‘Just Wild About Harry’ Chapin Tribute Concert to be Livestreamed, July 21
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by Michael Kornfeld
3d ago
Harry Chapin (Photo: Robert Berkowitz/RSBImageWorks.com) The annual “Just Wild About Harry” Chapin tribute concert performed by primarily Long Island-based artists has a new venue this year: The Chapin Rainbow Stage in Huntington, New York’s Heckscher Park, located off Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue. The free concert is slated for Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET and will also be livestreamed via a number of social media channels. Presented by the Huntington Arts Council, with promotional assistance from the Folk Music Society of Huntington, it is part of the 59th Huntington Summ ..read more
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Martin Gilmore is 2024 Telluride Troubadour
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by Michael Kornfeld
3w ago
Martin Gilmore, an Englewood, Colorado-based singer songwriter and bluegrass picker, won the 2024 Telluride Troubadour Competition and had the opportunity to perform a short set on the main stage during the 51st Telluride Bluegrass Festival — a roots-oriented music festival that took place around Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains, June 20-23. Martin Gilmore was named the winner of the 2024 Telluride Troubadour Competition. The nationally recognized performing songwriter competition is open to anyone who writes and performs original music and who is not currently signed to a major recordin ..read more
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FAI Folk Radio Charts – May 2024
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by Michael Kornfeld
1M ago
Cris Jacobs had the top album (One of These Days) on folk radio during May 2024, while Stella Prince’s “Dear Future Me” was the most-played song and Bob Dylan was the month’s most-played artist. So say charts compiled by Folk Alliance International based on radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in folk-based music on the radio. A Baltimore, Maryland-based singer-songwriter, Jacobs also had the most-played album on folk radio in April. The music on One of These Days is rooted in bluegrass, folk and blues. Produced by Jerry Douglas (a ..read more
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Folk+ Online Music Conference Set for June 5-6, 2024
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by Michael Kornfeld
1M ago
Folk Alliance International and its regional affiliates jointly present a free online music conference, June 5-6, 2024. Entitled Folk+ and sponsored by Grassy Hill Entertainment, the two-day event will feature panel discussions, networking, an artist Q & A series, regional breakout sessions, artist performances, and more. Folk+ opens on Wednesday, June 5, with welcoming remarks and a networking session at 11 a.m. CT, and closes on Thursday evening, June 6, with a Virtual Performance Lane hosted by Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM). During the conference, music industry professionals will ..read more
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FAI Folk Radio Charts – April 2024
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by Michael Kornfeld
2M ago
Cris Jacobs had the top album (One of These Days) and was the most-played artist on folk radio during April 2024, while Tim Grimm had the month’s most-played song (“Broken Truth”) and was the second most-played artist. So say charts compiled by Folk Alliance International based on radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in folk-based music on the radio. Cris Jacobs is a Baltimore, Maryland-based singer-songwriter. The music on his album One of These Days is rooted in bluegrass, folk and blues. Produced by Jerry Douglas (an acclaimed D ..read more
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AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Midnight Hoot at 2024 SERFA Conference
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by Michael Kornfeld
2M ago
More than 300 people will converge on Black Mountain, North Carolina, May 9-12, 2024 for the annual Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conference. An extended weekend of contemporary and traditional folk music, networking and learning opportunities, the conference will be keynoted by Rachael Sage and features 16 juried official showcases, along with a number of late-night private showcases hosted by AcousticMusicScene.com and others. Nurture the Future is this year’s conference theme. “It was something we felt needed to be communicated as our world is changing every second of the day,” s ..read more
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Finalists Named in 2024 Kerrville New Folk Competition
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by Michael Kornfeld
3M ago
Twenty-four songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2024 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Chosen from among a record-breaking 1341 entries, the finalists will perform the two songs they submitted on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 25 and 26, as part of the first weekend of the 52nd annual Kerrville Folk Festival. Slated to perform on Saturday, May 25 are Jeremy Parsons, Gloria Anderson, Rachel Sumner, Admiral Radio, Kenny Foster, Lila Blue, Lily Talmers, Summerlyn Powers, Mike Vitale, Halley Neal, Alex Wong, and Lucy Clearwater. Performing on Sun ..read more
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FAI Folk Radio Charts – March 2024
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by Michael Kornfeld
3M ago
Sarah Jarosz had the top album (Polaroid Lovers), two of the top ten songs, and was the most-played artist on folk radio during March 2024. “The Ballad of Sally Anne” by Rhiannon Giddens and “If God is an Apple” by Erik Balkey and Jessica Smucker tied for the month’s top song. So say charts compiled by Folk Alliance International based on radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in folk-based music on the radio. The March 2024 top albums, songs and artists charts are based on 13,042 airplays reported on 429 playlists submitted by 111 d ..read more
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Winners Named in 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards
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by Michael Kornfeld
3M ago
Winners of this year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards were recognized at a bilingual, celebratory and music-filled event that took place over two nights during the 2024 CFMAs, April 3-7, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. William Prince, a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based singer-songwriter from Peguis First Nation, was the top recipient — with awards for Contemporary Album of the Year (Stand in the Joy), Solo Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year (“When You Miss Someone”). William Prince was the recipient of awards for Contemporary Artist of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year and Single of the ..read more
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Semifinalists Named in 2024 Songwriter Serenade Competition
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by Michael Kornfeld
4M ago
Fifteen songwriters have been invited to showcase their original songs and compete for prize money at the St. John’s Outdoor Pavilion in Schulenburg, Texas on Saturday, May 11 after being named as semifinalists in the 2024 Songwriter Serenade competition. Season Ammons (La Grange, TX), Gloria Anderson (Luling, TX), Bud Bierhaus (Katy, TX), Shawna Caspi (Toronto, ON), Jason Erie (Nashville, TN), Nathan Evans Fox (Nashville, TN), Mick Fury (Nashville, TN), Dylan Tanner Hink (Bandera, TX), Spencer LaJoye (Hastings, MI), Mamie Lew (Chapmansboro, TN), Juliet Lloyd (Gaithersburg, MD), Olivia Lloyd ..read more
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