The 14th annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show, held at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Wed., Sept. 16th and hosted by Jim Lauderdale, the show kicks off the 16th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, and features an all-star house band -- led by Buddy Miller -- and includes Don Was, Chad Cromwell, Fats Kaplin, Ian Fitchuk, The McCrary Sisters and Bill Payne, legendary founding member of Little Feat.
This year's presenters include: Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids, Rosanne Cash, Marc Ribot; Rob Bleetstein and John Grimson; Abigail Washburn and Noam Pikelny; Ron Sexsmith and Mary Gauthier; Ry Cooder; Rodney Crowell; Sara and Sean Watkins; John Kay and Ken Paulson; and Robyn Hitchcock.
In addition to performances by Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Henley, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos, the show will feature Ry Cooder and Sharon White; Shakey Graves with Esme Patterson, Rhiannon Giddens, John Hiatt, Houndmouth, Jason Isbell, Nikki Lane, Jim Lauderdale, The Lone Bellow, Mavericks, Buddy Miller with Marc Ribot, Keb Mo, Robert Randolph with the Fairfield Four and the McCrary Sisters, Doug Seegers, Lucinda Williams and Lee Ann Womack.
The 13th annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show took place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The evening included more than 20 performances by some of Americana's biggest acts including all four of the nominees for the Americana Music Association’s 2014 Artist of the Year - Jason Isbell, Robert Ellis, Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash – as well as Parker Millsap, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jackson Browne, JD Souther, Sturgill Simpson, Taj Mahal, Valerie June and many more.
Folk Alley and NPR Music returned to Nashville to present a webcast of the Americana Music Association’s 12th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony from historic Ryman Auditorium.
The event included performances by Robert Hunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson, John Fullbright, Shovels & Rope, Milk Carton Kids, JD McPherson, Mike Bub, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Holly Williams and Duane Eddy. Original Buffalo Springfield members Stephen Stills and Richie Furay also came together to play the band’s iconic song “For What It’s Worth,” and third-generation musician Holly Williams offered a tribute to her late grandfather Hank Williams Sr.
Folk Alley returned to the Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island for the 54th Newport Folk Festival, July 26-28th. Featured performances included Black Prairie, the Milk Carton Kids, JD McPherson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sarah Jarosz, The Lone Bellow, Shovels & Rope, Iris Dement, Jason Isbell, Beth Orton, the Avett Brothers, Bombino, the Lumineers, Andrew Bird and MANY MORE.
Folk Alley and NPR Music returned to Nashville to present a live webcast of the Americana Music Association’s 11th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony from historic Ryman Auditorium. The event featured live performances by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients - Bonnie Raitt, Booker T. Jones, and Richard Thompson - as well as many of the award nominees, including: Alabama Shakes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Civil Wars, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Punch Brothers, Deep Dark Woods and more.
On August 23 - 26, 2012 the Folk Alley mobile recording studio hits the road to travel to the Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas. See and hear highlights from the festival including performances by Darrell Scott, The Steel Wheels, John Fullbright, The Carper Family, Gregory Alan Isakov, Still on the Hill, 3 Penny Acre, Milkdrive, The David Mayfield Parade and more!
Folk Alley traveled to the Green River Festival in Greenfield, Massachusetts on July 14 & 15 to capture performance highlights and backstage video sessions from Lake Street Dive, Pokey Lafarge and The South City Three, Brown Bird, Chris Smither and more!
Folk Alley returned to the Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island for the 53rd Newport Folk Festival, July 27-29th. Highlights included performances by Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Brown Bird, Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Punch Brothers, Tallest Man On Earth, New Multitudes, the Guthrie Family Reunion, First Aid Kit, Patty Griffin, The Head and The Heart, Trampled By Turtles, and MANY MORE.
The Folk Alley team is assembled at the Bliss Festival Farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan to cover the 32nd Annual Blissfest. Highlights from this year's festival - three days of fun and music - include performances by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, Ray Bonneville, Corey Harris and the Rasta Blues Experience and many, many more!
Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the Nelsonville Music Festival is a three-day festival that celebrates music and local artistry of our region. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor.
The Folk Alliance International conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment.
Folk Alley and NPR Music returned to Nashville to present a LIVE webcast of the Americana Music Association’s 10th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony from historic Ryman Auditorium. The event featured live performances by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients - Lucinda Williams, Jerry Douglas and Gregg Allman - and many of the award nominees, including: Robert Plant, The Civil Wars, Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll, Elizabeth Cook, and more.
July 8 thru July 10, the Folk Alley team assembled at the Festival Farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan to cover the 31st Annual Blissfest. Highlights from this year's festival include performances by The Good Lovelies, Mountain Heart, The Grand Slambovians, Frank Vignola, Harry Manx, Starlight Six, The Defibulators and many, many more.