We just got back from Kansas City, MO where we attended our very first Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference. For those who are not familiar, FAI is an annual gathering of artists, agents, promoters, house concerts, festivals and industry professionals in the folk music world. It's inspiring and overwhelming to be among such accomplished, talented people - but also invigorating to find this incredible community of music lovers/creators.
We went to Kansas City for the FAI Conference, but also to perform at the Kansas City Folk Festival, which is open to the public and concludes the week-long folk festivities. We performed on the FAI Regions stage, representing the FAR-West region, which covers California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories in Canada. This was one of the biggest shows we've ever played, which was nerve-wracking, but we were honored to have had the opportunity to represent our region of FAI.
Huge thanks to Playlistplay for their lovely review of the festival and of our performance:
The duo create soft melodic songs, that could just as easily exist as poems. Beautiful and full of soul and emotion, the quaint pair swept the audience away; first time listeners and long-term fans.
Read the full review and see a photo gallery of the festival performances here.