Press Clippings

For media inquiries, please contact: Lellie Capwell, Publicist,

2017 Conference (alpha order by media outlet)

Acoustic Guitar  At Folk Alliance International Conference, Protests Songs Unite Guitarists Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Tift Merritt, Eliza Gilkyson and More,  Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Jarosz, Parker Millsap and More Honored at Folk Alliance International Awards

All Access Music Group  Folk Alliance International Announces Artist In Residence Program

American Songwriter  Folk Alliance Keynote Speaker Billy Bragg Calls On Younger Generations To Do “Woody’s Work”,  Five Things We’re Excited To See At Folk Alliance International Conference,  Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Cockburn Bring Star Power to Folk Alliance Awards

The Alternate Root  Folk Alliance International - Aengus Finnan Interview

Billboard  The Times They Are A-Changin: Is Folk Music Still Relevant for the Resistance?

The Bluegrass Situation  Broadband Download: A Ramble Through Folk Aliance

The Bridge  Folk Alliance's Call to Activism

Deutschland Radio  Die US-Folkszene unter Donald Trump/ Mit Empathie gegen Antipathie (THE US FOLK SCENE UNDER DONALD TRUMP/ With empathy against antipathy)

Elmore Magazine  Music Camp at Folk Alliance International

Flatland KC  Folk Alliance International Celebrates Musical Activism

FYI Music News  Bruce Cockburn To Be Honoured At Folk Alliance Int.

The Globe and Mail  Folk Singer Bruce Cockburn Still Standing Up for Free Speech

Herald Arts and Life  'Keep singing': Bruce Cockburn calls on folk artists to push for free speech,  Sainte-Marie, Cockburn on the return of the protest song and power of music

Kansas City Star - Back to Rockville  Should music get political? Songwriters share when it’s a good or bad idea,  Folk Alliance puts down roots in KC, with plans to expand annual folk festival

KC Studio  Folk Alliance International Celebrates Musical Activism

KCUR  Folk Alliance Raises Clenched Fist, With Ukulele, For 2017 Conference In Kansas City,  At Kansas City Folk Alliance, Billy Bragg Says Music Can Bring People Together,At Folk Music Gathering In Kansas City, The Future Of Protest Music Goes Global

Le Devoir  Vers une conception plus large du folk/ Folk interdit, trad et world du Québec et du ROC ont rendez-vous à Kansas City [Towards a broader conception of folk Folk forbidden, trad and world of Quebec and the ROC have an appointment in Kansas City]

M-Magazine  PRS Foundation Funds Acts to Play Folk Alliance International

Middle Tennessee Public Radio  Peace Or Protest? Folk Music Faces A Divided America

Music Industry News Network  Folk Alliance International Announces Fourth Annual Music Camp In Conjunction With 29th Annual Conference

News OK  John Fullbright, Jimmy LaFave, Annie Oakley, other Oklahomans to be featured at Folk Alliance

The Oklahoman  A voice was sounding: 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference Recap

Red Dirt Nation  Ani DiFranco joins FAI conference to participate in presentation and Q & A

Rhythms  Announcing FAI 2017 Official Showcase Artists

Roots Music Report  Folk Alliance International Announces 2017 Official Showcase Artists

Tulsa World  Oklahoma musicians to showcase talent at Folk Alliance International conference

Wall Street Journal  Does Folk Music Still Matter?

2016 Conference (alpha order by media outlet)

Acoustic Guitar  Folk Alliance Awards Night 2016: An Unapologetic Celebration of Our Elders,  Watch Corey Harris Perform on Night One of Folk Alliance International,  Folk Alliance Day Two Highlights: Grant-Lee Phillips, John Craigie, Perla Batalla, Darlingside, and More,   Watch Grant-Lee Phillips Perform at the Folk Alliance Int’l Convention

All Access  Rhiannon Giddens, Darlingside Top Winners At Folk Alliance International In Kansas City

American Songwriter  Folk Alliance 2016: Elders and Upstarts Share Music, Wisdom

CBC  P.E.I. Musicians Attend Folk Music Conference in Kansas City

Cleveland Plain Dealer  Folk Alliance Gathers Musicians From Around the World

Country Standard Time  So It Begins at Folk Alliance,  Folk Alliance Day 2: Words and Sounds,  Folk Alliance Day 3: Power of Music Brings People Together

Elmore Magazine  2016 Folk Alliance International: Day 1,  2016 Folk Alliance International: Day 2,  2016 Folk Alliance International: Day 3,  2016 Folk Alliance International: Day 4 Part 1,  2016 Folk Alliance International: Day 4 Part 2

Huffington Post  Womenfolk: British Folk Music by Women

Kansas City Live  Folk Artist Joe Crookston Performs

The Kansas City Star  Here Comes the Sound of Folk Alliance,  Folk Alliance Day One: Delicate, Slick and Raw — Take Your Pick,  Thursday’s Folk Alliance Conference Delivers the Usual Wide Variety of Music, Performers,  Friday’s Folk Alliance Features a Folk Legend and a Heavy International Flavor

KCPT  Busking With The Bridge - Folk Alliance International Day 1,  Busking With The Bridge - Folk Alliance International Day 2,  Busking With The Bridge - Folk Alliance International Day 3

KCUR  Singer Judy Collins On Mental Health, Not Slowing Down and Finding 'Strangers Again',  LISTEN: What It's Like In The Hotel Rooms At The Folk Alliance Conference,  Folk Alliance Photo Booth: Kansas City Musicians Share Their Experience

Lawrence Journal World  Hundreds of Folk Musicians Flock to Kansas City for Convention

M Music & Musicians Magazine  Folk Alliance Announces Keynote Speaker & Artist Showcases,  Folk Alliance Announces 2016 Recipients for the Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards

No Depression  Folk Alliance International 2016: A Video Sneak Peek,  Folk Alliance International in Kansas City -- Or, Sorry About the TV in the Pool

NONDOC  Photos: February filled with music and culture

The Pitch  Your Guide to this Year's Folk Alliance International Conference

The Oklahoman  Fine Folks: Oklahoma Musicians Head to 2016 Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City

Roots Music Report  Folk Alliance International Announces 2016 Recipients for the Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards

Tulsa World  Press Play: The Oklahoma Room at Folk Alliance International,  Oklahoma Musicians Plan Strong Showing at Folk Alliance International

Twangville  Folk Alliance 2016 – The Video Companion

Westword  Folk Alliance International Will Make You Step Up Your Game

Mission Statement

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance.

Additional Conference Events

2019 FAI Conference

DATE: February 13-17, 2019

LOCATION:  Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

UPCOMING DEADLINES:  Early Bird member registration ends May 31, 2018