rjaccodine@gmail.com www.ralphjaccodine.com/ Abode Venue BILL@ABODEHOME.COM Abode Venue josh@abodevenue.com

REGISTRANTS

It Sounds Great Media jim.herrmann@gmail.com

Wheatland Music Organization wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org www.wheatlandmusic.org

EXHIBITORS

Greg Hoff

Old Sound dorf@grazgrove.com oldsoundmusic.com

DAY SCHEDULE

Greg Herrenbruck

WELCOME

REGISTRANTS

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REGISTRANTS

WELCOME

Charles Jackson

Michelle Jolles

Jake Jacobson

Bailey Jones

Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music cjackson@bonafideproduction.com www.nataliescoalfiredpizza.com Circle of Friends Coffeehouse circlefolk@gmail.com www.circlefolk.org/

Kyle Jahnke

EXHIBITORS

Penny and Sparrow pennyandsparrow@gmail.com pennyandsparrow.com

Carol James

Calliope, the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society carol.stewart.james@gmail.com Calliopehouse.org

Graydon James

DAY SCHEDULE

The Young Novelists graydonj2@gmail.com www.theyoungnovelists.com

Alexa James

The ROAMies info@TheROAMies.com www.TheROAMies.com

Tom James

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Shoulder to Shoulder tomjames@cox.net

CJ Janovy KCUR FM cj@kcur.org www.kcur.org

Michael Jecklin

Michael Jecklin mike.jecklin@gmail.com

Brandon Jenkins

Brandon Jenkins jenkinsmusic@yahoo.com www.brandonjenkins.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Bud Johnson

The Kansas City Star/Ink Magazine/Spaces Magazine mjolles@kcstar.com http://kansascity.com Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series baileyjones@mindspring.com www.sundillamusic.com

Eric Jones

Patchy Sanders bookingpatchy@gmail.com www.patchysanders.com

Chris Jones

Chris Jones chrisjonesgwerin@outlook.com chrisjonesgwerin.weebly.com

Sheri Jones

Jones & Co. sheri@jonesandcompany.ca www.jonesandcompany.ca

Michael Jones

JustStrings.com, Inc. mfjones@juststrings.com www.juststrings.com

Laney Jones

Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits laneycjones@gmail.com

Robert Jones

The Little Muddy Farm thelittlemuddyfarm@gmail.com

Dan Jones

The Ragbirds hcdaniel@yahoo.com www.theragbirds.com

Peter Jones

WTJU Charlottesville folkdirector@gmail.com http://wtju.net

Lindsey Jones

“Acoustic Accents” folkdjinak@gmail.com

The Snow Globes lindseyjjones@gmail.com www.thesnowglobes.com

Heather Johnson

Brian Ashley Jones

“Acoustic Accents” folkdjinak@gmail.com

Patti Nicoletti Johnson

Patti Nicoletti Johnson pattinicolettijohnson@gmail.com

MUSIC FAIR

Lacey Johnson

Atomic Music Group lacey@atomicmusicgroup.com

Bob Johnson

City of Lee’s Summit rthanejohnson@att.net

Jacob Johnson

REGISTRANTS

Jacob Johnson JacobJohnsonTunes@Gmail.com www.JacobJohnsonTunes.com

Greg Johnson

GregJMusic greg@gregjmusic.com

Brian Ashley Jones brianashleyjones@comcast.net www.BrianAshleyJones.com

Elva Jones-Hahn

Elva Jones-Hahn elvajoneshahn@yahoo.com www.elvajoneshahn.com

Daniel Jordan

Red Moon Road info@redmoonroad.com

Zack Joseph

Zack Joseph zjosephmusic@yahoo.com www.zackjoseph.com

Lisa Joyce

Lisa Joyce lisajoydb@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/lisajoycemusic

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Don Julin

Grady Keller

Thomm Jutz

Gabriel Kelley

Billy Strings & Don Julin donjulin@charter.net www.billystrings.com Thomm Jutz tjtunes@thommjutz.com

Cheryl C. Kagan

Old Sound gradykeller@yahoo.com oldsoundmusic.com Gabriel Kelley gabeyz@gmail.com Www.gabrielkelley.com

Folk ‘N Great Music house concerts Cheryl@FolkNGreatMusic.org www.FolkNGreatMusic.org

Carol Kelly

Brian Kalinec

Wahoo nopicks451@cableone.net

Performer/Berkalin Records briankalinecmusic@sbcglobal.net www.briankalinec.com

Pam Kalinec

Berkalin Records briankalinecmusic@sbcglobal.net www.berkalinrecords.com

Chris Kapuscik

Zack Joseph zjosephmusic@yahoo.com www.zackjoseph.com

Richard Kardon

Point Entertainment rekardo@pointentertainment.com www.pointentertainment.com

Giséle Kashul

The Bombadills gisele.kashul@gmail.com

Julia Kater

CKUT 90.3 FM ckutcc@gmail.com http://ckut.ca

Sid Katz

kcdancer@everestkc.net

Charlie Kemp

Mary Kennedy

Mid-America Arts Alliance mary@maaa.org www.maaa.org

Garth Kennedy

J.R. Shore jrshore45@gmail.com www.jrshore.com

William Kennedy Jr

Charterhouse Music Group kennedy@biffco.com www.biffco.com

Mo Kenney

Mo Kenney sheri@jonesandcompany.ca www.mokenney.com

Mary Kenny

MOTORHOMEmade motorhomemade@gmail.com MOTORHOMEmade.com

Margaret Keough

Averson Consulting Ltd. sid.katz@ubc.ca

Mid-America Arts Alliance margaret@maaa.org www.maaa.org

David Kaye

Koda Kerl

Taylor Guitars david.kaye@taylorguitars.com

John Keck

Chamomile and Whiskey chamomileandwhiskey@gmail.com chamomileandwhiskey.com

John L Keck johnlkeck@gmail.com www.johnlkeck.com

Amanda Kerr

Jake Keegan

Tim Kerr

Rowdy Congregation jkeegan6@stumail.jccc.edu

James Keelaghan

Anna Lynch annalynchmusic@gmail.com Tim Kerr moveonup2@gmail.com www.timkerr.net

Georgian Bay Folk Society/Summerfolk jkinfo@mac.com www.summerfolk.org

Sue Kessell

Cameron Keeling

Jason Ketter

Them Pickless Fools cameronkeeling@yahoo.com www.reverbnation.com/thempicklessfools

Danny Keir

Sound Diplomacy danny@sounddiplomacy.com www.sounddiplomacy.com

Denis Keldie

Denis Keldie keldie@rogers.com

WNUR-FM & Old Town School of Folk Music SHKessell@aol.com Ketter Technology Services LLC jketter55@gmail.com

Tammey Kikta

Tammey Kikta takikta@gmail.com

Danny KilBride

trac (Folk Development for Wales) cyfarwyddydd@trac-cymru.org www.trac-cymru.org


REGISTRANTS

Dayna Kurtz daynakurtz@gmail.com www.daynakurtz.com

Janice Konya-Grabill

James Kurtz

Freelance Writer rk@goodminstrelsy.com

possum hollow log cabin concerts possumhollowlogcabinconcerts@hotmail.com www.possumhollowlogcabinconcerts.com

Ashley King

Karen Kopchak

Mike’s MTSU Production Pros ashley.king321@gmail.com

Josh Kingcade

Mark Alan Stansberry mark@thegtdgroup.com www.markstansberry.com

Kevn Kinney

Drivin N Cryin kennethjgreen@gmail.com www.drivinncryin.com

Chris Kirby

Brianna Gosse john@slideguy.net chriskirbyonline.com

Bill Kirchen

Bill Kirchen bkirchen@mac.com billkirchen.com

Kimon Kirk

Session Americana info@sessionamericana.com

Michael Kirkpatrick

Cuyahoga Valley National Park karen_kopchak@nps.gov www.nps.gov/cuva

Sandra Koppel

Adelphi Records slkoppel@yahoo.com Adelphi Records

Joan Kornblith

Voice of America joanek@gmail.com WWW.VOANews.com

Michael Kornfeld

Wes Kirkpatrick

Mark Kowalchuk

Alberta Music carly@albertamusic.org www.albertamusic.org

Jess Klein

Jess Klein msklein121@yahoo.com www.jessklein.com

Kaelen Klypak

SaskMusic kaelen@saskmusic.org www.saskmusic.org

Al Kniola

88.1 WVPE Public Radio acanola@sbcglobal.net www.wvpe.org

Libby Koch

Libby Koch libby@libbykoch.com

Andrew Koelker

Foes of Folly Andrewkoelker@gmail.com

Winpro solutions Inc. halkurz@winprosolutions.com

Creative Saskatchewan lisa.lanigan@creativesask.ca www.creativesask.ca

Todd Kwait

Jay Lapp

Brian Labs

Rebecca Lappa

Kingswood Records tckwait@aol.com www.kingswoodrecords.com Rachel La Vonne rachellavonne@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ rachellelavonnemusic www.reverbnation.com/shinelife

Shine Delphi shinedelphi@gmail.com

Sweetwine Entertainment Group, Trout Steak Revival william.koster@gmail.com www.troutsteak.com

Carly Klassen

Hal Kurz

Karen Kosko

Michael Kirkpatrick kirkpatrickmusic@gmail.com www.michaelkirkpatrickmusic.com Wes Kirkpatrick wes@weskirkpatrick.com www.weskirkpatrick.com

Lenore Langsdorf

Corey Lacey

William Koster

theffingboat@hotmail.com

Kimm Kozera Ronny Cox Band fa@kokopop.net

Collin Krause

The Way Down Wanderers krausej.collin@gmail.com http://thewaydownwanderers.com/

Staley Krause

The Way Down Wanderers krause.staley@gmail.com http://thewaydownwanderers.com/

Rachel Krauss Burrows spouse of Adam Burrows; fan rachelkra@hotmail.com

Ida Kristin

David Llewellyn & Ida Kristin Norna Music/ Dabhand Records STIM info@idakristin.com www.davidandida.com

Joan Kroeger

The Kroeger Family Ashwic13@gmail.com

Town Mountain jesse@townmountain.net townmountain.net

West Side Folk jkurtzjr@swbell.net westsidefolk.org

AcousticMusicScene.com, Folk Music Society of Huntington michael@michaelkornfeld.com AcousticMusicScene.com, MichaelKornfeld. com, FMSH. org Folk New England kkosko@hotmail.com www.folknewengland.org

Jesse Langlais

The Lovelocks info@thelovelocksband.com thelovelocksband.com

Rachel La Vonne Jesse LaFave

Music Road Records jesse@musicroadrecords.com www.musicroadrecords.com

Jimmy LaFave

Jimmy LaFave musicroadrecords@msn.com www.jimmylafave.com

Jesse Lafser

LenoreLangsdorf@gmail.com

Lisa Lanigan

The Steel Wheels jay@thesteelwheels.com www.thesteelwheels.com Rebecca Lappa lappamusic@shaw.ca www.rebeccalappa.com

Jennifer Large

K C Cause Music jel@jenniferlargemusic.com

Katie Larson

Katey Laurel Mail@kateylaurel.com www.kateylaurel.com

Grit Laskin

Borealis Records grit@williamlaskin.com www.borealisrecords.com

Judith Laskin

The Canadian Folk Music Awards and The Woods Music and Dance Camp judithlaskin@gmail.com Folkawards.ca and the Woods.ca

Shanie Latham

Jesse Lafser jesselafsermusic@gmail.com

CharFlies salintx@hotmail.com www.charflies.com

John Laird

Anna Laube

Michael LaMacchia

Mark Lavengood

Kristen Lamb

Ciaran Lavery

The Americana Agency john@americanaagency.com www.americanaagency.com CORNNE WEST BANDITS michael@michaellamacchia.com michaellamacchia.com khrys.lamb@gmail.com

Ronnie Lamendola Songwriter/Artist ovation12@att.net

Lynn Lancaster

Proper Music Group lynn.lancaster@proper musicgroup.com www.properdistribution.com/

Maggi Landau

Madison Square Park Conservancy mlandau@madisonsquarepark.org

WELCOME

Pirates Canoe piratescanoe@gmail.com

Jordie Lane alastair@heartstopmusic.com www.jordielane.com

EXHIBITORS

Robert Kimmel

Dayna Kurtz

Jordie Lane

DAY SCHEDULE

Ashes to Immortality rachel.kilian@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/asheslawrence

The Kroeger Family dkroeger@techmissouri.com

Anna Laube anna.laube@gmail.com www.annalaube.com

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Sara Kohno

David Kroeger

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Rachel Kilian

Champaign Urbana Folk and Roots Festival bakoenig@sbcglobal.net www.cufolkandroots.org

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys 07malave@gmail.com www.lindsayloumusic.com Ciaran Lavery ciaranlaverymusic@hotmail.co.uk www.ciaranlaverymusic.com

MUSIC FAIR

Brenda Koenig

Rachael Kilgour rachaelkilgour@gmail.com www.rachaelkilgour.com

Ryan Lavin

Chamomile and Whiskey chamomileandwhiskey@gmail.com

Len Lawhon

Mulberry Jam desotofarms@centurytel.net

Richard Lawrence

Big Book Records Richie Lawrence rgljr@mac.com www.richielawrence.com

REGISTRANTS

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REGISTRANTS

WELCOME

Diana Lawrence

Jaspar Lepak

Nolan Lawrence

Joanie Levenson

Diana Lawrence Diana & the Dishes lawrence.diana@gmail.com www.dianalawrence.com The HillBenders (Under KCA Artists) nolanlawrence@icloud.com www.hillbenders.com

Wendy Layton

EXHIBITORS

MPress Records meredith@mpressrecords.com

Poor Lazarus

Poor Lazarus trulypoor.lazarus@gmail.com www.poorlazarus.com

Barbara Lea

Jaspar Lepak jasparlepakmusic@gmail.com www.jasparlepak.com joaniel8@yahoo.com

Ira Levin

The Levins summersongsunlimited@yahoo.com www.thelevinsmusic.com

Tom Levin

Tom Levin info@tomlevin.com www.tomlevin.com

Mara Levine

DAY SCHEDULE

CrossCurrents Culture barbsnow@gmail.com

Mara Levine marablevine@gmail.com www.maralevine.com

Tim Leacock

Lowell Levinger

T. Buckley bookings@tbuckley.ca www.tbuckley.ca

Lowell Levinger Banana From the Youngbloods banana@lowelllevinger.com

Joseph Leavell

Liz Levitt Hirsch

Letty Ledbetter

Eric Lewis

Moab Folk Festival guitaring@sbcglobal.net

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

CORINNE WEST BANDITS letty@corinnewest.com www.corinnewest.com

Barry Lee

KKFI 90.1FM barry@kkfi.org www.kkfi.org

Caroline Lee

KKFI 90.1FM crlyn250@aol.com www.kkfi.org

Phil Lee

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Phil Lee philleemtykng@hotmail.com philleeone.com

Lindsey Lee

Rouse House Concerts drmhou@aol.com

Danielle Lefebvre

Danielle Lefebvre Artist & Concert Agency danielle@agencedlefebvre.com www.agencedlefebvre.com

MUSIC FAIR

Jennifer Leff

MusiCares jennifer.leff@grammy.com

Devon Leger

KITHFOLK / Hearth Music devon@hearthmusic.com www.hearthmusic.com

Jenny Leigh

REGISTRANTS

Simply Acoustic Incorporated acousticgrill@gmail.com www.theacousticgrill.ca

Nico Leon

KCUR FM nico@kcur.org www.kcur.org

Levitt Pavilions Cerissa@levittpavilions.org Bryan Hayes & The Retrievers bryanhayes@icloud.com www.bryanhayesmusic.com

Cornelius Lewis

Dom Flemons Music Maker Relief Foundation corn@musicmaker.org www.domflemons.com www.musicmaker.org

George Lichter

Polyglot Partners gslichter@gmail.com

Jake Lickteig

Record Label: Old 7 Records Band: Outlaw Jake and The Chain Gang fawnjenny7@yahoo.com https:/www.facebook.com/outlawjake?ref=br_ tf

Tyler Lieb

Sarah Elizabeth tyler.lieb@gmail.com

Evan Lieberman

Kiss Me Deadly e.a.lieberman@csuohio.edu https:/www.facebook.com/pages/Kiss-MeDeadly/161565767218781

Karen Lisondra

Amado Espinoza zencowgirl@gmail.com

Diane Litke

Bonedoc’s House Concerts diane@bonedoc1.com Bonedoc1.com

David Llewellyn

David Llewellyn & Ida Kristin Norna Music/ Dabhand Records BMI david@davidllewellyn.com www.davidllewellyn.com

Mari Loehrlein

Mari Loehrlein mari_loehrlein@yahoo.com https:/www.reverbnation. com/control_room/ artist/4264579/dashboard

Derek Lombardi

One Longfellow Square dereklombardi@gmail.com www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Antonio Lopez

Antonio Lopez antonio@antoniolopezmusic.com www.antoniolopezmusic.com

Kathryn Lorenzen

Kathryn Lorenzen kathryn.lorenzen@gmail.com www.cdbaby.com/cd/klorenzen

Radoslov Lorkovic

Ronny Cox Band rad@radoslovlorkovic.com

Nicholas Loss-Eaton

Leland Sundries / Nick Loss-Eaton Media nick.losseaton@gmail.com http://lelandsundries.com/

Demi Louise

Demi Louise soundofmelbourne@mail.com www.demilouise.com

Ian Lubar

Mt. Thelonious ilubar@yahoo.com www.mtthelonious.com

Cara Luft

The Small Glories cara@caraluft.com http://thesmallglories.com

Caitlin Lukin

Violet Vonder Haar, Violet and the Undercurrents, The Nation of Love booking@violetvonderhaar.com www.violetvonderhaar.com

Barry Lynn

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Lynn@au.org www.au.org

Patrick M’Gonigle

Lonely Heartstring Band lonelyheartstringband@gmail.com www.lonelyheartstringband.com

Laurie MacAllister Red Molly laurie@redmolly.com www.redmolly.com

Tim MacDonald tmac87@verizon.net

Stephanie Macias

Little Brave littlebrave.songs@gmail.com www.littlebravemusic.com

David Macias

Thirty Tigers david@thirtytigers.com

Denise Mackay

100 Mile House ilive@100milehouse.co.uk www.100milehouse.co.uk

Alan Mackie

The Bombadils thebombadils@gmail.com www.thebombadils.com

Patton MacLean

NorthAmericana Music Society/ NorthAmericanaFest northamericanafest@gmail.com northamericanafest.com

Mairi Maclennan

The Medicine Show mairi@medicinemusic.co.uk www.medicineshow.co.uk

Blair MacMillian

Concert Window blair@concertwindow.com

Phil Madeira

Phil Madeira madeiraphil@gmail.com www.philmadeira.net

Marton Maderspach Briga spakomusic@gmail.com www.brigamusic.com

Gunnar madsen

Folk Alliance International Conference & Camp Lallygager.rr@gmail.com

Patricia Lumme

PLUMME216@GMAIL.COM

ROSA- The Danish Rock Council/ SPOT Festival gunnar@rosa.org www.rosa.org

Mindie Lind

Jennifer Lyles

jlylesm@yahoo.com

Jim Magill

Ryan Liley

Hearth Music mindie@hearthmusic.com www.hearthmusic.com

Graham Lindsey

Wavelength Media gl@grahamlindsey.com http://wavelengthmedia.ca

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Anna Lynch

Anna Lynch annalynchmusic@gmail.com annalynchmusic.com

The Swannanoa Gathering jmagill@warren-wilson.edu www.swangathering.com

John Maher

John Francis johnfrancismusic@gmail.com www.johnfrancismusic.com


REGISTRANTS

WOMEX ben.mandelson@piranhawomex.com www.womex.com

Barbara Manners CHIRP mannersb@aol.com www.chirpct.org

Karla Manzur

Dana Falconberry jack@bootstrapsmgmt.com www.danafalconberry.com

Sarah Marchand Les Poules à Colin info@famgroup.ca

Clay Marcusen

claymarcusen@gmail.com

Lynne Margolis

Freelance / Grammy.com / American Songwriter / Lone Star popscribe@gmail.com www.lonestarmusic.com

Susan Markland

Susie’s House Concerts susieshcs@aol.com

Lisa Markley

Soona Songs, Inc. mizmarkley@gmail.com www.soonasongs.com

Beth Marlin

Beth Marlin bethiemusic@gmail.com www.bethmarlin.com

Steve Massey

Callaghan stephen.massey@me.com www.callaghansongs.com

Louise Mathis

Mathis Photography Jim@MathisPhoto.net

Jim Mathis

Mathis Photography Jim@MathisPhoto.net MathisPhoto.net

Michael Mattison

Pawnee Pickers jc.walstrom@gmail.com

Joe Matzzie

U.S. Records joe@joematzzie.com www.joematzzie.com

Sean Mawhirter

Donna’s Americana donnasamericana@gmail.com www.nodepression.com/user/26272?tab=all www.inwrought.com

Veronica May

The Lovebirds lovebirds.booking@gmail.com www.thelovebirds.com

Donna Mavity

Inwrought Music Management seanmawhirter@gmail.com

Jeff May

Mel Marsh

mmbbq@aol.com

Fleming Artists jeff@flemingartists.com www.flemingartists.com

Jessica Marsh

Marc Maziade

Alberta Music jessica@albertamusic.org www.albertamusic.org

Dave Marsh

Rock and Rap Confidental/Sirius XM Rado marsh6@optonline.net www.davemarsh.us

Hannah Martin

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin info@phhmmusic.co.uk www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

Kelley Martin

kmartin9999@hotmail.com

Tricia Martin Tikly, LLC tricia@tikly.co tikly.co

Tonni Maruyama Anti Records tonni@epitaph.com www.anti.com

MAZ marcmaziade@espacemaz.ca www.espacemaz.ca

Niall Mc Crickard

Bernadette Morris bernadettemorrismusic@gmail.com http://bernadettemorris.com/

Karin McAdams

CrossCurrents karinm88@gmail.com

Amy McCarley

Amy McCarley amy@amymccarley.com http://amymccarley.com

Sean McCarthy

The Ghost of Paul Revere ghostofpaulrevere@gmail.com www.ghostofpaulrevere.com

John McCarver

McCarver John_mccarver@hotmail.com

Michael McClintock Ensemble Iberica mpm89f@gmail.com ensembleiberica.org

Deana McCloud

Woody Guthrie Center deana@woodyguthriecenter.org woodyguthriecenter.org

Anita McCormick

Bolivar Roads jaynita2@landscapeartinc.com

Kort McCumber

Sean McManus

Manitoba Music sean@manitobamusic.com manitobamusic.com

Elaine McMilian

Elaine McMilian elainemcmilian7@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/elainemcmilian

Curtis McMurtry

Curtis McMurtry curtismcmurtry@gmail.com curtismcmurtrymusic.com

Travis McNamara

Moors and McCumber moorsandmccumber@gmail.com www.moorsandmccumber.com

Sweetwine Entertainment Group, Trout Steak Revival travis.mcnamara@gmail.com www.troutsteak.com

Tom McDaniel

Ralph McNeil

Maggie McDonald

Bob McWilliams

TR Ranch/Songwriter Serenade tr.ranch@gmail.com www.songwriterserenade.com Calliope: Pittsburgh Folk Music Society mmaggie@pitt.edu

Dennis McDoNoUgh! JUNG WOMBATS! jungwombats@gmail.com jungwombats.com

dennismcdonough.info Kim McDowell

Kerrville Folk Festival/SWRFA kimmcd@compuserve.com

James McEleney

The Unseen Strangers jamesmceleney@gmail.com

Tim McFadden

Tim McFadden Management and Consulting tzmcfadden@gmail..com www.tzmgmt.com

Jennifer McGlone

Folkwaves Hands up for Trad jennifer@glow-arts.co.uk www.folkwaves.co.uk

David McGraw

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer dave@davemcgraw.net www.daveandmandymusic.com

Dennis McGregor

Sisters Folk Festival mcgregor.dennis@gmail.com

Kathy Mcgregor

NWA Prison Story Project/Magdalene House Concerts tellervision@gmail.com nwaprisonstories.com

Pat McKeown

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City patxmckeown@gmail.com

WELCOME

jemcclain@hotmail.com

Little Joe McLerran littlejoeblues@yahoo.com www.littlejoeblues.com

EXHIBITORS

Ben Mandelson

Lowri Evans only1.leemason@btinternet.com www.lowrievans.co.uk

Jeremy McClain

Joe McLerran

Calgary Folk Club artisticdirector@calgaryfolkclub.com www.calgaryfolkclub.com Kansas Public Radio radiobob@ku.edu www.kpr.ku.edu

Trish McWilliams

West Side Folk catmagnet1@earthlink.net westsidefolk.org

Chuck Mead

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys kennethjgreen@gmail.com www.chuckmead.com

DAY SCHEDULE

mallettgrant1944@gmail.com

McCarver l_mccarver@hotmail.com

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Lee Mason

Laura McCarver

Denny Medley

Random Photography denny@randomphotography.com www.randomphotography.com

David Megli

Them Pickless Fools dmegli@gmail.com www.reverbnation.com/thempicklessfools

Nancy Meis

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Grant Mallett

Folk NE/Crow Collaborative/Trio of Poets tmason@pobox.com www.timothydmason.com

Electric Prairie nancymeis@yahoo.com

Gina Mendello

Daniel Champagne showbizmanager@gmail.com www.danielchampagnemusic.com

Roger Menell

Swallow Hill Music roger@swallowhillmusic.org www.swallowhillmusic.org

MUSIC FAIR

Timothy Mason

Southern Harmony Music Company alysha@southernharmonyclub.com http://southernharmonyclub.com

John Merikoski

The Way Down Wanderers krause.staley@gmail.com thewaydownwanderers.com

Charlie Mertens

Katie Glassman and Snapshot booking@fiddleparlor.com www.katieglassman.com

REGISTRANTS

Alysha Main

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WELCOME

Shift Management/DeliRadio sara@shiftindependent.com shiftmgmt.com deliradio.com

David Messer

DMP / DINGWALLS / COMMUNION david@dmpuk.com www.dmpuk.com /www.dingwalls.com /www. communionmusic.co.uk

Béatrix Méthé

EXHIBITORS

Les Poules à Colin info@famgroup.ca

Frank Meyer

Linda Minson

linda.minson7@gmail.com

Arif Mirbaghi

Dani Nash mirabdolbaghi@gmail.com

Chuck Mitchell

Chuck Mitchell csmitchell7@earthlink.net www.mitchellsong.com

Ana Miura

Miura Arts and Events Consulting miuraevents@gmail.com

John Moreland

Jill Murphy

Jess Morgan

Darragh Murphy

John Moreland johnmoreland@gmail.com www.johnmoreland.net Jess Morgan jess@jessmorgan.co.uk www.jessmorgan.co.uk

Kyle Morgan

Kyle Morgan kydavemo@gmail.com www.kylemorganmusic.com

Bernadette Morris

Paper Moon Shiners thangmaker@gmail.com www.papermoonshiners.com

Gary Mobley

Shubb Capos gary@shubb.com

Bernadette Morris bernadettemorrismusic@gmail.com http://bernadettemorris.com/

Louis Jay Meyers

Adam Moe

Andrew Morris

DAY SCHEDULE

Folk Alliance International louis@folk.org www.folk.org

Mike Mezzatesta

Unseen strangers mikemezzatesta@gmail.com

Danny Michel

Danny Michel dannymichelmusic@mac.com www.dannymichel.com

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Schedule

Cassie Michel

12x12 Management cassie@12x12management.com www.12x12management.com

Oliver Miguel

Ellen Doty Trio ellen.doty@live.ca www.ellendoty.com

Emily Millard

Miss Emily Brown info@emilybrownmusic.com www.emilybrownmusic.com

SHOWCASE ARTIST LIST

Jess Miller

Blissfest Music Organization jess@upnorthlakes.com blissfest.org

Mark Miller

Urban H2O Music Series musicanon@gmail.com www.urbanh2o.org

Rob Miller

MUSIC FAIR

Quicksilver Productions Rob@quicksilverproductions.net quicksilverproductions.net

Emily Miller

Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble emilyfmiller@gmail.com dewv.edu

Melinda Milligan

Melinda Milligan melindamilliganmusic@gmail.com reverbnation.com/melindamilligan

REGISTRANTS

Joshua Milligan

The Honeycutters (Under KCA Artists) joshuaearlmilligan@yahoo.com www.thehoneycutters.com

Pushing Chain adam@pushingchain.com www.pushingchain.com

Ben Montalbano

The Way Down Wanderers benjamin.e.montalbano@gmail.com http://thewaydownwanderers.com/

Tony Montalbano

Roosevelt Dime info@rooseveltdimemusic.com www.rooseveltdimemusic.com

H. Vic Montgomery MRVic42@gmail.com

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery Music markmontgomerymusic@yahoo.com www.markmontgomerymusic.com

Eric Moon

Katie Glassman and Snapshot booking@fiddleparlor.com www.katieglassman.com