2014 Official Showcase Performers

On behalf of the FARM board, I’m pleased to share with you the Official Showcase results. The finalists and alternates and judges are listed below, in alphabetical order within their separate groups.

Showcase finalists

Ashley Condon
Scott Cook
Dana Cooper
Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole
Mark Dvorak
Josh Harty
Paddy Mills
Moors and McCumber
Bernadette Morris
No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow
Heather Pierson
Lyal Strickland
The Underhills
The Wilhelms

Showcase alternates

Andrew Calhoun
Jim Green
Matt Harlan
The Shaw Brothers

Ed Becker – host of “Songwriters Showcase” at 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis
Stacy Bernard – host of “Backroads” at 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis
F. John Herbert – executive and artistic director of Legion Arts, based at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids
Lee Herman – host of Windy City House Concerts in Chicago
Blair Hull – founding and current presenter of the Stained Glass Coffeehouse in Deerfield IL, performing artist.
Bill Keith – board president and concert coordinator at Trinity House Theater in Livonia MI, station manager of 88.1 The Park in Plymouth MI.
Kelly Wells – Chief Engagement Officer/Folk School Director at KDHX Community Media, host of “Steam-Powered Radio” at 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis

Thanks to Jeff Robertson of Listening Room Network for coordinating the Official Showcase again this year, and to Fran Snyder of Listening Room Network for developing the successful online system for judging artist submissions.

The board congratulates those artists who were selected. And our deepest appreciation goes to all of the artist applicants for participating, and for strengthening the field of choices afforded to the judges.

We’re looking forward to another spectacular Official Showcase in October!

Bob Hofbauer
President, FARM Board of Directors

From FARM 2013, a taste of what you can expect in 2014

Official FARM Playlist

We are currently featuring our 2017 Official Showcase artists! Give a listen - you can expect more of this at this year's FARM conference!


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Andy Cohen
Mark Dvorak
Two Way Street Coffee House
Curt Joa
Sue Kessell
Tim Grimm
Sandy Andina
Deb Kirmer – Last Minute Folk Concerts
Annie Capps
Sue Kessell (WNUR)
West Bethesda Folk Music Conferences
Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
JLMartin Music

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Future FARM Dates


Dates for future FARM Conferences:

Grand Rapids, MI

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport Hotel
5700 28th Street
Grand Rapids, MI
* October 25 – 28, 2018
* October 24 – 27, 2019
* October 22 – 25, 2020


Dates of the 2017 FARM Conference:

In Iowa City, IA
* October 19 – 22, 2017

FARM States & Provinces

North Dakota
South Dakota