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Photo Gallery: Locals shine at Folk Alliance 2018

Calvin Arsenia / Photo by Fally Afani This week folk musicians from across the globe flew into Kansas City to share their musical talents on
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Photo Gallery: Folk Alliance 2017

One of the first things you notice is the sound. Upon entering the Westin, a grand and spacious hotel in Kansas City, you hear mandolins,
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Watch: Jessica Paige covers Ernie Ford

With this year’s theme at Folk Alliance being “Forbidden Folk,” there were protest songs aplenty. Musicians from across the globe gave renditions of famous protest

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Watch: Victor & Penny at Folk Alliance International

What year is it?? Doesn’t matter. Victor & Penny are timeless. They are perhaps the only retro-jazz-folk act in Kansas City you should be paying

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Kansas City crushes hard on Calvin Arsenia

Wednesday marked the start of Folk Alliance International, a music festival that brings diverse folk acts from across the globe together at the Westin in

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Transcendent Moments: How Calvin Arsenia gets audiences hooked on harp

It’s hard not to feel a little pang of jealousy when you learn about the life Calvin Arsenia has lived up until now. Just within

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Photo Gallery: The Fashion of Folk Alliance

This may have been a folk festival, but there was hardly a cowboy hat in sight. Folk Alliance wrapped up in Kansas City over the

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Folk Alliance kicks off in Kansas City

“Would you like a song where someone’s mean to someone else, or where someone’s dying?” That question, smirkingly posed by Curtis McMurty, is sometimes the

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Folk Alliance International delivers overwhelmingly impressive music fair

Imagine if SXSW or The Wakarusa Music Festival weren’t hosted by myriad venues spread over whole city blocks or didn’t encompass a large swath of

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As folk as possible: Nicholas St. James to join lineup at Folk Alliance International

This week hundreds of folk musicians and fans will spill into the Sheraton Crown Center and Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City for the