“in the groove” for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ray Wylie Hubbard / Mike Norris’ Classic Folk / Folk Alliance International (FAI)

Song and Artist: “Mr. Musselwhite’s Blues” by Ray Wylie Hubbard of Austin, Texas

Ray Wylie Hubbard, singer-songwriter of Austin, Texas
Ray Wylie Hubbard, singer-songwriter of Austin, Texas

images courtesy Ray Wylie Hubbard official website


“Mr. Musselwhite’s Blues” by Ray Wylie Hubbard, from his latest album The Ruffian’s Misfortune

Ray Wylie Hubbard’s website:


Radio Show: Mike Norris’ “Classic Folk” on WirelessRadio.com

Mike Norris, host of
Mike Norris, host of “Classic Folk” radio show, DAR London and Age UK’s WirelessRadio

images courtesy Mike Norris and Age UK/WirelessRadio website

Mike Norris hosts “Classic Folk” which airs live on United Kingdom internet radio station Wireless Radio and on DAR (digital audio radio) in London.

Norris’ “Classic Folk” radio show consists of traditional European folk music and Mike’s interviews with artists of the genre.

Listen Live: Mondays 7-9pm (UK time) on DAB (digital audio broadcast) in London and Wireless Radio online: www.thewirelessradio.com

Listen on demand on MixCloud (search: Mike Norris):


Mike Norris’ “Classic Folk” Facebook page:


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Supporter of Americana: Folk Alliance International (FAI)

Folk Alliance International
Folk Alliance International

images courtesy Folk Alliance International website

Folk Alliance International (FAI), a nonprofit organization, was formed to “…nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.” -mission statement of Folk Alliance International

The organization consists of folk musicians and others in the folk music industry from around the world who are involved in the promotion, sales, and preservation of all kinds of folk music and dance.

FAI Conference 2016
FAI Conference 2016

FAI is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Their featured event is the annual Conference, to be held February 17-21, 2016 in the same city. (The location of the Conference will take place in Kansas City Missouri until 2018, when in that year it will be held in Canada.)

Excerpt from the Folk Alliance International website:

“The Folk Alliance International Conference is the world’s largest gathering of the Folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Celtic, Cajun, Appalachian, Traditional, World, and Singer-Songwriter).

The annual February conference (now in its 28th year) draws over 2,000 artists and industry (agents, managers, publishers, labels, festival/venue presenters, promoters, media) dedicated to folk music. Delegates who attended the 2015 conference represented the over 20 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Scandinavia, Continental Europe, Mexico, and Japan.”

Folk Alliance International services members from the United States, Mexico and Canada, including territories of these nations. Its aim in a more global function is to provide noncompetitive reciprocating networking opportunities for its members with others in the global folk music community.

Other events are sponsored at the discretion of the five regional chapters of the FAI, including their own respective annual conferences which are held at other times of the year. Each regional chapter represents a section of the United States, Canada and Mexico. These regions are SWRFA, FARM, SERFA, FAR-West and NERFA.

The events and benefits of membership are so numerous, it’s best to visit the websites of FAI and its regional chapters for more information.

Folk Alliance International website:


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