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  • Smithsonian Folkways at Folk Alliance International Conference 2020

    The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Indigenous, Latin, Old Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, and Zydeco). Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and artists will be well represented at this year's conference in New Orleans from January 22nd through 26th.

    Rahim AlHaj, Lula Wiles, and Los Texmaniacs (with Peter Rowan) will be taking part in Folk Alliance Official Showcases, while they in addition to Kaia Kater and the Bright Siders will be performing a number of private gigs throughout the conference. Team Smithsonian Folkways will also be on hand in the exhibitor hall at Booth 101, telling you about our upcoming releases, giving out swag, and selling all the latest merch. Come visit!


    Official Showcases:

    Thursday, 1/23:

    • Rahim AlHaj - 7:50-8:25p – Grand Couteau (5th Floor)

    Saturday, 1/25:

    • Lula Wiles - 6:10-6:45p – Maurepas (3rd Floor)
    • Los Texmaniacs with Peter Rowan – 8:10-8:45p – Waterbury Ballroom (2nd Floor)

    Private Showcases:

    Wednesday, 1/22:

    • Kaia Kater - 11-11:25p – The House of Songs (Room 1012)

    Thursday, 1/23:

    • Lula Wiles - 10:35-11p – Berklee Online (Room 911)
    • Lula Wiles - 12-12:25a – The Campsite (Room 1004)
    • Kaia Kater - 12-12:25a – The House of Songs (Room 1012)
    • Lula Wiles - 1-1:25a – Ashokan & the Hoot (Room 1111)
    • Los Texmaniacs - 2:30-2:55a – JWP Promotions (Room 1108)

    Friday, 1/24:

    • The Bright Siders - 10:30-10:55 – The Blackpot & Lafayette, Louisiana Experience (Room 800)
    • Kaia Kater - 10:30-10:55p – The House of Songs (Room 1012)
    • The Bright Siders - 11:30-11:55p – Ashokan & the Hoot (Room 1111)
    • Kaia Kater - 12:30-12:45a – FAI Traditional Music Room (Room 1231)
    • Lula Wiles - 12:30-12:50a – JWP Promotions (Room 1108)
    • Los Texmaniacs - 2:15-2:55a – The Blackpot & Lafayette, Louisiana Experience (Room 800)

    Saturday, 1/25:

    • Lula Wiles - 11-11:25p – The Blackpot & Lafayette, Louisiana Experience (Room 800)
    • The Bright Siders - 12:30-12:55a – The Michigan Room: Blissfest Woods (Room 1102)
    • Los Texmaniacs - 1:30-1:55a – The House of Songs (Room 1012)
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