Folk Alliance International (FAI) will be celebrating the 2018 GRAMMY® Week with an inaugural event on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Joe’s Pub in New York City.
Honoring past and present Best Folk Album nominees and other American Roots music artists, the event will be emceed by Canadian singer/songwriter Rose Cousins, whose album Natural Conclusion is nominated for Best Engineered Album, the matinee event will include performances by 2018 Best Folk Album nominees Olivia Chaney (Offa Rex) and The Secret Sisters, as well as special guests Dar Williams, Best Traditional Blues Album nominee Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi, Ashley Campbell, daughter of the late Glen Campbell, who is nominated for Best American Roots Performance. Also attending is special guest Bobby Osborne, Best Bluegrass Album nominee. More artists to be announced; tickets are on sale here.
2018 marks the Recording Academy’s 60th Anniversary and the 30th Anniversary of Folk Alliance International. To commemorate these milestones and shared history, Folk Alliance International will be hosting an event in New York City to celebrate the 2018 GRAMMY® Week and this year’s Best of Folk Album nominees.
“We're proud to acknowledge the role of the Recording Academy in elevating and supporting our genre,” says Executive Director of Folk Alliance International Aengus Finnan, “and as our organization enters its fourth decade it's important that we celebrate our artists and community at this level.”
2018 Best Folk Album Nominees include:
Aimee Mann, Mental Illness
Laura Marling, Semper Femina
Offa Rex, The Queen of Hearts
The Secret Sisters, You Don’t Own Me Anymore
Yusuf / Cat Stevens, The Laughing Apple
The 60th GRAMMY® Awards will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018, on CBS.