Folk Alliance Announces Final Nominees for Second Annual Folk Alliance Awards; Award Winners To Be Presented in Memphis, Tenn in February 2007

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Nominees Announced for the Second Annual Folk Alliance Awards. The Folk Alliance Awards are to honor merit and achievement within the Folk Music field. The award recipients will be recognized at the 19th annual North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance International Business Conference in Memphis, Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the Cook Convention Center.

Nominees Announced for the Second Annual Folk Alliance Awards. The Folk Alliance Awards are to honor merit and achievement within the Folk Music field. The award recipients will be recognized at the 19th annual North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance International Business Conference in Memphis, Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the Cook Convention Center.

The final nominees for the Second Annual Folk Alliance Awards are:

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Bring Them Home", Burns Sisters

"People Look Around", Catie Curtis and Mark Erelli

"Seems So Real", Chris Smither

"Pony", Diana Jones

"Folk Is the New Black", Janis Ian

TRADITIONAL RELEASE OF THE YEAR

Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome-The Seeger Sessions

Crooked Still - Shaken By a Low Sound

Les Tireux d'Roches - Papier y Ciseaux

Madrigaia - Pleiades

Pine Leaf Boys - Pine Leaf Boys Two Steps

CONTEMPORARY RELEASE OF THE YEAR

Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer - Seven Is the Number

Greg Greenway - Weightless

Jeffrey Foucault - Ghost Repeater

John Gorka - Writing in the Margins

Wailin' Jennys - Firecracker

TRADITIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Guy Davis

James Keelaghan

Natalie MacMaster

Odetta

Old Crow Medicine Show

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Chris Smither

Darrell Scott

Greg Brown

Janis Ian

Wailin' Jennys

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Amy Speace

Anais Mitchell

Crooked Still

Diana Jones

Pat Wictor

WORLD MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kiran Ahluwana

Lache Cercel and His Roma Swing Ensemble

Lila Downs

Mamadou Diabate

Marisa Monte

FOLK BOOKING AGENCY

Fleming Artists

Folklore Productions

Mary Granata

Mongrel MusicRoots Agency

SMALL FOLK VENUE (under 250 capacity)

Cactus Cafe - Austin, Texas

Cafe Carpe - Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Cafe Lena - Sarasota Springs, New York

Club Passim - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hugh's Room - Toronto, Ontario

LARGE FOLK VENUE (over 250 capacity)

The Ark - Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Birchmere - Arlington, Virginia

Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Iron Horse - Northampton, Massachusetts

Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago

FOLK FESTIVAL

Falcon Ridge Festival

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival

Kerrville Folk Festival

Philadelphia Folk Festival

Winnipeg Folk Music Festival

FOLK DJ

Dick Pleasants, WUMB

Gene Shay, WXPN

Rich Warren, WFMT

Susan Forbes Hanson, WHUS

Suzanne MiIlsap, KRCL

Folk Alliance Mission: The North American Folk Music And Dance Alliance exists to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance, and related performing arts in North America. The folk Alliance seeks to strengthen organizational and individual initiatives in folk music and dance through education, networking, advocacy, and professional and field development.

For more information or to register for the business conference please go to http://www.Folk.org or call 901/522-1170.

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