Category Archives: Listeners

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8 Reasons Falcon Ridge reminds me of Woodstock

by AlanRowoth on July 24, 2015

I was recently chatting with my pal Stuart Kabak, about the upcoming Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and somehow we drifted into reminiscing about Woodstock. (the original, not the wannabes) It was my first festival and I really didn’t know what to expect. A lot of people coming to Falcon Ridge for the first time, also […]

Rachael Kilgour- Artist Spotlight

by AlanRowoth on February 25, 2015

Folk Alliance is like old home week, but some of the most exciting moments come when we discover a great artist we were unaware of. This year’s Big Find for me was Duluth Songwriter Rachael Kilgour. I love her songs. Love her voice. She is very charismatic and unconsciously makes great singing faces. I totally […]

Louise Mosrie, Jim Photoglo, Dana Cooper, Jeff Black, Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes

by AlanRowoth on February 18, 2015

Louise Mosrie, Jim Photoglo, Dana Cooper, Jeff Black, Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes are the artists that round out this years FAI 2015 BOT showcase. I had intended to do individual blog posts on each of them, but a death in my family has consumed much of last week. I left these five until last […]

FAI2015 Harpeth Rising at the Big Orange Tarp

by AlanRowoth on February 18, 2015

Kicking off our Big Orange Tarp showcase at FAI with a bang, We’ll start out with Harpeth Rising, Lisa Aschmann, and Annika. Harpeth Rising is based near Nashville. Three smoking players and singers, classically trained, tearing it up with their own unique style. Don’t be late. #FAI2015 #Folk Here is their official Bio

Tom Prasada-Rao Big Orange Tarp FAI2015

by AlanRowoth on February 17, 2015

I love music. A lot of music. But there is no music that I love more than the music of Tom Prasada-Rao. A fan and friend of his for a quarter of a century, I love him more each day. His personal groove, generosity, and spirit inhabit everything that he does I’m struggling for words […]

Annika, Emily White, and RJ Cowdery at the Big Orange Tarp 2015

by AlanRowoth on February 17, 2015

Over the years, people have kidded me about my fetish for keeping my ear to the rail. I can’t help it. I just like to know that the train is coming before anyone else does. From artists like Dar Williams and Tom Prasada-Rao up to my current dark horses. I take great pleasure in getting […]

Connor Garvey, Caroline Spence at the BOT 2015

by AlanRowoth on February 17, 2015

Two more rising stars in the Folk Constellation are Connor Garvey and Caroline Spence. Both are favorites under the actual Big Orange Tarp. Both have been racking up success after success at festivals and conferences across the nation. Both are excellent players and singers with super strong material. And both of them will be playing […]

Allie Farris BOT showcase 2015

by AlanRowoth on February 16, 2015

Another blonde piano player from Nashville has also been making big waves of late. Allie Farris recently burst on the scene and has won songwriter recognition in the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase, Telluride Troubadour contest, and at the Rocky Mountain Folks festival. See her now while you can still get good seats. #FAI2015 #Folk

Alice Peacock BOT showcase 2015

by AlanRowoth on February 16, 2015

I was thrilled to find that Alice Peacock was awarded an official showcase for this years Folk Alliance and even more pleased that I could persuade her to join my showcase too. I’m a long time fan of this talented Singer/Songwriter, here to promote her most recent albums “Love Remains” and “Live from Space” If […]