TMO Presents the LONE STAR SHOWCASE at Folk Alliance International 2023
On Friday, February 3, the Texas Music Office hosted the Lone Star Showcase at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, MO featuring an all Texas lineup of amazing folk artists, including: JM Stevens, Phoebe Hunt, Kamica King, Taylor Rae, Jaimee Harris, and Rebecca Loebe.
Later that evening, we co-hosted a private showcase with ComboPlate Booking, featuring even more Texas folk artists, including: Roxi Copland, JM Stevens, Vanessa Lively, Javier Jara Music, Giulia Millanta Music, Amethyst Jonquille, Colin Gilmore & Tammy Gilmore, Ali Holder, Longriver, and Crow and Gazelle.
Folk Alliance International (FAI) was founded in 1989 to connect folk music leaders aiming to sustain the community and genre. The leading international voice for folk music, FAI is an arts nonprofit and NEA designated National Arts Service Organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. FAI is also a member of the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) and the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA).
FAI is the leading international voice for folk music with a network of more than 3,000 members: a worldwide community of artists, agents, managers, labels, publicists, arts administrators, venues, festivals, and concert series presenters.
Folk Alliance International’s mission is to serve, strengthen, and engage the global folk music community through preservation, presentation, and promotion.
FAI defines folk broadly as “the music of the people” (reflective of any community they are from), and programs a diverse array of subgenres including, but not limited to Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various fusions.