Folk Alliance 2019 + Artist News

We’re thrilled to be heading to Montreal next week for the annual Folk Alliance International conference! Among our clients, John SmithKirby BrownRose Cousins and Jim Lauderdale will be showcasing at FAI, and team members Michelle, Kimber, Neil and Molly will also be there all week.

And this year, we’re teaming up with Old Farm Pony Records to present the “Monkey Pony Show” — a showcase room featuring performances from our artists and other artists we love. Join us Thursday, February 14 – Saturday, February 16 in Room #528!

Get the full “Monkey Pony Show” schedule, our artists’ showcases and the team’s panel appearances here:


The Butcher Shoppe EP comes out on Rounder Records March 1st, and Della Mae just released a behind-the-scenes look at their time in the studio with several special guests. Tour kicks off in a couple weeks with Wintergrass in WA, catch them in a city near you!

Watch Video | Pre-Order EP


John Smith is currently touringthroughout Europe, and will join Peter Mulvey in North America next month. Hummingbird will be released worldwide on March 22nd via Commoner/Thirty Tigers! Pre-orders are now available, and include immediate downloads of “Hummingbird” and “Willy Moore”.

Pre-Order Album | Get Tickets


Big congratulations are in order for Fortunate Ones‘ FOUR East Coast Music Award nominations! Their 2018 release HOLD FAST is being recognized for Album, Songwriter, Group Recording and Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year! Show your support for Catherine and Andrew and cast your vote at the link below!

Vote for ECMAs | Listen on Spotify


On the heels of a busy fall with the release of Uncommon Prayer(which according to Rolling Stone “sounds like: a catechism in song of everyday hope and hurt”)Kirby Brown is geared up for continued momentum and success in 2019. After Folk Alliance, Kirby will be playing a local show March 8th at The Basement in Nashville with fellow Texan singer-songwriter Thomas Csorba, as well as multiple appearances during SXSW in Austin.

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Rich with lifelong friendships and three decades of performing music together, Irish folk icons Dervish are set to release The Great Irish Songbook on April 12th on Rounder Records. It will feature guest appearances including Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Abigail Washburn, Kate Rusby, The SteelDrivers and more. 

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Let us know if you’ll be at Folk Alliance next week, we’d love to see you!

-Michelle Conceison and team