Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is pleased announce the performers for its FARMette conference on May 2nd. In alphabetical order, they are:
- Andrew McKnight
- Chad Elliott
- Chase Brady
- Charlie Mosbrook
- Ida Jo
- Josh Rose
- Mike Vial
- Samuel Payne
- Shivering Timbers
- Sugar Still
- The Whipstitch Sallies
FARM congratulates these 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.
Sincere thanks to our expert judges, for giving freely of their time to select our winners. Again alphabetically:
- Dave Sheely of the Celebrate Hudson concert series in southeast Michigan
- David Sears, DJ of WBGU 88.1-fm‘s Folk and World show
- Doug Evans, Marketing Director at the Six String Concerts series
- Jenna Juredine, proprietor of the Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland
- Mary McAdams, Iowa singer-songwriter, 2013 Kerrville New Folk finalist, and NPR Mountain Stage Regional Finalist
- Rob Rabb, of Rob Rabb Productions, managing performers, and booking Akron’s Musica and Empire Concert Club
- Tom Gorman, Ohio / North Carolina singer-songwriter, 1999 Kerrville Emerging Songwriter Finalist, past FARM Treasurer
Thanks also to Listening Room Network for again providing online resources to facilitate the submission and judging process.
We’re looking forward to another spectacular Official Showcase on May 2nd!