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Bri Murphy 0 B. Murphy Bri Murphy Contact Info Phone:615-721-2623 Email: Category of Folk: Americana Location:Nashville, TN Description of Music I'm an Americana artist and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN, with influences such as Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, and Lori McKenna. My first solo EP, "Throw Down My Heart," came out in October 2016 and the title track was a semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition. My first full-length record will be coming out in May 2018. I'm a first time FAI attendee and I'd love to play for your private showcase! See my EPK for more info. ____________________________________________ "Bri shined with her flawless, soulful voice." -PennLive "Promising young songstress." -PledgeMusic
by B. Murphy
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Matthew Byrne 0 R. Lockyer Contact Info Phone:709-746-6825 Email: Category of Folk: Traditional Location:St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada Description of Music  Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew Byrne’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.   Matthew Byrne’s music has traveled well beyond the rugged shores of his Newfoundland home since his 2010 debut, Ballads. Touring as both a solo artist as well as singer with The Dardanelles, he has graced major festival stages worldwide. With his second album, Hearts & Heroes, receiving Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Byrne has established himself as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices.   Matthew Byrne releases his highly-anticipated third album - Horizon Lines - on August 11, 2017. This newest collection of traditional material explores a unique repertoire of songs from both sides of the Atlantic and continues Byrne’s journey through his own unique musical lineage.   For more information, visit   ——   “It’s increasingly rare to find male traditional singers who are not just good, but GREAT! Matthew is certainly in that truly great category.” - BRIAN O’DONOVAN, WGBH BOSTON   “Possibly the finest interpreter of traditional songs in the country.” - PENGUIN EGGS MAGAZINE   “Matt’s interpretation of traditional songs is somehow fresh and ancient at the same time. And his voice is friggin’ perfect.”- ALAN DOYLE   “A voice as true as a compass needle.” - JAMES KEELAGHAN   “His reverence and respect for his material...  and his staggeringly beautiful voice, makes for the rarest and most vital type of folk performer." - TOM POWER, CBC MUSIC  
by R. Lockyer
Monday, November 20, 2017
Sally and The Hurts (round 2) 0 K. Schafer Insightful, heartbreaking lyrics and soaring melodies penned by singer-songwriter Sally Vee form the core of what has been described as "...roots folk activism" music. With Megan Hurt on violin and Jamie Crowell on musical saw, this up-and-coming group throws it all on the table, always leaving audiences asking for more. "Sally Vee's voice is impressively versatile and ranges from down home southern cooking to angelically undulating, leaving her music indecipherable from any one genre. Sally is a solid song writer..." Sally recently received the honor of winning "Best Song" in the New Song Showcase children's category at Walnut Valley Festival 2017 with her tune "I Love My Dog". Sally and The Hurts are thrilled to be attending their first FAI conference as a band right here in their home-away-from-home, Kansas City, and can't wait to join artists from around the world in what promises to be a fantastic week. To book Sally and The Hurts for your private showcase, call (785)477-4653 or email
by K. Schafer
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Teresa Storch 0 T. Storch Soulful-Americana Artist Teresa Storch Email: Mobile: (617) 549-7684 Website: LINK TO MORE VIDEO “…SOMEDAY THIS ARTIST WILL BE IN THE LEAGUE WITH EMMYLOU HARRIS, PATTI GRIFFIN, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, SHAWN COLVIN AND ROSEANNE CASH.” –JOHN APICE, NO DEPRESSION MAGAZINE. How does woman with a degree in Applied Physics become a nationally touring Singer/Songwriter? While studying engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, Teresa Storch became obsessed with live music. One show at Red Rocks Amphitheater prompted her to admit aloud “I think need to do that!” The voice in her head just wouldn’t let go. In 2001, after getting laid-off from a job, she began busking in the Boston Subways. Since then, Teresa has become an international live performer of joyful strength and riveting, emotional power. Her soulful-Americana songwriting balances on the fence between folk and jazz, drawing comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin. Audience members say it’s like seeing Bonnie Raitt when she first started. She has recorded 3 studio and 2 live albums, toured nationally for 14 years, and internationally since 2016. Her latest album “Come Clean“(2014) produced by Philip Parker and Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov) has garnered international attention, being chosen for The Top Country/Americana Albums of 2015 by Martin Chilton of The Telegraph (UK). John Apice of No Depression Magazine states “Emmylou Harris would find a wealth of inspiration in these songs…” She was chosen a 2015 GrassyHill New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, selected as an Emerging Artist at the 2015 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter’s Competition.
by T. Storch
Saturday, November 18, 2017
David Burchfield 0 D. Burchfield David Burchfield Information Phone: 913-220-9499 Email: Category: Singer-songwriter / Americana Location: Denver, CO by way of Kansas City, MO Websites: ; Description of Music David Burchfield is a singer-songwriter from Kansas City now based in Denver, CO. Inspired by the American songbook from Woody Guthrie to Jeff Tweedy to Jason Isbell, Burchfield weaves together a rich texture of diverse influences to create an innovative folk sound that sounds simultaneously fresh and deeply rooted. The Deli Magazine called Perseids "a ten-track cornucopia of gentle, rustic charm and swirling, harmonic grace...To label the album as 'Americana' is far too broad a brushstroke; Perseids is 33 minutes of comfort food for the ears and the soul." His live shows are full of foot-stomping highs and heartfelt ballads, leaving audiences stunned by his lyrical candor and powerful performance. Notable Past Performances Venues: Boulevardia Festival, Middle of the Map Festival, E-town - Boulder, Swallow Hill Music Association - Denver Opening: Joe Pug, David Ramirez, Noah Gundersen, Way Down Wanderers
by D. Burchfield
Saturday, November 18, 2017
NewSong Finalist Crys Matthews 0 C. Matthews Crys Matthews Contact Info Phone: (828) 719-6711 Email: Category of Folk: Americana/Singer-songwriter Location: Herndon, VA Description of Music Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August, she simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes. Songs from both projects have already garnered acclaim like being selected as a NewSong Music finalist, and winning the People's Music Network's Social Justice Songs contest at NERFA. Matthews sings about hope, love, perseverance and justice with an ease and candor that one might expect from a southeastern North Carolina native whose mother happens to be a preacher. Equally at home in an acoustic listening room as she is on stage at large music festivals, Matthews has quickly gathered a loyal following playing such prestigious venues and festivals as The Birchmere, The Hamilton, BMI's Island Hopper Songwriter Festival, the 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, 30A Songwriters Festival, Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and many more. Website EPK Youtube
by C. Matthews
Friday, November 17, 2017
King Cardinal 0 King Cardinal King Cardinal Contact Info Phone: (585) 736-7073 Email: Category of Folk: Americana Location: Denver, CO Description of Music Hailed by Marquee Magazine for their "excellently crafted Americana" and Westword for their "raw, gut-wrenching emotion," Denver's King Cardinal push raw roots rock into lush, sonically daring territory with hints of cosmic country and delicate folk. Building off the success of two acclaimed EPs as well as dates with Ben Sollee, Sam Outlaw, and Darlingside (in addition to a performance at the iconic Telluride Bluegrass Festival), the band released their debut album, 'Great Lakes,' in September 2017. The album was recorded over seven days at Texas' famed Sonic Ranch studio with GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer Ted Young (Israel Nash, Banditos). Website EPK Youtube
by King Cardinal
Friday, November 17, 2017
Letitia VanSant 0 Letitia VanSant Letitia VanSant 410.206.7826 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: Management/PR:  Lucky Bird - Susan Hubbard Phone: (615) 785-9194 Email: Booking: Prater Day Agency - Adrienne Geren Phone: (859) 536-6187 Email: "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." - "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
by R. Hall
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Ali McCormick 0 T. Bolechowsky   Contact Info Phone:613-621-9919 Email: Category of Folk:Folk rock Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   “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: Category of Folk: Appalachian/Americana Location: Asheville, NC Description of Music   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 My email is   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 and Johnny was recently featured in  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 more info: 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 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 for more information  
by L. Concannon
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Noah Derksen 0 N. Derksen   Noah Derksen Contemplative Folk Musician  (c)503.334.7903 // Facebook // Spotify   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: 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}    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.” "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: 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: Category of Folk: Contemporary, Americana, Bluegrass Location: Nashville Facebook: Instagram: 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 * "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

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