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Letitia VanSant 0 Letitia VanSant Letitia VanSant letitiavansant.com 410.206.7826 letitiavansant@gmail.com Category of Folk: singer-songwriter, indie folk, Americana Baltimore, MD 2017 Kerrville New Folk Winner 2017 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest 1st Alternate 2017 Culture Trip Top 8 Up-And-Coming DC Area Bands & Musicians to Follow "...a consummate reflection of a rising Americana star." - PopMatters, October 2017 Letitia VanSant's lyrics search for the roots of the world's problems within the human soul. Hailed by Bmore Art as one of the city's strongest Americana songwriters, her distinctly intimate vocals are fortified by sparse indie folk arrangements featuring upright bass, banjo, and acoustic and electric guitar.  Listeners of 89.7 WTMD voted her song "Rising Tide" among the top 10 of the year. Her first nationally-distributed album, Gut It to the Studs, will be released on February 2, 2018, with national tour dates to follow. FAI first-timer!
by Letitia VanSant
Friday, November 17, 2017
Jason Hawk Harris 0 Jason Hawk Harris Jason Hawk Harris Phone: (281) 682-7144 Email: jasonhawkharris@gmail.com Management/PR:  Lucky Bird - Susan Hubbard Phone: (615) 785-9194 Email: susan@motherchurchpew.com Booking: Prater Day Agency - Adrienne Geren Phone: (859) 536-6187 Email: adrienne@praterday.com "Harris shows strength and maturity on his latest EP, with rocky, revelatory honky-tonkers. His voice and playing are what the good stuff are made of, but what’s most intriguing here is his writing. From the opiate title, to the sweetly sung ballads, with energetic, stomping piano, to moody, sustained electric guitar. Hawk is in a softly treaded country-folk zone here: most songs are about falling in or out of love, but Harris’ songs are about being in love." - American Standard Time "The Smoke And The Stars is a stunning weary ballad akin to Jason Isbell and Ryan Bingham. It’s the kind of song that flat out refuses to be background music. It will pull you in, make you emotional and after 5 minutes and 22 seconds, you’ll play it again." - 50thirdand3rd.com "Tracks like this keep me blogging; honestly it’s the kind of song that you just don’t expect and it knocks you back in your seat. The layers of harmonics and brilliant sounds lead into a powerful melody full of raw depth and emotion. Fans of Noah Gundersen and David Ramirez will enjoy this track. It’s the real deal." - Ear To the Ground Music BIOGRAPHY:  Jason Hawk Harris experienced his musical coming of age one fateful day in middle school when a friend played him Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Indeed, fate seems writ large in Harris’ artistic journey.  He comes from a long line of musicians; a tradition that all but guaranteed a both passionate and vexed relationship with the guitar.  Though classically trained, he considers it perhaps the greatest instrument ever created (and occasionally wants to smash his Martin over the head of its inventor). As a young man armed with a healthy prodigality, however, Harris refused to confine his ambitions to six strings.  While his peers were trying to learn stick-shift, Harris was writing choral pieces and obsessing over American avant-garde composers like George Crumb.  These broader horizons led him to earning a BM in musical composition.  But after graduation, the dynastic power of his forebears reasserted its strength, and he returned to his guitar.  He went on to produce the first three albums of Americana/Roots band, The Show Ponies.  He’s played with bluegrass titans like Noam Pikelny and Michael Daves.  The marquees have gotten bigger and the tours longer.  Still, these days Harris often finds himself casting a wishful eye to the past.  He laments the lost opportunity to collaborate with his uncle John Harris, who passed away in 1991.  “He wrote sad country songs about heartbreak, love and shame, “Harris says, “and he sang them like it was the last thing he’d ever do.” Taking up his uncle’s mantle, Harris’ songs offer nuanced explorations of life’s vagaries; matching determined honesty with vivid imagination.  His upcoming record fuses robust musicianship with a poetic vision inspired by magical realists like Charles Williams and Haruki Murakami.  His music, Harris explains, shares in their “audacious assumption that the physical and spiritual occupy the same plane of existence."
by Jason Hawk Harris
Thursday, November 16, 2017
McLeod Nine 1 G. McLeod Please email me about the bliss hippy room if interested richard@blisshippy.com
by R. Hall
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Ali McCormick 0 T. Bolechowsky   Contact Info Phone:613-621-9919 Email: alimccormickmusic@gmail.com Category of Folk:Folk rock Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada https://alimccormick.com/   “The lovely “Lioness of Lanark,” Ali McCormick, is equipped with an endless supply of energy and charm. Ali delivers carefully crafted lyrics with an unforgettable voice...then sweetens you up with the perfect melody. Ali’s music is fun-loving and full of quality storytelling. By the end of the show, you’ll know her quite well, and chances are, you’ll be a big fan.” — Paulina Hebrak, The Kemptville Advance, 2017   “Ali is…fully vetted and passes all tests of endurance and stage awareness.” — Jenny Whiteley Having officially toured Canada three times now while averaging 100+ shows per year, Ali McCormick has set her eye on international travels in 2018 with the release of her upcoming third album "Bear On A Bike". Inspired not only by the grand expanse that is Canada but also by the artists of all sorts she meets along the way, Ali continues to intrigue audiences with her honest and impassioned art. Her lyrics reflect relationships with family, friends and places from both a dark and light perspective, something that produces a variety of moods during any performance. Albums: Clean Water (2016) Blackstrap Molasses (2014) Socials: Facebook Instagram YouTube  
by T. Bolechowsky
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Hoot and Holler 0 M. Kilianski Contact Info Phone: 973-900-1221 Email: markkilianski@gmail.com Category of Folk: Appalachian/Americana Location: Asheville, NC Description of Music https://www.hootandhollermusic.com/   Hoot and Holler are the sum of two parts: guitarist Mark Kilianski and fiddler Amy Alvey.  They are songwriters and instrumentalists dedicated to honing their craft.  Mark and Amy draw influence from wordsmiths like Gillian Welch and Townes van Zandt, as well as authentic mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed.  In 2016, they lived out of a camper van and played shows across the country.  Their enduring love of American folk music bases them in Asheville, North Carolina when not on the road. Both have received scholarships to the Blackpot music camp as well as Augusta Heritage Center to study the stylistic nuances of cajun and appalachian music. They have taught workshops in Old Time Fiddle, Old Time and Bluegrass Guitar, and Vocal Harmony at Blackpot and Dare To Be Square DMV. When performing traditional music, be it old time/bluegrass/country, the priority remains of bringing their own voice to the stage. Instrument swapping is common during a performance.  Sometimes they don two guitars, other times switching to fiddle and banjo, seamlessly blending their vocals as they sing their songs infused with the vitality of the landscapes which they have traveled.  
by M. Kilianski
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Hope Dunbar from Nebraska 0 H. Dunbar   And just like that it's time to make preparations for FAI 2018! I can't wait to see old friends and make new ones. I'm glad to be there this year with my new album, "Three Black Crows" released Oct. 6, 2017. I describe my music as New American Prairie- Americana/folk under a big sky. My website is www.hopedunbarmusic.com My email is hope@hopedunbarmusic.com   I'd love to sing for your private showcase! Oct. 2017 #62 on Folk DJ charts for "Three Black Crows" and "Charlottetown" Oct. 6, 2017 release of "Three Black Crows" featuring the song "Better than Ever" with guest and Grammy- nominated artist, Darrell Scott Jan/Feb 2017- 2nd Place American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics contest for "We Want" 2015 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
by H. Dunbar
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Johnny Chops & The Razors 0 Johnny Chops & The Razors   Johnny Chops & The Razors are releasing their self titled album in March 2018, produced by David Abeyta of Reckless Kelly and featuring guests like Brandy Zdan, the album showcases Johnny's soulful vocals, sharp, bluesy songwriting and performances from top Texas and Nashville studio players. The first video, Believer, debuted on TheBoot.com and Johnny was recently featured in Huffpost.com.  Johnny got his start playing bass with the Randy Rogers Band in 2002 and since then has logged thousands of miles touring and recording 8 albums with them. They have recorded several of his songs, including "10 Miles Deep", "Last Last Chance" and "Wicked Ways", which was chosen to perform on the band's appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. He continues to work with them today while also pursuing a solo career.   Email Johnnychops55@gmail.com more info:   Johnnychopsmusic.com Spotify Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube  
by Johnny Chops & The Razors
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Luke Concannon 0 L. Concannon Luke Concannon: 00 1 (857) 707-0600 lukeconc@gmail.com Activist Folk Hip-Hop Based in Boston MA, and The UK. Luke Concannon is best known for being a formative influence on mega star Ed Sheeran (who says of him 'you'll hear it I am very very very influenced') and for being the Lead singer songwriter with chart topping UK act 'Nizlopi'. Luke is now based in Boston MA and releasing his brand of activist spiritual folk hop for the first time in America, with as much fervour and aplomb as ever. This year alone Luke has released an EP (that made it in to the iTunes top 40) and a single (that has been played on BBC Radio) co-written with Ed Sheeran, and is currently pulling together his 2nd solo LP ready for release in 2018. Luke is very keen to find a skilled business manager to knock the lights out with :) Please see http://www.lukeconcannon.com for more information  
by L. Concannon
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Noah Derksen 0 N. Derksen   Noah Derksen Contemplative Folk Musician www.noahderksen.com  (c)503.334.7903 // noah_derksen@live.ca Facebook // Spotify   EPK — http://bit.ly/ND-EPK    Recent highlights of Noah's career include an Official Showcase selection for the 2017 Folk Music Ontario Conference; several extensive tours down the USA’s West Coast (Feb & Oct 2017), western Canada (Sep 2016, Jan 2017, Sept 2017), through eastern Canada (Nov 2016); and self-releasing his sophomore album entitled In Search of the Way (Oct, 2016).   Bio   Born and raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies and maturing on the west coast of British Columbia, Noah Derksen’s self-described “contemplative folk” has taken him across the width of Canada and select regions in the United States. At just the age of 24, Noah has self-released two albums.
by N. Derksen
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Pete Kronowitt 0 P. Kronowitt   PETE KRONOWITT Contact Info Phone: (310)871-2923 Email: petekronowitt@gmail.com Category of Folk: Singer/songwriter, Americana Location: San Francisco, CA   Description of Music Four albums and 30 years of combining touring with activism, Pete Kronowitt’s songs lie at the juncture where culture and passion clash with politics. Pete Kronowitt’s music combines hints of country, acoustic punk and a bit folk. Pete has toured from Tokyo to Beijing to San Miguel de Allende to Key West. Pete’s critically acclaimed 2016, 'A Lone Voice' was produced in Nashville by Grammy-winning songwriter Phil Madeira with the core of Emmy Lou Harris' band. The album was released in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention at a protest charity event he organized. Kronowitt’s freshman project, "Phases of the Heart," recorded in 1993, was produced by John Alagia, of Dave Matthews Band, Jon Mayer, and Ben Folds Five fame, while his second and third albums, “Threads,” and 'elements' were produced by Pete Snell, who toured extensively with Lyle Lovett. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #e4af0a} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; color: #042eee} www.petekronowittmusic.com    MICHAEL DOHERTY'S MUSIC LOG 4/19/17 “A Lone Voice, Pete Kronowitt offers reason and truth, two things that are completely lacking in the current government.”   Shadowproof.com "Protest Song of the Week" 8/17/16 “The song, “Got Guns?”, has a playful vibe with catchy rhymes.“ Music In Belgium Review 8/13/16 "A Lone Voice" is a fresh and worthy disc, which awakens the memory of the protest song as it flourished in the Sixties…” Anti Music Review 8/2/16 Kronowitt is an established Americana artist, a singer, songwriter and guitarist with a penchant for making political statements without conveying anger or preachiness; in fact he generally gets his point across in a fun way. Rootstime BE (Translated) Review 8/2/16 “Another songwriter from the States making us wonder how in the world he managed to stay under our radar for so long. We can’t but wonder about that now that we've been listening over and over again to his new CD…In summary: we have here a man in the prime of his life, who knows what this world is about. He has the ability to cast these in razor sharp and accurate lyrics. He has a sense of melody reminding us of Mellencamp, Springsteen and Earle. Together with this circle of top musicians he produced a beautiful new album.”   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}
by P. Kronowitt
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Les Poules à Colin (Folk/trad Québec!) 0 Les Poules a Colin LES POULES À COLIN Folk trad from Québec !   Contact Info Phone:1-514-668-2459 Email: lespoulesacolin@gmail.com Category of Folk: Folk / Traditional from Québec Location:Montréal Description of Music We are a 5 piece band from Montréal (QC) Canada. We were raised behind the scenes at folk festivals, learning their craft at kitchen parties amongst some of Quebec's finest trad musicians in a region famous for its living heritage.Our repertoire is a mix of original and traditional pieces   Small bio: Despite their young age, they have been playing together for over 9 years and it shows in their sparkling complicity. They've performed in major cities and small towns  in Canada, the US, Europe, the UK, Australia, and Africa, amassing a wealth of impressive experience. The group launched their 3rd album, 'Morose' this Fall. Click HERE to listen to the new album :) The group’s sound is a seamless blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences that range from old-time to jazz, with some provocative and moody effects. Their repertoire is a mix of original and traditional pieces and reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess. ''Get ready world, this group is...on its way to greatness." Jonathan Overby,  WPR, @ Edinburgh Fringe   We would be realy happy to play your private showcase, please contact us! Check out our website and facebook page for more info.  
by Les Poules a Colin
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Oliver The Crow (cellist Kaitlyn Raitz and fiddler Ben Plotnick) 0 K. Raitz     "AN INSPIRED COLLABORATION... THEY'VE DEVELOPED AN EGALITARIAN DYNAMIC IN WHICH THEY USE AN ARRAY OF TECHNIQUES ... TO MAINTAIN A SEAMLESS GROOVE AND ACCENTUATE EACH OTHER'S PARTS." - NPR   Contact Info Phone: 631-480-3602 Email: oliverthecrowband@gmail.com Category of Folk: Contemporary, Americana, Bluegrass Location: Nashville Facebook: www.facebook.com/oliverthecrow Instagram: www.instagram.com/oliverthecrow Description of Music Oliver The Crow (cellist Kaitlyn Raitz and fiddler Ben Plotnick) may be a new face in the Nashville roots scene, but NPR has already called the collaboration between the two folk music veterans “inspired.” Their first full-length record will be released in 2018, pairing traditional folk songs with fresh originals. Visit their website to see and hear more. See you at FAI!   
by K. Raitz
Monday, November 13, 2017
Get Goodness in your showcase! Caitlin Jemma & the Goodness (Eugene, OR) 0 31 Tigers "A hardworking songwriter clearly steeped in the bluegrass tradition and has a really fine voice with echoes of Iris DeMent and Gillian Welch." - Inverness Gigs   Multi-instrumentalist Caitlin Jemma (guitar, banjo, mandolin) comes down from the mountains of Oregon to this year's Folk Alliance armed with an exciting new May 2018 record, "Love Notes." A queen of the road who does 150+ gigs each year, she plans to broaden the touring map East of the Mississippi in 2018 in conjunction with the release. The new title expands her repertoire to add touches of sultry Southern soul to go with her already-impressive chops in genres of folk, bluegrass, country and Americana.  We'd love to play your showcase room! Contact: Andy Rubin, 31 Tigers * Andy@31Tigers.com "For songstress Caitlin Jemma, exploration and adventure are not things to fear. Her music smacks of another  millennial nail on the head - finding light in life's dark places ...She's harnessed that sense of bold, risk-it-ll adventurism and channeled it into her music." - Eugene Weekly    
by 31 Tigers
Monday, November 13, 2017
Stunning new duo (Lizzy Ross + Omar Ruiz-Lopez) of N. Carolina 0 31 Tigers   FloydFest "On the Rise" winner and two-time Kerrville Best New Folk finalist Lizzy Ross and classically-trained virtuoso violinist Omar Ruiz-Lopez have joined forces to create the stunning new duo VIolet Bell, and we'd love to play your showcase room! Contact: Andy Rubin, 31 Tigers * Andy@31Tigers.com “Making the best possible use of the atmospheric, captivating vocals of Lizzy Ross, Durham folk duo Violet Bell puts an eerie, vaguely avant-garde twist on traditional roots music, suggesting the lovely but slightly askew early John Cale releases. Garnished with beauty but fraught with an underlying menace, tunes like “Dream the Wheel” underscore the interplay between Ross and multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez.” - Indy Weekly Violet Bell cites a wide range of influences. From Debussy to DeVotchKa, Neil Young to Lou Reed, their unique sound blends folk, soul, bluegrass, blues, and classical. Their songs are otherworldly yet made from the stuff of everyday life, exploring questions of intergenerational change, our relationship to Earth, and the human emotional experience. Since their inception in March 2016, Violet Bell has played over 200 shows, earning fans from FL to VT with long stretches on the road. On stage, the energy between Ross and Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive. Their sound is true to the mutating nature of music, as life on the road continually brings fresh inspiration into the mix. Violet Bell keeps live performance at the core of their debut release Dream the Wheel. Ross sings and plays guitar, as Ruiz-Lopez adds violin, viola, cello, keys, guitar and vocal harmonies. The result is alchemical; emotionally evocative music that “sounds like a beautiful dream turned sudden nightmare.”(Indy Weekly) The album’s title track, “Dream the Wheel,” speaks to a fearlessly inclusive view of life’s cyclical polarities. “Sing, sing, everything/ Comes and goes and comes again/ Let it out and let it in/ Let it be your medicine,” “No such thing/ as too far/ or too deep/ or too dark.” In the modern era of rising seas and informational flooding, these lyrics could be chilling or comforting – it’s yours to interpret. The album cover, a medicine wheel that Ruiz-Lopez and Ross crafted from local NC flora, speaks to the origins of the music. Violet Bell is rooted firmly in the natural world and the community from which they’ve grown. Ruiz-Lopez honed his chops on the road with Jonathan Byrd and Crystal Bright, and composed several original pieces for the Durham Symphony Orchestra. Ross has been a two-time Kerrville New Folk finalist and won Floydfest’s On the Rise contest, a Carolina Music Award, and an Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council. As Violet Bell, Ross and Ruiz-Lopez become a dynamic musical force that’s greater than either one of them alone. There is a quiet power building in their music, a brave and playful spirit, willing to dance with shadow and light.     Violet Bell is currently touring their debut Dream the Wheel and recording their second album for release in 2018.
by 31 Tigers
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Nashville's Extraordinary Amelia White 0 31 Tigers We'd love to play your room! Contact: Andy Rubin, 31 Tigers * Andy@31tigers.com  "Amelia White manages something special in the world of Americana...White is so much more than just a country singer and also so much more than just a songwriter. One of the best Americana albums I’ve heard recently;" - Music-news.com UK, 4 stars, Oct. 2017 One of Nashville's top songwriters, Amelia White's brand-new "Rhythm of the Rain," is already receiving early critical acclaim and radio airplay in countries across Europe, on the heels of last year's Top 10 Records of the Year listing by Telegraph UK (w/Bonnie Raitt, John Moreland, Buddy Miller, Applewood Road). This new release is out in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with a special US version coming in mid-2018 including several bonus tracks. Of the new record, Americana UK ranks it 9/10 and says: "This is the real deal, full of juicy tunes...the woman just oozes cool...it’s all killer no filler for sure...with an album as good as this, it’s truly an appointment not to be missed, this is a chance to see East Nashville's finest at the top of her game - take it." “An authentic, intelligent piece of music that demands more than a few plays in order for it to live and breathe….an intriguing and intelligent listen that, like the best of albums, reveals much of itself with repeated listens.” – Maverick UK, 4 stars of 5 2016 – Home Sweet Hotel   "If Lucinda ever fronted Fleetwood Mac, this might be the outcome." - No Depression magazine   “White's voice has the craggy, jagged grit of Lucinda Williams at her best, but it also has a sweetness that Williams does not possess...an album that even this early, is going to be one of the best of the year.” Maverick Magazine UK, 4 stars of 5 “Despite the consistent quality of her work, it’s hard to imagine White topping Home Sweet Hotel.” 4/5 * American Songwriter     “Don’t think too much, people” is the spoken word snippet that begins the title track of Amelia White’s newest album, “The Rhythm of the Rain”.  It’s a flippant warning, a half-joke, a sideways call-to-arms that announces a casual subversion threading through these rollicking 9 songs from the opening explosion of summer sunshine, through the heat of lust and addiction, landing with a glance at politics and fate while the window is still wide open, warm breeze blowing in the late afternoon. Amelia White asks us to not take it all so seriously and, at the same time, shows us how critical it all is: love, fate, death, grief, politics, which isn’t surprising considering White made this record in the four days between her Mother’s funeral and her own wedding. “The Rhythm of the Rain” digs deep. Her well worn smoky pipes deliver a rawness you’d expect from mining that liminal space between grief and joy.   2016 was a good year for Amelia White in the UK, where her last full-length release, “Home Sweet Hotel,” landed some killer reviews, like a top country pick in the Telegraph (along with Buddy Miller, Bonnie Raitt, and John Moreland.) She played Maverick, Summertyne, and Platform festivals, along with a month of club dates. While touring White stayed in a promoter’s attic in York, and reading the news from the US began to write, the songs that would make up “Rain.” That ocean of separation gave her the necessary distance to comment on the shake-up back home without finger pointing, something that White has always done. No judgment, just sharp observations that lead to  emotions. Music City Roots host and journalist Craig Havighurst wrote that “her songs each have some fascinating crystalline shape that invites close attention and touch. “Rhythm of the Rain” is a collection of tunes touched by White’s tenure in the  UK, and she released it Oct. 27th, 2017 (Distribution through At the Helm/Proper Records)  as an offering of thanks for feeling embraced just when she needed it.  What separates Amelia White from most other songwriters in the Americana genre is her details. Like a short story writer steeped in the gothic humidity of the backroads, White illuminates the ordinary: “dyed black hair and ear ring feathers/she’s gotta put three kids through school – she’s sipping on the sly to keep her cool” (Little Cloud Over Little Rock). “Boy sat on a bus in the only open seat, mittens in one hand and a backpack at his feet” (“Said It Like A King”). There’s a catchy melodic laziness to her rock and roll, an afternoon drive in the country, the top down, bare legs up on the dash, singing along to your favorite song: “When you feel like a sinking sun, you’re not the only one,” she sings, on “Sinking Sun” and you can almost taste the freedom of summer adolescence.  The light threads through these songs.  “Sunshine coming through my window/I found something that I wanted…you” she sings to a lover in “Super Nova,” and later the love turns dark in “Sugar Baby.” As the album winds to a close, White leaves us with the one-two political punch of “True or Not?” “There’s talk in the street that the deal is changing, everybody’s on edge, look around” and then gently releases us with the hopeful coda, “Let The Wind Blow,” written with UK darlings, The Worry Dolls. It’s a wistful dream: “Miles and miles I thought I’d found a place to call home and a hand to hold/I put good money on this one, I don’t like to be wrong, I don’t like to be wrong.”   Lifers. It’s how we define musicians called to the stage, living life in hotels, and friends' spare rooms, playing small and large clubs with sticky-floor stages, and microphones that taste of cigarettes. White has had TV and film placements (most notably “Justified”), record deals, cuts by some of the finest artists in the Americana world, but for her the success is in the doing, and there is no choice in the matter. She is a rock and roll soothsayer, an East Nashville Cassandra with an Americana gospel shout thicker than the paper-thin illusion of fame and money.  “Rhythm of the Rain” is a late afternoon storm, a sky on the verge of cracking as wide open as Amelia White’s heart.   Amy Speace July 2017
by 31 Tigers
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Carly Dow 0 C. Dow   Genre: Wildcrafted Soul-Folk (clawhammer banjo, guitar, vocals) Location: Manitoba, Canada Phone: 1.204.223.6962 Email: carlydowmusic@gmail.com   "9/10 - Dow is a talent. There is nothing, not a chord or note that you won't really really love." (Americana UK) Carly Dow's wildcrafted soul-folk blends dark and poignant writing with an "incomparable voice that is raw, alluring and unique" (Vies Mag). Weaving image-rich lyrics with strong songwriting on clawhammer banjo or guitar, Dow creates music that is magnetic and multi-layered, evoking comparisons to the likes of Gillian Welch and Abigail Washburn. The depth and space of her home province of Manitoba seep into her songs, and much like her own stage presence, Dow’s music is quietly captivating, confident, and illuminating. Flirting the line between pretty and gritty, this music has it all. Dow has performed extensively throughout Canada at a variety of venues and festivals including Winnipeg Folk Festival, Hillside Festival and many more. She has also received international acclaim in Europe and the UK. Ingrained, released in May 2015, is "a living, breathing album with sweeping arrangements..." (Stylus).  Love, loss, sensuality and environment are themes carefully crafted throughout the recordings, making for a smart album that is both timeless and relevant. Ingrained is Dow’s debut solo studio recording and joined the National Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues charts for several weeks upon its release. Dow is working on her sophomore full length album to be released in Fall of 2018.
by C. Dow
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Jess Morgan (UK) - looking for private showcases 0 J. Morgan   Good afternoon - from Norwich in the UK.  My name is Jess Morgan. contact: +44 (0)7527 128 785 / jess@jessmorgan.co.uk contemporary folk - singer/ songwriter Hopefully my video attached (!) It's a little introduction to me which we knocked together while touring this summer in Canada. The colourful backdrop you'll probably recognise as the beautiful city of Montreal. I'm a dedicated songwriter - and my songs tell stories. My latest record is called Edison Gloriette and offers tumbler of unfancied gutsy song, with heart, passion and great melodies. Th record was well supported by radio and press here including BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, Radio Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland. I hope you'll have a chance to take a listen.  The record can be found here: https://jessmorgan.bandcamp.com (though also on all the usual streaming sites too.) My resources / EPK is all online here: http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk/resources/ I also make my own 'vinyl' using liquid plastics and molds - I hope to have some with me in February. You can read more about my love-affair with super-hard-copy-music here: https://morgwrites.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/mockvinyl/ I came to Folk alliance as a newbie in 2015 and was wowed by all the little rooms transformed into amazing intimate spaces - filled with stories and songs. I'm ready to bring something special of my own in 2018 and I'd be delighted to talk to anyone who thinks they might be interested in programming me in. All the best now, Jess   
by J. Morgan
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Diane Patterson, Folkgoddess Seeks Stage Spot 0 D. Patterson Contact info: Phone: (214) 676-7199 Email: dianepatterson@me.com Folk Category: Acoustic Americana Location: Ashland, Oregon   Biography: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Diane Patterson writes, sings, and plays her original Acoustic Americana with acoustic guitars and ukulele. Patterson plays her roots activist music on little festival stages across the usa and in europe and hawaii for 25 years now. January 2018, Diane is releasing a fabulous new CD of her engaging and eloquent songs, produced in the New Orleans home of Ani DiFranco, by Ani’s husband, gold record-producer Mike Napolitano. Diane would love a chance to sing for y'all's private showcase. And she's a first-timer at the Conference. Bless.   www.dianepatterson.org    
by D. Patterson
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Scott Fab 0 S. Fabijanski Scott Fab  Official FARM 2017 Showcase Artist 2nd place song contest winner for Leave My Friends   Phone: 248-990-2324 mail: scottfabmusic@gmail.com Contemporary Folk Location: Royal Oak ,Michigan             http://scottfabmusic.com/ Detroit area singer-songwriter Scott Fab sets the sound of Midwest desolation over the bare bones of an acoustic guitar. His new album Leave My Friends chronicles the complex nature of relationships and loss with an assured melancholy built around the brittle memories that cling tightly to our subconscious.    
by S. Fabijanski
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The Weeping Willows (AUS) 0 L. Coates   Duo Members: Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth Contact email: laurajcoates@optusnet.com.au  Contact phone: +61 419 517 036 Category of Folk: Country-Folk / Americana / Southern Gothic / Bluegrass Location: Melbourne, Australia. Website: www.theweepingwillows.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/theweepingwillows  YouTube: www.youtube.com/theweepingwillowsduo The Weeping Willows are independent, distributed through Redeye Worldwide / The Planet Company/MGM and seeking a US booking agent, festival appearances, and management to promote their current and future albums. **** The Weeping Willows, Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth, are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery.  They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay.  That kind of description might make them sound like some carefully contrived concept-act but there’s something truly different about The Weeping Willows: they really mean it… 2015-2017 saw The Weeping Willows nominated for 4 x Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, Country Music Channel (CMC) Group or Duo of the Year and New Oz Artist of the Year, Australian Roots Music Awards (ARMA) Album of the Year, supporting Iris DeMent (USA), Kinky Friedman (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Shane Nicholson, Bill Chambers and Lachlan Bryan and completing a national tour in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, which received four star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music.  A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight. Press: “Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ is a mature, courageous and beguiling experience.” ~ No Depression (http://nodepression.com) March 2016 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s –  “Australian alt. country at its near-finest...” / “Australian Gothic-Country is in good hands.” ~ Rolling Stone (magazine) May 2016 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s –  "...10 songs filled with power and beauty. They sound like they could have been written anytime in the past century.” ~ The Australian (newspaper) May 2016 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s –  “Their authenticity and craft as singers, as songwriters and in Andrew Wrigglesworth's sublime guitar playing makes this a hypnotic and alluring album. Dark folk, blues and country musings on nature, death and doomed romance suit them well and puts Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates right up there with the finest Americana music you'll hear this year.” ~ The Music (themusic.com.au) February 2016 "If you enjoy a good ghost story, scary movie, and your acoustic music edged in black, you’ll enjoy the Weeping Willows." ~ Bluegrass Unlimited (USA) August 2017 “The (Weeping Willows) record is a stunning evolution for a band who doesn’t take their musical craft lightly, an impressive masterclass in songwriting and storytelling, Before Darkness Comes A‐Callin’ is definitely an album worth spending some time with…" ~ Tone Deaf (tonedeaf.com.au) February 2016 “...timeless arrangements spanning folk, hillbilly and classic country sounds. It's fair to say The Weeping Willows are to Melbourne what Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch are to Nashville.” ~ Country Update (magazine) March 2016 "With Before Darkness Comes A Callin’, The Weeping Willows have delivered a world class Americana album ingrained with integrity and a good tip of the hat to the traditional elements of the genre. If this is the current quality of Americana music in Australia, we’re in good hands..." ~ Americana Australia (www.facebook.com/AmericanaAustralia) March 2016 ****
by L. Coates
Thursday, November 9, 2017

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