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Folk Alliance International presents the nominees for the 2016

Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Artist of the Year


Finalists were compiled from "best of 2016" radio and print media lists in the US, Canada, the UK, EU, and Australia in addition to the year-end Folk DJ chart.

Winners will be announced during the International Folk Music Awards show held at 6pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. All registered conference delegates are invited to attend.

This year's awards for Album, Song, and Artist of the Year are sponsored by:

a premier Kansas City listening room venue.

The Awards show will also include the presentation of the annual Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Spirit of Folk Awards, the inaugural People's Voice Award (to be received by Bruce Cockburn), and the eponymous Clearwater Award, as well as inductions into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame.


Finalists for Album of the Year

(in alpha order) 

Click on the album image to listen to a sample of the album


All These Years by Solas

Auprès du Poêle by Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
Nine Pin by Kaia Kater
Undercurrent by Sarah Jarosz
Upland Stories by Robbie Fulks


Finalists for Song of the Year

(in alpha order) 

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"Ain't Nobody" by Dori Freeman

"Black Man in a White World"

by Michael Kiwanuka & Inflo

"Move Me" by Sara Watkins

"Play By Your Own Rules" by Sam Bush


"We are Love" by The Once


Finalists for Artist of the Year

(in alpha order) 

Click on the image to visit the artist's website


John McCutcheon


Irish Mythen


Parker Millsap


Tanya Tagaq



Past Years Winners

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