20150113

27th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp!

Image635567202968173889Folk Alliance International will host their Winter Music Camp February 19-21 at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel  in Kansas City, MO as part of the 27th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference.

Single Day Tickets are available for $25 per day with the link provided below. Early registration deadline for conference/camp (lowest price) is January 31, 2015.

Mandolin players can select from classes taught by Byron Berline, Roland White, and Jeff Plankenhorn.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Classes will be held for Mandolin, Guitar (Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Blues, Ragtime, Western Swing, Jazz, Rockabilly, Gypsy, Celtic, Rock and more), Banjo (Bluegrass, Clawhammer), Pedal Steel Guitar, Non-Pedal & Lap Steel Guitar, Dobro, Fiddle, Ukulele, Bass (upright & electric), Harmonica, Accordion, Dulcimer, Vocal Training (lead & harmony), Fantasy Band Camp (all levels and styles), How To Play in Jam Sessions, Songwriting, Kid's Camp and much more.

As most workshops sell out, early registration is strongly recommended.

 

Master Class Workshops

  • Thursday: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Banjo
  • Friday: James Hill - Ukulele
  • Saturday: Andy McKee - Finger Style Guitar
  • Sunday: Electric Guitar Austin Style w/Redd Volkaert, Bill Kirchen, Jeff Plankenhorn, Jon Dee Graham, & Phil Hurley

 

Featured Artists

More than 75 artists will appear on stage including:

  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (Thurday)
  • Songwriter Sam Baker
  • Country legend Hal Ketchum
  • Texas Legend Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Guitar Extravaganza w/Redd Volkaert, Bill Kirchen, Phil Hurley, Freebo, and more
  • The worldwide debut of The Hillbenders' TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry
  • Bluegrass Breakdown with Alan Munde, Byron Berline, Roland White, and others
  • Guitar wizard Andy McKee (Sat)
  • Top KC artists (Bob Walkenhorst, Kasey Rausch, Betse Ellis, Victor & Penny, etc)
  • Psychedelic Squaredance (Folk Rave)
  • A Tribute to Pete Seeger
  • Many more to be announced

 

About Folk Alliance International

Image635567203647832763Since 1989, FAI has provided advocacy, support, networking, showcase opportunities and professional development services for the international folk music community. With more than 3000 members worldwide, the annual conference is one of the five largest music conferences in North America (and one of the friendliest). Members of FAI include individuals, organizations and businesses. The conference draws over 2500 artists, presenters, agents, managers, music support services reps, manufacturers, record companies, publishers, radio DJs, funders and others that work in the folk music field.


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