On behalf of the FARM board, I’m pleased to share with you the Official Showcase results. The finalists and alternates and judges are listed below, in alphabetical order within their separate groups.
Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole
Moors and McCumber
No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow
The Shaw Brothers
Ed Becker – host of “Songwriters Showcase” at 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis
Stacy Bernard – host of “Backroads” at 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis
F. John Herbert – executive and artistic director of Legion Arts, based at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids
Lee Herman – host of Windy City House Concerts in Chicago
Blair Hull – founding and current presenter of the Stained Glass Coffeehouse in Deerfield IL, performing artist.
Bill Keith – board president and concert coordinator at Trinity House Theater in Livonia MI, station manager of 88.1 The Park in Plymouth MI.
Kelly Wells – Chief Engagement Officer/Folk School Director at KDHX Community Media, host of “Steam-Powered Radio” at 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis
Thanks to Jeff Robertson of Listening Room Network for coordinating the Official Showcase again this year, and to Fran Snyder of Listening Room Network for developing the successful online system for judging artist submissions.
The board congratulates those artists who were selected. And our deepest appreciation goes to all of the artist applicants for participating, and for strengthening the field of choices afforded to the judges.
We’re looking forward to another spectacular Official Showcase in October!
President, FARM Board of Directors