Folk Alliance International Conference 2018 – Showcase Artists Released

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Folk Alliance International (FAI) has just announced the Official Showcase artists* for the 30th annual conference taking place February 14-18, 2018, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.

A platform for luminaries and rising stars, the annual conference is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community.  FAI’s Official Showcases are jury-selected nightly concerts featuring emerging artists and touring legends from around the world.  The performances are thirty minutes in length and are held concurrently on ten full-production stages throughout the host hotel over three nights.

Listening Through The Lens will be there to cover the event.

Official Showcase artists* are:

Abbie Gardner  (United States)
The Accidentals  (United States)
Aerialists  (Canada)
AHI  (Canada)
Alex Meixner Band  (United States)
Amanda Rheaume  (Canada)
Ambre McLean  (Canada)
Ana Egge  (United States)
Anais Mitchell  (United States)
Anika Moa  (New Zealand)
Anna & Elizabeth  (United States)
Anne McCue  (United States)
Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire  (Canada)
Baile An Salsa  (Ireland)
Beppe Gambetta  (Italy)
Black Umfolosi  (Zimbabwe)
Bon Débarras  (Canada)
Boogát  (Canada)
Breabach  (Scotland)
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer  (United States)
Celeigh Cardinal  (Canada)
Charlie Mars  (United States)
Chastity Brown  (United States)
Choir! Choir! Choir!  (Canada)
Christie Lenée  (United States)
Colter Wall  (Canada)
Connie Kaldor  (Canada)
Cosmo Sheldrake  (United Kingdom)
Courtney Hartman  (United States)
The Crane Wives  (United States)
Crys Matthews  (United States)
Cubanisms  (United States)
Daniel Champagne  (Australia)
Danni Nicholls  (United Kingdom)
Danny Burns  (United States)
Daoirí Farrell  (Ireland)
Dar Williams  (United States)
Darling West  (Norway)
Dayna Kurtz  (United States)
Delhi 2 Dublin  (United States)
Devarrow  (Canada)
Dizraeli  (United Kingdom)
Dylan Menzie  (Canada)
Elephant Sessions  (Scotland)
Eljuri  (United States)
Elsten Torres  (United States)
EmiSunshine & The Rain  (United States)
Erin Costelo  (Canada)
Evie Ladin Band  (United States)
Fara  (Scotland)
Findlay Napier  (United Kingdom)
Fiver Fines  (Canada)
Fortunate Ones  (Canada)
The Fugitives  (Canada)
Giri & Uma Peters  (United States)
Grant-Lee Phillips  (United States)
Gretchen Peters  (United States)
Guy Davis  (United States)
Hackensaw Boys  (United States)
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage  (United Kingdom)
Hans Theessink  (Denmark)
Hat Fitz and Cara  (Australia)
Heather Maloney  (United States)
Henry Nam  (United States)
in/PLANES  (United States)
In The Willows  (Ireland)
Jack Semple  (Canada)
Jaimee Harris  (United States)
Jake Morley  (United Kingdom)
James Maddock  (United States)
Jarlath Henderson  (United Kingdom)
Jayme Stone  (United States)
Jeremy Dutcher  (Canada)
Jeremy Kittel Trio  (United States)
Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth  (United States)
John Blek  (Ireland)
John Flynn  (United States)
John Gorka  (United States)
John Nicholson (Royal Wood)  (Canada)
John Oates  (United States)
John Smith  (United Kingdom)
Jorma Kaukonen  (United States)
Julian Taylor  (Canada)
Kim Taylor  (United States)
Kolonien  (Sweden)
Kuinka  (United States)
Larissa Tandy  (Canada)
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards  (United States)
Leaf Rapids  (Canada)
Les Grands Hurleurs  (Canada)
Les Poules à Colin  (Canada)
Lisa LeBlanc  (Canada)
The LYNNeS  (Canada)
Madisen Ward  (United States)
Making Movies  (United States)
The Mammals  (United States)
Martha Redbone Roots Project  (United States)
Martyn Joseph  (United Kingdom)
Mary Gauthier  (United States)
The Mastersons  (United States)
Matthew Byrne  (Canada)
Maybe April  (United States)
Megan Bonnell  (Canada)
Mick Flannery  (Ireland)
Mile Twelve  (United States)
Molly Tuttle  (United States)
Monique Clare  (Australia)
Mountain Heart  (United States)
Natalia Zukerman  (United States)
Nathalie Pires with Ensemble Iberica  (United States)
NewTown  (United States)
Newpoli  (United States)
The Next Generation Leahy  (Canada)
Old Hannah  (Ireland)
Oliver Swain  (Canada)
Ouroboros  (Canada)
Over the Rhine  (United States)
Rachel Baiman  (United States)
Rachel Laven  (United States)
Radio Free Honduras  (United States)
Rafiki Jazz  (United Kingdom)
Raine Hamilton String Trio  (Canada)
Roanoke  (United States)
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley  (United States)
Rose Cousins  (Canada)
Rosie & the Riveters  (Canada)
Ruby Boots  (United States)
Rura  (Scotland)
Ruthie Foster  (United States)
Ryan McNally  (Canada)
Sally & George  (United States)
Sam Baker  (United States)
Sam Reider and The Human Hands  (United States)
Sarah Jane Scouten  (Canada)
SaulPaul  (United States)
The Sea The Sea  (United States)
Sergio Beercock  (Italy)
Session Americana  (United States)
Shelley Segal  (Australia)
Shreem x Celtic Remixing  (Canada)
Skerryvore  (Scotland)
The Small Glories  (Canada)
Southern Avenue  (United States)
Steve Poltz  (United States)
The Stray Birds  (United States)
Suzie Vinnick  (Canada)
Talisk  (Scotland)
Tom Chapin  (United States)
Tom Prasada Rao  (United States)
Tommy Sands  (Ireland)
Trout Steak Revival  (United States)
Victor & Penny  (United States)
Villalobos Brothers  (United States)
Vox Sambou  (Canada)
Wallis Bird  (Germany)
The War and Treaty  (United States)
The Western Flyers  (United States)
Wild Ponies  (United States)
Wild Rivers  (Canada)
William Crighton  (Australia)
Ye Vagabonds  (Ireland)
Yirrmal  (Australia)

The Official Showcase schedule will be announced November 13, 2017.

Over 800 artists applied for the opportunity to perform for hundreds of festival and venue bookers, agents, managers, labels, media, and music industry representatives. The curated showcases feature touring and export-ready artists representing a diverse array of folk genres including Appalachian, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Global Roots, Indie-Folk, Indigenous, Latin, Old Time, Traditional, Singer-songwriter, Spoken Word, and every imaginable fusion.

The 30th annual Folk Alliance International Conference will be held February 14-18, 2018, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri and features presentations from Mary Chapin Carpenter and Richard Thompson, the Louis Jay Meyers Music Camp, the International Folk Music Awards, and the 3rd annual Kansas City Folk Festival.


*confirmed to date and subject to change


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