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28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CROSSROADS 2016 CONFERENCE

KANSAS CITY, MO FEB 17–FEB 21


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Rob Ickes

Tony Rice

Jamie Anderson

Enrique Coria

John Jorgenson

Phil Rosenthal

Carlo Aonzo

Dan Crary

John Keawe

Amanda Smith

Kathy Barwick

Joe Craven

Jens Kr端ger

Kenny Smith

Stephen Bennett

Rick Cunha

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Smithfield Fair

Byron Berline

Joe Ebel

Annie Lalley

Steve Spurgin

Valerie Blaha

Steve Eulberg

Andy Leftwich

Don Stiernberg

Robin Bullock

Tony Furtado

Emory Lester

Kristina Stykos

Sam Bush

Beppe Gambetta

Joel Mabus

Martin Taylor

Dennis Caplinger

Jerry Garcia

Tim May

Nancy Terzian

Kyle Anne Carey

Steve Grimes

Will Patton

Doc Watson

Fred Carpenter

David Grisman

John Malcolm Penn

Amy White

The Charflies

Rusty Holloway

Al Petteway

Mason Williams

John Carlini

Dakota Dave Hull

Dave Pomeroy

Tony Williamson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Aengus Finnan Executive Director Jennifer Roe Operations Manager Alex Mallett Business Development Manager Jerod Rivers Membership & Technology Manager Jenny Tonyes Office Manager Eric Schumacher Intern Cody Wyoming The Folk Store

CONFERENCE TEAM Doug Cox Camp Director Ana Miura Canadian Representative Sheena Keane International Representative Lellie Capwell Publicity/Media Coordinator Beth Hatch Volunteer Coordinator

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Westin Map

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Wisdom of the Elders

Day Schedules & Programming

WELCOME

FOLK ALLIANCE STAFF

Wednesday 30

Schedule At-A-Glance

Thursday 32

Sponsors

Friday 40

Board History

Saturday 48

Letter from the President

Sunday 56

Letter from the ED

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Showcase Schedules Wednesday 58

Letter from the Mayor

Thursday 60

Kansas City Tours

Friday 60

Things To Know & Do

Saturday 62

FAI Outreach Regional Reports Collaborations Keynote Speaker & Artist in Residence

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Music Camp Schedules

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Music Camp Instructors

Folk DJs Exhibitors Official Showcase Artists

Ad Index

Awards Gala

Jim Schultz Private Showcase Coordinator Joan Kornblith Panel/Workshop Advisor S.E.C.T. Sound & Lighting EPIC Innovative Events Production Terry Mutchler Day Production Don Bird Merchandise

FOLK ALLIANCE HEADQUARTERS 509 Delaware St #101 Kansas City, MO 64105 816-221-FOLK (3655) 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. 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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NORTHEAST

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SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16TH

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH

6:00pm – 9:00pm Tote Bag Stuffing Party Washington Park Place Foyer

8:30am – 9:00am Regional Breakfast Sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment

9:00pm Post Tote Bag Stuffing Party 18th Floor Suite

9:00am – 10:00am

WELCOME

All conference events take place in the Westin Hotel (unless noted).

Regional Meetings

9:00am – 11:00pm Registration, Information, Silent Auction

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

10:00am – 4:45pm

Music Camp – at the Sheraton

10:00am – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

11:00am – 11:00pm Registration, Information, Silent Auction

10:30am – 12:00pm

Mentorship Meetings

11:00am – 5:00pm

Kansas City Bus Tours

10:00am – 4:00pm Health Fair Musicians Dental Clinic

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only)

1:00pm – 3:45pm

Panel Sessions

4:00pm – 5:00pm First Timers & Private Showcase Presenters Meetings

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Private Showcases

5:00pm – 6:00pm Opening Reception Sponsored by Culture Ireland, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and Browne’s Irish Marketplace

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Keynote Speaker

5:00pm – 6:15pm Reception Sponsored by “I’ll Fly Away” Foundation

6:00pm – 8:00pm Awards Ceremony Sponsored by Prohibition Hall 8:15pm – 11:15pm

Official Showcases

10:30pm – 4:00am

Private Showcases

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18TH

6:15pm – 10:45pm

Official Showcases

10:30pm – 4:00am

Private Showcases

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH 9:00am – 5:00pm Registration, Information, Silent Auction 10:00am – 4:45pm

Music Camp – at the Sheraton

10:00am – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00am – 10:00am Additional Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only)

1:00pm – 3:45pm

Panel Sessions

8:00am – 11:00pm Registration, Information, Silent Auction

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Private Showcases

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Wisdom of the Elders

8:30am – 9:00am

Breakfast with the Board

9:00am – 10:00am

Annual General Meeting

10:00am – 4:45pm

Music Camp – at the Sheraton

10:00am – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00am – 11:30am

Mentorship Meetings

10:00am – 5:00pm Health Fair Musicians Dental Clinic

5:00pm – 6:00pm Reception Sponsored by Consul General Roy B. Norton, Folk Music Canada, and Canadian Independent Music Association 6:15pm – 10:45pm

Official Showcases

10:30pm – 4:00am

Private Showcases

12:00pm – 1:00pm First Timers & Private Showcase Presenters Meetings

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21ST

1:00pm – 3:45pm

Panel Sessions

8:00am – 10:00am

Artist Load In

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Private Showcases

10:00am – 5:00pm

Music Fair (festival, dance, market)

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Folk DJ Reception

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Peer Sessions

6:15pm – 10:45pm

Official Showcases

10:30pm – 4:00am

Private Showcases

7:00pm – 11:30pm Closing Party – The Guild 1621 Locust St. KCMO 64108 Sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Company, La Chouffe and The Guild Join us next year at the 2017 Conference February 15 – 19, Kansas City, MO 5


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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. FAI began in Malibu, California in 1989 when Clark and Elaine Weissman and the California Traditional Music Society gathered a hundred people to discuss 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 the organization. For information about past conferences and a list of founding and lifetime members, visit www.folk.org.

Current Board

Past Presidents

President


Michelle Conceison Boston, MA (term ends: 2019)

Treasurer

Donald Davidoff Englewood, CO (term ends: 2016)

Vice President

2014 - 2015 David Hirshand

Mary Sue Twohy Washington, DC (term ends: 2017)

2001- 2003 Dave Humphreys

2011- 2013 Renee Bodie

1998 - 2000 Pierre Guérin

2007- 2011 Dan Navarro

1997-1998 Angelo Joaquin

Secretary

2007

1996 -1997 Carolyn Bigley

Lisa Schwartz Philadelphia, PA (term ends: 2019)

At Large

Matt Smith Boston, MA (term ends: 2017) Renee Bodie Los Angeles, CA (term ends: 2017) Lou DeMarco Hightstown, NJ (term ends: 2018) David Hirshland Los Angeles, CA (term ends: 2018) Ralph Jaccodine Boston, MA (term ends: 2019) Joan Kornblith Washington DC (term ends: 2018) Michael Kornfeld Huntington, NY (term ends: 2017) Tim McFadden Nashville, TN (term ends: 2018) Deana McCloud Tulsa, OK (term ends: 2019)

Dan Navarro Los Angeles, CA (term ends: 2017)

Clark & Elaine Weissman*

2006 - 2007 Leslie Berman

1995 -1996 Jeri Goldstein

2005 - 2006 Tom Neff

1993 -1995 Phyllis Barney

2004 - 2005 Meredith Carson

1991-1993 Michael Miles

2003 - 2004 Rick Simon

1990 -1991 Art Menius*

Past Board Members Kwasi Aduonum

Jenni Finlay

Bill Marshall

Gloria Rosson

Derek Andrews

Mike Flynn

Susan Martinez

Bruce Rouse

George Balderose*

Ann Forbes

Tom May

Tamara Saviano

Randi Fratkin

Andres Mendoza

Jack Schuller

Sarah Bates

Matt Sever Austin, TX (term ends: 2019)

Chris Frayer

Carla Sciaky

Erin Benjamin

Herschel Freeman

Cheryl McEnaney

Becky Blackley

Bill Garrett

Doug Miller

Tony Seeger

Anne Blaine *

Ed Miller

Anya Siglin
 Ann Arbor, MI (term ends: 2016)

Don Gest

Jordy Sharp

Margo Blevin*

Gilles Girand

Mark Moss*

Gene Shay

Ray Bloom

Mike Gormley

Joann Murdock

Dugg Simpson

Allison Brock

Mike Green

Bruce Newman

Ann Smiley

Camilla BryceLaport

Karen Haggman

Jim Olsen

Mark Smith

Sandy Paton*

Peggy Bulger

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

Scott Hargadon, Esq.

Tom Paxton

James Lee Stanley

Mary Cliff

Sara Hickman

Judy Peiser

John Stiernberg

Eileen Cline

Kira Hilley

Dan Perrin

Ralph Sutton

Dan Crary

Keli O’Neill Wenzel Kansas City, MO (term ends: 2017)

Ken Irwin

Eric Peltoniemi

Dianne Tankle*

Doug Cox

Greg Johnson

Charlie Pilzer

Bil VornDick

John D’Agostino

Barbara Karol

Randy Pitts

Wendy Waldman

Hardin Davis

James Keelaghan

Joel Rafael

Jeff Warner

Juan Dies

Millie Rahn

David Warren

Phil Doolittle

William ‘Biff’ Kennedy

Bob Riesman

Rich Warren

Wyatt Easterling

Alan Korokenko

Warren Robinson

Janie Wilson

Mike Elcessor

Jo Long

Shelly Romalis*

Randy Wynne

Linda Fahey

Chris Lunn

Jim Rooney

Carol Young

Joan Fenton

Dave Marsh

Garth Ross

Amy Reitnouer Los Angeles, CA (term ends: 2017)

Jean Spivey Austin, TX (term ends: 2017)

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

Steering Committee

Founders

Val Denn

1989-90

Robert Cohen

Sonny Thomas

Jim Hirsch

Juel Ulven

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FAI BOARD HISTORY

Mike Seeger

*denotes being part of the original Steering Commitee

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT WELCOME

Dear Folk Alliance Community Members, On behalf of the Board of Directors of Folk Alliance International, welcome to our 2016 conference – the world’s largest gathering of Folk artists and industry for the purpose of networking, education, and showcasing. Welcome to Kansas City! We love it here. It continues to be a great host city for the conference and headquarters. Be sure to take in the town while you are here – and enjoy the many restaurants, museums, and attractions KC has to offer. Our team has grown. Through the diligent leadership of Executive Director Aengus Finnan, and with full support and enthusiasm of the board, FAI staff has expanded to include positions dedicated to Operations, Business Development, Membership & Technology, Office Management and the Folk Store. This enables us to broaden and deepen our services and communication, in service to our mission:

To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.

Our membership has grown to over 3,000, the largest it has ever been. As we grow, we recognize the needs of membership will also grow and change. We are eager to hear your ideas and wishes, so please find any of us on the board during the conference and tell us what’s on your minds. Our regional organizations are the strongest they have been, operating conferences and one-day events throughout North America. As we grow, the work of these teams is increasingly vital. We are excited to collaborate with those teams to expand the footprint and opportunities for Folk music and makers. Our Advocacy committee continues to ask for your participation in the work they are doing. This year has been pivotal with respect to debates and decisions surrounding royalties paid to music creators and copyright holders. It is vital that we persistently educate ourselves and remain engaged in the conversation on several fronts so Folk is represented. We hope you enjoy the conference, camp, fair and awards. If you are new to our event, take your time – it may seem overwhelming at first, but we really are a family and are eager to welcome you. If you have been coming to the event for a long time, we hope you find new things that delight you among the familiar. Here is to the power of song and community.

Michelle Conceison President, Folk Alliance International

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LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Welcome one and all to the cultural crossroads of folk music. Annual events are like markers along a path that prompt one to pause and consider how and why we are here, again… in this hotel, at this time, in these roles, plying our trade with the ethereal nature of music. We each have different reasons for working under the banner of folk; for some it is the songs, for others the tradition, for some it is the community, for others the entrepreneurial Photo credit: Morten Fog spirit, for some it is the social and political history, and for others it is another place to do business in an ever-changing music industry. Regardless of the draw, people from over 20 countries cross oceans, borders, and state lines to connect, share, and make discoveries at our conference, which is as much an intense family reunion as it is an epic business meeting. Our annual event is a cultural crossroads… an intersection for travelers to rest, set up camp, and trade ideas, inspiration, and goods. As such I invite the legends, elders, founders, and veterans to look deeply at the next generation of leaders, doers, and artists who likewise have their place in this field and time. Similarly I invite the emerging and current career artists and administrators to know and cherish those who blazed the trails and built the communities that continue to form and inform the current foundation of folk music. As Folk Alliance International approaches its 30th year we too must reflect on who we are, where we came from, and what the future might require of us. As we prepare for our next strategic plan, I am committed to ensuring our organization is at its healthiest and poised to serve and succeed. This requires having the operational capacity and resources to deliver on our mission, implementing industry best practices as a charity, ensuring we have fair and consistent policies, and ultimately improving service to our members. Of particular importance to me are issues of cultural diversity within our membership, industry, and the very definition of folk music. There is also an incredible opportunity to expand our network of artists, industry, and audiences by embracing a more global view of folk music, while honoring the rich legacy of folk music as centered on the songwriter. This growth and attention to detail takes time, commitment, and support. I’d like to thank our incredible “small but mighty” staff who have gone above and beyond in a year of great transition. I’m very proud of them and appreciate their dedication to improving our organization for the benefit of all. Thanks also to our diligent Board of Directors and committee members who govern the bigger picture and guide us into the future. Thanks to our passionate volunteers who help all our events happen as smoothly as they do. Thanks to our funders, sponsors, local partners, and our generous donors, and finally, thanks to each delegate and member who continues to find a home and family with us.

Aengus Finnan Executive Director, Folk Alliance International

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LETTER FROM THE MAYOR

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KANSAS CITY TOURS WELCOME

Hop on and off the Tour Bus Wednesday to see a dozen Kansas City music and art landmarks.

BUS TOUR TIMES Wednesday 11:00am – 5:00pm (last bus leaves at 4:15pm) Bus leaves from the Westin Hotel front doors (leaving every 45 minutes). Visit the following link to learn more about each site, and other Kansas City highlights: www.visitkc.com/visitors/things-do/arts-and-culture

Jazz District at 18th & Vine – Visit the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Once the epicenter of the city’s African-American 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. Also visit the national historic site at the headquarters of the Mutual Musicians Foundation, an organization that works to preserve Kansas City’s musical legacy. 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. 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, MAAA now creates and manages regional, multi-regional, national, and international programs including traveling exhibitions, performing arts touring, and professional and community development.

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-to-coast. The Tasting Room is open daily where you can sample a variety of Boulevard beers. Westport District – 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. Country Club Plaza District – The Country Club Plaza (often referred to as The Plaza) is an 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 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – 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.

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THINGS TO KNOW AND DO The App Download the conference app to stay connected and informed. http://bit.ly/faicapp. Also available in the iOS app store and Google Play. Wear Your Badge & Wristband! You MUST wear your non-transferable conference badge and wristband at all times. (Replacement cost is $500.) You cannot attend any event without these, including official and private showcases, workshops, awards, parties, the exhibit hall and the camp. Valuables Do not leave instruments unattended. If you see any suspicious behavior, report it immediately to hotel staff and conference staff. Lost & Found Lost and Found is located at the conference information kiosk and at the hotel front desk. Merch & Silent Auction The Merch area features different versions of our art on t-shirts, jackets, and much more. The silent auction features items donated to FAI for fundraising purposes. The auction ends Saturday at 5pm. You may pickup items Saturday after 5pm or on Sunday from 9 to 11 am. Shipping is available for an extra fee.

STAY CONNECTED WITH FAI facebook.com/folkalliance instagram.com/folk_alliance @folkalliance #FAI2016 youtube.com/folkalliance

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Instrument Check Daytime Instrument Check is located on the Ballroom floor of the Westin in the Penn Valley room, and is available Wednesday–Saturday. The hours are 4 to 11:30pm on Wednesday and 10am to 11pm on Thursday-Saturday. This service provides a secure place to keep instruments for anyone participating in workshops and other conference activities between hotels. Band sound systems, tote bags, or other equipment will not be accepted. There is no Instrument Check on Sunday. Late-night instrument check (10:30pm - 4:00am) is located on the 7th Floor in room 706 Wednesday - 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. Health Fair This is the 10th year of the Health Fair at our conference. Stop by Pershing North Thursday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Services include information about dealing with drug addiction, healthy living on the road, carpal tunnel services, and more. MusiCares Health Services Thursday and Friday, MusiCares will be providing the following health services FREE to eligible musician delegates: dental screenings, x-rays, teeth cleaning, and custom musician earplugs. Visit the MusiCare booth in the Health Fair in Pershing North for more information.

Massages Complimentary massage services are offered to all conference attendees by generous Kansas City area massage therapists. Find out more information and sign up at the Health Fair in Pershing North. Vision Screenings America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses - National Vision is sponsoring vision screenings during the conference in Pershing North on Thursday and Friday. Doctors, opticians and volunteers are from Sight and Sound. Screenings are FREE for eligible musician delegates. Social Media Like us on Facebook (/folkalliance) or follow us on Twitter (@folkalliance) and Instagram (folk_alliance). Discuss the conference with the hashtags #folkmusic, #fai2016, and #folkalliance. 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. Do not block high traffic areas or leave instrument cases in walkways or common areas. DO NOT leave instrument cases unattended. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Please use recycling bins located throughout the hotel. Also remember to recycle your badge holders. Bins will be located near the hotel exit. You may also bring your badge holder to the Information Desk on the Ballroom level.


FAI OUTREACH WELCOME

Folk Alliance International continues to conduct community outreach as part of its charitable mission. In the past, artists have provided music workshops for street youth through the Halo Foundation, as well as respite performances at the Children’s Mercy Hospital. This year FAI proudly partners with the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. and Académie Lafayette to provide songwriting and cultural concerts for local students by conjunto Tejano band Los Texmaniacs (pg. 116) and francophone artist Mélanie Brulée (pg. 118).

Founded in 1919, the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. is the longest running Latino service organization in the US. Its mission is to improve quality of life for the Latino communities of Greater Kansas City through education programs, health and social services, cultural enrichment, and social activities. www.guadalupecenters.org

Académie Lafayette is K-8 French emersion charter school with a mission to bring together a diverse group of students and an international teaching staff to develop critical thinkers and global citizens through immersion in French language and culture. www.academielafayette.org

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FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)

Greg Brown was a very entertaining keynote speaker. The man has some stories to tell! Ann and Will Schmid accepted our Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Achievement award, and Matt Watroba accepted our Lantern Bearer award. The workshops were educational and fun. Especially popular were sessions on literature and lyrics, two on music law, effortless singing, and a community sing. FARM features extensive showcasing opportunities. These included seventeen artists hosted by DJs and presenters, fourteen juried official showcases, 88 ten minute performance lane spots, and thirteen private showcase rooms. Over 50 venue representatives and DJs had the opportunity to scout the great talent performing at FARM this year.

Photo credit: Jayne Toohey

FARM 2015 was our first of three years in Iowa City at the downtown Sheraton. The food was first class, and all events were close together. The neighboring pedestrian mall, with shops, restaurants, and families having fun added to Iowa City’s welcome, and many area residents attended our performances.

Special events included artists visiting long term care facilities to entertain residents, dinner with entertainment at The Mill, a dinner showcase at Uptown Bill’s, and a free Sunday afternoon concert featuring Ronnie Cox and Dave Moore. You have many choices of conferences and events to attend. We are grateful that so many of you chose to attend FARM 2015. FARM is friendly and laid back yet professional, providing real opportunities for attendees. We hope to see many of you in Iowa City for FARM 2016 from October 27th to 30th.

NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) NERFA is now into our 3rd decade and we couldn’t be more excited for the future of the Region. 2015 was a fantastic year and our conference was a huge success in regards to numbers as well as programming. Thank you to Sonny Ochs for another terrific Wisdom of the Elders and to Ron Olesko for helping put together a major highlight to end our weekend, the David Amram 85th Birthday Celebration concert that took place Sunday afternoon. Thank you to David Amram for making NERFA his home for the weekend year in and year out and including the young musicians as he does. This year we definitely bridged the gap between the

young/up and coming artists with the seasoned veterans of our community. This year also marked the beginning of a new program for NERFA. We had our first partnering with Club Passim to present an evening of music featuring past NERFA Showcase artists. It was a huge hit and we thank Kathy Sands-Boehmer and Matt Smith for making this happen. We already have many venues interested in taking part for 2016. We will also continue to put on our One Day events and this year we hope to have them in NJ, DC as well as Eastern Canada. It’s an exciting time to be a musician in the Northeast. The 2016 conference will be held November 10th-13th in Kerhonkson, NY.

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SERFA SWRFA MEXICO

SERFA (Southeast Regional Folk Alliance) SERFA’s 10th conference will once again be held in the restful and idyllic retreat - The Montreat Conference Center outside of Asheville, NC - May 18 – 22. SERFA kick off Wednesday at 5 pm with a BBQ, BARN DANCE and OPEN MIC. SERFA’s programming and scheduling complement being nestled in the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. With regular workshops, SERFA’s signature specialty offerings of separate blocks for Group Mentoring and our Community Hour, attendees are encouraged to pick and choose in order to “customize” their own conference. With SERFA’s unique scheduling, attendees are encouraged to use their “down time” to network, join jam sessions, network on the porch, or walk the grounds to refresh themselves while still benefitting from all of SERFA’s resources and performing opportunities Guerrilla showcasing, various open mics, three nights of official showcasing and impromptu jams in the lobby. With 2016 marking the third year of the Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Music & Culture in the Southeast, iconic artist Peggy Seeger has been invited to SERFA to both accept the award and be our Keynote Speaker. Peggy

will also participate throughout the conference in our programming. Applications are still being accepted for official showcasing but will end on February 26 – the Friday after you return from FAI! Please go to http://www.serfa.org to apply for a showcase, to register, to submit workshop ideas and watch our quick video. SERFA is actively looking for new volunteerism and leadership for our organization. If you have passion, skills or expertise to offer, please contact us at this link: http://www.serfa.org/volunteering. 21


REGIONAL REPORTS WELCOME

FAR-WEST (Folk Alliance Region - West) The 12th Annual FAR-West Conference was held in Oakland California with over 350 attendees – our largest since 2009.

songwriting camps in America, inspiring the coming generation of singer/songwriters.

Thursday night’s kick-off included the Venue’s Choice concert, where local venues presented a favored artist. The conference continued with Private Guerilla Showcases on all three nights and a jam room lasting into the wee hours of the morning. The weekend also offered over twenty workshops and panels with information on hosting, touring, musicianship and sound engineering; afternoon performances in the Susanne Millsaps Memorial Coffeehouse; and a busy Networking Center. The Friday and Saturday Official Showcases presented fourteen performances featuring artists chosen by a juried selection process.

The conference closed on Sunday afternoon with the second annual Storytelling Expo, featuring seven of the region’s best storytellers. Next year’s conference be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue WA from October 13-16, 2016.

This year’s Best of the West honored performer Cris Williamson, house concert pioneers Russ and Julie Paris, and performer/music educator Penny Nichols. Cris has a career that spans over five decades and her music was seen as the beginning of a new genre primarily for and about women. While they didn’t invent house concerts, Russ and Julie are widely known for one of the longest-running and most-respected house concert series in the nation with over 200 shows since 1997. Penny Nichols received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Along with writing and recording her music, Penny established four of the most respected

SWRFA (Southwest Regional Folk Alliance) Come to SWRFA! We have Fun! And we do a lot of music business and listening and learning, we eat meals together and we share songs that are written during the Conference at a fabulous Sunday morning brunch. 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 2016 SWRFA Conference is September 28 - October 2 in Austin TX. All of our conference events include showcase opportunities (Official and In-Room), open mics and panel discussions/seminars. Panel topics vary as widely as do the many facets of the 22

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. All of the Folk Alliance Conferences give us an opportunity to form wonderful new relationships and renew old ones. At SWRFA that is our most heartfelt mission. The rest just seems to follow. 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 19 at 9:30am and at the Regions Exhibit Booth #201.


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COLLABORATIONS WELCOME

THE HOUSE OF SONGS INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CAMP In 2013, at the invitation of Anders Damberg (artistic director for Live At Heart), Texas-based Troy Campbell (of The House of Songs) traveled to Sweden to present an international songwriting camp in line with his growing interest in creative cross-border pollinations. There he also met Swedish folk artist Tom Levin and friendship and conversation ensued between the three. Subsequently, Tom and Anders traveled to Kansas City to attend the 2015 FAI conference. Following their trip and buoyed by the increased effort to welcome international delegates, the two began to discuss ways to better connect Swedish folk artists with the North American folk music market. At the same time FAI’s Executive Director entered into earnest conversation with Jesper Thorsson of Export Music Sweden as part of a focused effort to see increased connections made with Scandinavia. With common goals and ground level interest from artists eager to network creatively and professionally, SweFolk was born, focused on long-term collaborations for Swedish artists, and increased profile at FAI. Tom and Anders soon returned to conversations with Troy arranging for Swedish songwriters to join a robust roster of international participants in an international songwriting camp. Through The House of Songs initiative songwriters from the US, Canada, Denmark, and Wales gather in Austin, Texas for an immersive “live/work” creative retreat for a week preceding the annual FAI conference. The songwriters represent different cultures, languages, and genres, and are paired accordingly to instigate collaboration and innovation, challenged with the task of co-writing new songs to be featured at the conference. Participating songwriters have daily sessions, starting from scratch and navigating a highly personal process with a newly met collaborator, presenting the songs nightly for their peers, and moving on to a new collaborator when done. While the focus is immediate artistic collaboration with the goal of producing new work, the project also establishes long-term creative and professional relationships with songwriters from other countries, expanding their networks. Folk Alliance International, interested in supporting such international collaborations and strengthening artistic and touring networks for the global folk music community, committed to providing a feature presentation on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 2:30pm in the Shawnee Mission Ballroom (moderated by project collaborator Val Denn) to highlight the success and potential of such ventures. The new songs will be presented during private showcases in the House of Songs (641) and SweFolk (642) rooms, and a special performance of the new works will take place during the public Music Fair on Sunday Feb 21st at 2 pm in the Century C Ballroom.

Anders Damberg

Troy Campbell

Tom Levin

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER WELCOME

JUDY COLLINS FRIDAY

4pm Century C

Inspiring audiences with sublime vocals, imaginative interpretations, vulnerable, and a firm commitment to social activism, Folk Alliance International is honored to welcome Judy Collins as the Keynote Speaker for the 2016 conference. In the 1960s, Collins evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. In 1961, she released her debut, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, which featured interpretative works of social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Tom Paxton. Judy became a tastemaker within the thriving Greenwich Village folk community, and brought other singersongwriters to a wider audience, including Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman. She has remained a vital artist throughout her entire career, with an iconic 50-album body of work, several top-ten hits, and both gold and platinum-selling albums. She and has recently released her first studio album in four years, Strangers Again, for which she invited a cast of icons and young talent to sing with her including Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Glen Hansard, Ari Hest, and Bhi Bhiman. Judy has authored several books including the powerful and inspiring Sanity Grace. Her most recent title is a memoir entitled Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music, in which, with unflinching candor she recalls her turbulent childhood, extraordinary rise to fame, romance with Stephen Stills, epic victories over depression and alcoholism, and her redemption through embracing a healthy and stable lifestyle and finding true love. Collins remains a social activist, representing UNICEF and numerous other causes. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE JOE CROOKSTON

FRIDAY

4pm Century C (PRIOR TO KEYNOTE)

In 2015 Folk Alliance International launched an annual Artist in Residence pilot to develop partnerships, foster cultural cross-pollination, and nurture artistic growth. In its inaugural year Nashville-based musician Brandy Zdan was partnered with LA based choreographer Kelly Ann Sloan to work with 10 dancers from the Kansas City Ballet in the creation of a piece entitled Loan Hunter. The new multi-disciplinary work premiered in at the New Moves Dance Festival, and an excerpt was performed during the 2015 FAI conference. This year FAI proudly welcomes the National World War I Museum and Memorial as its residency partner, and US-based singer-songwriter Joe Crookston as Artist in Residence. Of Hungarian descent, Crookston was raised in Ohio, and currently calls Ithaca NY home. He released his first album in 2004, has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad, and been featured on national radio programs, and received a Rockefeller Foundation songwriting grant. He has four albums, conducts musical tours of Ireland, and is also a painter. Working with the education team of the Museum to access archived images, letters, and sound recordings over the months of January and February, Crookston has created a new composition inspired by time with this rare material. Working later on site with the Museum, an accompanying selection of images has been prepared to accompany the song which will be presented at the 2016 conference as an opening presentation before Judy Collins’ Keynote address.

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WISDOM OF THE ELDERS 2:30pm Liberty Ballroom

WELCOME

SATURDAY

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’s worth pausing every now and then to celebrate our elders. 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. The first Wisdom of the Elders panel was held at NERFA (the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) in 2010 and featured Oscar Brand, Theodore Bikel and David Amram. This year’s panel includes Don Bird, Si Kahn and Wisdom of the Elders creator Sonny Ochs. The host is Canadian luthier and musician Grit Laskin.

DON BIRD Don Bird is an award-winning producer and entertainment professional with over 40 years of experience in promotion and presentation. He has won two JUNOs and numerous advertising awards from working with high-profile musicians and performers. He produced his first festival, “Bluegrass Canada” in 1974 in Carlisle, Ontario. Within six years, attendance had reached 43,000 people. His career has also included ten years as the artistic director for the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival, and he played a pivotal role for the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals 20th Anniversary conference in 2006. He has scheduled over 250 international acts for FAI and is celebrating his 20th year as part of Folk Alliance. Photo credit: Jayne Toohey

SI KAHN Si Kahn is a renowned songwriter, activist, organizer, and performer. His musical career spans over four decades, including work as a composer and writer for musical theater. His songs have been translated into several languages, and he has performed throughout Europe and North America. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to folk music, including the Special Triple Crown Award from FAI. He has also made valuable contributions to the American Federation of Musicians, the Labor Heritage Foundation, and the AFL-CIO. Through his activism and organizing, he has been instrumental in making important strides for human rights and environmental protection. He is a lifetime member of Folk Alliance International.

SONNY OCHS Sonny Ochs has been involved in the folk music scene since the early 1980s. Starting out as a DJ on WFMU in New Jersey, she joined the People’s Music Network and Hudson River Sloop Singers shortly thereafter. She was a DJ on WRPI in Troy, NY for 18 years and has recently switched to WIOX, a local radio station closer to home. She has produced Phil Ochs Song Nights for 33 years and has produced concerts in her neighborhood since she first moved to the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains in 1986. She has been active on many levels with NERFA since its inception. She volunteers at several folk festivals and conferences in many capacities. Sonny is a tireless advocate and supporter of contemporary folk musicians.

Past Wisdom of the Elders panels can be viewed on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/folkalliance.

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AWARDS GALA WELCOME

WEDNESDAY

6pm Century C

Sponsored by:

HOSTED BY: STEVE POLTZ

The Awards Gala, Wednesday 6 - 8pm, will be hosted by acclaimed singer-songwriter Steve Poltz, “San Diego’s Most Influential Artist of the Decade”, who is known for his wry humor, satirical songs, and collaborations with artists including A.J. Croce and Jewel. The evening includes the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Spirit of Folk Awards, and the introduction of several new membership-voted International Folk Music Awards.

The 2016 Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Named for one of the founders of the organization, and determined by a select international panel, the Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented each year to a living recipient, a memorial recipient, and an active organization. Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards include Pete Seeger, The Weavers, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, The Carter Family, Bill Monroe, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Robert Johnson, Bessie Jones, Alan Lomax, The Newport Folk Festival, Old Town School of Folk Music, National Council for Traditional Arts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, among others.

LIVING

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT

One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is considered one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music. Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar, Ramblin’ Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack has carried timeless songs from one place to another, from one generation to the next. Jack ran away from his Brooklyn home at fourteen to join the rodeo and learned his guitar from a cowboy. In 1950, he met Woody Guthrie, moved in with the Guthrie family and traveled with Woody, adopting his signature style and sound. Jack is a multiple Grammy Award winner, and recipient of a national Medal for the Arts.

LEGACY

SONNY TERRY AND BROWNIE MCGHEE

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (born in Georgia and Tennessee respectfully) established themselves as a duo in New York in 1942 breaking onto the folk scene alongside Leadbelly, Josh White, and Woody Guthrie. They did most of their work from 1958 until 1980, spending 11 months of each year touring, and recording dozens of albums. Despite their later fame as “pure” folk artists playing for white audiences, Terry and McGhee also fronted a jump blues combo with honking saxophone and rolling piano, variously calling themselves “Brownie McGhee and his Jook House Rockers” or “Sonny Terry and his Buckshot Five.” They appeared in the original Broadway productions of Finian’s Rainbow and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. During the blues revival of the 1960s, Terry and McGhee were very popular on the concert and music festival circuits, occasionally adding new material but usually remaining faithful to their roots and their audience.

BUSINESS/ACADEMIC

THE ENGLISH FOLK DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY (EFDSS)

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is a 118 year old organization with a mission to preserve and promote the best of folk. The Folk-Song Society was founded in 1898 with the aim of saving and celebrating England’s traditional folk songs. Following a merger with the English Folk Dance Society (EFDS) in 1932, they expanded to include the wider folk arts – and today they continue to bring folk to new audiences across the country, as evidenced by The Full English – their most ambitious learning and participation program to date. A truly groundbreaking undertaking, The Full English is a nationwide digital archiving project that preserves and provides access to thousands of traditional folk manuscripts. Over 3,000 individuals and 800 organizations comprise the membership of EFDSS, ensuring that folk arts and music remain alive and growing.

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Spirit of Folk Awards Troy’s 25-year career has seen international gold record co-writes, a New York Times top ten critics list and eight full-length CDs. Bruce Springsteen has called Campbell “A Rare voice .. With a high lonesome sound”. Campbell’s latest solo album, Long in the Sun, yielded a song “Lovers” that was featured as a Top 10 track in USA Today. In addition, Troy founded The House of Songs as a project in 2009--an artist residency program for Danish singer-songwriters that fosters collaboration between musicians through songwriting sessions and showcases. The program is now on its sixth year of operation and includes over eight countries. As co-owner and producer for Collectionagencyfilms.com his animation and film projects have been awarded a Telly Award, an Emmy and several Pollie awards. He also produces the annual Roky Erickson Ice Cream Social concerts during the SXSW Music Festival since 2008, and currently works as a music consultant for Warner Brothers Music.

VIOLET HENSLEY

Fiddler, fiddle-maker, and Arkansas Living Treasure Award winner Violet Hensley was born in 1916. She learned to fiddle in 1928 and made fiddles in 1932 watching her father George W. Brumley in the community of Alamo, AR. With the advent of the folk music revival, the mother of nine’s blossoming musical and fiddle-making talents caught the attention of Grammy Award winner Jimmy Driftwood and the owners of Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. She joined the crafter’s cast at Silver Dollar City in 1967, as one of the City’s celebrities who used radio, television, and newspapers to invite visitors to the amusement park. Sharing her talents in front of millions, she appeared at the National Folk Festival and on television shows such as “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Captain Kangaroo,” and “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.”

SAM LEE

Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Mercury Prize nominee, traditional English folk singer Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector. He’s also been the driving force behind the award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to all kinds of new stages and venues, as well as the founder of a burgeoning song collectors’ movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers rather than books and records. Lee is a 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, but his repertoire is steeped in the reek and smoke of folk history and lore, its tales of love, parting, exile and murder bound by a sympathetic magic still resonant today, parting the veil on vivid scenes from our islands’ deep history. “Sam is the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional English song to emerge in years.” fRoots.

DAVE SIGLIN

“I’ll do the job for five years - tops.” So said David Siglin when The Ark’s Board of Directors hired him as manager of a small coffee house in Ann Arbor, MI. It was January of 1969, a little over three years after the organization was founded. Fortunately for The Ark, five years stretched into 10; 10 into 20; 20 into 40. During those four decades Dave was the pulse of The Ark, ushering it through boom times and hard times, shaping it into one of the most cherished and respected venues of its kind in the country. The Ark was transformed from a small, student-oriented coffee house to an internationally renowned listening room presenting the finest folk and roots musicians in the world. Dave’s uncanny ability to recognize talent, his commitment to providing a venue for emerging as well as established artists, and his philosophy of presenting “music that deserves to be heard” rather than what’s popular at the moment are traits at the heart of The Ark’s mission.

WELCOME

TROY CAMPBELL

PHYLLIS STENSON

Phyllis Stenson is the Founding Executive and Artistic Director of Harrison Festival, in Harrison Hot Springs. Through her leadership, the festival grew from a grassroots volunteer organization to an event of national significance, while still maintaining the strong ties of a community. The festival remains strongly rooted in its 38th annual season. Well respected by her peers nationally for her innovative programming and as a willing mentor, Phyllis continues to be active in serving the communities across Canada in her retirement. She is the Past president of Capacoa, Co-founder Western Artistic Directors of Roots Music Festivals, Former chair of BC Touring Council, and has been awarded the BC Touring Council’s “Touring Award of Fineness”. “It takes a community to raise a festival; one that believes in live performance, in the power of literacy and visual arts, and in a desire for social change and better understanding amongst all people.” - Phyllis Stenson.

TONY TURNER

Tony Turner is a product of the Ottawa’s rich roots music scene. As a singer/songwriter, his thoughtful, sometimes amusing tunes reveal his love of history, landscapes and the precious moments of ordinary people. These themes converged earlier this year with a healthy dose of political protest, making a bit of history himself when Tony penned the song “Harperman”, a humorous call for change in federal leadership, which saw Turner suspended from his federal scientist role. Inspired by an article in a social justice newsletter, the protest song garnered over 750,000 views on YouTube to help defeat the Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The song gained global attention including a feature on the Daily Show.

Past Spirit of Folk Award Recipients Bernie Finkelstein, Bob & Diana Suckiel, Bob McWilliams, Brewer & Shipley, Chuck Haddix, Dalis Allen, Dan Navarro, Dana Cooper, Danny Cox, David Bromberg, David Hirshland, Dianne Tankle, Enoch Kent, Folk Alliance Australia, Gene Shay, Holmes Hooke, Howard and Roz Larman, James Luther “Jim” Dickinson, Jim Kweskin, John Hartford, Kari Estrin, Mike Seeger, Mitch Podolak, Renee Bodie, Richard Flohil, Rodney Dillard and the Dillards, Rounder Records, Sheena Keane, Shelly Nordstrom, Skip McQuinn, Skipper Paul “Skip” McQuinn, Sylvia Tyson, Tam Kearney, Tom Coxworth, Tom Neff, Two Way Street Coffee House, Vic & Reb Heyman 29


DAY SCHEDULE / WEDNESDAY 8am

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Registration 11am - 11pm / Washington Park Place I KC Bus Tours 11am - 5pm / Westin Lobby DAY SCHEDULE

Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only) 2 - 5pm Century A/B

SCHEDULE KEY General Conference

Exhibit Hall

Offsite Location

DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH 11am - 11pm Registration

Private Showcase Presenter Meeting

Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Washington Park Place I

4pm - 11:30pm 4pm - 5pm First Timers’ Meeting

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Panelists: Cheryl Prashker (NERFA/Artist), Paul Barker (Barker House Concerts), Hilary Adamson (Flying A’s) Long time Folk Alliance International members give first time conference attendees a look behind the curtain with advice on how to get the most out of the week. Folk Alliance International staff will also participate.

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Instrument Check

Penn Valley


First Timers’ Meeting 4 - 5pm Pershing East/ West

Private Showcase Presenters’ Meeting 4 - 5pm

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6pm

7pm

8pm

9pm

RECEPTION

AWARDS GALA

Hosted by Culture Ireland, MidAmerica Arts Alliance, and Browne’s Irish Marketplace 5 - 6pm

Sponsored by Prohibition Hall 6 - 8pm

Official Showcases 8:15 – 11:15pm

Century C

See pg. 58

11pm

12am +

OFFICIAL SHOWCASES

PRIVATE SHOWCASES

Century Foyer

Private Showcases 10:30pm - 4am 5th, 6th, 7th Floors

Shawnee Mission

STAY CONNECTED WITH FAI

5pm - 6pm Opening Reception hosted by Culture Ireland, MidAmerica Arts Alliance, and Browne’s Irish Marketplace Century Foyer

facebook.com/folkalliance instagram.com/folk_alliance @folkalliance #folkmusic #FAI2016

10:30pm - 4am Late Night Instrument Check

10pm

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Room 706

youtube.com/folkalliance

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DAY SCHEDULE / THURSDAY 8am

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10am

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Registration 8am - 11pm / Washington Park Place I

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Breakfast with the Board 8:30 - 9am

Annual General Meeting 9 - 10am

Century C

Century C

Health Fair, 10am - 5pm / Pershing North MusiCare Dental Clinic, Vision Screenings, Massages and other Health Services

Music Camp / The Sheraton

EXHIBIT HALL Exhibit Hall Setup (exhibitors only) 8 - 10am Century A/B

PRIVATE SHOWCASES Private Showcases, 2 - 4pm

Exhibit Hall Open 10am - 1pm Century A/B Friends of Bill W. 10am - 11am Brookside

5th, 6th, 7th Floors

INDUSTRY TRACK First Timers Meeting

Discovery 101 1:00 - 2:15pm

11:30am - 12:30pm

Pershing East/West

Pershing East/ West

FAI App Support

Private Showcase Presenters Meeting

Booth 101 with My Event Apps

Mentorship Meetings 10 - 11:30am Century C

Broadcasting In The New Digital Age 2:30 - 3:45pm Pershing East/West

Wanted...Agent? 1:00 - 2:15pm Brookside

Publishing Demystified 2:30 - 3:45pm Liberty

11:30am - 12:30pm Shawnee Mission

Preview of American Epic 11am - 12pm Liberty

Yoga 11am - 12pm

ARTIST TRACK Inspiration Inc. 1:00 - 2:15pm

Operation “PR” 2:30 - 3:45pm

Roanoke

Roanoke

HealthCare for Musicians 1:00 - 2:15pm

Website Derby 2:30 - 3:45pm

Shawnee Mission

Brookside

COMMUNITY KC Music Scene 11am - 12:30pm Pershing South

Brookside

PRESENTER TRACK Legendary US Venues 1:00 - 2:15pm Liberty

COMMUNITY 21st Century Archives 2:30 - 3:45pm Pershing South

DAVID AMRAM Master Class - World Music as a Reality, Not a Category 2:45pm - 4:15pm Benton’s 20th Floor / Westin

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Official Showcases 6:15 - 10:45pm See pg. 60 PRIVATE SHOWCASES

RECEPTION

Private Showcases 10:30pm - 4am 5th, 6th, 7th Floors

Folk DJ Reception 4 - 5:30pm Century C

PEER SESSIONS Agents 4 - 5pm Pershing South

Managers 4 - 5pm Pershing East/ West

2016 FOLK DJ RECEPTION SPONSORS Acoustic Accents with Bud Johnson Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio Borealis Records Brother Sun Charterhouse Music Mary Cliff -Traditions Tom Coxworth - Folk Routes The Eclectic Hours/FM Odyssey Radio Shows Steve Edge - Edge on Folk - Vancouver Canada Kari Estrin Consulting & Acoustic Radio Promotion Jane Falvey - WRUI Kingston, RI Wanda Fischer - WAMC Albany, NY Fox Run Concerts & Studio Nancy Emrich Freeman - LilFest Music Hootenanny Power - WRKF Baton Rouge, LA Hudson Harding Music

House Concerts 4 - 5pm Roanoke

Festivals 4 - 5pm Shawnee Mission

Venues 4 - 5pm Liberty

Kerrville Folk Festivals Sue Kessell - WNUR Chicago, IL John McCutcheon Mara Levine – Artist Dan Navarro Sonny Ochs – WIOX Roxbury NY Old Town School of Folk Music Radio Wayne - Radiowayne.com Red House Records Loretta Sawyer Acoustic Arts Sundilla Concert Series Roger Wise - KLZR Westcliffe, CO Wepecket Island Records Woodstock, IL Folk Festival

SCHEDULE KEY General Conference Community

Offsite Location

Exhibit Hall

Industry Track

Presenter Track

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DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18TH Preview of American Epic

8am - 11pm Registration

Washington Park Place I

DAY SCHEDULE

8:30am - 9am Breakfast with the Board

Century C Ballroom

9am - 10am Annual General Meeting

Century C Ballroom

Join us as our Board of Directors welcomes its newest members, and we recap the past year. Reports will be follwed by a Q&A. All registrants are welcome.

The AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS features performances by Alabama Shakes, The Americans, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Frank Fairfield, Ana Gabriel, Rhiannon Giddens, Merle Haggard, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Auntie Geri Kuhia, Pokey LaFarge, Bettye LaVette, Los Lobos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Taj Mahal, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Fred Martin & The Levite Camp, Ashley Monroe, Nas, Willie Nelson, Charlie Kaleo Oyama, Blind Boy Paxton, Raphael Saadiq, and Jack White.

11am - 12:30pm

10am - 1pm Exhibit Hall

Century A & B 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 complimentary registration for FAI 2017.

10am - 11:30am Mentorship Meetings

Century C Ballroom

Get one-on-one career advice via our “ask-me-anything” 10 minute mentor sessions. Advance sign-up is required (online or at the Info Booth) for short meetings with industry insiders and Folk Alliance Board Members. These morning networking events are a great opportunity to pick the brain of an industry insider and may even kick off a game-changing relationship.

Health Fair

Join a who’s who of Kansas City musicians and music industry representatives as they discuss the vibrant music scene of Kansas City. Record lables, venues, festivals, national acts, emerging artists, and industry leaders abound.

11:30am - 12:30pm Private Showcase Presenter Meeting First Timers Meeting

Shawnee Mission

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Panelists: Cheryl Prashker (NERFA/Artist), Paul Barker (Barker House Concerts), Hilary Adamson (Flying A’s)

1pm - 2:15pm Wanted....Agent? Pershing North

This is the 10th year of the Health Fair at our conference. Stop by Pershing North Thursday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Services include information about dealing with drug addiction, healthy living on the road, carpal tunnel services, dental clinic, vision screenings, massages and more.

11am - 12pm

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Pershing South Ballroom

Moderator: Bill Sundal (KKFI)

Penn Valley

10am - 5pm

Yoga

Kansas City Music Scene

Long time Folk Alliance International members give first time conference attendees a look behind the curtain with advice on how to get the most out of the week. Folk Alliance International staff will also participate.

10am - 11pm Instrument Check

Liberty Ballroom

Two British filmmakers, Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, and American Producer Duke Erikson have pieced together this extraordinary story set in the late 1920s when record companies toured America with a recording machine and for the first time captured the raw expression of an emerging culture. It democratized music and gave a voice to the poorest in the nation.

Brookside Ballroom

INDUSTRY TRACK

Brookside Ballroom

Moderator: Ellen Stanley (Artist) Panelists: Laura Thomas (ComboPlate Booking), Mike Drudge (Class Act Entertainment), Mike Green (Mike Green & Associates) When is the right time to get an agent? Compare pros and cons of self-representation versus the support of a professional dedicated to the business of booking, negotiations, fees, and contracts. If you’re doing it yourself, there’s a lot more to getting gigs than just emailing a club. This panel will provide you with tips to professionalize your approach, increase your bottom line, and ensure you are covering all the key aspects of a deal.


PRESENTER TRACK

Liberty Ballroom

Broadcasting In the New Digital Age -- Challenges and Solutions for Programmers

Moderator: David Hirshland (BMG)

INDUSTRY TRACK

Panelists: Anya Siglin (The Ark), Bau Graves (Old Town School), John Herbert (Legion Arts), Matt Smith (Club Passim), Michael Jaworek (The Birchmere), Renee Gaumond (Freight and Salvage)

Moderator: Garry West (Compass Records)

What’s the secret to thriving in a business that is ever changing? Learn from those who have lived it: legendary U.S. clubs that have withstood the test of time. The Ark, Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, The Birchmere, Old Town School and others will weigh in on the victories and challenges of presenting, sharing their view on how they have continued to bring the music to the people.

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Panelists: Arthur Berman (Pacific Pickin’, CiTR), Brad Paul (Brad Paul Media), Greg Torrington (Stingray Digital), John Platt (WFUV), Peter Jones (WTJU Folk Director)

DAY SCHEDULE

Legendary US Venues

Join us for an open discussion of what matters to broadcasters: playlists, radio servicing, and how to get more listeners. Whether you’re putting together a program for a worldwide audience, a podcast, or community station, we want to hear from you.

Publishing Demistified

Discovery 101 INDUSTRY TRACK

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Moderator: Brad Paul (Brad Paul Media) Panelists: Amy Reitnouer (The Bluegrass Situation), Cary Baker (Conqueroo), Dave Margulies (High Sierra Music Festival), Steve Edge (Rogue Folk Club) Everyone wants to be the first to hear a new artist and share new music with the world. Get a step up on finding out about the next big thing by learning how writers, DJs and presenters and folks in PR mine for new discoveries.

INDUSTRY TRACK

Liberty Ballroom

Moderator: David Hirshland (BMG) Panelists: Ben McLane (Music Attorney), Mike Beck (Access Film Music Ltd.), Ralph Jaccodine (Ralph Jaccodine Management) Since the advent of the digital age, many artist’s strategy has shifted away from getting that “big record deal” to place more emphasis on combining multiple income sources to make a living. But how does a music publishing deal translate into other revenue streams? And what’s music placement all about? Gain a working knowledge of the state of publishing in 2016 and how to use your songs to support your artistry.

Inspiration Inc. ARTIST TRACK

Roanoke Ballroom

21st Century Archives

Moderator: Tim McFadden (Tim McFadden Mgmt and Consulting)

COMMUNITY

Panelists: Anthony da Costa (Artist), David Olney (Artist), Hugh Prestwood (Artist), Jadea Kelly (Artist)

Moderator: Ann Blonston (Airshow Mastering)

What inspires you? Our panelists make songwriting look so easy, but even the best get hit by writer’s block every now and then. Join us for some tips on how to get the inspiration flowing again when you’re stuck in a creative slump.

HealthCare for Musicians ARTIST TRACK

Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Moderator: Ralph Jaccodine (Ralph Jaccodine Management)

Pershing South Ballroom

Panelists: Bil VornDick (Mountainside Music), Kate Blalack (Woody Guthrie Centre), Mary Muse (Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation), Steve Szymanski (Planet Bluegrass) Media collections are growing exponentially with user-generated content layered on top of years of professional recordings and images. How can we be good stewards of the wealth of music history we’ve amassed? From collection to archive, come join other music obsessives including presenters, label folks, archivists, and tapers for a wide-ranging discussion about the practical realities of attacking a limitless opportunity with limited resources.

Panelists: Amy Speace (Artist), Reenie Collins (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians - HAAM), Tatum Hauck Allsep (Music Health Alliance)

Come prepared to share and receive tips, tricks, tools and resources to help us advance the state of our archives.

Until recently, health insurance was out of the reach of many musicians. Long Term Care insurance, HSAs, deductibles aren’t always top of mind --until we need them. Health care for musicians exists - and has saved the lives and careers of some of your friends. Get an overview of resources and programs for the US and when you’re overseas. Plus: how the federal health care exchange saved Amy Speace’s career. Be prepared!

Operation “PR”

2:30pm - 3:45pm Website Derby ARTIST TRACK

Brookside Ballroom

ARTIST TRACK

Roanoke Ballroom

Moderator: Joan Kornblith (Journalist) Panelists: Cary Baker (Conqueroo), Jill Kettles (Miss Jill PR), Lellie Capwell (LPC Media), Maria Drummond (The Press House) Let’s be frank: your press release sucks. And your bio is lousy, too. And that’s not good, because they’re the first thing a content producer, DJ or journalist sees. And if yours are awful, they may not even bother listening to the first track on your CD. But good press materials, distributed correctly, can help you immensely. Our pros are here to provide a critical analysis of your PR and discuss the best ways to get the word out.

Moderator: Dave Cool (Bandzoogle) Presenter & Artist Website Derby: Come to witness an expert critique of current sites of attending audience members and receive industry best practice advice on how to make it better. See what is working for others that might work for you. Audience comments are welcome and encouraged. 35


DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18TH International Collaborations - The House of Songs COMMUNITY DAY SCHEDULE

Moderator: Val Denn (Val Denn Agency)

Peer Sessions

Panelists: Christian Hurst (The House of Songs Canada), Cris Dirksen (Artist), Ida Wenøe (Artist), Tom Levin (SweFolk), Troy Campbell (The House of Songs)

Join your industry colleagues for a closed door meeting specific to your roles in the folk music scene. This is an informal and openended opportunity to discuss issues, ideas, trends, concerns, and developments important to the way you work, collaborate, and interact with other peer groups. A peer host will convene each session.

Since 2009 The House of Songs (an organization based in a real house in Austin) has invited talented musicians from various countries to meet and collaborate, then helps them share their work with audiences around the world. The project facilitates a unique experience for songwriters while fostering relationships and creating new works. This panel gathers some key partners to explain the genesis, logistics, and adventures of this endeavor.

Folk DJ Reception

Venues

Liberty Ballroom

Managers

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Agents

Pershing South Ballroom

House Concerts

Roanoke Ballroom

Festivals

4pm - 5:30pm Century C Ballroom

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.

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Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Shawnee Mission Ballroom

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REGIONAL MEETINGS DAY SCHEDULE

Breakfast Sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment 8:30 - 9am Roanoke Foyer

Regional Meeting: International 9 - 10am Pershing East

Regional Meeting: FAR-West 9 - 10am Pershing West

Regional Meeting: SERFA 9 - 10am

Health Fair, 10am - 5pm / Pershing North MusiCare Dental Clinic, Vision Screenings, Massages and other Health Services

Music Camp / The Sheraton

Private Showcases, 2 - 4pm

Exhibit Hall Open 10am - 1pm Century A/B FAI App Support

5th, 6th, 7th Floors

INDUSTRY TRACK Tech 2.0 1 - 2:15pm

Retail Revival 2:30 - 3:45pm

Pershing East/West

Pershing East/West

Mentorship Meetings 10:30 - 12pm

How Labels Thrive 1 - 2:15pm

Managers Unite 2:30 - 3:45pm

Century C

Brookside

Pershing South

Booth 101 with My Event Apps

Yoga 11am-12pm

Roanoke

Brookside

Regional Meeting: SWRFA 9 - 10am

PRESENTER TRACK Audience Development 1 - 2:15pm

Organizational Health 2:30 - 3:45pm

Liberty

Liberty

COMMUNITY

Shawnee Mission

Regional Meeting: NERFA 9 - 10am

On The Griddle: Song & Recording Review 11am - 12:30pm

Navigating DC’s Music Legislation 1 - 2:15pm

Roanoke

Washington Park Place II & III

Redefining Diversity 2:30 - 3:45pm Washington Park Place II & III

The Original Folk Revival 1 - 2:15pm

Liberty

Regional Meeting: FARM 9 - 10am

Roanoke

ARTIST TRACK

Pershing South

The Value of a Union 11am - 12:30pm Pershing East/West

PEER SESSIONS Media 10 - 11am Shawnee Mission

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EXHIBIT HALL

Touring AUS/NZ 11am - 12:30pm Liberty

Variations on a Theme 1 - 2:15pm Pershing South

Tour Smarter, Not Harder 1 - 2:15pm Shawnee Mission

Touring Canada 2:30 - 3:45pm Roanoke

Touring UK/IRE 2:30 - 3:45pm Brookside


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12am +

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Hosted by “I’ll Fly Away” Foundation, celebrating the 110th Birthday of Albert E. Brumley 5 - 6pm

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4pm

Official Showcases 6:15 - 10:45pm See pg. 60

PRIVATE SHOWCASES

Century Foyer

Private Showcases 10:30pm - 4am 5th, 6th, 7th Floors

KEYNOTE

Keynote Speaker: Judy Collins 4 - 5pm Century C

JUDY COLLINS

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An Impromtu Glorious ChorusTM

Read more about Judy’s presentation on page 26.

1 - 2:30pm Benton’s 20th Floor / Westin

PRESENTATION 4:00pm Century C

THE SOJOURNERS Gospel Singing 2:45 - 4:15pm Benton’s 20th Floor / Westin

SCHEDULE KEY General Conference Community

Offsite Location

Exhibit Hall

Industry Track

Presenter Track

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DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 8:30am - 9am DAY SCHEDULE

Regional Breakfast Sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment

10am - 5pm Roanoke Foyer

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 the annual Folk Alliance International Regional Conferences. A continental breakfast is available for the early risers.

Health Fair

Pershing North

This is the 10th year of the Health Fair at our conference. Stop by Pershing North Thursday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Services include information about dealing with drug addiction, healthy living on the road, carpal tunnel services, dental clinic, vision screenings, massages and more.

10am - 11pm Instrument Check

Penn Valley

9am - 10am 10:30am - 12pm

International Delegates Meeting Pershing East Ballroom Regional Meeting - NERFA Regional Meeting - FAR-West Regional Meeting - FARM

Liberty Ballroom Pershing West Ballroom Pershing South Ballroom

Regional Meeting - SERFA

Roanoke Ballroom

Regional Meeting - SWRFA

Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Mentorship Meetings

Century C Ballroom

Get one-on-one career advice via our “ask-me-anything� 10 minute mentor sessions. Advance sign-up is required (online or at the Info Booth) for short meetings with industry insiders and Folk Alliance Board Members. These morning networking events are a great opportunity to pick the brain of an industry insider and may even kick off a game-changing relationship.

11am - 12pm Yoga

Brookside Ballroom

9am - 11pm Registration

11am - 12:30pm

Washington Park Place I

The Value of a Union ARTIST TRACK

10am - 11am Media Peer Session

Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Join your industry colleagues for a closed door meeting specific to media in the folk music scene. This is an informal and open-ended opportunity to discuss issues, ideas, concerns, and developments important to the way you collaborate, and interact with other peer groups. A peer host will convene each session.

10am - 1pm Exhibit Hall

Panelists: Cathy Fink (Artist), Liana White (CFM), Richard Coombs (Local 1000 AFM) Whether you are an established artist or just beginning your creative project, your union can provide support in a variety of ways. Hear clear explanations on union benefits, pensions, and visas, and get a greater understanding about the support and representation the union provides for its members all year round. On the Griddle: Song & Recording Review

Century A & B

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 complimentary registration for FAI 2017.

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Pershing East/West Ballroom

Moderator: Dan Navarro (Artist)

COMMUNITY

Roanoke Ballroom

Moderator: William Kennedy Jr. (Charterhouse Music Group) Panelists: Dave Wilkes (A&R/Management), John Platt (WFUV), Lori Peters (Concerted Efforts), Maggi Landau (Canmore Festival), Robin Pressman (KRSH)


Ever wonder how a radio music director decides which recording to add for airplay? Our panel of radi​o, venue​​ and production experts will listen to the first sixty seconds of your song and give instant ​impressions​. They’ll weigh in on ​programming uses, ​production qualities​,​and ​business opportunities and share their initial reactions to your work. Pick your song carefully--you have only one minute to make an impression! Marked CDs will be collected at the beginning of the workshop and chosen by blind lottery. Do you have what it takes to sit in the hot seat?

of old favorites and new artists, and shake things up a bit without alienating your core audience? Our panel of experts will share their secrets, along with tips for community engagement and audience development.

Touring Australia and New Zealand

Focusing on the latest trends, programs, companies and opportunities in tech, this panel will include a look at a new mobile rewards and advertising platform for live events and concerts built specifically to reward dedicated live music fans, while providing artists with new revenue streams.

ARTIST TRACK

Liberty Ballroom

Moderator: Glenn Dickie (Sounds Australia) Panelists: Delaney Davidson (Artist), Irish Mythen (Artist), Matthew Kennedy (We Manage), Mark Watson (Watson Entertainment), Una McAlinden (Folk Alliance Australia) Touring the southern hemisphere during the dead of winter in North America always sounds like a great idea. Hear practical advice and information for anyone planning to work or tour in Australia & New Zealand. Includes discussion on key steps, pitfalls, must do’s, industry associations, conferences, venues and festivals, booking cycles, and business norms from those working in the area. A great way to get a generous head start on researching this desirable touring market.

1pm - 2:15pm How Labels Thrive INDUSTRY TRACK

Brookside Ballroom

Moderator: Mark Lourie (Skyline) Panelists: Bill Garrett (Borealis Records), Chris Frymire (Red House), Jim Olsen (Signature Sounds), Nan Warshaw (Bloodshot Records) 2016 finds us well into the digital age, with easy access to tools that make it possible to support a DIY career. What does this mean for the traditional record label? Many are not just surviving, but thriving. What’s the trick to innovation and evolution? Our experts discuss what steps they took to make sure their label survives and stays relevant as the music business model changes. Audience Development PRESENTER TRACK

Liberty Ballroom

Moderator: Neal Cooperman (AMP Concerts) Panelists: Anne Saunders (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival), Jean Spivey (Old Settler’s Music Festival), Michael Jaworek (Birchmere), Phyllis Stenson (Harrison Folk)

INDUSTRY TRACK

DAY SCHEDULE

Tech 2.0 Pershing East/West Ballroom

Moderator: Michelle Conceison (Market Monkeys) Panelists: Bill Love (MyEventApps), Chris Robley (CD BABY), Dave Cool (Bandzoogle)

Variations on a Theme ARTIST TRACK Ballroom

Pershing South

Special Presentation Facilitated by Erika Wollam Nichols (The Bluebird Cafe) Panelists: Kim Richey (Artist), Roger Alan Nichols (Bell Tone Studios) Roger Alan Nichols and Kim Richey wrote a new song for this panel and recorded multiple versions of it - each sound quite different because of how they were recorded and developed. Follow the process of the song; from conception, co-writing, initial demos into final versions. Roger and Kim will discuss their collaborative process in this endeavor as writers from very different backgrounds coming together to determine lyric, melody, sound and recording techniques, followed by Q&A. The Original Folk Revival COMMUNITY

Roanoke Ballroom

Moderator: Michael Kornfeld (Folk Music Society of Huntington) Panelists: David Amram (Artist), Happy Traum (Artist), Si Kahn (Artist) The Folk Revival came into full flower in the 1960s, when thousands of young people were suddenly strumming guitars, picking banjos, sawing on fiddles and flocking to festivals, concerts, hootenannies and coffeehouses. College kids sang about lumbermen, miners, farmers, whalers and fair maidens in old England. As they sang, many marched for peace, civil rights and no nukes. It was a time of discovery, optimism, creativity and camaraderie that has flourished and grown ever since. We’re still doing it 60 years later, better than ever!

The role of a presenter isn’t just to entertain the audience, but also to engage and grow a community that keeps coming back for more. So how do you hit the right mix

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DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH Tour Smarter, Not Harder ARTIST TRACK

Organizational Health Shawnee Mission Ballroom

PRESENTER TRACK

Liberty Ballroom

DAY SCHEDULE

Moderator: Holly Lowman (Wingman Management)

Moderator: Matt Smith (Club Passim)

Panelists: Amanda Rheaume (Artist), Danny Schmidt (Artist), Joe Crookston (Artist), Melissa Greener (Artist), Sonia Rutstein (Artist)

Panelists: Ben Anderson (Prescott Park Arts Festival), David Barnard (Heritage Canada), John Herbert (Legion Arts), Keli Wenzel (Kansas City Irish Fest, FAI board)

Tour smarter, not harder. Sounds impossible, but it’s not. Take it from those who know: our seasoned pros will share their secrets for touring with less stress and more return. Bring a notepad or a recorder, because you’re going to want to save all these tips on cutting costs, while upping your revenue and growing your community. This session will also include frank talk on the importance of nurturing professional relationships and productive “super-fan” engagement.

What are the standard processes and best practices for operating a healthy non-profit? What is stakeholder research? Why are Strategic Plans important? This panel will provide an overview of necessary and effective approaches and considerations critical to the future of your organization, and an evolving mission, providing a review of good business steps to keep your organization and community relevant, growing, and engaged. Retail Revival

Navigating DC’s Music Legislation and Policies

INDUSTRY TRACK

COMMUNITY

Moderator: Lou DeMarco (Momentary Love Management)

Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Moderator: Cheryl C. Kagan (Folk ‘N Great Music, MD State Senator) Panelists: Amy Isbell (Universal Music Group), Dan Navarro (Artist), Joan Kornblith (Journalist/FAI Board), Linda BlossBaum (SoundExchange, Inc.), Ted Kalo (musicFIRST) Elections are exciting but the policy process never ends. From effective copyright enforcement to deciding how big an instrument you can carry on the plane, federal officials are dealing daily with issues directly impacting our community. Washington insiders join us for some plain talk about issues important to the music business and what YOU can do to help shape these policies. This is an off the record discussion.

Panelists: Clay Pasternack (CPI Distribution/Gotta Groove Records), Garry West (Compass Records Group), Jeffrey Stothers (Southbound Dist. New Zealand), Judy Mills (Mills Record Company) Despite all odds, retail is back! When music entered the digital age, many in the music business feared that physical product would be gone forever, or at least fade away to the point where retail outlets would disappear. But we’re seeing boutique music outlets flourishing. Join our experts for a discussion of the 2016 consumer experience - including why vinyl continues to shape the future of music. Managers Unite INDUSTRY TRACK

2:30pm - 3:45pm Touring the UK and Ireland ARTIST TRACK

Brookside Ballroom

Moderator: Crispin Parry (British Underground) Panelists: Neil Pearson (English Folk Dance and Song Society, London), Nels Andrews (Artist), Mundy (Artist), Sam Lee (UK Artist + promoter) If you are planning to work or tour in the United Kingdom and Ireland, attend this essential and practical overview from a variety of perspectives, from artist to agent to promoter. Learn key steps, pitfalls, must do’s, industry associations, conferences, venues and festivals, booking cycles, and business norms in this market.

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Pershing South Ballroom

Moderator: Tim McFadden (Tim McFadden Management) Panelists: Jake Gold (The Management Trust), John Porter (Mood Indigo Entertainment), Sheri Jones (Jones & Company), Steve Garvan (Garvan Management), Terry Irons (Sonia and Disappear Fear), Tom Carrico (Studio One Artists Management) A forum on the critical role, relationship, and resources of a good manager. Understand when you may need one, how to get one, what it takes to be one, and how to be a good one, from those working successfully in our folk community today. Touring Canada ARTIST TRACK

Roanoke Ballroom

Moderator: Ana Miura (Folk Alliance International) Panelists: Cara Luft (Artist), Steve Pritchard (CIUT, Radio Boogie), Suze Casey (Calgary Folk Club), Tim Des Islets (Noisemaker Management), Val Denn (Val Denn Agency) Yes, it’s a very big country. Yes, it’s full of music lovers. 44


Redefining Diversity COMMUNITY

Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Moderator: Michelle Conceison (Market Monkeys) Panelists: Irish Mythen (Artist), Kaia Kater (Artist), Leyla McCalla (Artist), Mia Dyson (Artist), Quique Escamilla (Artist) What do songs tell us about people and society today? Should we rise up singing again? Lyrics have always been a way to express social and political commentary. This panel, open to everyone, will be a wide ranging conversation not just acknowledging the continued struggles related to youth, gender, sexuality, and race in the folk community and industry, but discussing how the arts can lead the way in fostering and embracing diversity.

4pm - 5pm Keynote Speaker - Judy Collins

Century C Ballroom

Keynote address to begin following the Artist in Residency Program - Joe Crookston partnering with the The National WWI Museum and Memorial.

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There’s more to this panel than just than the fastest routes between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg -- join us for a smart and savvy overview of information essential for anyone planning to work or tour in Canada. Topics will include business norms, booking cycles, industry associations, conferences, venues, festivals, and other key information and must do’s to help you avoid pitfalls in the true north strong and free.

5pm - 6pm Reception Hosted by “I’ll Fly Away” Foundation celebrating the 110th birthday of Albert E. Brumley

Century Foyer

10:30pm - 4am Late Night Instrument Check

Room 706

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9am

10am

11am

FEBRUARY 20TH

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1pm

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3pm

Registration 9am - 5pm / Washington Park Place I

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Friends of Bill W. 9am - 10am Brookside

Health Fair, 10am - 5pm / Pershing North Massages and other Health Services

Music Camp / The Sheraton

PRIVATE SHOWCASES

EXHIBIT HALL

Exhibit Hall Open 10am - 1pm Century A/B

Private Showcases, 2 - 4pm 5th, 6th, 7th Floors

Archive Challenge Performances 1 - 3pm / Century C

PRESENTER TRACK FAI App Support

Environmentally Yours 2:30 - 3:45pm

Booth 101 with My Event Apps

Pershing South

Mentorship Meetings 10am - 11:30am Century C

PRESENTER TRACK PROs & Small Venues 10am - 12pm Pershing East/West

INDUSTRY TRACK Studios & Production Tips 1 - 2:15pm

Leading the Way 2:30 - 3:45pm Pershing East/West

Pershing South

Legally Speaking 1 - 2:15pm Pershing East/West

ARTIST TRACK Yoga 11am - 12pm

Additional Income 1 - 2:15pm

Touring Scandinavia 2:30 - 3:45pm

Brookside

Roanoke

Roanoke

What Fans Want 1 - 2:15pm

Touring the USA 2:30 - 3:45pm

Shawnee Mission

Shawnee Mission

COMMUNITY The Gene Shay Songwriters Critique 10am - 12pm / Liberty Hidden Treasures in the Woody Guthrie Archives 11am - 12pm Roanoke

The Routes of Roots 1 - 2:15pm Washington Park Place II & III

Better Bookkeeping 1 - 2:15pm Brookside

Rediscovery of Polish Instruments 1 - 2:15pm Liberty

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Visas and Border Crossings 2:30 - 3:45pm Washington Park Place II & III

Global Folk 2:30 - 3:45pm Brookside

Wisdom of the Elders 2:30 - 3:45pm Liberty


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6pm

7pm

8pm

RECEPTION Reception Hosted by Consul General Roy B. Norton, Folk Music Canada, and the Canadian Independent Music Association 5:00 - 6:00pm

9pm

10pm

11pm

12am +

OFFICIAL SHOWCASES

Official Showcases 6:15 - 10:45pm

DAY SCHEDULE

4pm

See pg. 62

PRIVATE SHOWCASES Private Showcases 10:30pm - 4am 5th, 6th, 7th Floors

Century C

COMMUNITY Music Cities 4 - 4:45pm Century C

ALBERT LEE

LOS TEXMANIACS

Guitar Master Class

TexMex Music

1 - 2:30pm Benton’s 20th Floor / Westin

3:15 - 4:15pm Benton’s 20th Floor / Westin

SCHEDULE KEY General Conference Community

Offsite Location

Exhibit Hall

Industry Track

Presenter Track

Artist Track

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DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH 9am - 5pm Registration

10am - 12pm

Washington Park Place I

The Gene Shay Songwriters Critique

DAY SCHEDULE

COMMUNITY

10am - 1pm

Liberty Ballroom

Century A & B

Moderator: Rich Warren (WFMT Radio - The Midnight Special)

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 complimentary registration for FAI 2017.

Panelists: Bill Garrett (Borealis Records), Bil VornDick (Mountainside Music), Eric Peltoniemi (Red House Records), Michelle Conceison (Market Monkeys), Mary Armstrong (La Bloga)

Exhibit Hall

10am - 11:30am Mentorship Meetings

Century C Ballroom

Get one-on-one career advice via our “ask-me-anything” 10 minute mentor sessions. Advance sign-up is required (online or at the Info Booth) for short meetings with industry insiders and Folk Alliance Board Members. These morning networking events are a great opportunity to pick the brain of an industry insider and may even kick off a game-changing relationship.

Join us at the longest running workshop at Folk Alliance International.The workshop 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, is in the process of completing, or wants to further polish. These should not be recorded songs. We request songwriters provide the panel with a lyric sheet. The panel will offer gentle, constructive criticism on how to tweak and improve the song, 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. Sign up in advance at the information booth. PROs and Small Venues PRESENTER TRACK

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Moderator: Renee Bodie (Levitt Pavilion Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena) Inspired by the House Concert agreement brokered by FAI with the Performing Rights Organizations, a commitment was made to explore what if any agreement might be made for small venues. This session is a townhall style open discussion and a request for input from attendees regarding what might be important to them in a potential Small Venue deal. Please note there is not yet an active discussion between FAI and the PRO’s on this matter, this is simply an information gathering opportunity.

10am - 5pm Health Fair

Pershing North

This is the 10th year of the Health Fair at our conference. Stop by Pershing North Thursday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Services include massages and more.

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Legally Speaking

10am - 11pm

INDUSTRY TRACK

Instrument Check

Penn Valley

Brookside Ballroom

Hidden Treasures in the Woody Guthrie Archives COMMUNITY

Roanoke Ballroom

Moderator: Deana McCloud (Woody Guthrie Center) Panelists: Kate L. Blalack (WGC Archivist), Mark Fernandez (Loyola University Professor) A presentation of some of the “hidden treasures” of the archives and the insight they provide regarding Woody’s ability to promote social justice in song. Join the panel as they explore unusual texts, artwork, artifacts, and manuscripts that reveal what Woody saw and the ways he expressed his world with a glimpse into the many hidden gems in the archives are yet to be discovered by scholars and the general public.

1pm - 2:15pm Better Bookkeeping COMMUNITY

Brookside Ballroom

Moderator: Donald Davidoff (Acoustic Alley) Panelists: Erin McGrane (Artist), Tessa G. Allen (Accountant), Tim Mason (Crow Collaborative) A critical workshop on financial management for musicians, entrepreneurs, and independent business owners. Topics will include: sole proprietorship versus partnerships or S corps, expense management techniques, taxation, and retirement planning and fundraising. Essential information for those who love dealing with the numbers and those who know they should! Rediscovery of Polish Instruments COMMUNITY

Liberty Ballroom

Moderator: Alison Loerke (Alia Productions)

DAY SCHEDULE

Panelists: Benjamin Bassett (Artist/Attorney), Don Simon (MudStomp Records, LLC), Liz Storm (Law Office of Liz Storm, PLLC), P. Daniel Calderon (Calderon Law)

11am - 12pm Yoga

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Moderator: Bruce Newman (Newman, Decoster, Attorney)

This panel is a crash course on the INs and OUTs of music industry agreements covering the major deal points and red flags. Discussion will center around the basics of recording, publishing, management, and distribution deals, with an emphasis on what is reasonable to manage on your own, and when it is critical for you to engage a professional. There will be time for Q & A. Studio & Production Tips INDUSTRY TRACK

Pershing South Ballroom

Moderator: Matt the Electrician (Artist) Panelists: Bill Garrett (Borealis Records), Charlie Pilzer (Airshow), JP Cormier (Artist), Patrick Conway (Blue Rock), Steve Addabbo (Shelter Island Sound), Steve Dawson (Black Hen Music) They say you can produce a great sounding album on a laptop... but is that the reality? Whether you’re working at the kitchen table or a pro studio, join us for tips on saving time and money without sacrificing great sound. This panel will address the benefits of hiring professionals (producer, musicians) and studios and also when and what you can do yourself. Stretch your recording budget, head-off production issues, and get insights into best studio practices. Additional Income in Folk Music ARTIST TRACK

Roanoke Ballroom

Moderator: Alex Mallett (Folk Alliance International) Panelists: Beau Bledsoe (Artist), Catie Curtis (Artist), Lee Harvey Osmond (Artist), Michael Fracasso (Artist) Today, many musicians are diversifying their revenue streams by incorporating other creative projects and entrepreneurial endeavors into their portfolio. Whether it’s web-design, producing events, innovative merchandize, music instruction and workshops, or home-made goods, some of our most celebrated musicians have come up with innovative ways to make money beyond their artistic career. Join us for a discussion of productive ways to support your creative life. This session will include Q&A.

Panelist: Maria Pomianowska (Artist) Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków, Maria Pomianowska is the artistic director of the Cross Culture Festival and has toured and presented all over the world. She personally reconstructed two forgotten Polish instruments, the suka from Bilgoraj and a fiddle from Plock. In this presentation she will share an overview of Polish music, the continued presence of the folk tradition, and her efforts to promote and preserve them.

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DAYTIME PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH What Fans Want ARTIST TRACK

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Shawnee Mission Ballroom

DAY SCHEDULE

Moderator: Ralph Jaccodine (Ralph Jaccodine Management)

Global Folk

Panelists: Ben Caplan (Artist), Benji Rogers (Pledge Music), Jeff Freling (Artist), Raina Rose (Artist)

Moderator: Renee Bodie (Levitt Pavilion Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena)

Artists are searching for more diverse ways to fund albums, tours and more. Catch this spotlight on Pledge Music discussing the growth of crowd-source format. Hear some provocative approaches to fan engagement and inclusion, take apart a campaign, and understand why it works or doesn’t, and increase your chances of success.

Panelists: Alison Loerke (ALIA Prod), Ehren Cruz (LEAF), Hilda Sandgren (Stockholm Folk Festival), Filimone Mabjaia (Matapa Music), Robert Singerman (DotMusic Ltd), Sandra Butel (Regina Folk Festival)

The Routes of Roots COMMUNITY

Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Moderator: David Barnard (Dept. of Canadian Heritage) Panelists: Alison Brown (Artist), Gerald Trimble (Gerald Trimble’s Celtic and World Music Sessions), Max Baca (Artist), Roy Andrade (Eastern Tennessee State University) Roots music weaves together the folk and world music genres, drawing on traditional approaches while embracing an entrepreneurial approach to new composition. Roots music span centuries of crosspollinations and experiments. This panel will explore the range of instruments and styles that has infused North American music with sounds, rhythms, and improvisations from many cultures and styles.

1pm - 3pm Archive Challenge Performances

Century C Ballroom

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. To celebrate, Folk Alliance International (FAI) joins the AFC by hosting an open mic for conference attendees to perform a version of a song, tune, or story from the AFC Archive on the 40th Anniversary Showcase Stage.

COMMUNITY

Brookside Ballroom

Bluegrass is all-American to us, but can be “world music” to someone who has never set foot in the United States. Traditional “folk music” of many other countries has been relegated to the “world” music classification by English speaking music industry over the years. This panel will provide an overview of the international folk (world) music scene, discussing key markets, conferences, programming pitfalls, and cross-pollination opportunities. Wisdom of the Elders COMMUNITY

Liberty Ballroom

Moderator: Grit Laskin (Borealis Records) Panelists: Don Bird (Birdsword Productions Ltd.), Sonny Ochs (WIOX), Si Kahn (Artist) 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’s worth pausing every now and then to celebrate our elders. 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. Leading the Way INDUSTRY TRACK

Pershing East/West Ballroom

Moderator: Amy Reitnouer (The Bluegrass Situation) Panelists: Candace Shaw (Artist), Julia Train (Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada), Leanne Goose (Artist), Nan Warshaw (Bloodshot Records), Roxanne de Bastion (Artist) Times are changing in the music business -- have you noticed that things are looking a bit different in the front office of many companies lately? Join us for a discussion of the changing face of leadership, management methods and other new norms in the music industry.

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Visas and Border Crossings

PRESENTER TRACK

Pershing South Ballroom

COMMUNITY

Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Moderator: Michael Creamer (Berklee School of Music)

Moderator: Lisa Schwartz (Philadelphia Folk Festival)

Panelists: Dave Margulies (High Sierra Music Festival), Lesley Marie Boileau (Shelter Valley Folk Festival), Steve Szymanski (Planet Bluegrass), Tanya Corbin (Edmonton Folk Music Festival)

Panelists: Howard Eisberg (Lawyer, Artist), Liana White (AFM/CFM), Mark Colson (Withholding Solutions), Matthew Covey (Tamizdat), Robyn Boyd (Wooden Ship Productions)

Your festival, event, or organization provides a major social, financial and cultural benefits to your area. But, they also have a significant environmental impact on the community. Join some of our greenest festival and event producers for a discussion of their best practices and pick up some new tips for greening your event. This panel will include time for Q&A.

Expanding into new touring markets the right way takes time and research. The process and paperwork involved in crossing the border can seem daunting. Join us for a frank review of the process, including discussion of current requirements, rational, cost and issues will help you to best use your time to bring your music to new audiences.

4pm - 4:45pm

Touring Scandinavia ARTIST TRACK

Roanoke Ballroom

Music Cities

Moderator: M.C. Hansen (Artist)

COMMUNITY

Panelists: Anders Damberg (Live at Heart Festival), Morten Alfred Høirup (Radio Folk/ROSA), Sarah MacDougall (Artist), Troy Campbell (The House of Songs)

Special Presentation: Amy Terrill (Music Canada)

You sure know a lot about IKEA furniture, but not a lot about touring Scandinavia. Get a practical overview on touring or working in this market, including how to conduct business, industry associations, conferences, venues and festivals, booking cycles, and how to avoid major pitfalls and key do’s and don’ts. Touring the USA ARTIST TRACK

DAY SCHEDULE

Environmentally Yours

Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Century C Ballroom

Music delivers a knockout punch when it comes to cultural and social benefits, as well as economic impacts. Municipalities around the world are catching onto the power of the music economy, making “music cities” a global trend. By examining about 25 different cities, Music Canada and IFPI have mapped out some of the most common challenges, opportunities and effective strategies in a world-first report called “The Mastering of a Music City.” Join lead author, Amy Terrill, as she shares best practice from around the world, providing practical advice for music leaders and advocates.

Moderator: Mike Green (Mike Green & Associates) Panelists: Al Moss (Al Moss Promo), Curtis McMurtry (Artist), Dalis Allen (Kerrville Folk Festival), Johnsmith (Artist), Robby Hecht (Artist) Your affection for the broad stripes and bright stars only grows with the thought of touring or working in the USA. This essential overview for anyone planning to work or tour in America will address key steps, pitfalls, must do’s, industry associations, conferences, venues and festivals, booking cycles, and business norms in this market.

5pm - 6pm Reception Hosted by Consul General Roy B. Norton, Folk Music Canada, and Canadian Independent Music Association Century C Ballroom

10:30pm - 4am Instrument Check

Room 706

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Celebrating 20 years of Compass Records!

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THE SONG OF THE BANJO Performing at Century C, Westin Hotel

SUNDAY FEB. 21 @ 12 noon

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FEBRUARY 21ST

10pm

5pm

11pm

Music Fair (KC Folk Fest) 10:00am - 5:00pm DAY SCHEDULE

Ballroom Level

Closing Party 7:00 - 11:00pm

*wristband required*

The Guild / 1621 Locust St. KCMO 64108 Sponsored by: Boulevard Brewing Company, La Chouffe, and The Guild

SCHEDULE KEY General Conference

Offsite Location

“A scathingly brilliant and entertaining songwriter”

– DALIS ALLEN, Producer Kerrville Folk Festival

NYC Pianist/Singer-Songwriter

KENNY WHITE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE

SAT @8PM - Century C Ballroom PRIVATE SHOWCASES

FRIDAY @MIDNIGHT - Cantina Navarro “Art of the Song” SATURDAY @MIDNIGHT - NERFA Presents

“Kenny White has earned a place among my favorite singer/ songwriters…and particularly, lyricists. As we say in the trade ‘he goes deep.’ ” – DAVID CROSBY New CD Release and Tour Begins March 2016 For all information: Sandy Goldfarb, Los Angeles (310) 391-3139 / kennywhitenews@aol.com

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE Century C

Pershing South

Roanoke

Pershing East/West

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH 6:00pm

Awards 6:00pm – 8:00pm

8:15pm 8:30pm 8:45pm

Maneli Jamal The Railsplitters

9:00pm 9:15pm SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

9:30pm

Alex Wong

Compton & Newberry Aoife O’Donovan

10:15pm

Scenic Roots

11:00pm

Mother Banjo Possessed by Paul James

Taarka

10:30pm 10:45pm

Josh Harty Julian Davis

9:45pm 10:00pm

John Batdorf

Lula Wiles

Halden Wofford & The Hi*Beams

Bobby Long Danny Schmidt

Mike Aiken honest tunes & tall tales

This well-traveled troubadour may have been born in the wrong century. An inner sense of chivalry permeates every story he tells and song he sings. His tales are born from independent spirits - aging rodeo champs to sea captains and outlaws.

Showcases: Anderson Fair - Rm 633 2/18 Thursday, 10:30 pm - Duo Texas Sugarbaby - Rm 732 2/20 Saturday, 2:00 am - Trio 2/20 Saturday, 2:00 pm - Solo Mike is a performer loved by audiences everywhere.

Critically acclaimed CD

captains & cowboys

Virginia Arts Commission

The audience hooped and hollered and stomped their feet! Ross Ragland Theater

Mike warmed the audience with the stories and songs of his journeys and was rewarded with a standing ovation. P.Shugrue, WHRV-NPR Mike’s original songs are sharply written, with memorable tunes and intelligently observant lyrics about life on the sea and on the land. Pretlow Concert Series

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8:15pm 8:30pm

Curtis McMurty

9:15pm

Gerald Trimble’s Celtic and World Music

9:30pm 9:45pm 10:00pm

Brookside

Benton’s 20th Floor

Corey Harris

James Riley Megan Jean & The Klay Family Band

The Crane Wives This Frontier Needs Heroes

Garrett Lebeau David Amram

10:15pm

Washington Park Place II & III

Anna & Elizabeth Cris Derksen

8:45pm 9:00pm

Shawnee Mission

SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Liberty

Amy Speace

10:30pm 10:45pm 11:00pm

The Hello Strangers

Tom Freund Caroline Spence

Freddy & Francine

Fortunate Ones debut album THE BLISS released on OLD FARM PONY RECORDS 2015 Winner of 2 SOCAN #1 Awards for topping CBC Radio 2 Chart 2015 Winner Vocal Group of the Year Canadian Folk Music Awards 2015 Winner of 4 Music Newfoundland & Labrador Awards www.fortunateones.ca

Coming soon on Old Farm Pony Records... NEW ALBUM from ROSE COUSINS Fall 2016! www.rosecousins.com

| www.oldfarmpony.com

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE Century C

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18TH 6:15pm 6:30pm 6:45pm

7:30pm

Mike Stinson

SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

8:15pm

8:45pm 9:00pm

David Luning Band Kacy & Clayton

Catie Curtis Jadea Kelly

Applewood Road M.C. Hansen

Lance Canales Darlingside

9:15pm

Tom Levin Jeffrey Martin Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Old Man Luedecke

9:30pm 9:45pm

Corin Raymond

John Wort Hannam

8:30pm

Pershing East/West

Perla Batalla

The Young Irelanders

7:45pm 8:00pm

Roanoke

STAGE SPONSORED BY Woody Guthrie Center

The Ragpicker String Band

7:00pm 7:15pm

Pershing South

Meadows

Sweet Alibi

10:00pm 10:15pm 10:30pm

Hot Buttered Rum Bjäran

Laney Jones & The Spirits

The Cerny Brothers

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH 6:15pm 6:30pm 6:45pm

STAGE SPONSORED BY Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

7:30pm

Maria Pomianowska Fortunate Ones

7:45pm 8:00pm 8:15pm

9:00pm

Mundy Edison Shantau Pandit

Leyla McCalla Andino Suns

Fish & Bird Corey Mathew Hart

Tall Heights

9:15pm

Leveret

Lady Maisery

9:30pm 9:45pm

Mélanie Brulée

Delaney Davidson

8:30pm 8:45pm

The Young Folk Krista Polvere

The Wild Reeds

7:00pm 7:15pm

The Lowest Pair

Tim Chaisson

Judy Collins, Ari Hest

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Skipping Girl Vinegar (Mark Lang)

Mia Dyson


Liberty

Shawnee Mission

Brookside

Washington Park Place II & III

STAGE SPONSORED BY 6:15pm 6:30pm

STAGE SPONSORED BY Folk Music Ontario

International Bluegrass Music Association

Ben Glover

John Craigie Glen Phillips

6:45pm

Benton’s 20th Floor

The Fitzgeralds The Show Ponies

7:00pm 7:15pm

Jenny Ritter

Mitch Grainger

Hannah Shira Naiman Twelfth Day

Grant Lee Phillips

7:30pm

8:00pm

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband Chris Bathgate

8:15pm

Peter Katz

Mo Kenney J.P. Cormier

SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

7:45pm

8:30pm 8:45pm

Penny and Sparrow

9:00pm 9:15pm 9:30pm

10:15pm 10:30pm

STAGE SPONSORED BY 6:15pm

Signature Sounds Recordings

6:30pm

The Suitcase Junket

7:15pm

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

7:30pm 7:45pm 8:00pm

Blue Horizon with Lee Murdock

The Unseen Strangers

Birds of Chicago

Qristina & Quinn Bachand

STAGE SPONSORED BY Bill Wence Promotions

STAGE SPONSORED BY Kansas Public Radio

Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness

STAGE SPONSORED BY Folquébec Michael Jerome Browne

Jack Harris Matt Epp

JD Wilkes

Jenny Berkel The Accidentals

Ida Wenøe

Parsonsfield Kim Richey

8:15pm

Quique Escamilla The Ennis Sisters

Appleseed Collective

6:45pm 7:00pm

Aerialists

Steve Poltz Roland White, Diane Bouska, Ross Nickerson

Julian Taylor Band

Happy Traum

Ryan McNally

9:45pm 10:00pm

Jessica Paige

Front Country

Yves Lambert Trio We Banjo 3

8:30pm 8:45pm

Hugh Prestwood

9:00pm 9:15pm 9:30pm

Kristin Sweetland

Heather Maloney

The Eastern Belles Martin Harley

Caitlin Canty David Onley

9:45pm

Corinna Rose

Révellions! The Mae Trio

10:00pm 10:15pm 10:30pm

100 Mile House

Jeffrey Foucault Tommy Womack

Maja & David Session Americana 61


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Pershing South

Roanoke

Pershing East/West

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH 6:15pm 6:30pm 6:45pm

STAGE SPONSORED BY Westside Folk

7:30pm

Calan

7:45pm 8:00pm 8:15pm SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

9:00pm

The Blackbird Revue The Gentle Good Lleuwen Steffan Dietrich Strause

Kenny White Rowena Wise HuDost

9:15pm

Tim Scanlan & Toshi Bodhran

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

9:30pm 9:45pm

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Dennis Ellsworth

8:30pm 8:45pm

Sarah Jane Scouten Tim and Myles

Quiles & Cloud

7:00pm 7:15pm

Roxanne de Bastion

Maarja Nuut

The Fretless Flagship Romance

David Francey

10:00pm 10:15pm 10:30pm

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Sutari The Soorleys

The Jeremiahs Henry Wagons


Liberty

6:15pm 6:30pm

Shawnee Mission

7:15pm

STAGE SPONSORED BY

The International Americana Music Show

Canadian Independent Music Association

The Sea The Sea

The Small Glories Leaf Rapids Hillsburn

7:30pm 7:45pm 8:00pm

Benton’s 20th Floor

STAGE SPONSORED BY

6:45pm 7:00pm

Washington Park Place II & III

Brookside

Joe Crookston

Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

Irish Mythen Sarah MacDougall

8:15pm

Luke Jackson

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

Scott Nolan ODE

Lowell Levinger– Banana from The Youngbloods

Lee Harvey Osmond Hot Club of Cowtown

8:30pm

Pirates Canoe

Mike McClellan

9:00pm 9:15pm 9:30pm

The Dead South

WÖR

Los Texmaniacs

Catherine MacLellan

David Myles

Sultans of String

Dave Gunning

9:45pm

SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

8:45pm

The Sojourners

10:00pm 10:15pm 10:30pm

Beat Root

Bill Kirchen, Redd Volkaert, Albert Lee

SING FLY LOVE

The East Pointers

Marc O’Reilly Making Movies

PERLA BATALLA With Tom Prasada-Rao

“Onstage, offstage, digital or analog, I love Perla Batalla” -Leonard Cohen

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE: THURSDAY FEB. 18 • 6:30PM ROANOKE BALLROOM REPRESENTED BY RACHEL COHEN • CADENCE ARTS NETWORK • RACHEL@CADENCEARTS.COM • 310.701.9191 • PERLA.COM

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The Winter Music Camp includes top notch instructors from around the world that are facilitating various tracks. Students can follow the tracks for multiple days, focusing on one instrument or electing to take different courses in different areas ranging from vocal work, songwriting, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, mandolin, percussion and production. You do not need to sign up for classes - just show up! 65


MUSIC CAMP SCHEDULE 20th Floor at the Westin Hotel

Northrup

Fremont

Benton A

Benton B

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18TH African Guitar meets Blues

10:00am - 11:30am

1:00pm - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 4:15pm

Instructor: Corey Harris

Instructors: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Blues Mando I

Bottleneck Slide for Solo Guitar

Instructor: Rich Delgrosso

Master Class–World Music as a Reality, Not a Category

Celtic Fiddle & Cello

The Guitar of Blind Willie Johnson

Instructor: Steve Dawson

Instructor: Diane Bouska

Fingerstyle Blues

Intro to Old Time Fiddle

Instructor: Corey Harris

Intro to Bluegrass Guitar

Instructor: Adam Tanner

Improvising on the Banjo When Knowing Only Chords

Instructor: David Amram

Instructor: Martin Grosswendt

Instructor: Fergal Scahill

Instructor: Diane Bouska

20th Floor at the Westin Hotel

Northrup

Fremont

Benton A

Benton B

Lead Concepts for Bottleneck Guitar Backup & Soloing

Swing Upright Bass

Western Swing Fiddle–Rhythm & Fills

Swing Guitar– Chords & Rhythm

MUSIC CAMP/FAIR

10:00am - 11:30am

Instructor: Steve Dawson

2:45pm - 4:15pm

Instructor: Radoslav Lorkovic

DADGAD Style Guitar

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sideperson Tips & Intro to Techniques for Piano Bluegrass Banjo

An Impromptu Glorious ChorusTM

Songwriting with Intent

Instructor: Elise Witt

Instructor: Linda McRae

Gospel Singing

Sideperson Tips & Techniques for Accordion

Instructors: The Sojourners

20th Floor at the Westin Hotel

Instructor: Jake Erwin

Reggae Guitar Instructor: Corey Harris

Instructor: Radoslav Lorkovic

Intermediate Old Time Banjo– Three Shapes to Banjo Glory Instructor: Clarke Wyatt

Northrup

Fremont

Blues Guitar

Blues & Ragtime Piano Styles

Instructor: Elana James

Playing as a Duo

Instructor: Ross Nickerson

Instructor: Whit Smith

Getting Into Swing Ukulele

Instructor: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Instructor: Danny Fowler

Trance Blues

Performance Skills

Instructor: Corey Harris

Instructor: James Kellaghan

Benton A

Benton B

Writing Good Charts

Intro to Bluegrass Banjo

Instructor: Steve Postell

Instructor: Diane Bouska

Composition Through Improvisation (Piano)

Intro to Old Time Guitar

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH 10:00am - 11:30am

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Mary Flower

Guitar Master Class Instructor: Albert Lee

2:45pm - 4:15pm

Tex Mex Music 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Instructors: Los Texmaniacs

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Swing Guitar– Soloing and Improvisation

Instructor: Blind Boy Paxton

Blues Mando II Instructor: Rich Delgrosso

Instructor: Whit Smith

Western Swing Fiddle–Soling & Improvisation

Instructor: Elana James

Ragtime Guitar Instructor: Mary Flower

Instructor: Radoslav Lorkovic

The Art of Production

Instructor: Adam Tanner

Intro to Bluegrass Guitar

Instructors: Steve Dawson Instructor: Diane Bouska & Linda McRae


Music Camp events held from 10:00am - 4:15pm at the Sheraton Hotel.

Van Horn B

Van Horn C

Writers Block

Mandolin– Beginning to Improvise

Bottleneck Slide in G Tuning

Instructor: Linda McRae

Instructor: Roeland White

Irish/Celtic Mandolin

How To Build Your Banjo Skills

Instructor: Martin Howley Instructor: Ross Nickerson

Tex Mex Accordion

Mandolin–Ditch the Bluegrass Grip

Instructor: Josh Baca

Instructor: Roland White

Van Horn A

Old Time Mandolin Instructor: Adam Tanner

Intro to Bluegrass Guitar

Instructor: Martin Harley

Getting Started on the Ukulele

Chouteau A

Writing Story Songs

Gospel Harmony Singing Western Swing Vocal Harmonies

Van Horn B

Van Horn C

Chouteau A

Playing Banjo in Different Keys & Up The Neck

Bajo Sexto

Work It Up as a Trio

Latin Bass

Mandolin–Bluegrass Double-Stop Shop

Tenor Banjo Techniques for Irish Music

Saturday Night Songs–Singing Classic Country

Instructor: Betse Ellis

Instructor: Max Baca

Country Rhythm & Fills Instructor: Redd Volkaert

Instructors: Hot Club of Cowtown

Instructor: Ross Nickerson

Empire C

Instructor: James Keelaghan

Instructor: Danny Fowler Instructors: The Sojourners

Hands on Theory for Fiddlers & Friends

Empire A

Instructor: Ragpicker String Band

Old Time Banjo

Intermediate Old Time Banjo–Playing the Melody

Group Songwriting Critiques Instructor: BettySoo

Beginners Dobro Instructor: Chad Graves

Instructor: Clarke Wyatt

Empire A

Empire C

Singing With the Fiddle

How to Accompany Songwriters and/or Enhance Your Songs

Instructor: Betse Ellis

Instructor: David Amram

Chicken Pickin– Country Lead Guitar

Hearing and Singing Intervals

Instructor: Redd Volkaert

Instructor: BettySoo

Honky Tonk Electric Guitar–The West Coast Pickers

Instructors: We Banjo 3

Instructor: Diane Bouska

Instructor: Noel Hernandez

Instructor: Roland White

Intro to Bluegrass Banjo

Lap Style Slide in D Tuning

Mandolin–Monroe Style & Story Time

Instructor: Diane Bouska

Instructor: Martin Harley

Instructor: Roland White

Instructor: Blind Boy Paxton

Van Horn A

Van Horn B

Van Horn C

Chouteau A

Empire A

Empire C

Old Time Fiddle/ Banjo Duets

Mandolin–Playing in Other Keys

Bottleneck Slide in G Tuning

Basics of Bluegrass Banjo

Backup Country Guitar

Instructor: Martin Harley

Instructor: Ross Nickerson

Instructor: Redd Volkaert

Guide to Altered Tunings with Multiple Capos

Instructors: Betse & Clarke Instructor: Roland White

Instructor: Blind Boy Paxton

Instructor: Bill Kirchen

Instructor: Edna Scahill

Old Time Fiddle

Irish Folk Music

Instructor: Bill Kirchen

Performance Skills

Instructor: Bill Nash

Celtic Fiddle & Cello II

Circle of Fifths for Uke

Working Out Vocal Harmonies

An Impromptu Glorious ChorusTM

Instructor: Alasdair Fraser

Instructor: Danny Fowler

Instructor: BettySoo

Instructor: Elise Witt

Instructor: James Keelaghan

Instructor: David Amram

Tone, Technique & Time for Upright Bass

Mandolin–Blues in Bluegrass

Basics of Bluegrass Banjo

The Roots of Freedom Songs

Banjo Master Class

Moving to Electric from Acoustic Guitar

Instructor: Jake Erwin

Instructor: Roland White

Instructor: Alison Brown

Instructor: Bill Kirchen

Instructor: Ross Nickerson Instructors: The Sojourners

MUSIC CAMP/FAIR

Van Horn A

Rhythm Workshop for All Musicians

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MUSIC CAMP SCHEDULE / BY INSTRUMENT ACCORDION TEX MEX ACCORDION LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn A Instructor: Josh Baca

SIDEPERSON TIPS & TECHNIQUES FOR ACCORDION LEVEL: INT/ADV FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Northrup Instructor: Radoslav Lorkovic

ALL INSTRUMENTS WRITERS BLOCK LEVEL: ALL LEVELS THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn A Instructor: Linda McRae

WRITING STORY SONGS LEVEL: ALL LEVELS THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Chouteau A Instructor: James Keelaghan MUSIC CAMP/FAIR 68

GROUP SONGWRITING CRITIQUES LEVEL: ALL LEVELS THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Empire C Instructor: BettySoo

HANDS ON THEORY FOR FIDDLERS & FRIENDS LEVEL: BEG/INT THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn C Instructor: Betse Ellis

MASTER CLASS - WORLD MUSIC AS A REALITY, NOT A CATEGORY LEVEL: ALL LEVELS THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM 20th Floor at the Westin Hotel Instructor: David Amram

HOW TO ACCOMPANY SONGWRITERS AND/OR ENHANCE YOUR SONGS LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Empire C Instructor: David Amram

WORK IT UP AS A TRIO LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Chouteau A Instructor: Ragpicker String Band


PLAYING AS A DUO

TENOR BANJO TECHNIQUES FOR IRISH MUSIC

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Benton A Instructors: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Empire C Instructor: Enda Scahill

SONGWRITING WITH INTENT

HOW TO BUILD YOUR BANJO SKILLS

LEVEL: ALL LEVELS FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Northrup Instructor: Linda McRae

LEVEL: ALL LEVELS THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn B Instructor: Ross Nickerson

IRISH FOLK MUSIC

IMPROVISING ON THE BANJO WHEN KNOWING ONLY CHORDS

PERFORMANCE SKILLS LEVEL: ALL LEVELS FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Benton B Instructor: James Keelaghan

WRITING GOOD CHARTS LEVEL: ALL LEVELS SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Benton A Instructor: Steve Postell

PERFORMANCE SKILLS LEVEL: ALL LEVELS SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Empire A Instructor: James Keelaghan

RHYTHM WORKSHOP FOR ALL MUSICIANS LEVEL: ALL LEVELS SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Empire C Instructor: David Amram

THE ART OF PRODUCTION LEVEL: ALL LEVELS SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Benton A Instructors: Steve Dawson & Linda McRae

TEX MEX MUSIC LEVEL: ALL LEVELS SAT 3:15 - 4:45 PM 20th Floor at the Westin Hotel Instructors: Los Texmaniacs

BAJO SEXTO/GUITAR BAJO SEXTO LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn C Instructor: Max Baca

BANJO INTRO TO BLUEGRASS BANJO LEVEL: BEGINNER THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Benton B Instructor: Diane Bouska

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Benton B Instructor: Ross Nickerson

INTERMEDIATE OLD TIME BANJO – PLAYING THE MELODY LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Empire A Instructor: Clarke Wyatt

PLAYING BANJO IN DIFFERENT KEYS AND UP THE NECK LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn B Instructor: Ross Nickerson MUSIC CAMP/FAIR

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Empire C Instructor: We Banjo 3

OLD TIME BANJO LEVEL: BEG/INT FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Chouteau A Instructor: Blind Boy Paxton

INTERMEDIATE OLD TIME BANJO – THREE SHAPES TO BANJO GLORY LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Fremont Instructor: Clarke Wyatt

INTRO TO BLUEGRASS BANJO LEVEL: BEG/INT FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn A Instructor: Diane Bouska

BASICS OF BLUEGRASS BANJO LEVEL: BEG/INT SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Chouteau A Instructor: Ross Nickerson

INTRO TO BLUEGRASS BANJO LEVEL: BEGINNER SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Benton B Instructor: Diane Bouska

BANJO MASTER CLASS LEVEL: ADVANCED SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Empire A Instructor: Alison Brown

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FIDDLE/BANJO

SWING UPRIGHT BASS

OLD TIME FIDDLE/BANJO DUETS

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Fremont Instructor: Jake Erwin

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn A Instructor: Betse & Clarke

LATIN BASS LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn B Instructor: Noel Hernandez

TONE, TECHNIQUE AND TIME FOR UPRIGHT BASS LEVEL: BEG/INT SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn A Instructor: Jake Erwin

DOBRO

FIDDLE/CELLO CELTIC FIDDLE AND CELLO LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Fremont Instructors: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

CELTIC FIDDLE AND CELLO II LEVEL: INT/ADV SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn A Instructor: Alasdair Fraser

BEGINNERS DOBRO LEVEL: BEGINNER THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Empire C Instructor: Chad Graves MUSIC CAMP/FAIR

LAP STYLE SLIDE IN D TUNING LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn B Instructor: Martin Harley

FIDDLE/VOICE SINGING WITH THE FIDDLE LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Empire A Instructor: Betse Ellis

GUITAR FIDDLE INTRO TO OLD TIME FIDDLE LEVEL: BEG/INT THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Benton B Instructor: Adam Tanner

WESTERN SWING FIDDLE – RHYTHM & FILLS LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Benton A Instructor: Elana James

OLD TIME FIDDLE LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Chouteau A Instructor: Blind Boy Paxton

WESTERN SWING FIDDLE – SOLOING & IMPROVISATION LEVEL: INT/ADV SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Northrup Instructor: Elana James

AFRICAN GUITAR MEETS BLUES LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Northrup Instructor: Corey Harris

BOTTLENCK SLIDE IN G TUNING LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn C Instructor: Martin Harley

COUNTRY RHYTHM & FILLS LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Empire A Instructor: Redd Volkaert

BOTTLENECK SLIDE FOR SOLO GUITAR LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Fremont Instructor: Steve Dawson

FINGERSTYLE BLUES LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Benton A Instructor: Corey Harris

DADGAD STYLE GUITAR LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Fremont Instructor: Fergal Scahill

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INTRO TO BLUEGRASS GUITAR

GUIDE TO ALTERED TUNINGS WITH MULTIPLE CAPOS

LEVEL: BEGINNER THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Benton A Instructor: Diane Bouska

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Empire C Instructor: Bill Nash

THE GUITAR OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON

INTRO TO OLD TIME GUITAR

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Northrup Instructor: Martin Grosswendt

LEVEL: BEG/INT SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Benton B Instructor: Adam Tanner

LEAD CONCEPTS FOR BOTTLENECK GUITAR BACKUP AND SOLOING

SWING GUITAR - SOLOING AND IMPROVISATION

SWING GUITAR – CHORDS & RHYTHM LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Benton B Instructor: Whit Smith

CHICKEN PICKIN - COUNTRY LEAD GUITAR LEVEL: INT/ADV FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Empire A Instructor: Redd Volkaert

INTRO TO BLUEGRASS GUITAR LEVEL: BEGINNER FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn A Instructor: Diane Bouska

REGGAE GUITAR LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Fremont Instructor: Corey Harris

LEVEL: INT/ADV SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Northrup Instructor: Whit Smith

GUITAR MASTER CLASS LEVEL: ADVANCED SAT 1 - 3 PM 20th Floor at the Westin Hotel Instructor: Albert Lee

INTRO TO BLUEGRASS GUITAR LEVEL: BEG/INT SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Benton B Instructor: Diane Bouska

MOVING TO ELECTRIC FROM ACOUSTIC GUITAR LEVEL: INT/ADV SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Empire C Instructor: Bill Kirchen

RAGTIME GUITAR LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Fremont Instructor: Mary Flower

HONKY TONK ELECTRIC GUITAR – THE WEST COAST PICKERS LEVEL: INT/ADV FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Empire A Instructor: Bill Kirchen

TRANCE BLUES LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Benton A Instructor: Corey Harris

BACKUP COUNTRY GUITAR LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Empire A Instructor: Redd Volkaert

BLUES GUITAR LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Northrup Instructor: Mary Flower

BOTTLENECK SLIDE IN G TUNING

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LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Northrup Instructor: Steve Dawson

MANDOLIN MANDOLIN – BEGINNING TO IMPROVISE LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn B Instructor: Roland White

BLUES MANDO I LEVEL: BEG/INT THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Northrup Instructor: Rich Delgrosso

IRISH/CELTIC MANDOLIN LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn A Instructor: Martin Howley

MANDOLIN – DITCH THE BLUEGRASS GRIP LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn B Instructor: Roland White

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MUSIC CAMP SCHEDULE / BY INSTRUMENT OLD TIME MANDOLIN

CIRCLE OF FIFTHS FOR UKE

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn A Instructor: Adam Tanner

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn B Instructor: Danny Fowler

MANDOLIN – BLUEGRASS DOUBLE-STOP SHOP LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn C Instructor: Roland White

MANDOLIN – MONROE STYLE AND STORY TIME LEVEL: ALL LEVELS FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn C Instructor: Roland White

MANDOLIN – PLAYING IN OTHER KEYS LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Van Horn B Instructor: Roland White

GOSPEL HARMONY SINGING LEVEL: ALL LEVELS THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Chouteau A Instructors: The Sojourners

WESTERN SWING VOCAL HARMONIES LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 2:45 - 4:15 PM Chouteau A Instructors: Hot Club of Cowtown

AN IMPROMPTU GLORIOUS CHORUS™ LEVEL: ALL LEVELS FRI 1 - 2:30 PM 20th Floor at the Westin Hotel Instructor: Elise Witt

BLUES MANDO II LEVEL: INT/ADV SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Fremont Instructor: Rich Delgrosso

HEARING AND SINGING INTERVALS

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MANDOLIN – BLUES IN BLUEGRASS LEVEL: BEG/INT SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Van Horn B Instructor: Roland White

PIANO

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 1 - 2:30 PM Empire C Instructor: BettySoo

GOSPEL SINGING LEVEL: ALL LEVELS FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM 20th Floor at the Westin Hotel Instructors: The Sojourners

SIDEPERSON TIPS & TECHNIQUES FOR PIANO

AN IMPROMPTU GLORIOUS CHORUS™

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 10 - 11:30 AM Benton A Instructor: Radoslav Lorkovic

LEVEL: ALL LEVELS SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Chouteau A Instructor: Elise Witt

BLUES & RAGTIME PIANO STYLES

WORKING OUT VOCAL HARMONIES

LEVEL: INT/ADV SAT 10 - 11:30 AM Fremont Instructor: Blind Boy Paxton

LEVEL: BEG/INT SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn C Instructor: BettySoo

COMPOSITION THROUGH IMPROVISATION (PIANO)

THE ROOTS OF FREEDOM SONGS

LEVEL: INT/ADV SAT 1 - 2:30 PM Benton A Instructor: Radoslav Lorkovic

LEVEL: ALL LEVELS SAT 2:45 - 4:15 PM Chouteau A Instructors: The Sojourners

UKULELE GETTING STARTED ON THE UKULELE LEVEL: BEGINNER THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Van Horn C Instructor: Danny Fowler

GETTING INTO SWING UKULELE LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE FRI 2:45 - 4:15 PM Benton B Instructor: Danny Fowler

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VOICE/GUITAR SATURDAY NIGHT SONGS – SINGING CLASSIC COUNTRY LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE THUR 1 - 2:30 PM Empire A Instructor: Bill Kirchen


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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE

QUÉBEC SPOTLIGHT Feb. 19th

PRESENTED BY

20th floor 6:15 MICHAEL JEROME BROWN

8:30 CORINNA ROSE

7:00 JENNY BERKEL

9:15 RÉVEILLONS

7:45 YVES LAMBERT TRIO

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FRIDAY NIGHT, FEB 19th • BENTON’S 20th FLOOR

FOLQUÉBEC SPOTLIGHT (acoustic) SHOWCASES THURSDAY 18 - FRIDAY 19 - SATURDAY 20 • ROOM 647

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9th Annual Conference May 18 -22, 2016 NESTLED IN THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS AT Montreat Conference Center / Black Mountain, NC28757

Peggy Seeger

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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2016 Recipient of The Kari Estrin Founding Presidents Award

Wednesday night BBQ, Barn Dance and Open Mic!

© 2015 Beth Gwinn

Plenty of showcasing opportunities–Many venues in attendance • Targeted Workshops • Community Hour • Clinics Group Mentorships •Informal Jamming • Meals all together • Great Networking • Registration Open Showcase Applications • More Info www.serfa.org

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FOLK DJ RADIO CHARTS - 2015 Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists / Based on 160929 airplays from 194 different DJs

Top Albums of 2015

Top Songs of 2015

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1. Joe Hill’s Last Will John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 5/15]

1. “A Wanderer I’ll Stay” by Pharis And Jason Romero from A Wanderer I’ll Stay

2. A Wanderer I’ll Stay Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 3/15]

2. “Best Medicine” by The Stray Birds from Best Medicine

3. The Social Music Hour Vol. 1 Spuyten Duyvil [spuytenduyvilmusic.com, 3/15]

3. “Still She Will Fly” by Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio from Still She Will Fly (EP)

4. Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Various Artists [Compass, 9/14]

4. “Boston Town” by Della Mae from Della Mae

5. Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions Robert Earl Keen [Dualtone, 2/15]

5. “River Winding Down” by The Sweet Lowdown from Chasing The Sun

6. Precious Memories Sue Massek [Strictly Country, 4/15]

6. “Same Old” by The Honey Dewdrops from Tangled Country

7. Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Jayme Stone [Borealis, 2/15]

7. “Joe Hill’s Last Will” by John McCutcheon from Joe Hill’s Last Will

8. Tell Tale Heart Chuck Brodsky [chuckbrodsky.com, 3/15]

8. “Down In The Woods” by Jonathan Edwards from Tomorrow’s Child

9. Anna And Elizabeth Anna And Elizabeth [Free Dirt, 3/15]

9. “Lazy John” by Jayme Stone from Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

10. Tomorrow’s Child Jonathan Edwards [Rising, 6/15]

10. “Little Black Train” by Anna And Elizabeth from Anna And Elizabeth

11. Joy Of Living: A Tribute To Ewan MacColl Various Artists [Compass, 10/15]

11. “Not A Single Shot” by Chuck Brodsky from Tell Tale Heart

12. Best Medicine The Stray Birds [Yep Roc, 10/14]

12. “2000 Friends” by Chuck Brodsky from Tell Tale Heart

13. Looking Back: Our American Irish Souls The Burns Sisters [Sisters, 1/15]

13. “Clare To Here” by The Burns Sisters from Looking Back: Our American Irish Souls

14. Chasing The Sun The Sweet Lowdown [thesweetlowdown.ca, 11/14]

14. “Goodbye Old Paint” by Pharis And Jason Romero from A Wanderer I’ll Stay

15. Tangled Country The Honey Dewdrops [thehoneydewdrops.com, 3/15]

15. “Remembering My Password” by Christine Lavin from If You’re Drunk You Cannot Buy A Puppy

16. The Newpart April Verch [Slab Town, 4/15] 17. Pandemonium Moors And McCumber [moorsandmccumber.com, 12/14] 18. The 45th Parallel Neptune’s Car [neptunescar.com, 1/15] 19. Tomorrow Is My Turn Rhiannon Giddens [Nonesuch, 2/15] 20. Ain’t In No Hurry Jorma Kaukonen [Red House, 2/15] 21. Sliding Delta Michael Jerome Browne [Borealis, 1/15] 22. Brotherhood The Gibson Brothers [Rounder, 2/15] 23. Shifted Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 8/15] 24. Della Mae Della Mae [Rounder, 5/15] 25. A Bird In This World Joel Mabus [Fossil, 2/15]

16. “Get Up” by Caitlin Canty from Reckless Skyline 17. “Casey Jones” by John McCutcheon from Joe Hill’s Last Will 18. “Mole In The Ground” by Jonathan Edwards from Tomorrow’s Child 19. “Blue Sky Turned To Rust” by Neptune’s Car from The 45th Parallel 20. “Make Me A Pallet” by Spuyten Duyvil from The Social Music Hour Vol. 1 21. “Railroad” by Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn from Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn 22. “Oh Woody” by Dan Weber from What I’m Lookin For 23. “Sliding Delta” by Michael Jerome Browne from Sliding Delta 24. “Shake Sugaree” by Rhiannon Giddens from Tomorrow Is My Turn 25. “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?” by Spuyten Duyvil from The Social Music Hour Vol. 1

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Top Artists of 2015 1. John McCutcheon 2. Bob Dylan 3. Pete Seeger 4. Pharis And Jason Romero 5. Chuck Brodsky 6. Tom Paxton 7. Robert Earl Keen 8. Spuyten Duyvil 9. The Stray Birds 10. The Honey Dewdrops 11. Peter, Paul And Mary 12. Joel Mabus 13. Jonathan Edwards 14. Anna And Elizabeth 15. Jorma Kaukonen 16. The Burns Sisters 17. The Gibson Brothers 18. Sue Massek 19. Christine Lavin 20. Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio 21. Eliza Gilkyson 22. Jayme Stone 23. Steve Earle 24. Richard Thompson 25. Tom Russell

Top Labels of 2015 1. Rounder 2. Compass 3. Red House 4. Sugar Hill 5. Signature 6. Borealis 7. Columbia 8. Nonesuch 9. Smithsonian/Folkways 10. Vanguard 11. Waterbug 12. Yep Roc 13. Warner 14. Appleseed 15. Rebel 16. Flying Fish 17. Green Linnet 18. Rhino 19. Arc 20. Philo 21. Capitol 22. Sony 23. New West 24. Folk-Legacy 25. RCA


SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR FOLK DJS Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany) Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC) Graham Rice (WJFF-FM, NY) Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA) Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany) Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA) Heather Miller (KRUU-LP, IA) Ian Zolitor (WXPN-FM, PA) Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON) Jay Hertel (WTJU-FM, VA) Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA) Jeanne Holton (WMNF-FM, FL) Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY) Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB) Jeff Zolitor (KNYO-FM, CA) Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia) Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL) Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI) Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CV) Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN) Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH) Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON) Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA) Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI) Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ) John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA) John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA) John Lupton and George Mercer (WVUD-FM, DE) John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT) John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA) John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY) John Sillberg (CKOL-FM, ON) John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ) Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA) Jon ‘Chip’ Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH) Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA) Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY) Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL) Justin Helmer (KVSC-FM, MN) Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany) Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK) Kate McNally (NHPR, NH) Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL) Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA) Ken Nagelberg (WHYR-FM, LA) Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM) Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL) Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA) Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA) Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY) Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA) Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA) Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR) Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO) Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL) Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH) Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB) Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI) Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM & KFOK-LP, CA) Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT) Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI) Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA) Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA) Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated, DC) Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA) Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel) Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)

Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT) Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA) Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL) Michelle Drackett-Smisek (WJCU-FM, OH) 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) Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT) Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD) Paul Hefti (live365.com, CA) Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO) Pete Marshall (WTJU-FM, VA) Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY) Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA) Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ) Peter Kernast and John Bates Peter Schiffman (KDRT-FM, CA) Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA) Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY) Rhonda J. Miller (WUMD-FM, MA) 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) Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA) Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA) Sandy Goodson (WTJU-FM, VA) Sean McGowan (KLCC-FM, OR) Shaelea Carroll (WTJU-FM, VA) Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia) Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia) Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY) Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO) Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC) Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB) Steve Harris (KCMJ-FM, CO) Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO) Steve Kindig (WTJU-FM, VA) Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON) Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL) Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL) Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM & WWUH-FM, CT) Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia) Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA) Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA) Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia) Terry O’Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI) Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI) Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT) Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB) Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA) Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM) Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC) Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY) Wayne Greene (live365.com, LA)

MUSIC CAMP/FAIR

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL) Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN) Alan Hossack (94.7 The Pulse, Australia) Allison Brock (CKUA-FM, AB) Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON) Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH) Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ) Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY) Annette Kastner & Ryan Marley Grant (WTJU-FM, VA) Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY) Art Menius (WCOM-FM, NC) Art Podell (KPFK-FM, CA) Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC) Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT) Artie Martello (mostlyfolk.org, NY) Bettie Carlson (WCUW-FM, MA) Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ) Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT) Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL) Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA) Bob Brown (WNMC-FM, MI) Bob Heyer (WWOV-FM, WV) 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) Carpenter, Brown, Kindig, Donleavy, Rough, Koplin & Davis (WTJU-FM, VA) 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) Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA) Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME) Dave Hardy (djsleepy.com, MA) David John (KTRU-FM, TX) David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH) Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA) Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia) Dennis & Judy Cook (WOBC-FM, OH) Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA) Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA) Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR) Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT) Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR) Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI) Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV) Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR) Ellen Stanley (KFAI-FM, MN) Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR) Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME) Fred J. Alvarez (WSIA-FM, NY) Gail Comfort (cmrnashville.com, MB) Gary Crouth (WYEP-FM, PA) Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE) George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)

Drop by the Folk DJ Reception, Thursday, 4:00-5:30 in Century C. All artists welcome.

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EXHIBITORS 101 MyEventApps

202

Kerrville Folk Festival

304

102

103 Merchcat

203

Woodenship Productions / The Granata Agency

305 AMA: Americana Music Association

104

Unsigned Only

204

KC Cafe Radio

306

Pan Canadian Initiative

105

Cameron Dexter / Amilia Spicer

205

Borealis Records

307

Scenic Roots

106

Local 1000

206

Art Of The Song

308

The Fitzgeralds/The Railsplitters

Folk Alliance Australia

207

Music Resource Group

Nashville Songwriters Association International

208

Cosmo’s Dream / Rick Ruskin

401

Val Denn Agency/The House of Songs

301

Culture Ireland

402

SweFolk/Export Music Sweden

Sweet Beaver Suite #743

403

Quicksilver Productions

Horizons - UK

404

Folk Music Ontario

107 108 201

CD Baby

FAI Board of Directors & Regions

302 303

EXHIBIT HALL MAP 901

902

903

Fleming Artists

Located in Century A/B

904

905

906

907

908

108

EXHIBITORS

107 106 105 104 103 102 101 92

909 809

208 308

408 508

608 708

808

207 307

407 507

607 707

807

206 306

406 506

606 706

806

205 305

405 505

605 705

805

204 304

404 504

604 704

804

203 303

403 503

603 703

803

202 302

402 502

602 702

802

201 301

401 501

601 701

801

To Century Foyer


808

TreeHouse Custom Drums

407

Concerts In Your Home

607

From Boston to Colorado

901

Music Together

408

Hearth Music

608

Earth Wisdom Music & Clothing

501

Bill Wence Promotions

701

Springfield Music

903

Moon River Music Festival / Magnolia Record Club

904

Sultans of String

502-503 Kari Estrin Management

702 AER/Musiquip

504

Class Act Entertainment

703

505

International Bluegrass Music Association

704 Bradford and Franzke Fine Instruments

506

Moors and McCumber / The Strange Byrds

705

Precision Printers

Bandzoogle

507

Bettman & Halpin

706

B.A.C. Musical Instruments - Kansas City

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

508

Artists of Note

707

Nechville Banjos

I’ll Fly Away Foundation

Taylor Guitars

708

Steve Mason - Ask A Luthier

IM Tour

Atomic Music Group

801 D’Addario

603

MPress Records

802-803 KC Strings

604

Mike Aiken Music

804

Ear Trumpet Labs

Mara Levine/Terry Kitchen/ Dennis Warner/Gathering Time

805

Heritage Music Repair

806

The Vintage Gretsch Experience

601 602

605

WELCOME

606 Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann

807 Bose

Folk Music Canada

406

Shubb Capos

Century Foyer

Woody Guthrie Center

EXHIBITORS

405 Folquébec

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EXHIBITORS AER/MUSIQUIP BOOTH 702 John Kelley www.musiquip.com john.kelley@musiquip.com

BRADFORD & FRANZKE FINE INSTR. BOOTH 704 Mark Franzke www.bfstrings.com mfranzke@kc.rr.com

FLEMING ARTISTS BOOTH 304 Susie Giang www.flemingartists.com susie@flemingartists.com

AMA: AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION BOOTH 305 Danna Strong www.americanamusic.org danna@americanamusic.org

CAMERON DEXTER / AMILIA SPICER BOOTH 105 Cameron Dexter www.amiliaspicer.com cammiedexter@gmail.com

FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA BOOTH 107 Una McAlinden www.folkalliance.org.au una@iprimus.com.au

CD BABY BOOTH 102 Chris Robley www.cdbaby.com chris@cdbaby.com

FOLK MUSIC CANADA BOOTH 406 Tamara Kater www.folkmusiccanada.ca tamara@folkmusiccanada.ca

CLASS ACT ENTERTAINMENT BOOTH 504 Mike Drudge www.classactentertainment.com mike@classactentertainment.com

FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO BOOTH 404 Jennifer Ellis www.folkmusicontario.ca jellis@folkmusicontario.ca

CONCERTS IN YOUR HOME BOOTH 407 Fran Snyder www.listeningroomnetwork.com fran@listeningroomnetwork.com

FOLQUÉBEC BOOTH 405 Gilles Garand www.espacetrad.org info@espacetrad.org

COSMO’S DREAM / RICK RUSKIN BOOTH 208 Steve Nebel www.cosmosdream.sknebel.com www.liondogmusic.com (Rick Ruskin) cosmosbigdream@gmail.com

FROM BOSTON TO COLORADO BOOTH 607 Teresa Storch www.teresastorch.com teresastorch@gmail.com

AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CENTURY FOYER Jennifer Cutting www.loc.gov/folklife/ jcut@loc.gov ART OF THE SONG BOOTH 206 John Dillon www.standingoproject.com support@standingoproject.com ARTISTS OF NOTE BOOTH 508 Joann Murdock www.artistsofnote.com jmurdock@artistsofnote.com ATOMIC MUSIC GROUP BOOTH 602 Logan Bosemer www.atomicmusicgroup.com logan@atomicmusicgroup.com

EXHIBITORS

B.A.C. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - KC BOOTH 706 Michael Corrigan www.bacmusic.com mike@bacmusic.com BANDZOOGLE VISIT IN THE CENTURY FOYER Dave Cool www.bandzoogle.com dcool@bandzoogle.com BETTMAN & HALPIN BOOTH 507 Stephanie Bettman www.bettmanandhalpin.com stephaniebettman@gmail.com BILL WENCE PROMOTIONS BOOTH 501 Bill Wence www.billwencepromotions.com billwencepro@earthlink.net BOREALIS RECORDS BOOTH 205 Bill Garrett www.borealisrecords.com bill@borealisrecords.com BOSE BOOTH 807 Jason Sheridan www.bose.com Jason_Sheridan@bose.com 94

CULTURE IRELAND BOOTH 301 Christine Sisk www.cultureireland.ie Christine.Sisk@cultureireland.gov.ie

HANDMADE GUITARS BY BOB GRAMANN BOOTH 606 Bob Gramann www.bobgramann.com bob@bobgramann.com

D’ADDARIO BOOTH 801 Courtney Klein www.daddario.com cklein@daddario.com

HEARTH MUSIC BOOTH 408 Devon Leger www.hearthmusic.com devon@hearthmusic.com

EAR TRUMPET LABS BOOTH 804 Philip Graham www.eartrumpetlabs.com pgraham@eartrumpetlabs.com

HERITAGE MUSIC REPAIR BOOTH 805 Bryan Wolfe www.heritagemusicrepair.com heritagemusicrep@aol.com

EARTH WISDOM MUSIC & CLOTHING BOOTH 608 Minda Hart www.earthwisdommusic.com earthwisdom80@gmail.com

HORIZONS - UK BOOTH 303 Crispin Parry www.britishunderground.net crispin@britishunderground.net

FAI BOARD OF DIRECTORS & REGIONS BOOTH 201 www.folk.org fai@folk.org

I’LL FLY AWAY FOUNDATION CENTURY FOYER Betsy Brumley www.illflyawayfoundation.org betsy@illflyawayfoundation.org

THE FITZGERALDS/THE RAILSPLITTERS BOOTH 308 Kerry Fitzgerald www.kerryfitzgerald.weebly.com www.therailsplitters.com kerryfitz_dance@hotmail.com

IM TOUR CENTURY FOYER Andy Thomas www.imtour.org andy.thomas@westaf.org


MPRESS RECORDS BOOTH 603 Meredith Tarr www.mpressrecords.com meredith@mpressrecords.com

STEVE MASON - ASK A LUTHIER BOOTH 708 Steve Mason www.ask-a-luthier.com ask.a.luthier@gmail.com

KARI ESTRIN MANAGEMENT BOOTH 502 & 503 Kari Estrin www.kariestrin.com kari@kariestrin.com

MUSIC RESOURCE GROUP BOOTH 207 Martin Folkman www.independentmusicawards.com www.musiciansatlas.com martin@musiciansatlas.com

SULTANS OF STRING BOOTH 904 Chris McKhool www.sultansofstring.com chris@fiddlefire.com

BOOTH 204 Kathy Forste www.kccaferadio.com kathy@kccaferadio.com KC STRINGS BOOTH 802 & 803 Anton Krutz www.kcstrings.com anton@kcstrings.com KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL BOOTH 202 Dalis Allen www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com dalis@kerrvillefolkfestival.com LOCAL 1000 BOOTH 106 Richard Coombs www.local1000.com richard@local1000.org MARA LEVINE / TERRY KITCHEN DENNIS WARNER / GATHERING TIME BOOTH 605 Mara Levine www.maralevine.com www.terrykitchen.com www.warnersongs.com www.gathering-time.com marablevine@gmail.com MERCHCAT BOOTH 103 Vanessa Ferrer www.infocusmgmt.com vferrer@infocusmgmt.com MIKE AIKEN MUSIC BOOTH 604 Mike Aiken www.mikeaikenmusic.com mike@mikeaikenmusic.com MOON RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL / MAGNOLIA RECORD CLUB BOOTH 903 Samantha Steele www.moonriverfestival.com www.magnoliarecord.com sam.steele@goodtimeinc.com MOORS AND MCCUMBER / THE STRANGE BYRDS BOOTH 506 James Moors www.moorsandmccumber.com www.strangebyrds.com moorsandmccumber@gmail.com

MUSIC TOGETHER BOOTH 901 Jenny Goings www.musictogether.com jgoings@musictogether.com MYEVENTAPPS BOOTH 101 William Love www.myeventapps.com william.love@favequest.com NSAI BOOTH 108 Krista Darting www.nashvillesongwriters.com krista@nashvillesongwriters.com NECHVILLE BANJOS BOOTH 707 Tom Nechville www.nechville.com tom@nechville.com

SWEET BEAVER SUITE #743 BOOTH 302 Matthew Bartlett www.midnightmango.co.uk matt@midnightmango.co.uk SWEFOLK/EXPORT MUSIC SWEDEN BOOTH 402 Tom Leven www.swefolk.com info@tomlevin.com TAYLOR GUITARS BOOTH 601 David Kaye www.taylorguitars.com David.Kaye@taylorguitars.com THE GRANATA AGENCY BOOTH 203 Mary Granata www.granataagency.com mary@granataagency.com

PAN CANADIAN INITIATIVE BOOTH 306 Tamara Kater tamara@folkmusiccanada.ca

TREEHOUSE CUSTOM DRUMS BOOTH 808 Derek Sharp www.treehousedrums.com derek@supersonicmusic.com

PRECISION PRINTERS BOOTH 705 Matthew Thompson www.precisionprintkc.com matthew@precisionprintkc.com

UNSIGNED ONLY BOOTH 104 Shane Whalen www.unsignedonly.com swhalen@unsignedonly.com

QUICKSILVER PRODUCTIONS BOOTH 403 Martha Stracener Dantzic www.quicksilverproductions.net martha@quicksilverproductions.net

VAL DENN AGENCY/HOUSE OF SONGS BOOTH 401 Val Denn www.valdenn.com valdenn@valdenn.com

SCENIC ROOTS BOOTH 307 Amber Rogers www.scenicroots.com scenicroots@live.com

THE VINTAGE GRETSCH EXPERIENCE BOOTH 806 Ed Ball www.gretschguy.com gretsch_ed@yahoo.com

SHUBB CAPOS BOOTH 703 Gary Mobley www.shubb.com gary@shubb.com

WOODENSHIP PRODUCTIONS/THE GRANATA AGENCY BOOTH 203 Robyn Boyd www.woodenshipproductions.com www.granataagency.com robyn@woodenshipproductions.com

SPRINGFIELD MUSIC BOOTH 701 Mitch Brashers www.springfield-music.com mitch@springfield-music.com

A full listing of all conference attendees can be found online at www.folk.org/attendees

EXHIBITORS

KC CAFE RADIO

WELCOME

IBMA BOOTH 505 Eddie Huffman www.ibma.org eddie@ibma.org

WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER CENTURY FOYER Deana McCloud www.woodyguthriecenter.org deana@woodyguthriecenter.org 95


OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS 100 MILE HOUSE

ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS

AMY SPEACE

EDMONTON AB CAN FRI 10:00 PM Brookside Ballroom

NEVADA CITY CA USA

THUR 9:15 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

WED 10:00 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Winners of the Edmonton Folk Festival Emerging Artists Award, 100 mile house have shared their unique brand of transatlantic folk at some of Canada’s biggest festivals. Their beautiful harmonies, rich arrangements and captivating lyrics have led to awards and nominations across Canada as well as radio play across the globe.

The musical partnership between Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years touring across the world, they have set the standard for the historic combination of fiddle and cello in traditional music.

Peter Stone 7809665632 100milehousemusic@gmail.com http://www.100milehouse.co.uk

530-913-3345 mail@alasdairfraser.com http://www.alasdairfraser.com

THE ACCIDENTALS

ALEX WONG

TRAVERSE CITY MI USA

NASHVILLE TN USA

FRI 7:15 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

WED 8:30 PM Roanoke Ballroom

One of Billboard Magazine’s top seven breakout bands of 2015, The Accidentals, are the band to see this year. Adam Bauer 734-995-9066 adam@flemingartists.com http://www.moreaccidentals.com

Compilation CD Artist

AERIALISTS SHOWCASE ARTISTS

BOSTON MA USA VANCOUVER BC CAN THUR 8:45 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

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NASHVILLE TN USA

Compilation CD Artist

Alex Wong is a Latin Grammynominated producer/artist. His solo debut was featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage. He has produced albums with artists such as Delta Rae, Ari Hest, Melissa Ferrick, and Vienna Teng. His songs have been featured in film/television projects like The Last Song, The Lincoln Lawyer, and Google and Aquafina commercials. Alex Wong 323-428-8932 Compilation CD Artist alex@highceilingsmusic.com http://www.highceilingsmusic.com

ALBERT LEE LONDON ENGLAND GBR

In a world where hyphenated genres are becoming the norm, all kinds of monikers are available for a contemporary folk band - post-folk, trad-core, alt-roots. File under World, or file under Celtic? Aerialists fits best with the beautifully contradictory ‘prog-trad’, creating an effortless fusion between fiddle traditions and contemporary soundscapes.

Albert Lee, In his 5th decade as a professional musician is a breakneck picker and fingerstylist who has performed with Eric Clapton among many others . Albert is part of a rarefied fraternity as a virtuoso’s virtuoso and is well respected by his peers and fans across the world.

Adam Iredale-Gray 617-952-1899 aerialistsmusic@gmail.com http://www.aerialistsmusic.com

Jim Cowan 805.231.9839 info@jimcowanmgmt.com http://www.albertlee.co.uk

“What Amy Speace sayswhat she singsshe says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity”- The New York Times. A time traveller, a timeless artist, Speace’s voice and songs serve as a bridge from the past to the present in folk music. Craig Grossman 612-703-0151 craig@greenroommusicsource.com http://www.amyspeace.com

ANDINO SUNS REGINA SK CAN FRI 8:30 PM Pershing South Ballroom

Andino Suns have been captivating audiences throughout Canada with fiery instrumentation and inspirational live performances. Hailing from the prairies by way of Santiago, Chile, these Western Canadian Music Award nominees fuse traditional Andean Mountain instrumentation with modern Latin grooves and rhythms. The result is something powerful, passionate and memorable. Andres Davalos 306-502-5446 info@andinosuns.com http://www.andinosuns.com

SAT 10:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

ANNA & ELIZABETH RURAL RETREAT VA USA WED 8:15 PM Brookside Ballroom Virginia-based Anna and Elizabeth mesmerize, playing traditional songs collected from archives and visits with elder musicians. Shared in close harmonies, sparse arrangements,


OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS and with intricate paper cut illustrations, their show is striking and intimate.”Some of the most yearning harmonies I’ve heard at the Tiny Desk.”- Bob Boilen, NPR Dylan Locke 540-239-9138 dylan@floydcountrystore.com http://www.annaandelizabeth.com

AOIFE O’DONOVAN BROOKLYN NY USA WED 9:15 PM Century C Ballroom Aoife O’Donovan is known for her ethereal vocals and substantive songwriting. O’Donovan joined Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz throughout 2015 for a popular world tour dubbed I’m With Her. Aoife’s new album, In The Magic Hour, is available now on Yep Roc Records.

APPLESEED COLLECTIVE

APPLEWOOD ROAD

ANN ARBOR MI USA

NASHVILLE TN USA

FRI 6:30 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

THUR 7:45 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

The dictionary defines Americana as, ‘things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United States.’ If that’s the case then The Appleseed Collective is real Americana... it’s like Satch, Django, Joplin, Bob Wills, plus a little Bill Monroe, but the sum is actually greater than the parts.

Applewood Road came together almost by accident. A casual songwriting session became a full album after the nostalgic air of the first, eponymous song seduced all who heard it. Original folk tunes with 3-part harmonies, recorded live around a single microphone by singer-songwriters Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth & Amy Speace.

Virginia Prater 865-300-2107 virginia@praterday.com http://www.theappleseedcollective.com

Howard Mills +447958545229 howard@humblesoul.net http://applewoodroadmusic.com

SHOWCASE ARTISTS

Ben Levin 413-529-2830 ben@tmmchi.com http://aoifeodonovan.com

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS BEAT ROOT

BEN CAPLAN & THE CASUAL SMOKERS

BEN GLOVER

BELFAST NORTHERN IRL & KENT GBR SAT 10:00 PM Liberty Ballroom

HALIFAX NS CAN

THUR 6:15 PM Brookside Ballroom

NASHVILLE TN USA

SAT 6:15 PM Benton’s 20th Floor Beat Root incorporate elements of classic 60s Pop, Folk, Blues and Rock ‘n Roll to create an exciting, organic, honest sound, with no technical jiggery pokery, relying instead on old fashioned showmanship mastery of their craft to paint their musical pictures, with influences ranging from The Beatles to Van Morrison. Tim Mcfadden 615 476 0090 tzmcfadden@gmail.com http://www.beatrootmusic.com

Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul. His new album, Birds with Broken Wings, explodes with sounds both ancient and modern, with more than 30 musicians and even more instruments, combining acoustic sounds from around the world. Adam Kreeft 416-368-5599 adamkreeft@theagencygroup.com http://bencaplan.ca/

SHOWCASE ARTISTS

STAY CONNECTED WITH FAI facebook.com/folkalliance instagram.com/folk_alliance @folkalliance #folkmusic #FAI2016 youtube.com/folkalliance

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Irish native and Nashville resident Ben Glover has established himself as one of Ireland’s finest singersongwriters.Mary Gauthier and Gretchen Peters both call on Ben as a frequent collaborator. He tours Europe and the US on a regular basis. “He’s without question one of the greatest songwriters in Ireland” Ralph McLean(BBC) Ben Glover 615-815-7729 ben@benglover.co.uk http://www.benglover.co.uk


AUSTIN TX USA

THE BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRINGBAND

BLUE HORIZON WITH LEE MURDOCK

SAT 10:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

SEATTLE WA USA

KANEVILLE IL USA

THUR 7:45 PM Liberty Ballroom

THUR 10:00 PM Brookside Ballroom

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen was a founding member and lead guitarist of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. He has since released 10 CDs under his own name and played or recorded with Gene Vincent, Nick Lowe, Hoyt Axton, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and more. 4432392172 bkirchen@mac.com http://billkirchen.com

BIRDS OF CHICAGO

The Blackberry Bushes are a Northwest acoustic Americana and bluegrass band whose sound falls somewhere between Gillian Welch and The Infamous Stringdusters. The instrumentation is precise and improvisational, reminiscent of the virtuosic bluegrass greats. Elements of jazz, classical, and pop saturate this modern string band sound with a songwriter’s heart.

After years of success as a solo artist, Great Lakes troubadour Lee Murdock has formed a new band, Blue Horizon, adding buoyant harmonies and rhythmic undercurrents that embody the full ensemble sound heard on his 19 CDs, including “What About the Water”, which recently debuted at #13 on Folk DJ. Compilation Joann Murdock 630-557-2742 CD Artist jmurdock@artistsofnote.com http://www.LeeMurdock.com/blue-horizon/

Lindberg Chambliss 515-509-3395 Lindberg@eighthnotebooking.com http://www.theblackberrybushes.com

BOBBY LONG

Allison Russell’s clarion voice wraps around the broken country-soul croon of JT Nero to form Birds of Chicago. They deliver tales of hope, despair and...seahorses in a genre they classify as rock & roll poetry. Their sound is laced with echoes of mountain gospel, doo-wop, and classic soul, with back porch instrumentation.

THE BLACKBIRD REVUE

A contemporary folk artist from England based in New York, Bobby Long received his first break when his song “Let Me Sign” featured on the Twilight soundtrack. Long released two albums, A Winter Tale and Wishbone on ATO. Now signed to Compass Records, Long’s 2015 album is Ode to Thinking.

Chris Colbourn 617-969-0810 chris@concertedefforts.com http://www.birdsofchicago.com

Husband and wife duo, The Blackbird Revue is garnering national attention with their delicately driving indie-folk-rock sound. They were featured on NBC’s The Voice, The Discovery Channel, named 2015’s “Best Americana Band”(Midwest Music Awards) and released one of Kansas City’s Top Ten Albums of 2013 (Ink Magazine).

CHICAGO IL USA THUR 10:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

BJÄRAN STOCKHOLM SWE

THUR 10:15 PM Century C Ballroom Bjäran’s musical paths crossed long before the band was formed. The four members met at a young age through folk music courses, and their musical development began. This shared background has given them a mutual understanding of Northern Swedish folk music traditions. Hilda Sandgren +46 70-440 85 00 hilda@mtaprod.se http://bjaran.se/en/

KANSAS CITY KS USA SAT 7:00 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

Jacob Prestidge 816-506-8098 jacob@theblackbirdrevue.com http://theblackbirdrevue.com

NEW YORK NY USA WED 10:30 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

Stuart Ongley 447798841215 stuart@sgomusic.com http://www.bobbylong.info/

CAITLIN CANTY PROCTOR VT USA

SHOWCASE ARTISTS

BILL KIRCHEN

FRI 9:15 PM Liberty Ballroom Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a 1930s Recording King guitar and a dusky alto. Produced by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, her latest record Reckless Skyline features an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk. Caitlin Canty 917-208-3273 caitlincantysings@gmail.com http://www.caitlincanty.com 99


OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS CAITLIN JEMMA & THE GOODNESS

CATHERINE MACLELLAN

THE CERNY BROTHERS

CHARLOTTETOWN PE CAN

LOS ANGELES CA USA

EUGENE OR USA

SAT 9:15 PM Liberty Ballroom

THUR 10:00 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

FRI 6:15 PM Brookside Ballroom Caitlin Jemma is a small-town girl with a big country heart. Her songwriting emerged in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is now influenced by the Pacific Northwest. Together, Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness perform original tunes that are influenced by tradition and bring the audience a good down-home country feeling.

2015 JUNO WINNER Roots Album Of The Year 2015 JUNO NOMINEE Songwriter of the Year. After releasing her debut album, Catherine MacLellan earned immediate critical acclaim. She has toured internationally and her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canadian and International Roots Music Charts.

Caitlin Jemma 775-220-0667 caitlinjemmamusic@gmail.com http://www.caitlinjemma.com

Ryan Heerschap 416-788-1475 ryan@Ibookshows.com http://www.catherinemaclellan.com

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CATIE CURTIS

PONTYPOOL WALES GBR

BOSTON MA USA

SAT 7:15 PM Century C Ballroom

THUR 7:45 PM Pershing South Ballroom

Calan-Celtic Music from Wales with infectious guitar rhythms and high voltage routines give way to the most beautiful and haunting songs sung in both Welsh and English. Fiddles, guitar, bagpipes and step dancing along with a song that tells the tale of Merlin and the two dragons.

Catie Curtis has spent 20 years on the singer/ songwriter folk scene, performing shows and recording 13 CDs. She’s performed at the White House 5 times and won several Boston Music Awards as well as the Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition. The New Yorker called Catie a “folk-rock goddess.”

Robyn Boyd 518-392-5372 robyn@woodenshipproductions.com http://www.calan-band.com

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NASHVILLE TN USA WED 10:45 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom Caroline Spence has accrued quite a few accolades in her 26 years. After claiming top prize in three national songwriter contests, Caroline released her first full-length album “Somehow” in March of 2015. Rolling Stone said “Caroline possesses a feather-light voice that evokes the best singers of the Lilith Fair era.” Caroline Spence 4349965446 carolinespencemusic@gmail.com http://www.carolinespencemusic.com

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Catie Curtis 508-269-3131 catie@catiecurtis.com http://www.catiecurtis.com

This year marks the release of their new album, Sleeping Giant, recorded at Bear Creek Studios with producers Jerry Streeter and Ryan Hadlock. Signifying a new direction for the band, turning from an acoustic, folk element to more electric sound while still keeping the folk spirit from their earlier work. Fallon Cerny 310-779-7662 falloncerny@gmail.com http://www.thecernybrothers.com

CHRIS BATHGATE PINCKNEY MI USA THUR 8:00 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom Chris Bathgate is a singersongwriter based in southeast Michigan. His bruised yet beautiful aesthetic, poetic lyrics, and distinct voice have garnered reverent fans internationally. His songs ruminate on the existential, and celebrate the ephemeral with an earnest delivery that is both vulnerable and powerful. Susie Giang 734-262-3454 Susie@flemingartists.com http://www.chrisbathgate.org


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John Cowan Bryan Sutton Eliza Gilkyson Rhiannon Giddens Gregory Alan Isakov Lucy Kaplansky Peter Stampfel Grateful Dead The Earls of Leicester Pete Seeger The Seldom Scene Doc Watson Jayme Stone Jorma Kaukonen Smithsonian Folkways The Traditional Grass Rising Appalachia Billy Strings & Don Julin Sweet Honey in the Rock Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS COMPTON & NEWBERRY

CORIN RAYMOND

CRIS DERKSEN

NASHVILLE TN USA

TORONTO ON CAN

TORONTO ON CAN

WED 9:00 PM Pershing South Ballroom

THUR 6:15 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

WED 8:30 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Compton & Newberry mine that musical period during the 1930’s and ‘40s when brother duet music was transforming into bluegrass. With only two voices and two instruments, they can break your heart with one song and make you want to shout with joy on the next.

“Raymond has a robust and serviceable voice but his true strength is as a songwriter...” -Kerry Doole, Exclaim! Magazine. Corin Raymond is set to release his 4th album “Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams” in February 2016. He has been performing in Canada and the US for the past 10 years.

Award winning Canadian Aboriginal cellist Cris Derksen is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her classical training and her aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music.

nicole rochefort 416-953-5752 nicole@aimbookingagency.com http://www.corinraymond.com/

Kathy Campbell 604-732-6071 kathy@pooka.ca http://crisderksen.virb.com/cri

GORDONSVILLE VA USA

CORINNA ROSE

CURTIS MCMURTRY

WED 8:30 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

MONTREAL QC CAN

AUSTIN TX USA

FRI 8:30 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

WED 8:15 PM Liberty Ballroom

Corey Harris was born in Denver, CO to parents from Texas and Kentucky. He is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.Corey has performed worldwide and began as a New Orleans street singer.In 2003 Harris was featured in the Martin Scorcese film “Feel like Going Home”. In 2007 he won the MacArthur Fellowship-Genius Award.

Banjo wielding singersongwriter Corinna Rose pushes the boundaries of the folk world. Unabashedly using crooked rhythms, odd time signatures and jazz chords, her new chamber-folk EP entitled ‘The Wharf’ showcases the interplay between classical strings, autoharp, and banjo, with a gentle nod to Nick Drake and Mississippi John Hurt.

Though Curtis McMurtry is only 24 years of age, many of the characters in his songs seem to have given up on life decades ago. From the doomed narrator of “Foxhole” to the resigned nostalgia of “Eleanor’s House” Curtis writes to break your heart into sharp, jagged pieces.

8045725628 stablerootsproductions@gmail.com http://www.corey-harris.com

Corinna Gulkin 514-755-2305 info@corinnarose.com http://www.corinnarose.com

COREY MATHEW HART

THE CRANE WIVES

BLUE MOUNDS WI USA

GRAND RAPIDS MI USA

FRI 8:45 PM Roanoke Ballroom

WED 9:15 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

COREY HARRIS

Simply put, Corey has a voice that is at once both intense and comforting. His performances possess a cathartic fervor that entrance the audience and draw them inside the music. It is not only his voice, but his songs that placed him in the finals of the 2014 NewSong Contest. Corey Hart 608-250-0322 corey@coreymathewhart.com http://www.coreymathewhart.com

The Crane Wives are a homegrown indie-folk-rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Utilizing three-part harmony, acoustic instruments, ethereal electric color, bounding rhythms and a deep love of literature, the eclectic four-piece creates a unique, dynamic sound that is equal parts haunting and uplifting.

Laura Thomas 5124237667 laura@comboplatebooking.com http://curtismcmurtrymusic.com

DANNY SCHMIDT AUSTIN TX USA WED 10:45 PM Roanoke Ballroom

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Heidi Herzog 714-553-4433 reddressproductions33@gmail.com http://www.comptonandnewberry.com

Schmidt is best known for his stunningly poetic imagery, leading Sing Out Magazine to proclaim “He is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood. His songs are an avalanche of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. Perhaps the best songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.” John Laird 919-489-4824 john@americanaagency.com http://www.dannyschmidt.com

Tyler Rhem 608-225-3287 tragency@bookingagencypro.com http://thecranewives.com 103


OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS DARLINGSIDE CAMBRIDGE MA USA THUR 8:45 PM Century C Ballroom

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, recipient of six honorary doctorates and the Pete and Toshi Seeger Power of Song AwardRamblin’. Doug Yeager (212) 245-0240 YeagerProd@aol.com http://david-amram.blogspot.com/

DAVID FRANCEY TORONTO ON CAN SAT 9:30 PM Century C Ballroom Darlingside’s sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, clever wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indierock sensibility. The four vocalists and multi-instrumentalists construct every piece collaboratively. Playful vocal permutations swing from four-part unison to CSNY-inspired group harmonies, underpinned by rich, carefully crafted soundscapes. Mark Lourie 2073706591 mark@skylineonline.com http://www.darlingside.com

DAVE GUNNING PICTOU NS CAN

David Francey is recognized as one of today’s finest singersongwriters. He earned three JUNOs in less than 5 years. Francey also recently had the honour of receiving the John Lennon Songwriting award and the International Acoustic Music Award. David has just released his 11th album here at Folk Alliance this weekend. Ryan Heerschap 289-895-9008 ryan@ibookshows.com http://www.davidfrancey.com

SAT 9:30 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

DAVID LUNING BAND With a career spanning 20 years and 11 albums, Dave has earned multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Juno nomination and eight East Coast Music Awards. His new album, Lift offers an honest acoustic sound that proves to be the perfect vehicle for his neatly-crafted songs and gently expressive vocals. Bob Bale 705-523-6200 bob@davegunning.com http://www.davegunning.com SHOWCASE ARTISTS

DAVID AMRAM NEW YORK NY USA WED 10:00 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom David Amram is a celebrated author, composer, conductor, and multiinstrumentalist whose career spans 50 years. As a classical composer and performer, his integration of folk, jazz, and world music led him to work with a variety of acclaimed artists. He is an inductee into the

SEBASTOPOL CA USA THUR 7:00 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

Hailing from Northern California, David Luning’s music has been called gritty, joyful, soulful Americana. His earnest songwriting, lively story-telling, and rich, captivating voice would have you believe you’re listening to a hardened veteran of Nashville. Brad Madison 415-485-5100 brad@mongrelm.com http://www.davidluning.com

DAVID MYLES HALIFAX NS CAN SAT 9:15 PM Brookside Ballroom Like his trademark suit, David Myles’ music is timeless. Regardless of quickly passing trends, it will persevere. From contemporary pop crooners to delicate, jazzy folk ditties, and down-home roots tunes to infectious hip-hop earworms, David’s only artistic constants are his always growing, shape-shifting songwriting, and his exceptional ability to entertain. Tom Kemp 416-598-0067 kemp@feldman-agency.com http://davidmyles.com/

DAVID OLNEY NASHVILLE TN USA FRI 9:30 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom SingerSongwriter David Olney is well-known for unforgettable songs and powerful performances, attracting a devoted following worldwide. With songs recorded by Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Linda Ronstadt & many others, David streamcasts his weekly “You Never Know” Songwriter Series where he plays a song and shares the story behind it. Bill Penn 512-771-8303 redcowbill@austin.rr.com http://www.DavidOlney.com

THE DEAD SOUTH REGINA SK CAN SAT 8:30 PM Benton’s 20th Floor The Dead South is a fourpiece acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan. With Nate Hilts’ gritty vocals, Scott Pringle’s soaring harmonies, Colton Crawford’s blazing banjo licks, and Danny Kenyon’s prominent cello melodies, TDS blends elements of folk/ bluegrass and rock which results in a unique and modern blend of boot-stompin’ music. Jeremy Giacomin 204-988-1123 jeremy@paquinartistsagency.com http://www.thedeadsouth.com

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DELANEY DAVIDSON

DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS

EDISON

LYTTELTON CHRISTCHURCH NZL FRI 7:45 PM Pershing South Ballroom

NASHVILLE TN USA

FRI 7:45 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

DENVER CO USA

SAT 7:00 PM Pershing South Ballroom

Pippa Ryan-Kidd +64 21 626553 pip@southbound.co.nz http://www.delaneydavidson.com

DENNIS ELLSWORTH CHARLOTTETOWN PE CAN SAT 7:45 PM Pershing South Ballroom Dennis Ellsworth is poetic songwriter from PEI, Canada. He deals beauty, love and light to a bleak, dark world with a rich, confident voice and style. His fifth album in four years is called Romantic As It Gets and was produced by David Barbe (Sugar, Drive-By Truckers) in Athens, Georgia.

For Drew Holcomb, “music is medicine.” He and The Neighbors, Nathan Dugger and Rich Brinsfield, celebrated a decade long career with the release of their album Medicine via his own imprint Magnolia Music. The twelve song album tackles issues of everyday life including loyalty, hardship, marriage, friendship, alienation and faith. Buster Phillips 615-383-8787 buster.phillips@caa.com http://drewholcomb.com

THE EAST POINTERS CHARLOTTETOWN PE CAN SAT 10:00 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

Joey Balducchi 905-515-2109 sphericalproductions@gmail.com http://www.dennisellsworth.com

PEI Canada’s The East Pointers (Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson, Jake Charron) released their debut album, Secret Victory, in October. They will be touring Canada in November and touring England and Australia in early 2016. TEP won the 2015 Music PEI ‘New Artist of the Year’ award.

DIETRICH STRAUSE

Chloe Goodyear 61 7 5496 1066 chloe@woodfordia.com http://eastpointers.ca

CAMBRIDGE MA USA SAT 8:00 PM Roanoke Ballroom Dietrich Strause’s third release, Little Stones to Break the Giant’s Heart is a lyrical and melodic well of nostalgia porn. The spirit of longing and adventure shines through in Strause’s creations, each one using timeless melody and a “virtuosic command of imagery.” (WBUR) Dietrich Strause 717-475-6138 dietrich.strause@gmail.com http://www.dietrichstrause.com

THE EASTERN BELLES MONTAGUE PE CAN FRI 8:45 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom PEI’s own Catherine MacLellan, Ashley Condon and Meaghan Blanchard. “The Island” (as it is affectionately known) is where these three award winning songwriters have chosen to live and create while pursuing their musical careers. They are three distinctly stunning voices sharing a love for old country, folk and Americana music. Ryan Heerschap 289-895-9008 ryan@ibookshows.com http://www.easternbelles.com

Within a year of inception, Edison (Alt/folk) has been direct tour support for Iron and Wine, opened for Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, landed a coveted Daytrotter session, was selected as an official artist for CMJ, and self-released “Ghosts,” their debut EP. Maxwell Hughes 970-581-3266 listentoedison@gmail.com http://www.listentoedison.com

THE ENNIS SISTERS ST JOHN’S NL CAN THUR 9:30 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom With a Juno award, a SOCAN award, multiple ECMA and Music NL awards and nominations, Maureen, Karen and Teresa Ennis have performed in Australia, The Middle East, Europe, America and Canada. The Ennis Sisters are exclusively represented in the United States by Trish Galfano of Myriad Artists. Trish Galfano 919-967-8655 trish@myriadartists.com http://www.ennismusic.com SHOWCASE ARTISTS

Delaney Davidson, New Zealander, Singer Songwriter. Winner of the 2013 NZ Country Music Album Of The Year and Three times winner of the APRA NZ Country Music Song Of The Year. A figure of the European tour circuit, he has started to build a name for himself in the USA.

FISH & BIRD VICTORIA BC CAN FRI 8:30 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

Fish & Bird were raised on equal parts roots music and Radiohead. Tom Landa 604-771-7191 tom.landa.email@gmail.com http://fishandbird.ca

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS THE FITZGERALDS

FORTUNATE ONES

FRONT COUNTRY

BANCROFT ON CAN

ST. JOHN’S NL CAN

RICHMOND CA USA

THUR 6:15 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

FRI 7:15 PM Century C Ballroom

THUR 8:30 PM Liberty Ballroom

Meet The Fitzgeralds~ a family group from Canada’s Ottawa Valley, consisting of 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle champions. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, mind-blowing step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart!

Fortunate Ones is the Canadian pop-folk duo of singer/guitarist Andrew James O’Brien and singer/pianist/ accordion player Catherine Allan, endearing audiences with wide-eyed energy, pragmatic optimism, and an earnest mission for connection.Their debut album, The Bliss, was produced by multi-ECMA winner Daniel Ledwell, recorded at Lake Echo in Nova Scotia.

Front Country has a sound with the body of a bluegrass ensemble, the soul of a rock band and the mind of a classical chamber group. Their dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas. This San Francisco quintet has been called “passionately intoxicating” and “orchestral”.

Kerry Fitzgerald 2262391990 kerryfitz_dance@hotmail.com http://www.thefitzgeralds.net

Michelle Conceison 888-980-9779 michelle@marketmonkeys.com http://www.fortunateones.ca

FLAGSHIP ROMANCE

FREDDY & FRANCINE

JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL USA

LOS ANGELES CA USA

SAT 9:30 PM Roanoke Ballroom

WED 10:45 PM Washington Park Place II & III

2014’s “Artist of the Year” by the Concerts In Your Home network. Flagship Romance consists of recently-married singers-songwriters Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson Fisher. To describe their sound they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Flagship Romance’s compositions are centered around the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend.

Freddy & Francine features singer songwriters Lee Ferris (Freddy) and Bianca Caruso (Francine). No Depression describes them as “Americana Soul, complete with tight two-part harmonies, engaging songs that will shoot deep into your heart, and a musical chemistry that is second-to-none in the L.A. Americana scene.” Mike Rofe 818.632.9593 mike@mikeromanagement.com http://www.freddyandfrancine.com

GARRETT LEBEAU AUSTIN TX USA WED 9:45 PM Liberty Ballroom It’s a long way from the Wind River Indian Reservation to Austin, TX., but Garrett Lebeau made the unlikely transition ten years ago and has made his made his mark in one of America’s most competitive musical towns. He plays and sings with raw emotion. Come hear for yourself. Jeff Munger 970-764-5626 jmungerfit@aol.com http://www.garrettlebeau.com

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Shawn Fisher 9048744843 FlagshipRomance@gmail.com http://www.FlagshipRomance.com

Barron Ruth 404-793-7023 barron@crossovertouring.com http://www.frontcountryband.com/

THE FRETLESS VICTORIA BC CAN SAT 9:15 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom The Fretless is a new approach to folk music that is quickly gaining high acclaim around the world. This unique award winning band is taking string music to fascinating places with intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. Their energetic and entertaining performances with some step dancing is one not to miss!

Gareth Bonello is an awardwinning songwriter from Cardiff, Wales. Performing under the stage name ‘The Gentle Good’, he draws on traditional Welsh culture to create beautiful modern folk music in English and Welsh. An accomplished guitarist with a unique style, Gareth takes the instrument in a direction all his own. Gareth Bonello 447849829806 garethbonello@hotmail.com http://www.thegentlegood.com

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS GERALD TRIMBLE’S CELTIC AND WORLD MUSIC KANSAS CITY MO USA WED 9:00 PM Liberty Ballroom

and Americana, Phillips band Grant Lee Buffalo was a seminal 90s mainstay. The twenty-first century saw his transition into a prolific solo career. He currently lives in Nashville.

HAPPY TRAUM

Rob Miller 970-260-6493 rob@quicksilverproductions.net http://www.grantleephillips.com

Happy Traum is a renowned folk singer, writer, teacher, recording artist and first-rate fingerstyle guitarist. He has toured internationally, both solo and with his late brother, Artie Traum; and has appeared and/or recorded with Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Larry Campbell and other major figures in the music world.

HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI*BEAMS DENVER CO USA Gerald Trimble is the foremost innovator of the viola da gamba, a versatile bowed, fretted instrument with ancient roots in Moorish Spain and Renaissance and Baroque Europe. Gerald Trimble, Bill Banks, Serdar Tuncten and Amado Espinoza will be performing as a group in Folk Alliance. Gerald Trimble 828-989-4505 geraldtrimble@hotmail.com http://geraldtrimble.com

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GLEN PHILLIPS SANTA BARBARA CA USA THUR 6:30 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom Glen Phillips started his first band, Toad The Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara at age 15. After six albums and a substantial string of hits, the group disbanded in 1998.

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Phillips began touring as a solo act after Toad the Wet Sprocket’s demise, and has released 5 solo records and two EPs, collaborated on two projects (Mutual Admiration Society and Works Progress Administration), released an EP with Plover (with Neilson Hubbard and Garrison Starr) and an album as RemoteTreeChildren (with Portland’s John Askew). Adam Bauer 734-995-9066 adam@flemingartists.com http://www.glenphillips.com/

GRANT LEE PHILLIPS NOLENSVILLE TN USA THUR 7:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom Iconic troubadour Grant-Lee Phillips has been a pioneering force for more than twenty-five years. Pushing the limits of folk, alternative 108

WED 10:45 PM Century C Ballroom Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams ride out from the cutting edge cowtown of Denver, Colorado. Rootsy and real, neither revivalist nor retro, the Hi-Beams brand of country music is as boundless and electrifying as America itself. Rob Miller 970-260-6493 rob@quicksilverproductions.net http://www.hibeams.com

HANNAH SHIRA NAIMAN TORONTO ON CAN THUR 7:00 PM Benton’s 20th Floor Hannah’s original banjodriven old-time songs are not from the mountains, but from a rough and rocky place. Inspired by Appalachia’s greatest ballad singers, Hannah’s voice rings out against the backdrop of her old-time stringband. This year, Hannah will share a captivating folkloric puppet sideshow collaboration with Panadream Theatre. Hannah Shira Naiman 416-400-6741 hannahshiranaiman@gmail.com http://www.hannahshiranaiman.com

WOODSTOCK NY USA THUR 9:15 PM Brookside Ballroom

Happy Traum 914-706-0380 happytraum@mac.com http://www.happytraum.com

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HEATHER MALONEY NORTHAMPTON MA USA FRI 8:30 PM Liberty Ballroom Heather Maloney has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songs exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence from The New York Times, SPIN, and the Sydney Morning Herald, amongst others. Her latest output, “Making Me Break”, was released 4/28/15 on Signature Sounds Recordings. Hometown: Northampton, MA Adam Bauer 734-995-9066 adam@flemingartists.com tp://www.heathermaloney.com

THE HELLO STRANGERS MERCERSBURG PA USA WED 10:30 PM Liberty Ballroom What does Austininfluenced, ruralPennsylvanian, indie sister-folk sound like? Verbosity aside, it sounds uniquely like The Hello Strangers, a band fronted by sister duo Larissa Chace Smith and Brechyn Chace, whose haunting harmonies and original, wittingly noir songwriting style are the backbone of their sound. Barbara McGee 6153005273 barbara@sycamoream.com http://www.thehellostrangers.com


MELBOURNE VICTORIA AUS SAT 10:15 PM Roanoke Ballroom Drawing on a broad swag of influences, Henry’s show is a high sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of jumpsuit era Elvis, to the somber, drunken malaise of Lee Hazelwood. Henry touches on the tenderness of a recently heart-broken Orbison while simultaneously embracing the menace of Cave. Logan Bosemer 6153242501 logan@atomicmusicgroup.com http://ww.wagonsmusic.com

HILLSBURN HALIFAX NS CAN SAT 7:00 PM Liberty Ballroom

van Meter, who produced a Ralph Stanley tribute EP for the band last year. Mark Lourie 207-370-6591 mark@skylineonline.com http://hotbutteredrum.net

AUSTIN TX USA

hugh prestwood 631-477-2538 hprestw@optonline.net http://hughprestwood.com

SAT 8:00 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

IDA WENØE

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

“Perhaps the first thing one notices when listening to the Hot Club of Cowtown is its lack of irony, selfconsciousness and forced hipness in embracing a style of music that so easily lends itself to such things...” -Neil Strauss, NY Times. “An arsenal of technique and joy.” -NY Times Jack Randall 512-470-1259 http://www.hotclubofcowtown.com

MONTREAL QC CAN & MORGANTOWN KY USA SAT 8:45 PM Century C Ballroom

Jason MacIsaac 902-452-1540 jason@macisaacagency.com http://www.hillsburn.com

HOT BUTTERED RUM OAKLAND CA USA THUR 10:00 PM Pershing South Ballroom

COPENHAGEN SEALAND DNK FRI 7:45 PM Brookside Ballroom Amongst a digital mountain range littered with accomplished folk-ish bands and singersongwriters, it´s a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe´s ribcage. Clash Magazine describes her sound as being “bewitching acid folk with a deeply personal edge...”. +45 40750053 idawenoee@gmail.com http://www.idawenoe.com

HUDOST

Members of folk-pop quartet Hillsburn include Rosanna Burrill, Paul Aarntzen, Jackson Fairfax-Perry, and Clayton Burrill. The band’s rich vocal harmonies and songfirst arrangements produce an amped-up, thoughtfully constructed sound. Their debut full-length album is set to be released in the winter of 2016.

Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Michael Johnson, Shenandoah, Crystal Gayle, and Collin Raye. Other notable artists who have recorded his songs include Judy Collins, Maura O’Connell, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Alison Krauss.

The music of HuDost, NeoFolk-WorldRock-Ensemble (Montreal/ Nashville), weaves a seamless tapestry of sound, cultivating that nameless longing that abides in all our hearts. Performances include Bonnaroo, FloydFest, BhaktiFest, World Cafe Live and collaborations include Ani DiFranco, Philip Glass, Joan Osborne, Jon Anderson, Snatam Kaur, Alex Grey, and Neko Case..

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IRISH MYTHEN CHARLOTTETOWN PE CAN SAT 7:45 PM Liberty Ballroom A voice that came straight from the Heavens with all the power and the glory and the truth... I’ve been blessed with seeing a lot of talented musicians, but I have never experienced anyone quite like Irish Mythen. She is a force of nature and a gift from Almighty Herself.

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HENRY WAGONS

Ryan Heerschap 866-966-9040 ryan@ibookshows.com http://www.irishmythen.com

Val Denn 512-413-8461 valdenn@valdenn.com http://www.hudost.com

HUGH PRESTWOOD GREENPORT NY USA FRI 8:45 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Hot Buttered Rum plays California’s own acoustic mountain music, mixing prolific left-coast songwriting with the banjo and fiddle of Appalachia. They’ve worked in the studio with Peter Rowan, Tim Carbone, Mike Marshall, and, most recently, Sally

Hall of Fame songwriter Hugh Prestwood is a native of El Paso, Texas. He has penned #1 hits for 109


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J.P. CORMIER

JAMES RILEY

JEFFREY FOUCAULT

HALIFAX NS CAN

NASHVILLE TN USA

CASPER WY USA

THUR 8:00 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

WED 9:00 PM Brookside Ballroom

FRI 10:00 PM Liberty Ballroom

Ryan Heerschap 866-966-9040 ryan@Ibookshows.com http://www.jp-cormier.com

AngloAmerican singersongwriter James Riley is a troubadour of the kind many thought no longer exist. Having once hitch-hiked from London to Istanbul in search of inspiration, he has since toured both sides of the Atlantic, self-released several records, and honed a knack for disarmingly candid delivery of beautifully written songs.

Described as “Contemporary and timeless...” (New York Times), and “Quietly brilliant” (Irish Times), Jeffrey Foucault mines the darker seams of American music to create a haunting, visceral collision of rock, country, folk, and blues. SALT AS WOLVES, his fifth collection of original songs, was released in October 2015.

JACK HARRIS

James Riley 707-315-2162 jamesrileysongs@gmail.com http://www.jamesriley.info

Lori Peters 617-969-0810 lori@concertedefforts.com http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com

JD WILKES

JEFFREY MARTIN

PADUCAH KY USA

EUGENE OR USA

FRI 7:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

THUR 8:45 PM Roanoke Ballroom

JD Wilkes is an JD Wilkes is an American visual artist, musician, author, amateur filmmaker, bonafide Kentucky Colonel and self-proclaimed “southern surrealist”. Best known as the charismatic frontman for Southern Gothic swamp rockers Legendary Shack Shakers, he is also an avid purveyor of traditional American music and an accomplished harmonica and banjo player.

Jeffrey often wonders what he’s doing with his life. In between long bouts of angst and clouded melancholy, he wrangles songs. Sometimes he looks at organizations like Doctors Without Borders and tries to justify the worth of being a singer songwriter. Doctors must listen to music too, he thinks.

LONDON GBR FRI 6:30 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom “Jack Harris is a priest of song...” - Anais Mitchell. A South by South-West showcasing artist at 17, Jack Harris is also the first non-American to win Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk award. His literate, compassionate songs and riveting live presence have won considerable acclaim on the UK Folk scene. James Walker +44 7894 155 690 brighthelmstonepromotions@gmail.com http://www.jackharrismusic.com

JADEA KELLY TORONTO ON CAN THUR 8:00 PM Century C Ballroom Blessed with an achingly distinct voice, Jadea Kelly’s music bridges the lilting country tinges of Iris DeMent with the darker influences of Portishead, being described by CBC as ‘one of the shining jewels in the crown of Canadian songwriters’. She is currently in the studio recording her follow-up to Clover. Sarah Erickson 416-528-5513 jeada.kelly@gmail.com http://www.darthjadea.com/jadeakelly.html

Matthew Mentele 773-666-5288 matthew@atomicmusicgroup.com http://jdwilkes.com

Jeffrey Martin 541-968-4855 jeffreymartinmusic@gmail.com http://www.jeffreymartinmusic.com

JENNY BERKEL MONTREAL QC CAN

SHOWCASE ARTISTS

J.P. Cormier is a man with many musical talents. He is a skilled songwriter, a gifted singer, and an extraordinary musician who has accomplished success with more than one instrument.

FRI 7:00 PM Benton’s 20th Floor Enthralling, starkly beautiful, hushed and poetic. Since releasing her debut album, Here on a Wire, Jenny Berkel has been intoxicating listeners with her evocative songs. Her consistent touring has garnered fans throughout the world. Produced by Daniel Romano, Berkel’s forthcoming album, Pale Moon Kid, is dreamy, lush and lyrically compelling. Jair Hoogland 31 6 54 39 19 48 jair@sedate-bookings.com http://www.jennyberkel.com 111


OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS JENNY RITTER

JOE CROOKSTON

JOHN WORT HANNAM

VANCOUVER BC CAN

ITHACA NY USA

FORT MACLEOD AB CAN

THUR 7:00 PM Liberty Ballroom

SAT 6:30 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

THUR 7:00 PM Pershing South Ballroom

Confidently laying claim to the genre “indie-folk”, Ritter writes complex and unique pop-tinged landscapes. Originally from Vancouver Island, she’s a seriously accomplished instrumentalist and supports clear, sweet vocals on banjo and guitar. A rotating cast of bandmates includes members of Fish & Bird, The Deep Dark Woods, and The Bills. Jenny Ritter 604-442-4134 bookingjennyritter@gmail.com http://www.jennyrittermusic.ca

Songwriter, singer, guitarist, painter, fiddler, claw hammer banjo player, slide guitarist, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. From Ithaca, NY. Featured in the new Documentary film, “Blue Tattoo.” Rockefeller Songwriting Grant Recipient. Awarded Folk Alliance “Album of the Year”. Story Songs & multiinstrumentalist. David Tamulevich 734-622-8337 david@tamulevich.com http://www.joecrookston.com

THE JEREMIAHS

JOHN BATDORF

DUBLIN IRE SAT 10:00 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding in 2013 the quartet have trailblazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and Festivals. Sean Boyd 845-626-7467 sean@woodenshipproductions.com http://www.thejeremiahs.ie

JESSICA PAIGE

REDMOND OR USA

Some may ask, what is it about the qualities of John Batdorf that set him apart from other excellent singersongwriters. It’s his vulnerability and his complete opening the door to his heart. When John sings, you’ll know why his music has meant so much to his fans for four decades. John Batdorf 818-486-2822 johnbatdorf@att.net http://www.johnbatdorfmusic.com

SHOWCASE ARTISTS

JOHN CRAIGIE

THUR 8:30 PM Brookside Ballroom

PORTLAND OR USA THUR 6:15 PM Liberty Ballroom

Jessica Paige 785.317.2450 jessicapaigemusic@gmail.com http://www.jesspaige.com

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Ryan Heerschap 866-966-9040 ryanheerschap@gmail.com http://www.johnworthannam.com

JOSH HARTY MADISON WI USA WED 9:00 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

WED 8:15 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

KANSAS CITY MO USA

As a committed wanderer, Jessica Paige draws on personal experience and the stories of old souls to bring her own unique brand of songwriting to the stage. Folk-inspired lyricism is brought to life by a master vocalist, backed by a dynamic soulful band. Compilation

Raised in Alberta, John taught on a Blackfoot reserve for six years but since quitting, this Kerrville NewFolk Winner’s lyrically-driven roots music has been nominated for a Juno, three Western-Canadian Music Awards, an International Folk Alliance Award, five Canadian Folk Music Awards winning the 2010 Album of the Year.

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR folk singer John Craigie. The troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. Phil Einsohn 303-444-1554 phil@sweetwinegroup.com http://www.johncraigiemusic.com

Touring across continents, 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, Josh has continued the old family tradition of playing guitar. Jess Parvin 6786544059 jess@buttoncapbooking.com http://www.JoshHarty.com

JOSIENNE CLARKE AND BEN WALKER LONDON GBR SAT 9:15 PM Pershing South Ballroom 2015 BBC Folk Award winners Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have captivated audiences with their intricate guitar style and Josienne’s emotionally affecting voice. Exquisite songs of love and loss, original and traditional are contrasted by a self-deprecating humour that’s seen them become the hottest duo on the English folk scene. Michael Harding 00 44 (0)7969 017777 mick@playpenmusic.co.uk http://www.josienneandben.co.uk


JUDY COLLINS & ARI HEST

KACY & CLAYTON

KIM RICHEY

NEW YORK NY USA

GLENTWORTH/FIR MOUNTAIN SK CAN

NASHVILLE TN USA

FRI 9:30 PM Century C Ballroom

THUR 7:15 PM Roanoke Ballroom

FRI 8:00 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Judy Collins, now 76, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. Ari Hest, with a 15 year career, eight albums, three EPs, and a treasure trove of songs in his song book, come together in 2016 to release a forthcoming album of collaborative writing.

A Saskatchewan folk duo comprised of second-cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum. “Anderson’s voice - plaintive, yearning and strong, summons monochrome images of Jean Ritchie in some half-remembered Alan Lomax movie to mind, while Linthicums guitar triggers flashes of both Davy Graham and Doc Watson.” -Steve Hunt (Write for Roots magazine)

Over the past two decades, two-time Grammy nominated Kim Richey has released six critically acclaimed albums. “Words cannot adequately convey the visceral pleasure of Kim Richey’s singing.... Hers is an uncompromising quest for excellence and artistic integrity, commerical consideration be damned. We are the richer for her stance....”

Todd Jordan 204.988.1133 todd@paquinartistsagency.com http://www.kacyandclayton.com

Laurel Falkenstein 717-249-6812 laurel@silverleafbooking.com http://www.kimrichey.com

PITTSBURG KS USA

KENNY WHITE

KRISTA POLVERE

WED 9:15 PM Roanoke Ballroom

NEW YORK CITY NY USA

PORT MELBOURNE VICTORIA AUS

SAT 8:00 PM Century C Ballroom

FRI 6:30 PM Roanoke Ballroom

NYC singersongwriter Kenny White, formerly touring keyboard player and successful record and advertising producer/arranger, now writes songs of the human condition, from the humorous to the heart-stirring. Accompanying himself on keyboards and guitar, he often tours with Cheryl Wheeler and Judy Collins, who released 3 albums on her Wildflower label.

“She’s next big thing, I just recorded some music with her for her new record in California. She’s always impressed me as a songwriter. I was shocked at how intricate it was. It’s going to be a real game-changer.” - Ryan Adams, Artist

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JULIAN DAVIS

At only 16 years old, Julian Davis walks, looks, talks and sings like a soul who lived through the 40s and 50s. Julian won the youth Kansas flat-picking champion two years in a row. His golden era tone and flat-picking encourages even seasoned professionals to step up their game. Julian Davis 620-719-8505 JulianDavisMusic@gmail.com http://littleclassrecords.com/julian-davis/

JULIAN TAYLOR BAND TORONTO ON CAN

Sandy Goldfarb 917-566-1798 sandygoldfarb@hotmail.com http://www.kennywhite.net

Damian Costin 0402917488 damo@123agency.com.au http://www.kristapolvere.com

KRISTIN SWEETLAND TORONTO ON CAN

THUR 8:30 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

FRI 8:30 PM Brookside Ballroom

Julian Taylor Band writes and performs unabashedly positive music that makes you feel good. It’s a fusion of soul, rock and R&B - or rather, a form of modern rhythm and blues infused with rock n’ roll.

Kristin Sweetland is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and international touring road warrior. Hailed as one of Canada’s most accomplished guitarists, she’s performed at major festivals across Canada, the United States, Europe and Mexico. Sweetland has a brand new solo guitar album in the works scheduled for release in Spring 2016.

Ralph James 416-368-5599 ralph.james@unitedtalent.com http://www.juliantaylorband.com

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Katherine DePaul 212-749-7221 katherine@artist.vision http://www.judycollins.com http://www.arihest.com

Kristin Sweetland 519-319-5239 kristin@kristinsweetland.com http://www.kristinsweetland.com

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS LADY MAISERY LONDON/SHEFFIELD ENGLAND GBR FRI 9:15 PM Pershing South Ballroom

infectious sound. Her band, the Spirits, are a powerhouse that perfectly augment Laney’s gorgeous vocals and songwriting. Lori Peters 617-969-0810 lori@concertedefforts.com http://www.laney-jones.com

as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

LEAF RAPIDS

Mick Harding 00447969017777 mick@playpenmusic.co.uk http://www.leveretband.com

WINNIPEG MB CAN SAT 6:30 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Tom Sweeney +44 7941 371477 ladymaisery@gmail.com http://www.ladymaisery.com

LANCE CANALES FRESNO CA USA THUR 8:30 PM Pershing South Ballroom Lance Canales is a roots blues influenced Americana artist from Fresno, CA. His soul shaking vocals combine a hard edge storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot stomping, acoustic instrumentation. Lance Canales 559-816-6928 lancecanalesandtheflood@gmail.com http://lancecanalesandtheflood.com/

LANEY JONES AND THE SPIRITS MOUNT DORA FL USA THUR 10:15 PM Roanoke Ballroom

Leaf Rapids: “The Band Who Sold the World on Canadian Americana” Mike Seely, No Depression. Juno Award winners Keri and Devin Latimer make up this spacy folk band, consisting of groovy bass; looped guitars, vocals and theremin. Their album, “Lucky Stars” was released in 2015 to impressive reviews. Keri Latimer 204-228-8991 leafrapidsmusic@gmail.com http://www.leafrapids.org

LEE HARVEY OSMOND

NEW ORLEANS LA USA FRI 8:00 PM Century C Ballroom A HaitianAmerican who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, Leyla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, jazz and folk, her music is earthy, elegant, soulful and witty it vibrates with centuries of history, yet feels fresh, distinctive and contemporary. Chris Colbourn 617-969-0810 chris@concertedefforts.com http://leylamccalla.com/

HAMILTON ON CAN SAT 7:45 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

LLEUWEN STEFFAN CAERNARFON WALES GBR

Lee Harvey Osmond, a three time multi-gold record awarded Canadian artist and the progenitor of “Acid Folk”, was a founding member of the Juno award winning band Junkhouse as well as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Lee has appeared with Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, John Foggerty, and Joe Strummer. Cliff Seltzer 615-255-9000 Cliffexec@aol.com http://www.leeharveyosmond.com

LEVERET DERBY MIDLANDS GBR

SAT 7:45 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom Lleuwen Steffan is from the Snowdonia mountains of Wales. Her unique lyrics of modern day Celtic life is fused with traditional Welsh hyms and folk songs. Lleuwen writes mostly in her mother-tongue Welsh. She has won the prestigious European “Liet International” songwriting award for her Breton song “Ar Goulou Bev.”

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Forged from the voices of Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of English and European songs and ballads. Their two albums have been acclaimed by UK press including a five-star review in the Financial Times.

LEYLA MCCALLA

Peter Conway 0044 7885288512 peter@peterconwaymanagement.com http://www.lleuwen.com

FRI 9:15 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom Laney Jones’ hauntingly beautiful voice and technical banjo prowess led her from rural Florida to sharing the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss. Laney’s heart-onher-sleeve lyrics and Americana-infused arrangements create an effortlessly

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS LOS TEXMANIACS

THE LOWEST PAIR

M.C. HANSEN

SAN ANTONIO TX USA

OLYMPIA WA USA

JUNGSHOVED DNK

SAT 8:45 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

FRI 6:15 PM Pershing South Ballroom

THUR 8:00 PM Roanoke Ballroom

Be it Kendl’s punk roots or her admiration for the traditional American songbook, It’s her combining these creative impulses with Palmer, his long Minnesota winters with a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford that birthed this unique sound that is The Lowest Pair.

“M.C Hansen combines storytelling with contemporary country sounds. His music echoes both his Danish heritage and his American influences. The sound of Scandinavia in American clothes - it’s Scandicana!“ ”seems to embody the spirit of Townes Van Zandt in his elegant, thoughtful, natural songwriting.” – David Kidman, Fatea Magazine”

Los Texmaniacs is a conjunto band created by Max Baca in 1997. Baca wanted to create a band that incorporated elements from genres such as Rock & Roll and Jazz while still honoring the roots of conjunto Tejano. In 2010 Los Texmaniacs won a Grammy Award for Tejano Album of The Year “Borders y Bailes”. Los Texmaniacs have collaborated with various artists from different genres including Rick Trevino(country music), Flaco Jimenez(Tejano), Los Lobos(Latin) and even Hip Hop recording artist/songwriter King Montana. Jay Garza texmaniacs@gmail.com http://www.texmaniacs.com

LOWELL LEVINGER - BANANA FROM THE YOUNGBLOODS INVERNESS CA USA NEW YORK CITY NY USA SAT 7:45 PM Brookside Ballroom

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Youngbloods founding, at age 70, Lowell Levinger (Banana from the Youngbloods) is still rocking, playing and singing better than ever. Penning his own originals, Banana incorporates Youngbloods favorites and gems from his extensive musical roots into his performances with a gutsy, engaging style. Kari Estrin 615-262-0883 kari@kariestrin.com http://www.LowellLevinger.com

Lori Peters 617-969-0810 lori@concertedefforts.com http://www.thelowestpair.com

LUKE JACKSON CANTERBURY KENT GBR

MAARJA NUUT

SAT 7:00 PM Brookside Ballroom

TALLINN HARJUMAA EST SAT 8:30 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

Rising roots singer/ songwriter from Canterbury, UK, and double nominee at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013. Wirth a bold, show-stopping voice and honed guitar skills. “An outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson” -Acoustic Magazine Nikki Woodhead +44)0)1524 840539 nikki@imageacoustic.com http://www.lukepauljackson.com

LULA WILES

Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics, creating a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. Mark Roberts 37256606958 mail@maarjanuut.com http://www.maarjanuut.com

BOSTON MA USA

THE MAE TRIO

WED 10:30 PM Pershing South Ballroom

MELBOURNE VICTORIA AUS

Lula Wiles are an acoustic trio of multiinstrumentalists and songwriters. Raised on American roots music, but schooled in diverse contemporary styles, their repertoire combines tradition with a distinctly modern sensibility. Their effervescent vocal harmonies, evocative arrangements, and fearlessly honest delivery create a dynamic and spirited live show. Isa Burke 207-361-7029 lulawilesband@gmail.com http://lulawiles.com

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Jacob Chano +004530403535 j@cobchano.dk http://www.mchansen.com

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FRI 9:30 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom “spine-tingling harmonies”-The Scotsman. With roots firmly planted in folk tradition, Australian award-winning band The Mae Trio is a breath of fresh air in contemporary folk. Incorporating stellar three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and lyrical sophistication, they are on a rapid rise internationally. Highlights: Celtic Connections, Americana and Cambridge folk festivals. Howard Monk +44 (0) 2070330263 howard@thelocal.tv http://www.themaetrio.com


MAJA & DAVID

MARC O’REILLY

MARTIN HARLEY

COPENHAGEN SJÆLLAND DNK

LISMORE COUNTY WATERFORD IRL

HERTFORDSHIRE ENGLAND GBR

FRI 10:00 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

SAT 10:00 PM Brookside Ballroom

FRI 9:15 PM Brookside Ballroom

Maja & David are known for their phenomenal contact on stage where the soundscape moves from one fiddle to what sounds like a fiddle quartet with percussion and a lead singer. Their latest album “CPH-Cafe-YUL” is a wholehearted unity between the members musical backgrounds. “Simply beautiful” Alex Monaghan (Folkworld, 2015).

With gritty sonic depth, Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies.

Martin Harley is a supremely talented songwriter renowned for his prowess on slide guitar, lapsteel and wesienborn. Joined by Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas) on upright bass, the duo released Live At Southern Ground “an album that will please anyone who recalls Taj Mahal in his acoustic prime” -Paul Kerr

MAKING MOVIES KANSAS CITY MO USA SAT 10:15 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom Built upon a foundation of Afro-Latino rhythms and experimental rock, Making Movies has created a bilingual, psychedelic re-envisioning of the Latin American “son.” Watching a crowd ignite as the band breaks into a traditional cumbia, there’s a strong sense that Making Movies is pioneering the soundtrack for the new America. Kyle Wofford 915.526.9814 kyle@unitedinterests.com http://mkngmvs.com/

MANELI JAMAL TORONTO ON CAN WED 8:15 PM Pershing South Ballroom Award winning guitarist Maneli Jamal has wowed audiences around the world with his visual style of playing acoustic guitar. He incorporates many genres in his performances while keeping rhythm with his two hands but you’ll swear he has a trio with him. Maneli Jamal 4164140795 manelijamal@gmail.com http://www.manelijamal.com

MARIA POMIANOWSKA

Shawna Cooper 5198206650 shawna@dollartone.com http://www.martinharley.com

MAZOVIA POL

MATT EPP

FRI 7:00 PM Pershing South Ballroom

WINNIPEG MB CAN FRI 7:00 PM Brookside Ballroom

Assistant Professor of Musical Arts, multiinstrumentalist, vocalist, composer and teacher. Professor of the Academy of Music in Cracow and director of the Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival. She reconstructed two Polish folk instruments. She performed with: Yo-Yo Ma, Boris Grebenshchikov, Gil Goldstein, Gonzalo Rubelcaba etc. She has released over 20 albums. 48504024732 maria.pomianowska@gmail.com http://www.pomianowska.art.pl

Matt Epp is the quintessential troubadour of the Canadian Prairies who has won the admiration of an audience that spans the globe. A stark confessional songwriter, he sings with a tenderness that belies an honesty rarely seen in a genre known for an almost embarrassing amount of honesty. Todd Jordan 204-988-1120 todd@paquinartistsagency.com http://www.mattepp.com

MEADOWS ÖREBRO SWEDEN

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Maja & Jacobsen 4525371544 maja.k.jacobsen@gmail.com http://www.majandavid.com

Matt Bartlett +44 (0) 1458 211117 matt@midnightmango.co.uk http://marcoreillymusic.com

THUR 9:30 PM Roanoke Ballroom Hiding behind the name Meadows ever Bleeding is the Swedish songwriter Christoffer Wadensten. After turning down several record deals Meadows debut EP sold out in a month and shipped to USA, UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia. Christoffer Wadensten +46766312919 http://meadows.se/ cwadensten@gmail.com

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OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS MEGAN JEAN & THE KLAY FAMILY BAND

MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS

MONTREAL QC CAN

NASHVILLE TN USA

SCRANTON PA USA

FRI 6:15 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

FRI 7:00 PM Liberty Ballroom

Michael Jerome Browne is an awardwinning multiinstrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and living encyclopedia of roots music. His mastery of American roots idioms and warm, unaffected singing have been critically acclaimed. The new album “SLIDING DELTA” is a tribute to his early influences, filled with his personal interpretations of classic rural blues.

Infused with classic country and honkytonk, southern blues, New Orleans jazz and swing, and sounds of swamp pop and early rock n’ roll, Miss Tess and her band take pride they are able to blend so many different styles of American roots music and call it their own. Virginia Prater 865-300-2107 virginia@praterday.com http://www.misstessmusic.com

Michael Jerome Browne 514-889-5204 hokeypokeypro@yahoo.com http://www.michaeljeromebrowne.com

MITCH GRAINGER

WED 9:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom Megan Jean simply has a powerhouse voice that is simply one of the best in folk or Americana. “That voice, a foghorn of emotional truth...a rootsier version of P.J. Harvey... gets under your skin and crawls around as it rips a room full of listeners apart.” - Columbia Free Times Adam Davis 866-531-2172 adam@skylineonline.com http://www.meganjean.net/

MÉLANIE BRULÉE TORONTO ON CAN FRI 7:00 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom Melanie is known for charismatic, engaging performances with an retromeets-modern vibe and has always carried her busking roots with her. She now exudes a confidence onstage that can only come from being exposed to elements and variables that buskers have to live with. Jose Bertrand 8442784783 jose@jkbcommunications.com http://www.melaniebrulee.com/

MIA DYSON LOS ANGELES CA USA MELBOURNE AUS SHOWCASE ARTISTS

FRI 10:00 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom Mia Dyson is a four time ARIA nominated award-winning Australian singer songwriter and guitarist. She’s toured with Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Chris Isaak and Joe Cocker. 2016 sees the release of new music influenced by the folk tradition - starting with her reinterperations of beloved Leonard Cohen songs. Erin Sidney 805-232-4132 syd@co-opsounds.com http://miadyson.com

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MIKE McCLELLAN NOOSA QUEENSLAND AUS SAT 8:30 PM Brookside Ballroom Singersongwriter guitarist Mike McClellan has near legendary status in his native Australia - big hits in the 70s and 80s, songs recorded by many others (including Rick Nelson), seven albums (2 gold), 4 years fronting his own national TV series. Mike returned to performing in 2011 releasing two acclaimed albums. Douglas Trevor 6140407436220 dtrevor@tpg.com.au http://www.mikemcclellan.com.au

MIKE STINSON HOUSTON TX USA THUR 6:15 PM Pershing South Ballroom

THUR 7:00 PM Brookside Ballroom Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced Blues and Roots musicians, producers and performers. Since discovering the harmonica and subsequently blues music at fourteen years of age his voice and music has been heard on stage and screen across Australia, Japan, America and Europe. Johnathan Howler 0407 700 682 jon@rhythmsection.com.au http://www.mitchgrainger.com

MO KENNEY HALIFAX NS CAN THUR 7:45 PM Brookside Ballroom

“He can kick out the honkytonk jams with the best of them, and he can tear out your heart with a ballad.” Mike Stinson’s songs are the thrills, chills and spills of life, filled with razor sharp word play, charm, depth, poignance and musical muscle.

In My Dreams is a stunning follow-up to Mo Kenney’s universallyacclaimed self-titled 2012 debut. Released September 2014, this record showcases an artist who has grown in every facet of her craft -as a singer, songwriter, and performer. In My Dreams was released in the UK, Germany and Ireland September 2015.

Julie Richmond 818-919-1344 stinsoncountry@gmail.com http://www.mikestinson.net

Tom Kemp +1416-598-0067 kemp@feldman-agency.com http://mokenney.com/

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MOTHER BANJO

ODE

PENNY AND SPARROW

MINNEAPOLIS MN USA

STOCKHOLM SWE

NASHVILLE TN USA

WED 9:45 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

SAT 7:15 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

THUR 8:45 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Ellen Stanley 612-281-1364 motherbanjo@gmail.com http://www.motherbanjo.com

MUNDY DUBLIN IRL

ODE - Virtuoso and groovy Swedish music with influences from the whole world. ODE is a new band consisting of three glimmering stars in the Swedish folk music sky: Olle Linder, Dan Svensson and Emilia Amper. Silvia Sardeira 46720178852 silvia@mtaprod.se http://odemusik.com/

OLD MAN LUEDECKE CHESTER NS CAN THUR 9:15 PM Pershing South Ballroom

FRI 7:15 PM Roanoke Ballroom Old Man Luedecke is a JUNO award winning roots musician based in Chester Nova Scotia. His heartfelt songs and drily hilarious stage patter have been winning new fans to his singable grooving folk music for a decade.

Mundy is from Birr, Co.Offaly in Ireland. He has 6 studio Albums all which have achieved critical acclaim. His 1st Album Jelly Legs was released in 1996 and his new album ‘Mundy’ was released in April 2015. Mundy is known for his passionate live performances, mixing folk and rock and alt country.

Steve Butler 4169628885 steve@paquinartistsagency.com http://www.oldmanluedecke.ca

Ronan Collins 816 9164496 ronancollins@yahoo.com http://www.mundy.ie

PARSONSFIELD HARTFORD CT USA

NANCY KERR & THE SWEET VISITOR BAND

FRI 7:45 PM Liberty Ballroom

PERLA BATALLA OJAI CA USA THUR 6:30 PM Roanoke Ballroom Grammy nominated Perla Batalla consistently earns acclaim for her stunning voice & culturemerging compositions. Formerly with Leonard Cohen, Perla has recorded 7-CDs, been featured in films, television and taken her unique sound on tour around the world. Perla is currently producing a musical inspired by Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo. Rachel Cohen 310-838-0849 rachel@cadencearts.com http://perla.com

TORONTO ON CAN

SAT 7:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

Sarah Coxson (+44) 01773 829507 sarahcoxson@btinternet.com http://www.nancykerr.co.uk

Ben Hutto 615-979-2441 ben@goodtimeinc.com http://www.pennyandsparrow.com/

PETER KATZ

SHEFFIELD YORKSHIRE GBR

Nancy Kerr is one of Britain’s most respected folk singers, fiddle players and songwriters. 2015 winner of BBC “Folk Singer of the Year”, she has a glittering career, known for her work with Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson, James Fagan and now her own wonderful “Sweet Visitor Band”. An outstanding talent.

Penny & Sparrow are Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke, from the heart of Texas. Previously roommates, the duo writes music that effortlessly 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.

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Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolisbased songwriter. Called an “outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com.

THUR 7:45 PM Benton’s 20th Floor

Parsonsfield is a five-piece Americana band from Connecticut that infuses a rowdy, rock-n’-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like. Lori Peters 617-969-0810 lori@concertedefforts.com http://www.parsonsfield.com

We Are The Reckoning is a striking new collection of 11 original songs from JUNOnominated singersongwriter and recently crowned Best Male Vocalist in the popular NOW Magazine Best-Of-Toronto 2014 reader’s poll (readership of Million) Peter Katz. Ryan Heerschap 866-966-9040 ryan@ibookshows.com http://www.peterkatz.com

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QUILES & CLOUD

KYOTO PREFECTURE JPN

BOERNE TX USA

SAN FRANCISCO CA USA

SAT 8:30 PM Liberty Ballroom

WED 10:00 PM Roanoke Ballroom

SAT 6:30 PM Century C Ballroom

The stunning folk band drew raves from Rolling Stone and Esquire as one of SXSW’s top bands. “A sound that’s Allison Krauss-meets-Ry Cooder-meets Alan Toussaint, (Pirates Canoe) mixes a dollop of Irish folk, mandolin, (and) the singers’ ethereal harmonies. -SXSW 2015: 21 Country-Music Artists You Need to See

Konrad Wert, better known on stage as Possessed by Paul James is a one-man show phenomenon. Possessed by Paul James has had a tremendous amount of press, including Top 10 Concerts in NY Times, along with various other press in Rolling Stone, Paste, NPR, Bluegrass Situation and more.

From humble beginnings on the streets of San Francisco, to hundreds of concerts across thousands of miles over land and sea; Quiles & Cloud build upon the timeless blend of storytelling, vocal harmony and acoustic instruments, creating their own unique blend of modern Americana.

Andy Rubin 917-841-0299 andy@31tigers.com http://PiratesCanoe.com

Lacey Johnson 662-419-1300 lacey@atomicmusicgroup.com http://www.ppjrecords.com/

Rory Cloud 415-730-2189 booking@quilesandcloud.com http://quilesandcloud.com

QUIQUE ESCAMILLA

PLU CAERNARFON GWYNEDD GBR

QRISTINA & QUINN BACHAND

TORONTO ON CAN

FRI 10:00 PM Pershing South Ballroom

VICTORIA BC CAN

THUR 9:15 PM Benton's 20th Floor

Marged Rhys 447796691525 pluband@hotmail.com http://www.pluband.com

Hailing from Canada’s West Coast with its signature embrace of experimentation, Qristina & Quinn Bachand have developed a distinct voice, exploring various musical traditions, fusing styles such as Old-time, Celtic, Folk, and Jazz to create their own sound, one that is arresting, stimulating and thoroughly intoxicating. Marie Bachand 250-472-0999 marie@abachand.ca http://www.qbachand.com

2015 Juno Award winner & Canadian Folk Music Award winner: Quique Escamilla fuses traditional Mexican musical styles such as Ranchera, Huapango, and other Latin American rhythms with rock, while creating his unique mix of 'Music of the Americas'; delivering passionate lyrics about issues such as indigenous rights, anti-racism and anti-oppression. Nicole Rochefort 416-953-5752 nicole@aimbookingagency.com http://www.quiqueescamilla.com

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Formed of sibling trio Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Snowdonia, North Wales in the Summer of 2012, Plu (meaning ‘feathers’ in Welsh) play alternative Welsh language folk music with close 3 part harmonies being a backbone to their varied set.

THUR 10:15 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

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HOUSTON TX USA THUR 6:30 PM Century C Ballroom Three blues/ roots veterans, mandolinist Rich DelGrosso, guitarist Mary Flower and multiinstrumentalist Martin Grosswendt have earned praise for their outstanding string skills and their devotion to the genre. In the spring of 2015 they joined forces in this new collaboration of string mastery and tight three-part harmonies. Rich DelGrosso 310-923-2934 Compilation CD Artist bluzman88@earthlink.net http://ragpickerstringband.bandcamp.com

THE RAILSPLITTERS BOULDER CO USA WED 8:30 PM Century C Ballroom

array of complex styles and techniques in any genre. 2009 Grammy winner for "best country instrumental performance." Bill Penn 512-771-8303 http://www.reddvolkaert.net redcowbill@austin.rr.com

RÉVEILLONS! MONTREAL QC CAN FRI 9:15 PM Benton's 20th Floor Réveillons! is a well known quartet involving crowd with arrangements simmered in the authentic Quebec’s culture, a resolutely urban, assumed and scouring traditional music, with its rush hours and his traffic jam, its terrace and its barbecue. It’s a invitation to the soul of Quebec music and dance traditions. Jean-Francois Berthiaume 450-491-8010 info@attentionfolklore.com Compilation http://www.reveillons.qc.ca CD Artist

THE ROLAND WHITE BAND NASHVILLE TN USA THUR 10:00 PM Liberty Ballroom

From the Colorado Rockies, The Railsplitters offer a refreshing and charming range of bluegrass and beyond-bluegrass music. Using powerful female and male vocals, enchanting harmonies, and masterful instrumentals, The Railsplitters are enthusiastically bluegrass and contagiously so. This band has the kind of raw power that can raise mountains. Brandon Mann 303-444-5816 brandon@crescendoartists.com http://www.therailsplitters.com

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Bluegrass legend Roland White's band of acoustic neotraditionalists features the edgy vocal harmony blend of Roland with solid rhythm guitarist Diane Bouska, and 5-piece arrangements that showcase Roland’s soulful mandolin. The band leaps from vintage Monroe to jazz-inflected originals and back to classic country duets with agility and humor.

ROSS NICKERSON ST. PETE BEACH FL USA THUR 10:00 PM Liberty Ballroom Five-string banjo master Ross Nickerson has been playing professionally since the age of 17. Ross has been a member of some very successful bands, including the distinction of being a two time winner of the Telluride Band Contest, being selected for contracts at Tokyo Disneyland and Opryland in Nashville, two time winner of the Four Corners Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, and the winner of Newspaper Readers Poll Best Band contests three times. Bullet Proof Productions http://www.rossnickerson.com

ROWENA WISE MELBOURNE VIC AUS SAT 8:30 PM Pershing South Ballroom In the vein of Feist and Regina Spektor, Rowena Wise's music lays pop-infused melodies, and quirky, conversational lyrics onto a sparse, folk canvas. Her voice breaks and bellows in all the right places, and there is a believability that defies her 21 years. Alastair Burns 0449077912 http://rowenawise.com.au/ http://www.rowenawise.com

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615-997-1950 dianebouska@comcast.net http://www.rolandwhite.com

CEDAR CREEK TX USA SAT 10:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom 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. He has an effortless ability to conjure up at will a vast 123


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SARAH MACDOUGALL

THE SEA THE SEA

LONDON GBR

WHITEHORSE YT CAN

EAST CHATHAM NY USA

SAT 6:15 PM Pershing South Ballroom

SAT 8:00 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

SAT 6:15 PM Brookside Ballroom

Roxanne de Bastion is a new voice in the classic singer / songwriter scene. Her compositions take inspiration from the 1960's greats, but the tone of voice is very much her own with a deliverance full of charm and wit.

Two-time WCMA winning artist Sarah MacDougall is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in Sweden, Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden declared her "One of Sweden's best singer/songwriters".

THE SEA THE SEA is an indie folk-pop duoband featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls them "ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing."

RYAN MCNALLY WHITEHORSE YT CAN THUR 9:15 PM Liberty Ballroom Ryan puts most of his energy in his passion for studying acoustic traditional blues, jazz and old time music. This led him to spending a winter in New Orleans where he wrote the majority of the material featured on Steppin' Down South.

Darcy Gregoire 416-368-5599 darcy@theagencygroup.com http://www.sarahmacdougall.com

SCENIC ROOTS

Mark Anstey +44 (0) 1246 567712 mark@uniquegravity.co.uk http://www.theseathesea.com

CONCORDIA KS USA

SESSION AMERICANA

WED 9:45 PM Pershing South Ballroom

BOSTON MA USA FRI 10:15 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Ryan McNally 867-335-5105 ryanmcnallymusic@ryanmcnally.ca http://www.ryanmcnally.ca

Scenic Roots is a sister duo which combines oldtime mountain melodies, bluegrass drive, Irish traditions, and down-home humor. They take audiences on a scenic journey as they weave their many musical influences together to create a unique blend of roots music.

SARAH JANE SCOUTEN

Amber Rogers 785-614-3817 scenicroots@live.com http://www.scenicroots.com

Session Americana crafts an experience unlike any other. Whether packed into a room or outdoors at a national festival, the audience feels like the six musicians gathered around a table wired for sound have invited them into a kitchen session of great writers and singers they don't want to leave.

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Eric Gerber 415-299-0289 gerberragman@yahoo.com http://www.sessionamericana.com

MONTREAL QC CAN SAT 6:15 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom Sarah Jane Scouten was nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards for her second album “The Cape” in 2014. The songwriter shows a signature flair for the roots of roots music, invoking Iris DeMent, Dolly Parton and Nanci Griffiths at once in her “memorable performance” (Montreal Gazette). Denis Grabill (937) 216 4397 blackoakartists@hotmail.com http://www.sarahjanescouten.com

WINNIPEG MB CAN SAT 7:00 PM Benton's 20th Floor

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Germaine-Nichol Hughes +44207 387 5090 germaine@asgard-uk.com http://www.roxannedebastion.com

Earnest and expectant, if a little weatherworn and weary, Winnipegbased songwriter and performer Scott Nolan has earned the esteem his works have rendered. His are songs sung for people with a past, sturdily backlit with unswerving musicianship and a disposition rooted in rock n' roll, roots and Americana. Nicole Rochefort 416 953 5752 nicole@aimbookingagency.com http://scottnolan.ca

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SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR (MARK LANG)

THE SOORLEYS

NEW DELHI IND FRI 8:00 PM Roanoke Ballroom

MELBOURNE VICTORIA AUS

SAT 10:15 PM Century C Ballroom

NEWCASTLE NSW AUS

FRI 10:15 PM Roanoke Ballroom Shantanu Pandit is a singersongwriter based in New Delhi, India. He describes his music as 'quiet, organic folk music', with his focus primarily leaning towards songwriting. Having spent the last three years writing songs and locating his sound; he released his debut EP, "Skunk in the Cellar" in June 2014. Dhruv Singh +91 9899106265 dhruv@pagalhaina.com http://www.shantanupandit.com

THE SHOW PONIES LOS ANGELES CA USA THUR 6:30 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Skipping Girl Vinegar (Mark Lang) is one of Australia's most celebrated singer/ songwriters. A renowned lyricist and storyteller, he's released three critically acclaimed albums making many album of the year lists with extensive radio play. Thrilling audiences from the mainstages of Australia's premier festivals, SGV is a must-see immersive live experience. Brent Hayhurst 61411824959 brent@greatbigbear.com.au http://www.skippinggirlvinegar.com

THE SMALL GLORIES WINNIPEG MB CAN SAT 6:15 PM Liberty Ballroom

The Show Ponies are an indie-folk quintet with pop, bluegrass and indie-rock influences. Thoughtful lyrics, virtuosic musicianship and a poppy sensibility give The Show Ponies a unique blend that is exciting, accessible and profound. This is to say nothing about their live performance, which is froth with abundant energy. Chris Rusk 281 682 7144 chris@praterday.com http://www.theshowponies.com

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic new duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. These two veteran singer/songwriters have teamed up and are building a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity and visceral performances. Together they are musical tour de force. Nicole Rochefort 416-953-5752 nicole@aimbookingagency.com http://thesmallglories.com

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THE SOJOURNERS VANCOUVER BC CAN SAT 9:30 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom Echoes of doo wop, R&B, country and blues weave together to create a unique soundroots gospel music that can take a punch and remain standing. The Vancouver based Sojourners sound just as at home in a road house bar as they do in a revival tent. 604-732-6071 kathy@pooka.ca http://www.thesojourners.ca 126

The Soorleys are a tousled bohemian outfit. Sisters Beth, Laura, Shelley and Millie are up front, with husbands Sam and Christopher in tow. You will hear the usual chaos. The four part harmonies, the jangle of banjos and the thump of the floor tom. Welcome to the family. Jeremy Sharp +61 2 9331 5888 jeremys@theharbouragency.com http://www.thesoorleys.com

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STEVE POLTZ SAN DIEGO CA USA THUR 9:30 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom Poltz’ sound is entirely unique - from his inhuman fingerstyle techniques to the inimitable melodies that roll from his guitar like cool waterfalls, you know a Poltz song as soon as you hear it. Adam Bauer 734-995-9066 adam@flemingartists.com http://poltz.com/

THE SUITCASE JUNKET AMHERST MA USA FRI 6:15 PM Liberty Ballroom The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz's nationally touring, slideguitar-playing, throat-singing one-man-band. A visual artist and tinkerer, Lorenz' vision is one of salvaged and repurposed objects, images, and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, selftaught throat singing, and the craft of his songwriting create a unique sound. Brad Madison 415-485-5100 brad@mongrelm.com http://www.thesuitcasejunket.com


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SWEET ALIBI

TARABBAND

TORONTO ON CAN

WINNIPEG MB CAN

MALM SWE

SAT 9:15 PM Benton's 20th Floor

THUR 9:30 PM Century C Ballroom

FRI 10:15 PM Century C Ballroom

2015 JUNO nominees/ SiriusXM winners perform a global tapestry of Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, Celtic and Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. #1 hits wowing audiences from Mariposa Folk to Celtic Connections. "The very epitome of world music: no boundaries, no rules" Maverick Music, UK

Western Canadian Music Award Winners, Sweet Alibi, have been captivating audiences across Canada for the past few years. The Winnipegbased folk/pop trio infuse their signature harmonies with influences of everything from folk to country to soul, without a hint of shame.

ARABIC MUSIC FROM SWEDEN Nominated and awarded as 2014’s “Tradition bearer” and “Best crossover” “Swedish World Music Awards” Tarabband presents Arabic music influenced largely by other music styles; Middle eastern and Nordic Folk & Traditional music, Jazz, Persian and Latin, resulting in the band’s own original sound and compositions.

Steve Heath 248-268-4239 steve@almaartistbooking.com http://www.sultansofstring.com

SUTARI POL SAT 10:00 PM Pershing South Ballroom Sutari was created by singers, instrumentalists and performers – each from different musical and theatrical backgrounds – continuing the tradition of singing Polish folk music. Whilst maintaining the style, temperament, melody and rhythm, above all, we preserved the essential content of the songs - femininity, intelligence and their general attractiveness – thereby emphasizing the essential contemporary elements of sound and interpretation. SHOWCASE ARTISTS

Agnieszka Sawicka +48 792 002 883 kuchnia@sutari.pl http://www.sutari.pl

Terry Hart 289-314-2009 ojo@sympatico.ca http://www.sweetalibi.com

TAARKA LYONS CO USA WED 10:00 PM Century C Ballroom With beautifully crafted songwriting and exceptionally skilled and expressive instrumental work, Taarka pulls musical influences from all around the world. Taarka has music featured in the 2014 Maximum Pictures release of "1971" and in 2015 has graced the stages of Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and PBS's Bluegrass Underground. Brandon Mann 303-444-5816 brandon@crescendoartists.com http://www.taarka.com

TALL HEIGHTS BOSTON MA USA FRI 8:45 PM Century C Ballroom Tall Heights “spearhead a rising Boston scene” (Boston Herald) and they’ll take their captivating sound across the U.S. with the release of their new EP. XPN says, “Tall Heights employ a collection of guitar, cello, and electronic drums, reminiscent of contemporary indie folk giants like Justin Vernon and Fleet Foxes.” Lori Peters 617.969.0810 lori@concertedefforts.com http://www.tallheights.com/

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Silvia Sardeira 46720178852 silvia@mtaprod.se http://www.tarabband.com

THIS FRONTIER NEEDS HEROES BRADENTON FL USA WED 9:45 PM Brookside Ballroom

This Frontier Needs Heroes is currently touring as singer/songwriter Brad Lauretti and vocalist/violinist Sadie Frederick. In 2015 they played over 150+ shows across the US including festival appearances at Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, and One Spark After Dark. They live in Florida. Brad Lauretti 646-322-5060 thisfrontierneedsheroes@gmail.com http://thisfrontierneedsheroes.com


TIM AND MYLES

TOM FREUND

TWELFTH DAY

HENDERSONVILLE TN USA

VENICE, CA USA

EDINBURGH EAST LOTHIAN GBR

SAT 6:30 PM Roanoke Ballroom

WED 10:30 PM Brookside Ballroom

THUR 7:15 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

Tim and Myles is a high energy guitar/ mandolin/ fiddle, father/ son acoustic duo that combines thoughtful lyrics, close harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and humorous banter that engages audiences of all ages. Tim is the 2008 International Fingerstyle Champion.They have opened for Wynonna & the Big Noise, Spyro Gyra, and Don Williams.

Tom has created a wide variety of albums with Ben Harper, Jackson Browne and Brett Dennen. Coproducing, he draws upon folk, rock, jazz and other roots sources for an urbane Americana sound. Graham Parker hailed: "One of the best singer/songwriters today.” Hear him on "Parenthood" and "One Tree Hill."

TIM CHAISSON CHARLOTTETOWN PE CAN

Tom Freund 310-463-2903 Tom@TomFreund.com https://www.tomfreund.com

Rainer Zellner +49 70732250 zellner@musiccontact.com http://www.twelfthdaymusic.com

TOM LEVIN STOCKHOLM SWE

THE UNSEEN STRANGERS

THUR 8:30 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

TORONTO ON CAN THUR 10:00 PM Benton's 20th Floor

FRI 9:30 PM Roanoke Ballroom Tim Chaisson’s third album, Lost In Light released in February 2015 on MDM Recordings, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart. Tim is a 'Roots Artist of the Year' nominee at the 2015 CCMA Awards and was “Singer/ Songwriter Discovery of the Year” Nominee on SiriusXM US The Coffee House. Joel Baskin 416-598-0067 baskin@feldman-agency.com http://www.timchaisson.com

TIM SCANLAN & TOSHI BODHRAN TOKYO JPN MELBOURNE AUS SAT 8:45 PM Roanoke Ballroom Tim Scanlan & Toshi Bodhran Duo. Mixing world Celtic tunes with modern beats and sounds. Music explores Reggae, Balkan, Quebecois and other styles, all surrounded by improvised shenanigans sure to make any dancer happy. Toshiya Motooka 818031123802 tokyoirishcompany@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/timscanlanjapansite

Tom Levin, a must hear indie folk artist from Sweden. One U.S. critique claims his latest album ”Them Buffalo” is the finest album he heard in 2014. Another one called it a "10-track work of art". He's won the U.S. NMW Award for "Male Artist of the Year”. Hilda Sandgren 4686608609 hilda@mtaprod.se http://www.tomlevin.com

TOMMY WOMACK NASHVILLE TN USA FRI 10:15 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

The Unseen Strangers are a Bluegrass force to be reckoned with, pushing the boundaries of the traditionalist genre every step of the way. Their new album "Stranger Places" is now available, featuring 9 original compositions that stretch the traditional string band instrumentation into new realms. Warren Katz 4167957087 warrenkatz@rogers.com http://www.unseenstrangers.ca

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Timothy Thompson 615-294-9596 tim@timthompsonguitar.com http://timandmyles.com

Scottish duo Twelfth Day are fiddle player Catriona Price and harpist Esther Swift. Together, they weave traditional folk with classical elements to create a music that’s outside of genre. Their newest album The Devil Makes Three embodies everything Twelfth Day is: undaunted, adventurous, natural, virtuosic, and quite unlike anyone else.

"Womack mixes country, blues, and rock like a fast-fingered bartender on his new album, 'Now What!' ~ The New Yorker "Tommy Womack writes better 'regular guy' lyrics than just about anyone I can think of besides Hank Williams."~ Sean Westergaard, AllMusic.com Bill Hutchison 614-893-5375 bhutchi@columbus.rr.com http://www.tommywomack.com

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WÖR

THE YOUNG IRELANDERS

GALWAY CONNAUGHT IRL

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FRI 8:00 PM Washington Park Place II & III Ballroom

SAT 8:45 PM Shawnee Mission Ballroom

THUR 7:15 PM Century C Ballroom

"WÖR puts new energy in 18th century tunes from Flanders, Belgium.

One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multiawarded winning We Banjo 3 combine supergroup credentials with a breath-taking command of the emotive power of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. The new gold-standard of traditional Irish and American roots music.

The band just released their first album ""Back to the 1780's!"" full of party tunes of their ancestors. With their extraordinary combination of violin, flemish bagpipes, accordion, guitar and baritone saxophone, they created a powerful and groovy sound."

Mark Lourie 8665312172 mark@skylineonline.com http://www.webanjo3.com

Melanie Scheys 32495661490 contact.wor@gmail.com http://www.WeAreWor.com

THE WILD REEDS

THE YOUNG FOLK

LOS ANGELES CA USA FRI 6:30 PM Century C Ballroom The sound from the LA based band The Wild Reeds fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva dips in and out of multiple genres, but it always comes back to the source of this band's power: Lee, Howe and Silva harmonize like triplets separated at birth. Virginia Prater 865-300-2107 virginia@praterday.com http://thewildreedsmusic.com

The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20’s and 30’s, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime. Vince Mitchell 00353879013637 mitchell969@aol.com http://www.theyoungirelanders.com

YVES LAMBERT TRIO STE-MÉLANIE QC CAN FRI 7:45 PM Benton's 20th Floor

DUBLIN CITY DUBLIN IRL FRI 6:15 PM Pershing East/West Ballroom

“quite simply, one of the most promising bands to come out of Ireland in several decades” – Maverick magazine “one of the most promising Irish bands of recent years, not because of their impressive resume, but because of the raw energy and passion they bring to the stage” – Dubliner

The Yves Lambert TRIO brilliantly demonstrates how traditional local music continually reinvents itself within a modern context. Despite there being only three musicians, nothing of the sound is lost. Robyn Boyd 518-392-5372 robyn@woodenshipproductions.com http://www.yveslambert.com

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Una Molloy 353872930539 una@turningpirate.com http://www.theyoungfolk.ie

CONFERENCE LIST OF ATTENDEES This year in lieu of the attendee list in the program, we are providing a list in PDF form at www.folk.org/attendees. If you log in to your membership account, you’ll be able to download the list of attendees with email addresses. FAI members have 24/7 access to the Member Directory on our website. Find fellow artists, agents, presenters and more, making connections and fostering the growth of our community. Questions? Email: membership@folk.org

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CAMP INSTRUCTORS ADAM TANNER

ALBERT LEE

BETSE ELLIS

http://adamtannermusic.com

http://www.albertlee.co.uk

http://fiddlebetse.com

Adam’s approach to music is informed by rural American 78rpm discs and field recording, he has toured in the US and Europe with The Crooked Jades, The Hunger Mountain Boys and The Twilite Broadcasters. Adam currently teaches fiddle and mandolin at East Tennessee State University’s, Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music program.

In his 5th decade as a professional musician, Albert occupies a large part of a rarefied fraternity as a virtuoso's virtuoso, a guitarist's guitarist respected across the globe and pretty much living out a professional life that most of his colleagues can only dream of.

Betse Ellis celebrated 40 years of playing the violin/fiddle in 2015. She grew up studying classical violin, and after coming across old time fiddle music in the early 1990s, found her true calling. She champions for Ozark fiddle styles, and writes tunes as well. Her recorded output includes ten albums with The Wilders, two solo albums, numerous guest spots with old time, Americana, and country artists, and a soon-to-be-released album from her duo Betse & Clarke. Betse loves to teach and is committed to helping frustrated fiddlers find the joy in practice and musical growth.

ALISON BROWN http://alisonbrown.com

ALASDAIR FRASER http://www.alasdairfraser.com The musical partnership between Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years touring across the world, they have set the standard for the historic combination of fiddle and cello in traditional music.

ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS http://www.alasdairfraser.com

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The musical partnership between Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years touring across the world, they have set the standard for the historic combination of fiddle and cello in traditional music.

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Thousands of three-finger style banjo players have since made their marks, but none has cut such a path or moved so far along it as has Alison Brown. She’s acclaimed as one of today’s finest progressive banjo players, but you rarely find her in a conventional bluegrass setting. Instead, she’s known for leading an ensemble that successfully marries a broad array of roots-influenced music: folk, jazz, Celtic and Latin.

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BETSE ELLIS & CLARKE WYATT http://www.betseandclarke.com Their music is familiar... and totally different; a fiddle and banjo duo with a sense of adventure. Old time music celebrated alongside inventive new compositions: a passion for the depth of tradition and a look to the future of folk.

http://www.bettysoo.com BettySoo is an award-winning songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and has performed at festivals (including SXSW, Calgary Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, and Sisters Folk Festival) and has taught at song schools and guitar camps across the country.

BILL KIRCHEN http://billkirchen.com Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen was a founding member and lead guitarist of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. He has since released 10 CDs under his own name and played or recorded with Gene Vincent, Nick Lowe, Hoyt Axton, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and more.


CAMP INSTRUCTORS http://putsiecat.com Bill Nash, as a lifetime guitar player/ teacher, wasn't prepared for the progressive weakness in his left hand years of MS would leave him with, but because of this, he has become a pioneer in the world of the use of altered tunings and multiple capos, and loves to teach how.

BLIND BOY PAXTON http://www.blindboypaxton.com Although only in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good.

CHAD GRAVES http://www.hillbenders.com/ Chad Graves plays dobro and lap steel and is currently playing with The HillBenders (Tommy: A Bluegrass Opera) and anyone else that needs a slide on the side.

CLARKE WYATT http://www.betseandclarke.com Clarke Wyatt plays banjo and has a great time doing it. He plays two- and three-finger old time styles and loves sharing his unique approach to the instrument. As a youth, he played cello and piano and went on to study jazz and composition in college. He has produced/ engineered many recordings for bands of all styles and toured internationally as a pianist. In 2007, Clarke discovered the banjo and has never looked back; in 2014 he teamed up with his dream

fiddler, Betse Ellis. Together as Betse & Clarke, they perform, record, and teach. For Clarke, music is a fundamental path to understanding…through practice, contemplation, and play, sharing music with everyone is the thing that makes life fun and easy.

COREY HARRIS http://www.corey-harris.com Corey Harris was born in Denver Co.to parents from TX and KY. He is a guitarist, vocalist & songwriter. Corey has performed worldwide & began as a New Orleans street singer. In 2003 Harris was featured in the Martin Scorcese film"Feel like going home". In 2007 he won the MacArthur Fellowship-Genius Award.

DANNY FOWLER http://www.swingukulele.com Danny has been a local Kansas City musician since 2005 playing in musicals, swing bands, and pickup blue grass groups around the metro. Originally from Oklahoma, Danny has his roots in folk and acoustic guitar. In college, Danny developed a love of swing and jazz and brought that to ukulele and guitar.

DAVID AMRAM http://david-amram.blogspot.com David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, written many scores for Broadway theater and film, two operas, and the score for the landmark 1959 cult classic Pull My Daisy, narrated by novelist Jack Kerouac. A pioneer player of jazz French horn, Mr. Amram is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries, as well as an inventive, funny improvisational lyricist. He has collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, (who chose him as The New York Philharmonic's

first composer-in-residence in 1966), Dizzy Gillespie, Langston Hughes, Dustin Hoffman, Sir James Galway, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Depp and Tito Puente. He is also the subject of Lawrence Kraman's new documentary feature film "David Amram: The First 80 Years" and the recipient of six honorary Doctorates. Today, as he has for over 50 years, Amram continues to compose music while traveling the world as a conductor, soloist, bandleader, visiting scholar, and narrator in five languages.

DIANE BOUSKA http://www.rolandwhite.com Diane Bouska plays rhythm guitar and sings lead and traditional bluegrass harmony in The Roland White Band. 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 and banjo at bluegrass workshops around the country.

ELANA JAMES http://www.elanajames.com Elana James grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas and began playing Suzuki violin at age four. Her mother is a professional violinist who used to play in the Kansas City Symphony. It took James almost twenty years to decide between the violin and the fiddle, but in her midtwenties, after much soul searching, James found her calling in American roots music and has never looked back.

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CAMP INSTRUCTORS ELISE WITT http://www.EliseWitt.com "We're All BORN SINGING," Elise's newest CD, and the Elise Witt Choral Series celebrate the power of singing to vibrate us body and soul and bring us together as community. Swiss born Atlantan Elise Witt travels the world with her Global, Local & Homemade Songs™.

ENDA SCAHILL http://www.endascahill.com Enda Scahill is one of Ireland’s most renowned tenor banjo players. He has performed with the Chieftains, recorded with Ricky Skaggs and founded We Banjo 3. He has written and published two best selling tutorial books on Irish banjo and is considered the leading authority on Irish banjo technique.

FERGAL SCAHILL http://www.webanjo3.com Multiinstrumentalist Fergal Scahill is one of the most renowned fiddlers in Irish music. He has performed and recorded with Kevin Crawford, Ragus, Celtic Legends and Martin O'Connor. Fergal is an Irish Champion of fiddle and bodhran, and his two solo albums are among the very best Irish fiddle albums available.

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live shows has become the band’s global brand. Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect.

JAKE ERWIN http://www.hotclubofcowtown.com Born in 1974, upright bassist Jake Erwin hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, location of the legendary Cain’s Ballroom, home of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. He took an interest in American roots music at an early age and decided to explore its variations through the sound of the double bass. He has become one of the country’s premier practitioners of percussive “slap bass”, a style begun in early New Orleans jazz that continues through country, blues and even rock ‘n roll today.

JAMES KEELAGHAN http://keelaghan.com/wordpress Called Canada’s finest singersongwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

JOSH BACA http://www.texmaniacs.com Born in Albuquerque NM, Los TexManiacs’ 24-year-old accordion phenom, Josh Baca is the heir apparent to his mentor & teacher, living legend, and king of the TexMex accordion, Flaco Jimenez. Josh first picked up the accordion at the age of 5 and would play with his grandfather, Max Baca Sr., & father

Jimmy Baca, both accordion players. He would also jam with his Uncle Max when Max would come home from touring. Josh is well versed in the traditional Conjunto discipline and has studied the pioneers of the genre. He incorporates elements of rock, jazz, and blues in his playing displaying a versatility that is delighting audiences of all ages worldwide.

LINDA MCRAE http://lindamcrae.com Linda's unforgettable melodies and thoughtprovoking lyrics make her a captivating and sought-after artist. Performing in venues as diverse as Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre and New Folsom Prison these experiences lead to the creation of her writing workshops for at risk youth, detox centres, women's shelters and correctional facilities across North America.

LOS TEXMANIACS http://www.texmaniacs.com Over the last 12 years, Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs have established themselves as the most recognized Conjunto band in the world, delivering a traditional style fused with modern rhythms to deliver a unique and infectious brand of Conjunto. Led by “first call” bajo sexto player, Max Baca who has recorded on 11 Grammy winning recordings including The Rolling Stones “Voodoo Lounge”, Los Super 7, Texas Tornados, and more. In 2009, Los Texmaniacs were selected by Smithsonian Folkways to document Conjunto as a form of American Roots & Folk music. The subsequent recording titled Borders y Bailes earned a GRAMMY in 2010.


http://www.martingrosswendt.com Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots & branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years. A master of pre-war blues, his fingerpicking, bottleneck playing and singing amaze and move audiences, critics and other musicians alike. His musical prowess is matched by his knowledge of the music's sources and creators, whose stories he weaves into every performance.

MARTIN HARLEY http://www.martinharley.com “Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” – Guitarist Magazine. Martin Harley is a supremely talented guitarist, singer and songwriter, devoted to the Mississippi Delta sounds and the progressive guitar styles emanating from British coffee shops in the 60's. Original slide guitar at it's best.

MARTIN HOWLEY http://www.webanjo3.com Seven-time All Ireland Banjo Champion, Martin Howley, is one of Ireland's most distinguished banjo and mandolin exports. His diverse talents led to live performances with Mumford and Sons and recording with members of Black Eyed Peas. He is the first Irish banjo player to play the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville.

MARY FLOWER http://www.maryflower.com Hailing from Portland, OR, Mary Flower has performed at festivals and taught at guitar workshops for four decades.

She is a world class guitarist and lap slide player, a Blues Music Award nominee and twice a finalist at the International Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. Performances include Merlefest and Prairie Home Companion.

Noel recorded with Conjunto legend and pioneer Gilberto Perez. He was also musical director, producer and co-creator of the Latin Grammy Award winning band, Elida y Avante, as well as the Grammy nominated band, Los Frijoles Romanticos.

MAX BACA

RADOSLAV LORKOVIC

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Max Baca, founder of Los Texmaniacs, is a legend on the bajo sexto which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, thus creating the core of the conjunto sound. On the bajo, Max does all that and way more, using the instrument to push the TexManiacs sound to another level of vibrancy altogether. He has displayed a musical virtuosity and blistering guitar riff solo style, that is now being emulated by young bajo players internationally. Max is being credited as turning a traditional folk/roots/conjunto instrument hip again, attracting young, new audiences while maintaining his roots in traditional conjunto.

Radoslav Lorkovic's piano and accordion skills have placed him in the forefront of the folk and Americana genres. His accompaniment and recording skills also reflect a passion for music instruction.

NATALIE HAAS http://www.nataliehaas.com The musical partnership between Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years touring across the world, they have set the standard for the historic combination of fiddle and cello in traditional music.

NOEL HERNANDEZ http://www.texmaniacs.com Noel began playing music at a young age accompanying his father and brothers. Throughout junior high and high school Noel played with local bands while also performing for school groups under the direction of pioneer Benigno “Benny” Layton. Prior to Los TexManiacs,

RAGPICKER STRING BAND http://ragpickerstringband.bandcamp.com Three blues/ roots veterans, mandolinist Rich DelGrosso, guitarist Mary Flower and multiinstrumentalist Martin Grosswendt have earned praise for their outstanding string skills and their devotion to the genre. In the spring of 2015 they joined forces in this new collaboration of string mastery and tight three-part harmonies.

REDD VOLKAERT http://www.reddvolkaert.net 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. A founding member of the honkytonk supergroup Heybale!, he remains a valued hired-fun for sessions and touring work. Redd was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2004.

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STEVE DAWSON

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Widely regarded as the leading exponent of mandolin blues, DelGrosso has received seven Blues Music Award nominations from The Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN. His latest recording, Ragpicker String Band has received critical acclaim, including a four star review in Downbeat, to be listed as one of the best of 2015.

Juno Awardwinning Canadian guitarist and producer Steve Dawson has produced over 60 albums in a 15-year career, and played on over 150. He has released 6 solo albums and 3 with the award-winning Zubot and Dawson. Steve also runs Black Hen Music, an acclaimed label, and currently resides in Nashville.

One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multiawarded winning We Banjo 3 combine supergroup credentials with a breath-taking command of the emotive power of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. The new gold-standard of traditional Irish and American roots music.

STEVE POSTELL

WHIT SMITH

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http://whitsmithmusic.com

Mandolin master Roland White is a pre-eminent stylist of the bluegrass mandolin, with an unmistakable sound and touch. In his distinguished career, Roland has played in some of the most influential and popular groups in the music’s history. Roland's soul and infectious rhythm are the trademarks of his unique style.

Steve Postell is a producer, singer/ songwriter, composer and guitarist. He recently won two HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA awards for best song in the Americana/Roots and The Blues categories. His latest CD on Immergent Records features guests including David Crosby, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Warnes and Dan Navarro.

As a youth, Hot Club of Cowtown guitarist/ vocalist Whit Smith studied with numerous teachers including guitarist Bill Connors who had been playing with Chic Corea, and, for a time, studied Classical piano in Wellfleet with Dowell Multer who first introduced him to the rigors of harmony, melody, and chordal voicings.

ROSS NICKERSON

THE SOJOURNERS

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http://www.thesojourners.ca

Five-string banjo master Ross Nickerson has been playing professionally since the age of 17. Ross has been a member of some very successful bands, including the distinction of being a two time winner of the Telluride Band Contest, being selected for contracts at Tokyo Disneyland and Opryland in Nashville, two time winner of the Four Corners Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, and the winner of Newspaper Readers Poll Best Band contests three times.

Echoes of doo wop, R&B, country and blues weave together to create a unique sound— roots gospel music that can take a punch and remain standing. The Vancouver based Sojourners sound just as at home in a road house bar as they do in a revival tent.

ROLAND WHITE http://www.rolandwhite.com

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BY PAGE NUMBER 64......................................................FAR-West 68................................................Martin Harley 68.........................................Signature Sounds 73.....................................KC Music Collective 73.......................................................... SWRFA 73...................... Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 78.................................................. Kevin Elliott 78............................................... Shubb Capos 78.................................................. Tom Freund 79............................................ Deering Banjos 80............................................ Prohibition Hall 81................................Hudson Harding Music 82.......................................................... NERFA 83.................................................... Folquébec 84......................................... Springfield Music 85........................................................... SERFA 86............................................................ FARM 87................................Woody Guthrie Center 88..........................................................IM Tour 89..................................... Sweetwater Studios 93........................................ Cubbyhole Artists 97........ Bradford & Franzke Fine Instruments 97..............................................KC Café Radio 98........................................................Ellis Paul 101...................East Coast Music Association 102.....................................Airshow Mastering 106.................................... Americana Rhythm 106....................................... Banjo Newsletter 110............................................................. AER 114.................................American Songwriter

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