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"The Social Music Hour Vol. 1" Nominated for International Folk Music Awards Album Of The Year

Jun 1 | Posted by: Folk Alliance International

This year FAI is proud to launch three International Folk Music Awards in the categories of Best AlbumBest Song, and Best Artist of 2015.

Based in part on Folk DJ airplay, in addition to industry input on par with other FAI award processes, shortlists were established and narrowed down to five final nominees.

All FAI members in good standing are eligible to vote for one artist in each category.

The winners will be revealed at the Folk Alliance International Awards Gala at 6pm on Feb 17th, 2016 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Emceed this year by Steve Poltz, the ceremony will also include the presentation of six Spirit of Folk Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Awards, and a commemorative Pete Seeger video. The Awards are preceded by an opening reception hosted by Culture Ireland, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and Browne’s Irish Market.

Additional awards will be added in years to come to celebrate additional artistic contributions, as well as industry roles.

The Nominees are….

Finalists for Album of the Year

With the Dawn by Bella Hardy

Joe Hill's Last Will by John McCutcheon 

Tomorrow is my Turn by Rhianoon Giddens 

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project by Jayme Stone

The Social Music Hour Vol. 1 by Spuyten Duyvil 


Finalists for Song of the Year

Get Up by Caitlin Canty

Boston Town by Della Mae 

A Wanderer I'll Stay by Pharis & Jason Romero 

Best Medicine by The Stray Birds

River Winding Down by The Sweet Lowdown


Finalists for Artist of the Year


How to Vote 

Current FAI members are eligible to vote for the 2015 International Folk Music Awards. To access the ballot, please click here. You must be signed in to your member account to view the ballot.

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