Posts tagged "Amy Speace"
Finalists Announced in 2017 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition

Finalists Announced in 2017 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition

Thirty-two songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2017 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Chosen from among more than 600 submissions from around the world, the finalists will perform the two songs they submitted at the New Folk Concerts slated for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 27 and 28, as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. [To continue reading this article and see the list of Kerrville New Folk finalists, click on the headline.]
Muses in the Vineyard Set for May 17-18, 2014 in NJ

Muses in the Vineyard Set for May 17-18, 2014 in NJ

A number of talented local, regional and national touring female performing artists are on the bill for Muses in the Vineyard, a music festival celebrating women in song, that is slated for Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18 at Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere, New Jersey. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Formal Showcase Artists Chosen for 2013 NERFA Conference

Fourteen artists/acts have been selected from among 200 applicants to perform in the juried Formal Showcase during the 19th Annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, New York, Nov. 7-10, 2013. [To read the article, click on the headline.]

NERFA Hosts Two One-Day Mini-Conferences

The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) is partnering with the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) and Focus Music -- which presents and supports folk and acoustic music in the Washington, D.C. area -- to present one-day mini-conferences on June 1 and 9, respectively, in Kingston, Rhode Island and Rockville, Maryland. [To read the full article, including information on workshops and artist showcases, click on the headline.]
Sid Selvidge,1943-2013

Sid Selvidge,1943-2013

Sid Selvidge, a Memphis-based singer, guitarist and cultural treasure, and an ardent champion of blues and roots music, who helped launch and served as executive producer of the internationally syndicated Beale Street Caravan radio program, died May 2 at Methodist University Hospital. He was 69 and had been battling cancer. [To read the full article, including reflections from singer-songwriter Amy Speace, who toured with Selvidge in 2010, click on the headline.]

Finalists Named in 2013 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

Ten finalists have been named in the 2013 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest. Each will perform two songs on the Singer Songwriter Stage during the 21st annual Wildflower! arts and music festival in Richardson, Texas, just a few minutes north of Dallas. Billed as North Texas’ largest music festival, it takes place, May 17-19. [To read the full article, click on the headline.] Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 8-11, 2012

Some 800 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs, and others actively engaged in traditional and contemporary folk music will converge on the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, New York, Nov. 8-11, 2012, for the 18th annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. will again have a major presence as it hosts afternoon and late-night song swaps, and its popular Midnight Hoot at the close of the conference’s first day. A Midday Hoot the next day, introduced in 2010, will afford more artists opportunities to be heard. [To read the full article and see the showcase schedules, click on the headline.]

WUMB Music Fest Set for June 6 in Boston

Nearly two-dozen talented contemporary folk, blues and Americana artists will converge on Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, June 6, for the WUMB Music Fest. [To view the entire illustrated article, click on the headline.]

Q & A with John Platt of WFUV’s ‘Sunday Breakfast’

In a popular music landscape where today’s talented singer-songwriters are often ignored, it’s a little miracle to listen to radio stations — usually small, publicly-run or independent — that promote songwriters who might fall between the cracks. Among the many wonderful DJs out there supporting independent singer-songwriters in markets across the U.S., one of the most well-known and well-listened to is John Platt, host of “Sunday Breakfast” on New York’s WFUV. Sharon Goldman recently elicited his thoughts about the singer-songwriter scene for her blog, Songwriting Scene. Her Q & A interview with him is reprinted here with permission. [To read the Q &A with John Platt, click on the headline.]. Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge, Afternoon Showcases at Huntington Folk Festival will host late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 23-26, and artist showcases at the Huntington Folk Festival, August 1. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Long Island AcoustiCalendar for March-Early April 2009

Detailed listings for more than 150 concerts, open mics and jam sessions slated for March through early April 2009 in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties appear in this installment of’s Long Island AcoustiCalendar. [Click on the headline to see the AcoustiCalendar.]