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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
Robby Hecht 0 R. Hecht   "Songwriting of the highest quality" -The Telegraph "Intimate and introspective" -USA Today   Category: Folk/Americana Hometown: Nashville, TN Phone: 865-406-7489 Email: robby@robbyhecht.com Description:  Robby Hecht, based in Nashville, is a classic singer songwriter blending the spirit of James Taylor and Jim Croce with a lyrical rawness needed in the hectic, thoughtless, sometimes crass and careless world we all confront today. He is currently working on a new double album as well as a duo record with fellow Nashville-based singer songwriter Caroline Spence.
by R. Hecht
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Trout Steak Revival - seeking private showcases 0 Trout Steak Revival, LLC In 2017, on the heels of a recently released album,Trout Steak Revival is an Official Showcase band for the second year in a row.  The band is seeking private showcases Wednesday 2/14-Friday 2/16. Please contact drew@ramblewest.com if Trout Steak Revival can play one of your private showcases. Genre: Americana, Folk, Colorado Bluegrass Instrumentation: Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle Hometown: Denver, Colorado Shows per year: 100 Listen: http://smarturl.it/Spirit2theSea Website: http://www.troutsteak.com NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS   2017:    Americana Music Fest Official Showcase Folk Alliance Official Showcase Denver Westword: Best Bluegrass Band Award   2016:   IBMA Official Showcase Band IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Nominee Denver Westword:  Best Bluegrass Band Winner: Cayamo Soundcheck Competition   2015:    Today Show Appearance   2014:    1st Place: Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition   2013:    Heartland Emmy Award, Short Web-Based Documentary (Trout Steak Revival wrote the soundtrack)
by Trout Steak Revival, LLC
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
My Girl The River 0 K. Hughes Genre: Americana/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Based: UK My Girl The River is the work of Kris Wilkinson Hughes, an American folk/Americana/singer-songwriter based in the UK. Having performed with artists such as The Sentimentals, Jonathan Byrd, Laura Cantrell, Cara Luft and Suzanne Vega, She was invited two years running to perform at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival. Her first album, a tribute to her Louisiana and Southern roots was recorded with musicians such as Jonathan Byrd, Will Kimbrough and Jacob Lundby. It received 8.1 stars through Paste Music and her voice has been described as 'sugared espresso'. She will be performing as part of the British Underground and welcomes other showcase opportunities. She is also a recipient and performer as a 'First Timer'. Kris is actively writing for the next album and looking forward to meeting you at FAI. Thank you for your consideration. Email kh@supertinyrecords.com Visit www.mygirltheriver.com  facebook @mygirltheriver twitter @mygirltheriver Instagram @mygirltheriver
by K. Hughes
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Madeleine Roger 0 M. Roger Genre: Contemporary Folksinger Location: Winnipeg, Canada Phone: 1.204.230.2314 Email: madeleinebroger@gmail.com ******* Madeleine Roger is a contemporary folksinger from Winnipeg, Canada. While accompanying herself on acoustic guitar in multiple tunings, it is her artistry as a songwriter that can silence a room, uniting her captivating voice with vivid lyricism and a maturity beyond her years.  Appearing often in the folk/roots duo Roger Roger with her twin brother Lucas, Madeleine has performed at music festivals and venues across Canada (Summerfolk Festival, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Calgary Folk Club, Campbell Bay Music Festival etc), sung as a musical guest on CBC Radio One, and released the acclaimed album Fairweather locally and overseas, which achieved the No. 5 spot on the Canadian national folk/roots/blues charts for 2016.  She is recording a debut solo album at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg, MB with producer/engineer Lloyd Peterson (The Wailin' Jenny's, The Weakerthans, James Keelaghan), who also happens to be her Dad. The album is being fully produced with gender parity, from the audio engineers, musicians, administration team, and beyond. It will be released in the Spring of 2018. PRESS KIT: www.madeleineroger.com/presskit (Password is "dragonfly") Facebook: /madeleinerogermusic Instagram: @madeleineroger ******* "Madeleine’s voice stays with you, reminiscent at times of a young Joni Mitchell." - Mojo "Madeleine’s theatre background lends itself well to writing folk songs that blend elements of real life with quirky fictional characters" - Vue Weekly "World-class music." - Winnipeg Free Press ******* Artist Administration Into The Woods Administration for Performing Artists Bookings | Inquiries Teresa Nelson | teresa@into-the-woods.ca Canadian Radio Promotion Spincount | 902.350.3968 Kimberly Sinclair | kimberly@spincount.com
by M. Roger
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Freddy & Francine 0 L. Ferris   Freddy & Francine “Freddy & Francine currently top my list.  There is definitely a palpable chemistry between these musicians, with their vocals blending like milk and honey.” - No Depression Category: Americana Soul Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Phone: 917-579-7595 Email: freddyandfrancine@gmail.com Description:  Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages. Freddy & Francine most recently performed at The 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival as well as Rocky Mountain Folks Fest as main stage performers.  They are recording a new EP in Nashville with producer Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Lake Street Dive) and plan to release it in 2018.  
by L. Ferris
Sunday, November 5, 2017
EVIE LADIN BAND seeks PGSsssssssss! 0 Evie Ladin Band "jaw-droppingly brilliant, hilarious, deeply moving" - Oakland, CA-based Evie Ladin Band are tenacious, innovative string musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul. While their third release, the 2016 Jump the Fire brought a feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, it’s the effusive audience response that keeps them touring around the world.  •Think Rhiannon Giddens with less publicity and you will not be far wrong. - fRoots   •The best example I have seen of a Neo-Trad band's sound being authentically anchored in old time music but extending it into new and entertaining directions. - Judge, Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival   The ELB has an Official Showcase at FAI and would LOVE to round out the weekend with some fun PGSsssss. THANKS for being in touch! booking@evieladin.com - 510-502-0400 http://www.evieladin.com/evie-ladin-band-w-keith-terry-erik-pearson/ A prolific singer-songwriter, dancer and square dance caller, the polyrhythmic heat of Evie's clawhammer banjo has been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.  "She can write, she can sing, and she pulls back from the saccharine brink with wit - a sharp intelligence." --Grant Alden, No Depression  She's recently won 2nd place ribbons at both Mt Airy and Clifftop for Folk Song and Neo-Trad Band! Keith Terry (bass, percussion, body music, vocals) is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. A pioneer in contemporary Body Music, Keith produces large-scale intercultural collaborations and educational outreach. Keith brings a cinematic ear to playing bass as tonal percussion, with bells, box, body and toys.  Erik Pearson (guitar, banjo, vocals) is a musician's musician with the Crooked Jades, storyteller Diane Ferlatte, and his solo projects. His original banjo tune Fork & File was the soundtrack for a rapids rafting scene in Sean Penn's movie Into the Wild. 
by Evie Ladin Band
Saturday, November 4, 2017
The Page Turners 0 The Page Turners     "The Page Turners harness the best and deepest parts of bluegrass and old-time sounds as their own unique springboard for some wonderful new music. I love what Carolyn and Jake are doing and can't wait to hear more!" - Bruce Molsky   "The Page Turners are one of the most exciting young groups to pop up in a long while. Two fantastic young players and singers who, together, blow away the typical constraints of a duo and in the variety of their playing, writing, and singing, create a sound much bigger than the sum of the (very talented) parts." -Joe K. Walsh  The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. Their partnership began as musical friends at Berklee College of Music, and they started playing together through a mutual admiration for musical authenticity and adventurousness. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music, as well as put new twists on old favorites, blending their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of Roots music. Now located in Austin, Texas, The Page Turners can be seen touring across the country, and their 2017 debut self-titled album is available now!  We are excited to be attending FAI for the first time this February, and would love to talk about playing at your private showcase. Cheers! Contact info: Phone- 209-986-4563 Email - pageturnersmusic@gmail.com or carolynbkendrick@gmail.com  website- http://www.pageturnersmusic.com/ Folk genre- Americana, Bluegrass/Old-time 
by The Page Turners
Friday, November 3, 2017
Benjamin Dakota Rogers 0 B. Rogers Benjamin Dakota Rogers Contact Info Phone: 647-938-7677 Email:  chris@electricboy.ca Category of Folk: Contemporary/Alternative Location: Brantford, ON Description of Music Benjamin Dakota Rogers is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer.Using his captivating voice, guitar and explosive fiddle he is creating music that draws you in with stories and spoken-word poetry. Benjamin’s sound is hard-driving powerful folk with a contemporary edge. Accolades include two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, three Hamilton music award nominations and winner of several international songwriting competitions. We'd love to play your private showcase! For more on Benjamin Dakota Rogers please go to www.benjamindakotarogers.com
by B. Rogers
Friday, November 3, 2017
Benjamin Dakota Rogers 0 B. Rogers Benjamin Dakota Rogers Contact Info Phone: 647-938-7677 Email:  chris@electricboy.ca Category of Folk: Contemporary/Alternative Location: Brantford, ON Description of Music Benjamin Dakota Rogers is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer.Using his captivating voice, guitar and explosive fiddle he is creating music that draws you in with stories and spoken-word poetry. Benjamin’s sound is hard-driving powerful folk with a contemporary edge. Accolades include two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, three Hamilton music award nominations and winner of several international songwriting competitions. We'd love to play your private showcase! For more on Benjamin Dakota Rogers please go to www.benjamindakotarogers.com
by B. Rogers
Friday, November 3, 2017
Emerald Rae : Fiddler & Folksinger 0 E. Rae     Contact: Emerald Rae Phone: 508-574-5035 Email: emerald@emeraldrae.com Category: Folk / Celtic / Roots / Trad / Singer-Songwriter Location: Boston, MA, USA   BIO Boston-based Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae creates a groove-heavy sound reminiscent of old country blended with the intricacy of Celtic fiddle and rocked-up droning accompaniment. Complimented by sultry vocals and introspective lyrics that mirror old folktales, Emerald Rae brings the fiddling-singing combo to a whole new plateau. Her intriguingly quirky songwriting is steeped in the echos of traditional music, sewn together with imaginative arranging that will pique your curiosity. Her latest release “If Only I Could Fly” (2013) showcases her prowess as a multi-instrumentalist. New Album due May 2018. More info at www.emeraldrae.com. VIDEO RELEASE… “Blackbird [trad.]” Official Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca_ImItauJA&t=6s WATCH LIVE PERFORMANCE… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX1j45ZVHXg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3_UiSlNlRQ LISTEN… “If Only I Could Fly” (latest album release) https://emeraldrae.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/emeraldrae FOLLOW… https://www.facebook.com/emeraldrae/ https://twitter.com/emeraldrae https://www.instagram.com/esmeraldarae/ ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT… https://www.sonicbids.com/band/emeraldrae/
by E. Rae
Friday, November 3, 2017
Robin James 0 R. James Contact Phone - 719-580-3884 Contact Email - robinjamesmusic@yahoo.com Alternative Americana Colorado   Singer-Songwriter Robin James is a power-house, whose voice shoots straight to the heart. Her vocals can evoke a mysterious misty meadow then turn around and hit you with all the power and beauty of the ocean meeting the shore. Born and raised with a singer-songwriter mom , James started singing young and developed a passion for music. A self taught pianist and guitar player, James has married all her talents and experiences into a unique Folk-Pop style. There might be a twist of the Blues and a drop or two of country as well, along with a surprise yodel tossed in for flavor. Her range is incredible and vocal prowess downright acrobatic at times. She has been compared to Linda Rhonstat and Stevie Nicks. James is also a seasoned studio vocalist, having done work on countless albums; which adds credence to her already stellar reputation as a talent all her own. Robin also Won the South West Indy Award in 2016 for "Best Folk Song" of the year. Check out more at Robin's Website - www.robinjamesmusic.com.    
by R. James
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Searson 0 Searson       Contact Phone: 1-613-433-8918 Contact Email: searsonband@gmail.com Category of Folk: Celtic, Roots Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada   Giving Canada’s old time sounds a renewal into modern roots; seamlessly blending spirited fiddling, energetic dancing and gorgeous harmonies. For over a decade now, Searson has toured the world with their unique blend of high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and intricate step dancing. At the core of Searson, are Colleen and Erin Searson, two sisters who hail from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. Their spirited live shows feature Colleen on fiddle and Erin on piano & tenor guitar, interspersed with the incomparably rich sounds of sibling vocal harmonies, and both sisters “pounding the boards" with Ottawa Valley step dancing. Rounding out the band are top-notch Canadian musicians David MacDougall on drums and percussion and bass/guitar player Fraser Gauthier. Together, this talented quartet performs sets that feature their original style of “Canadian Celtic Pop”, which includes a mix of traditional and original instrumental and vocal selections. We are thrilled to have been chosen for a First-timer scholarship and are looking forward to attending Folk Alliance in 2018!   www.searsonband.com       
by Searson
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Billy Kemp 0 B. Kemp                    BILLY KEMP Contact and About Email: billykempmusic@gmail.com Phone: 615-947-7183 About: Billy Kemp, a Baltimore native and Nashville resident, is a song and music maker of American folk, country and blues. Kemp has recorded five solo albums and written over 300 songs. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, on international tours, as well as numerous festivals such as Merlefest and Kerrville. Billy would love to hear from you regarding your private showcase. He is currently touring and promoting his new record, Another Life, a collection of songs of the heart and home. Please visit Billy’s website to hear the record and for more information.  
by B. Kemp
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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