Folk DJ Lunch

The DJs at this year’s virtual Folk Alliance conference met this afternoon for a calorie-free Zoom-based luncheon. As is our tradition, we exchanged names of artists that we’d seen or were interested in seeing. Typically, better known artists are not mentioned. The following is a transcript of the Zoom chat.

Chat Notetaker: Australian Showcase

Jenny I.: The Hushabyes! (Jenny Carson)


wandafischer: Joe Jencks

Marilyn Rea Beyer: MRB Australia – Showcase picks: Xani Kolac – A looping percussive violin w/ snappy, political lyrics!

Monique Clare – jazzy cello soaring swooping vocals; feminist lyrics

Kee’ahn – bluesy, Motown from the South Pacific

Deline Briscoe –

TCaffery: Alana Wilkinson from Australia

TheEdge: Shooglenifty, Le Vent Du Nord, Terra Spencer, Les Grands Hurleurs, Talisk, Emily Barker. Saw these last night. All amazing!!!

Chat Notetaker: Amanda Pascelli (sp?)

tucker: charm of finches

Chat Notetaker: Charles Jenkins

Chat Notetaker: Kelli Hunt (sp?)

Chat Notetaker: Buffalo Rose

Chat Notetaker: Windborne

psqdj: Consider Declan O’Rourke – Culture Ireland showcase at 4:30 EST today???

Marilyn Rea Beyer: That is Spelled Tianna Esperanza, I believe.

Chat Notetaker: Alisa Amador

Chat Notetaker: Dani Larkin

wandafischer: John Platt—Under the reactions at the bottom.

Jeff Zolitor: BREK & Gangstagrass

Chat Notetaker: Wild Ones

Chat Notetaker: Accidentals

Chat Notetaker: Emily Barker

wandafischer: Terra Spencer. I was going to recommend her.

MarySue Twohy: The Crescent Sky

Chat Notetaker: Maria Dunne

Rik Palieri: Oh I did see Misty River

Todd Tyson: Cary Morin showcasing tonight….. blues leaning

Chat Notetaker: Tara Lightfoot

Chat Notetaker: William Prince

MarySue Twohy: Chris Pierce

TheEdge: Canadian-Cuban duo Okan are fabulous too. Catch them tonight

TheEdge: Rum Ragged play great trad from Newfoundland

Ellen Stanley: Another classical/folk crossover from MN is The OK Factor!

Bob Weiser: Tianna Esperanza, young woman of color from Cape Cod. Spotlight showcase Thurs 3pmCST. Also, Buffalo Rose and Windborne

TheEdge: Ryan Young fab fiddler from Scotland

TheEdge: Jake Blount

Chat Notetaker: Donna Herula

Jenny I.: **HPPR Showcase: The Rough & Tumble (so funny, great set), Nathan Evans Fox (incredible songwriter), Jackson Grimm Band (hilarious vid)~ **HPPR Texas Room: Ethan Azarian (from Austin…but from Vermont!, with his young son, Francis, on keyboard); Curtis McMurtry w/ Diana Burgess — both have new albums.

Chat Notetaker: The Heart collectors

Chat Notetaker: Kerryn Fields

MarySue Twohy: Marrisoll Mwaba from Brazil

Chat Notetaker: Erin Ivey (sp?)

Chat Notetaker: Joy Zimmerman (sp?)

Marilyn Rea Beyer: Alisa Amador who also performs with her parents Rosi & Brian in Sol y Canto

Chat Notetaker: Declan O’Rourke

Ron Olesko ( ): I also want to recommend Fritto Misto, a duo featuring Vi Wickham who are doing some creative work. They are working on a new CD that should be out soon.

Jenny I.: ***HPPR Showcase: 2/22 (8p-12a)

***Texas Room: 2/23 (6a-10a)

Carolyn VandeWiele: Fanny Lumsden

Ellen Stanley: For those of you looking for new BIPOC artists, check out MN artists Mary Cutrufello and Annie Mack. Full disclosure I work with Annie, but Taj Mahl just announced that Annie Mack was handpicked to join his March 13 livestream with Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and others so she’s the real deal, and this is her first Folk Alliance!

Carolyn VandeWiele: Annie Mack has a very nice new EP out

Steve Ramm: Here’s the Playlist :

wandafischer: Gangstagrass

Steve Ramm: Twowords John Smith

Chat Notetaker: Twisted Pine

Jeff Zolitor: BREK, Gangstagrass, De Temps Antan

Chat Notetaker: Clementine Volker (sp?)

Jenny I.: Nathan Evans Fox (HPPR)

Bud Johnson: Jackie Venson from Austin

Jenny I.: From NC, based in Nashville — latest album is KINDNESS. new album on the way.

Steve Ramm: Oh and DON’T Miss the 15 minute War and TreaTy. You know them but watch the quality

Jenny I.: Connie Kaldor

Chat Notetaker: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer’s Showcase

Jenny I.: The War & Treaty are on HPPR showcase + they have an artist showcase!

Karen Rakos: Susan Ellenton

Steve Ramm: BTW The Alberta room is on Vimeo but you can go to share and add to your vimeo list

Karen Rakos: Tonye Aganaba

Chat Notetaker: Daniel Delaney

Karen Rakos: Kelly Bado-Giesbrecht

Chat Notetaker: Lauren Howsly (sp?)

Chat Notetaker: Tom Prasado-Rao

Steve Ramm: Christie Lenee and Finger Paintors Each an HOUR but onYT

Chat Notetaker: Ellen Gari (sp?)

Chat Notetaker: Jocelyn Pettis (sp?)

Steve Ramm: Finger Painters:

Chat Notetaker: Zachery Lucky (sp?)

Mike Regenstreif: Lauren Housley

Since you are registered to participate in Folk Unlocked, I wanted to invite you to a virtual version of a cherished unofficial event, the Folk DJ “Lunch.”

Our Zoom Folk DJ “Lunch” will happen on Tuesday, February 23rd from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Central Time, the first hour of an Expo Hall session. The lunch in name immediately follows the Radio Peer Group at 1 PM. The login information appears at the end of this message.

Since we don’t need to queue up for sandwiches and beverages and consume same, we can start off with our main event – the recommendation of artists that programmers have seen showcase. That makes the Folk DJ “Lunch” entirely different from the Radio Peer Group. They make a perfect pair.

We hope to see you then,

Art Menius
Mary Sue Twohy
Sue Kessell
Wanda Fischer

NB: Don’t be thrown, the host of the Folk DJ Lunch is “ChapelHill Rotary.”

Topic: Folk DJ Lunch during Folk Unlocked
Time: Feb 23, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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