Who’s Showcasing at FARM – The final list

ASHLEY CONDON copySaturday @ 9:30 – Ashley Condon

Raised between two potato fields on Prince Edward Island, Ashley Condon is the grandchild of Bill Leblanc, a Canadian country pioneer who once spent the night in jail with Hank Snow. Like pecan pie – sweet and nutty – Ashley has won audiences over with her larger-than-life stage presence and down-to-earth charm. Growing up on everything from old-time country to folk, blues and soul, her music resonates.

MOORS AND MCCUMBER copySaturday @ 9:50 – MOORS & McCUMBER

Moors & McCumber are a songwriting duo and multi-instrumentalists. After having met around the campfires of the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest in 2005, James Moors and Kort McCumber (based in Superior, WI and Gold Hill, CO respectfully) began experimenting with co-writing and performing together. Fast forward to 2014 and the duo is recording their fourth studio CD with acclaimed producer Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. Reaching for new instruments throughout their show they conjure powerful melodies and harmony vocals that have drawn them in comparison to the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. Recent festival performances include; Kerrville, Pagosa Springs Folk Fest, Florida Folk Fest, Bliss Fest and Moab Folk Fest.

Underhills copySaturday @ 10:10 – The Underhills

The Underhills are a five-piece acoustic group formed in Bloomington, Indiana in 2012. Masterfully weaving together guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass, the band creates an original sound that is evocative of old-time folk and bluegrass music, while experimenting with new ideas and grooves not typically heard on these instruments. Inspired by the wooded hills of southern Indiana, they combine rich harmonies and virtuosic instrumental ability to carve out their own niche within bluegrass music.

Andrew Calhoun copyFriday @ 9:10 – Andrew Calhoun

Andrew Calhoun performs original songs, Scots songs and ballads in original translations, folk songs and spirituals, and songs and poems by writers he admires. Andrew Calhoun was born a month prematurely, in New Haven, CT, late in 1957, to a mother who spent her pregnancy with hepatitis. She welcomed him with songs like “I Gave My Love a Cherry,” “I Ride an Old Paint,” and even “The Cruel Mother.” Ten years later he asked for a guitar, and two years later, began receiving songs. He has two children, Louis and Casey. In 1992 he founded the Waterbug label. He’s recorded eleven albums, two books of poetry and a book of humor.

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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2017 FRIENDS OF FARM:

Laura Lind
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

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Manitoba
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nunavut
North Dakota
Ohio
Saskatchewan
South Dakota
Wisconsin

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