Mudcat Café message #2841868 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #127055   Message #2841868
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
17-Feb-10 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Anyone going to Folk Alliance? Feb 17-21 2010
Subject: RE: Anyone going to Folk Alliance? Feb 17-21 2010
I think Maeve said it best. It is all about building relationships and laying groundwork for the future. Anyone who attends for the purpose of getting gigs will not have a good experience. This is an "industry" conference, and like any industry - it is about planning and building. The showcases give an opportunity to see where the music is going. Folk music is truly a living tradition and it needs nuturing. There are wonderful workshops and peer sessions where ideas are shared and seeds planted.

If you are looking for gigs, save your money and go to APAP or some other performer showcase - that is not what Folk Alliance is all about.