Posts tagged "Grant Peeples"

Folk Alliance International Hosts Conference, Camp and Festival, Feb. 15-19, in Kansas City

“Forbidden Folk,” a celebration of activism in art, is the theme of the 29th Folk Alliance International Conference that takes place, Feb. 15-19, in Kansas City, Missouri. Billy Bragg, a Grammy Award-winning British singer-songwriter and activist, keynotes the event and also headlines the second annual Kansas City Folk Festival that caps it. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

Finalists Named in 2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition

Thirty-two songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2016 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 during the New Folk Concerts slated for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 28 and 29, as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

Folk Music Business Conference Set for Sept. 6, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia

Two regional affiliates of Folk Alliance International -- an association that seeks to foster and promote contemporary, traditional and multicultural folk music -- will host a joint one-day mini-conference on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. [For details on the event -- including a 10-act juried showcase that is open to the public -- click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of May 2012 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of May 2012 (FOLKDJ-L)

AcousticMusicScene.com is pleased to publish the monthly Top Albums and Songs charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. Topping the albums chart for May 2012 was Bill Evans' In Good Company, on which 26 musicians join the noted banjo player, while self-proclaimed Floridian "leftneck" style folk and Americana singer-songwriter Grant Peeples' "Things Have Changed" was reportedly the most-played song on folk radio during the month. [To view the Top Albums and Songs charts for May 2012, click on the headline.]

Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference Set for May 19-22

Nearly 200 people are expected to be at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Asheville, May 19-22, for the fourth annual Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conference -- an extended weekend of contemporary and traditional folk music, networking, education and workshops. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]