Folk Alliance International
“Folk” and “business” may not seem like a natural fit. When folk music professionals gather for their annual meeting, there is plenty of business going on, but the real draw is the music: literally hundreds of showcase performances are staged throughout the Memphis conference, hotel and nearby music venues.
At both the 2010 and 2011 Folk Alliance International conferences, we teamed up with SiriusXM to record and release a group of juried showcases, featuring established artists and some of the most exciting new sounds in folk.
In 2010, the conference honored Roz Larman and the late Howard Larman, hosts of the long-running radio show, “Folkscene.” Among the 10 Folkscene artists are Willis Alan Ramsey, Jimmy LaFave and Dan Navarro. In 2011, the late John Hartford was honored, and the John Hartford String Band made a rare appearance.
Folk musicians are generous in sharing their music: All royalties from the sale of this collection go to support the programs of Folk Alliance.
Michael Stewart and Airshow‘s Charlie Pilzer did the 2011 recording and live mix. Charlie Pilzer and Anna Frick of Airshow mastered and edited.
|Al Berard Cajun Combo||02/19/10|
|Artists’ Tribute to Folkscene||02/19/10|
|Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble||02/17/11|
|Chatham County Line||02/18/11|
|The Coal Porters||02/17/11|
|The Dunwell Brothers Band||02/18/11|
|Folk Alliance International presents Songs of War and Politics Vol. 1||01/03/11|
|The John Hartford String Band||02/16/11|
|Paul Thorn and Ruthie Foster||02/16/11|