The 2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners

 

 

(From Left to Right)

FRANK MARTIN GILLIGAN (Dickinson, TX)
MATT NAKOA (Brooklyn, NY)
THE LOVEBIRDS (San Diego, CA)

C. DANIEL BOLING (Albuquerque, NM)

CAROLINE SPENCE (Nashville, TN)

CONNOR GARVEY (Portland, ME)

 

Thank you to everyone that submitted for New Folk this year. We had fewer entries this year due to some technical difficulties, but still received entries from almost every state and Canada. There were 35 - 40 folks listening at any given time with a wide range of tastes in songs. Below are the results for this year after their efforts.

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalists listed below, who may pick up 5-day passes (May 22 - 26) at the VIP desk, Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 miles south of Kerrville on Texas Hwy 16, any time after 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 22nd. Camp free with one guest for five nights until noon, Tuesday, May 27. More info below and lots more on the way in future emails.

  

***Again this year!***** ALL ARTISTS who entered New Folk in 2014 may take $30 off of the tuition to one of the 2014 Kerrville Folk Fest music workshops of their choice:  Kerrville Songwriters School (May 26 - 29), Roots/Blues Guitar Workshop (May 27 - 29), Ukulele Workshop (June 2 - 4), and the Harmonica Workshop (June 2 - 4).  Scholarships may be applied to only one school. Please call the Festival Office (830)257-3600 to register over the phone. (The $4 phone-in fee will be waived.) 

 

***ALSO LISTED BELOW are the selected Regional Performers to appear at the Kerrville Folk Festival Ballad Tree song sharing sessions on Thursday May 22nd and Friday May 23rd to sing one of their songs and be admitted free to the festival for that day. Everyone please read to the bottom of the page so you don't miss this part.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING FINALISTS!!!

Appearing in this order.

 

Saturday May 24

Jan Krist & Jim Bizer             Franklin MI

David McMillin                      Chicago Illinois

Marc Douglas Berardo           Westerly RI

Addie Brownlee                      New York NY

Chase Gassaway                     Austin TX

Ellen Tipper                             Appleton MA

Charlotte Thistle                     Seattle WA

Matt Nakoa                              Brooklyn NY

 

David Berkeley                        Santa Fe NM

Katie Gosnell                          Austin TX

Dan Weber                               Vancouver WA

Daniel Boling                          Albuquerque NM

Rosie Tucker                            Los Angeles CA

Connor Garvey                        Portland ME

Savannah King                        Buffalo NY

Brittany Ann Tranbaugh       Easton PA

 

Sunday May 25

Frank Martin Gilligan           Dickinson TX

The Lovebirds                         San Diego CA

Jeffrey Martin                         Eugene OR

Brad Boyer                               Friendswood TX

Jenna Lindbo                           Portland ME

Aaron Howard                        Phoenix AZ

Anna Paddock                         Brooklyn NY

Justin Pecina                           Gunter TX

 

Ben Bochner                            Eugene OR                         

Brad Cole                                 New York NY

David White                            Franklin TN

Mariana Bell                            Los Angeles CA

Roy Schneider Duo                 Fort Myers FL

Cat Terrones                            San Pedro CA

Caroline Spence                      Nashville TN

Chris Ronald                           Vancouver BC Canada

 

 

 

Alternates

Adam Klein                             Athens GA

 

***IF YOU WANT TO BE LISTED DIFFERENTLY than how you are listed above, please email cheyanne@kerrville-music.com  IMMEDIATELY***

***All 32 Finalists will receive a subscription to TEXAS MUSIC Magazine and a scholarship to attend the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference (SWRFA) in Austin, September 26 - 29. In addition, Six New Folk Award Winners will be selected by the judges to appear at the Sunday, June 2 AWARD WINNERS CONCERT where they will pick up their $500 + award money. $400 of this award comes from the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, and $100 from the Jim Ross Memorial Fund. Winners will also receive an Intellitouch tuner from On-Board Research, some goodies from KYSER Capo and M Magazine, and the option to participate in the New Folk Concerts Fall Tour culminating with the opening slot on the 2014 Fischer Festival stage. (previously Rice Fest)

 

***All 32 Finalists are eligible to receive a half-price scholarship to the school of their choice:  Kerrville Songwriters School (May 26 - 29), Roots/Blues Guitar Workshop (May 27 - 29), Ukulele Workshop (June 2 - 4), and the Harmonica Workshop (June 2 - 4)

 

***Each of the 32 finalists performing in the GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK CONCERTS must sing the two songs you entered to qualify. Each of you may bring one guest; additional guests must purchase tickets for admission. Schedule and ticket information can be found on our website at www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org Camping is free, parking in the lot is free, but vehicles in the campground are $20 per day. Kerrville is 65 miles west of San Antonio on IH 10 to TX Hwy 16 South. The Quiet Valley Ranch (3876 Medina Hwy.) is 9 miles south of Kerrville on Hwy 16.

 

***There is a meeting for the 32 finalists backstage at 11:30AM on the day of your performance with Producer Dalis Allen, Host Steve Gillette and the three judges. PLEASE BE ON TIME! At this meeting you will check in, hear from the judges and the Backstage crew, review the rules, etc.

 

YOU WILL SOON RECEIVE A FOLLOW UP INFORMATION REQUEST.  PLEASE BE SURE TO PROVIDE THE FESTIVAL OFFICE WITH THE INFORMATION REQUESTED ON THE "2014 NEW FOLK FINALIST INFO" DOCUMENT BY MAY 12, 2014. YOU WILL BE EMAILED THIS DOCUMENT VERY SOON.

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NEW FOLK REGIONAL PERFORMERS

In addition, we selected regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs and be admitted free to the festival for that day only. On your performance day, you may check in at the Festival VIP booth for your wristband (which includes camping that night and is valid until noon the following day.)  Check in on Chapel Hill before 3:00 p.m. to meet your host who will introduce you to the public gathered there.

 

Thursday May 22   Host: Joe Jencks

Kathryn Legendre     Austin, TX

Jordan Whitmore       Austin TX

Raina Leigh Krause  Austin TX

Chuck Hawthorne     Manor TX

 

 

Friday May 23      Host: Greg Greenway

Tanner Miller            Dallas TX

Libby Koch                 Houston TX

Keith A Rea                Houston TX

Randy Palmer            Amarillo TX

 

 

Thanks and Congratulations!

Kerrville Folk Festival Staff

 

--------------------See Official 2014 Guidelines Below--------------------

The Official New Folk Submission Deadline has been extended to MARCH 8th, 2014.

 

We will accept the first 800 entries received between

December 1, 2013 and

March 8, 2014

The number of entries that have been received:

-417-

there will be more updates prior to entry deadline of Mar. 8, 2014.

ENTER IN ONE OF THREE WAYS

ENTER BY CD in the MAIL

OR *EMAIL/MAIL

 

PLEASE USE ENOUGH POSTAGE!!

We will NOT pay postage due!

 

CD's require MORE postage than a standard letter.  You must send it as a First Class "Package"

 

 2014

 New Folk Entry Form

 

ENTER ON-LINE

 

 

 

Press logo above to go to Sonicbids website.  

Sonicbids is offering a special FREE trial membership package to those entering New Folk.  Create a Sonicbids EPK (Electronic Press Kit) in as little as 20 minutes and save time and money by emailing it to anyone and anywhere.

*NEW: EMAIL/MAIL OPTION: you may now email the 2 songs (mp3 format) to: newfolk@kerrville-music.com and then mail in the entry form and entry fee. See details below.

Please make sure to carefully read and understand the guidelines listed below before entering!

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2014 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK

OFFICIAL GUIDELINES

(printable (pdf) version of 2014 official guidelines)

 

The 2014 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK SONGWRITING COMPETITION will be held during the 43rd Annual Kerrville Folk Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2014.  Out of a possible 800 entries, thirty-two writer-performers will be invited as Finalists to share their original songs. All 32 Finalists will receive a subscription to both Texas Music Magazine and M Music & Musician Magazine, as well as a Kyser Capo and a KFF souvenier wooden shaker from Swan Percussion. In addition, each of the 32 finalists will be eligible for a scholarship to the 2014 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference (September 2014) in Austin. Six NEW FOLK WINNERS will be selected from the thirty-two and will return on Sunday, June 1 to perform 20 minutes of their original songs. All of these concerts will be staged at the Threadgill Theater in the Quiet Valley Ranch campgrounds, 9 miles south of the city of Kerrville on TX Hwy 16. The six New Folk Award Winners receive a $250 Award from the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation plus up to $400 additional prize money. Winners also receive an Intellitouch Tuner from OnBoard Research. Other prizes may be also be added at a later date.   Established at the suggestion of Peter Yarrow in 1972, these annual concerts are one of the high points of the Festival and for songwriters from all across the world.

 

Here are the official 2014 guidelines: 

1.   Writer-performers are invited to send the Kerrville Folk Festival ONE entry containing TWO original songs only.  Both songs together should not exceed 8 minutes, (due to performance time limits during New Folk Finalists concerts). Entries containing only one song file or more than two songs will be disqualified.

2.  Submissions must be made under the name(s) of a solo or duo songwriter(s) only.  No Band Entries Please. Although a band may be used in the recording of your submitted material, if chosen as a finalist, your performance at the Festival may consist of one or two people onlyLIMIT ONE ENTRY PER SONGWRITER PLEASE. 

3.  ONLY SONGS WRITTEN AFTER JANUARY 1, 2012 MAY BE SUBMITTED.   It does not matter if the songs have been published and/or recorded, provided they were completed in their current form after Jan. 1, 2012. They can be a "live", studio, or garage recording.  The submitted songs may be performed by the writer(s) alone or by a duo which must include the writer(s).  The writer(s) retain all rights to the songs.

4. Anyone may enter except those billed as stage performers in 2014 or those who have been selected as a New Folk Finalist for both of the past two consecutive years, 2012 & 2013. New Folk Finalists may not appear with a billed performer on any Kerrville stage during the 2014 Festival prior to the announcement of the winners during the KFF mainstage performance on Sunday, May 25.  Doing so will result in disqualification

5. Entries may be submitted in one of three ways:

  1. The entry may be submitted entirely on-line through Sonicbids. Sonicbids offers a free 30-day trial membership for those who are not currently a member. A separate application isn’t needed if you enter on-line through Sonicbids. More information about New Folk via Sonicbids can be found here:  http://www.sonicbids.com/find-gigs/2014-new-folk-competition/

  2. The two songs may be emailed in .mp3 format to newfolk@kerrville-music.com followed by a mailed-in entry fee and application. In the email, please include your full name, phone number and names of the songs (make sure we can tell which song title belongs to which attached file.) To complete the submission, you must ALSO mail in the completed entry form and entry fee to one of the addresses listed below or on the entry form. Your submission will not be accepted to the contest if any one of the songs, entry form or entry fee are not received.

  3. Two songs may be submitted on one home-burned CD (mp3 format preferred) and mailed in with the entry fee and application. Please be sure to use sufficient padding to protect your CD in transit. You may write the entry name and the titles of the songs on the CD, but please, nothing else. If you want your CD to be returned to you, just provide us with a self-addressed mailer (Size “0”, padded envelope) with proper postage. If you provide this, your CD will be mailed on or by April 15th, after the Finalist announcement.  Note: Otherwise your CD will be destroyed and disposed of shortly after April 15th. If you are sending a CD, please use enough postage! Rigid objects require more postage than a regular letter. We will not pay postage due!  *PLEASE SEND AS A FIRST CLASS RIGID PACKAGE*

6. THERE IS NO NEED TO SEND EXPRESS, OR OVERNIGHT MAIL!!   Don’t waste your money. As long as the postmark is on or before the March 8th deadline, (and the guidelines are met) your entry will be processed.

7. Do not send any lead sheets, lyrics, publicity, bios, etc.  Your submission package should include an entry form (or all your contact information the entry form requests, written clearly on a piece of paper), a $25 entry fee (check or money order made out to Kerrville Folk Festival) and either a CD or an email that include the two songs in .mp3 format.

8. All entries must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee.  Checks or money orders should be payable to the Kerrville Folk Festival.  If sending by U.S. Mail, send to New Folk, P.O.Box 291466, Kerrville, TX  78029. If using another shipping service (UPS, FedEx, etc.), send to New Folk, 3876 Medina Hwy., Kerrville, TX  78028. 

9. Submission Deadline:  The first 800 entries POSTMARKED between December 1, 2013 and midnight, Eastern Time, March 8, 2014, will be accepted.  Entries received after the deadline (or after we get 800) will be refused at the post office and will be returned to you unopened. Sporadically throughout the entry period, on the New Folk webpage we will update the number of entries we have received to date. 

10. Of the 32 finalists chosen, 16 will perform at the festival each day, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25 to provide the judges with an opportunity to select the six Award Winners who will perform at the New Folk Winners Concert on Sun, June 1.  PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU CANNOT FULFILL ALL THREE CONCERT OPPORTUNITIES! If you have questions about this, contact the KFF Office.

11. In addition to the 32 finalists, up to 10 regional songwriters may be selected to perform one or both of their songs at the Ballad Tree (3-5 p.m.) on May 22nd or 23rd.  Those selected for the Ballad Tree will receive two, single-day passes to the Festival for that day only (which include overnight camping).

12. Scholarships for half-off the tuition to the Songwriters School (May 26th-29th) are available for  up to ten of the 32 finalists on a first–come basis, and only to those paying the balance of tuition prior to May 20, 2014. Scholarships for other workshops may be available. Contact the Festival Office for details.

13. Each of the 32 Finalists will receive 2 five-day passes for themselves and one guest* for May 22 - May 25; those accepting scholarships to one of the workshops will receive additional passes for May 26 - 29; the six Award Winners will receive passes through June 1; those selected for the Ballad Tree will receive a single one-day pass.  *Unless designated as your “guest”, any other performer appearing with you must purchase a ticket to be admitted.  

 14. While finalists are responsible for their own transportation, shuttle service is available between the San Antonio International Airport and Quiet Valley Ranch.  Campground access & parking lot fees are included for all accessed days. Parking in the lot is free, parking in the festival campground is $20 per day.

15. Any rules that are misprinted or printed incomplete in other publications are not official and we take no responsibility for any disqualification resulting from not following the complete instructions listed above.

Kerrville Folk Festival dates are May 22 - June 8, 2014 (18 days). If you have questions, contact us at (830) 257-3600 or email info@kerrville-music.com

You will be notified via E-MAIL of the 32 Finalists on or around April 15th.

 

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History of the New Folk Competition

Part 1 - The Birth of New Folk by Rod Kennedy

Part 2 - New folk competitions at kerrville (1977 - 1981) by rod kennedy

 

Kerrville New Folk Archives

courtesy of www.happenstance-music.com

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2013 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNERS

 

 

(in order from left to right)

 

Honor Finnegan (New York, NY)

 

Eric Bettencourt (Portland, ME)

 

Paul Sachs (New York, NY)

 

Ellis (Minneapolis, MN)

 

Ed Romanoff (Brooklyn, NY)

 

Adrianne Lenker (Andover, MN)

 

  

 Each of the 32 finalists performing in the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Concerts on May  25th and 26th will sing the two songs they entered in the competition.  A panel of judges - Nels Andrews (Santa Cruz, CA), Aengus Finnan (Ontario, CAN), and BettySoo (Austin, TX) - will select six (6) New Folk Award Winners to appear at the Sunday, June 2nd New Folk Award Winners Concert.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS.

 

 

Threadgill Theater (1 to 4 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

SATURDAY MAY 25 - Set 1

Ben Bochner (Eugene OR)     

Daniel Makins (San Angelo TX) 

Adrianne Lenker (Andover MN)

Marina (League City TX)

Mark Philpot (Fort Worth TX)  

Allie Farris (Nashville TN)

Andrew Delaney (Dallas TX)

 

 

SATURDAY MAY 25 - Set 2 

Arlon Bennett (Northvale NJ)

B. Sterling (Austin TX)

Bethel Steele (Boston MA)            

Tommy Byrd (Austin TX)

Davey O. (Buffalo NY)

Hope Schneir (Camarillo CA) 

Doug Kent (Houston TX)

Ed Romanoff (Brooklyn NY)

 

 

Threadgill Theater (1 to 4 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

SUNDAY MAY 26 - Set 1 

Ellis (Minneapolis MN)

Honor Finnegan (NY NY)

The Potter's Field (Canton MI)

Julie Jean White (Dallas TX)

Eric Bettencourt (Portland ME)

Karen Dahlstrom (Brooklyn NY)

Lizzy Ross (Chapel Hill NC)

Mary McAdams (Des Moines IA)

 

SUNDAY MAY 26 - Set 2

Paul Sachs (Manhattan, NY)

Terry Holder (Olympia WA)

Steve Chizmadia (Peekskill NY)

The Sparrowmakers (Austin TX)

Twangtown Paramours (Nashville TN)

Wes Collins (Chapel Hill NC)

Zack Kibodeaux (Kyle TX)

Bill Valenti (Bend OR)

 

Regional Finalists for Ballad Tree:

We have also selected several regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs and be admitted free to the festival for that day only. These performers need to check in on Chapel Hill before 3:00pm to meet the host who will introduce them to the public gathered there.

 

THURSDAY MAY 23     Host: Jon Brooks 

Mo McMorrow (Austin TX)

Steven Bacon (Austin TX) 

Alison Lumley (Austin TX) 

Vanessa Lively (Austin TX)

Lainey Wright (San Antonio TX)

 

FRIDAY MAY 24     Host: Korby Lenker

Tim Miller (Dallas TX)

Charlie Camp (Austin TX) 

Wendy Colonna (Austin TX)

Stefanie Fix (Austin TX)

 

2012 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNERS

Korby Lenker (Nashville TN)

Nicolette Good (San Antonio TX)

Edie Carey (Chicago IL)

Whit Hill (Nashville TN)

Alicia McGovern (Salt Lake City UT)

The Sea The Sea (Madison CT)

 

2012 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following New Folk Finalists for 2012.  These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding submissions we received from around the world.  Sixteen will play the two songs they submitted on Saturday, May 26 and sixteen on Sunday, May 27 during the New Folk Concerts.  This is the 41st year for New Folk and is always one of the highlights of the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Here's the list of finalists and the date they are scheduled to play:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Threadgill Theater (1 to 4 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Saturday, set 1

Terry Penney (Newfoundland Canada)
Paula Held 
(Austin TX)
Alison Lumley
(Austin TX)
Jon Troast 
(Nashville TN)
Andra Suchy
(Minneapolis MN)
Burke Ingraffia
(Point Clear AL)
Edie Carey
(Chicago IL)
Whit Hill
(Nashville TN)

 

Saturday, set 2

Miranda Dawn (Austin TX)
Nicolette Good
(San Antonio TX)
The Hems
(Austin TX)
Daniel Makins
(San Angelo TX)
Larry Murante
(Seattle WA)
Robin Macy & Kentucky White
(Belle Plaine KS)
Lindsay May
(Vancouver BC)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 27

Threadgill Theater (1 to 4 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Sunday, set 1

Lizzy Ross (Pittsboro NC)
J.A. Carter III (San Antonio TX)
Michael Jerome Browne (Montreal Canada)
Mikaela Kahn (Denton TX)
The Sea The Sea (Madison CT)
Alicia McGovern (Salt Lake City UT)
Eric Colville of The Selkies (Ipswich MA)
Paul Sachs (New York NY)

 

Sunday, set 2

Scot Phegley (Nolensville TN)
Dan Weber
(Vancouver WA)
Annie & Rod Capps
(Chelsea MI)
J Wagner
(Austin TX)
Anna Dagmar
(New York NY)
Korby Lenker
(Nashville TN)
The YaYa’s
(Mohegan Lake NY)
Michaela Anne
(Brooklyn NY)

 

From the May 26 and May 27 performances, the SIX 2012 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners will be selected by judges Nathan Hamilton (Austin TX), Cary Cooper (Richardson TX), Seth Glier (Massachusetts), and will be announced on Sunday, May 27 during the evening Kennedy Theater Mainstage concert. These six winners will be invited to return the following weekend to perform at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners concert on Sunday, June 3 at Threadgill Theater.

 

2012 Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performers

In addition to the above finalists, we selected regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs.

  

Thursday, May 24 - (host: Brian Cutean)

Bill Davis (Austin TX)
Dave Fenley (Fredericksburg TX)
Melissa Greener (Austin TX)
Kiya Heartwood (Austin TX)
Drew Kennedy (New Braunfels TX)

 

Friday, May 25 - (host: Matt Harlan)

Helene Cronin (Plano TX)
Dan Sullivan
(Cedar Park TX)
Dave Thomas
(Denton TX)
Kathryn Hallberg
(Spring TX)
John Edward Bauman
(San Antonio TX)
Tommy Byrd
(Austin TX)

 

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2011 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNERS

 

Congratulations to the following six New Folk Winners for 2011.  These songwriters were among 32 finalists who performed during the 2011 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Concerts on May 28 & 29 (listed below).  New Folk Winners receive a cash honorarium from the Texas Folk Music Foundation, Vic & Reba Heyman, the Pryor Family and the Jim Ross Memorial Fund.  Other prizes were provided by Music & Musician Magazine, Kyser Capos, and Intellitouch tuners from On-Board Research, and Dolphin Blue business cards

Come see these future stars at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Concert at noon on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Grace Pettis (Harrisonburg VA)

 

Megan Burtt (Colorado)

 

A.J. Roach (Brooklyn NY)

 

Mai Bloomfield (Venice CA)

 

David Moss (Austin TX)

 

Cassie Peterson (Nashville TN)

 

 

 

2011 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following New Folk Finalists for 2011.  These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding submissions we received from around the world.  Sixteen will play the two songs they submitted on Saturday, May 28 and sixteen on Sunday, May 29 during the New Folk Concerts.  This is the 40th year for New Folk and is always one of the highlights of the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Here's the list of finalists and the date they are scheduled to play:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Saturday, set 1

Karyn Oliver (Boring MD)

Bobby Sweet (Becket MA)

Philip Gibbs (Austin TX)

Eliot Bronson (Atlanta GA)   

Rob Lytle (Apex NC)

Terry Holder (Olympia WA)

A.J. Roach (Brooklyn NY)

Jen Cass (Bay City MI)

 

Saturday, set 2

Tom Corbett (Woodland Hills CA)

Chet O'Keefe (Nashville TN)

Megan Burtt (Colorado)

Owen Temple (Austin TX)

Grace Pettis (Harrisonburg VA)

Steve Chizmadia (Peekskill NY)

Arlon Bennett (Northvale NJ)

Roy Schneider (Ft Myers FL)

SUNDAY, MAY 29

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Sunday, set 1

Friction Farm (Greenville SC)

B. Sterling Archer (Austin TX)

Cassie Peterson (Nashville TN)

Aaron Nathans (Wilmington DE)

Tommy Byrd (Austin TX)

David Moss (Austin TX)

The YaYas (Mohegan Lake NY)

 

Sunday, set 2

Wyatt Easterling (Nashville TN)

David Stukenberg (Austin TX)

Mai Bloomfield (Venice CA)

Randy Palmer (Amarillo TX)

Twangtown Paramours (Nashville TN)

Phil Henry (Rutland VT)

Jane Eamon (Hastings Ont CAN)

Ben Suchy (Bismarck ND)

 

From the May 28 and May 29 performances, the SIX 2011 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners will be selected by judges Michael Camp, Johnsmith, and Patrice Pike and will be announced on Sunday, May 29 during the evening concert.    These six winners will be invited to return the following weekend to perform at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners concert on Sunday, June 5.

 

2011 Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performers

In addition to the above finalists, we selected regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs.

  

Thursday, May 26 (host: Buddy Mondlock) – Michael Nero (San Antonio TX), Leslie Krafka (Houston TX ), Nicolette Good (San Antonio TX), Jon Hogan (Austin TX)

 

Friday, May 27 (host: Ronny Cox) – Heather McCready (Arlington TX), Corrina Rachel (Austin TX), Tim Mueting (Austin TX)

 

2010 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the following  six New Folk Winners for 2010.  These songwriters were among 32 finalists who performed during the 2010 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Concerts on May 29 & 30 (listed below).  New Folk Winners receive a cash honorarium from the Texas Folk Music Foundation, Vic & Reba Heyman, and the Jim Ross Memorial Fund.  Other prizes were provided by Music & Musician Magazine, Kyser Capos, and Intellitouch tuners from On-Board Research, and Dolphin Blue business cards

Come see these future stars at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Concert at noon on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Daniel Colehour (Nashville, TN)

Michael Troy (Fall River, MA)

Kate Klim (Boston, MA)

Andy Gullahorn (Nashville, TN)

Jon Brooks (King City, ONT, CA)

Kim Richardson (Mountain Home, AR)

 

 

2010 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALISTS

Congratulations to the following New Folk Finalists for 2010.  These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding submissions we received from around the world.  Sixteen will play the two songs they submitted on Saturday, May 29 and sixteen on Sunday, May 30 during the New Folk Concerts.  This is the 39th year for New Folk and is always one of the highlights of the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Here's the list of finalists and the date they are scheduled to play:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 29

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Saturday, set 1

Cassie Peterson (Nashville TN)

Daniel Makins (San Angelo TX)

Terry Holder (Olympia WA)

John Batdorf (West Hills CA)   

Chris O'Brien (Somerville MA)

Annie & Rod Capps (Chelsea MI)

Leanne Atherton (Austin TX)

Angela Easterling (Taylors SC)

Saturday, set 2

Alex Woodard (San Diego CA)

Kate Klim (Boston MA)

Neal Katz (Tyler TX)

Blair Bodine (Ambler PA)

Wyatt Easterling (Nashville TN)

Andrew Delaney (Dallas TX)

Ellen Tipper (Appleton ME)

Terry Penney (Lewisport NF, Canada)

SUNDAY, MAY 30

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Sunday, set 1

Chet O'Keefe (Nashville TN)

Jen Cass (Bay City MI)

Dan Colehour (Nashville TN)

Claire Small (Austin TX)

Bobbie Lancaster (Bloomington IN)

Gretchen Witt (Brooklyn NY)

Michael Troy (Fall River MA)

Brad Boyer (Friendswood TX)

Sunday, set 2

Joe Scutella (Nashville TN)

Jennifer Morrison (Sarasota FL)

Jon Brooks (King City ON, Canada)

Mai Bloomfield (Venice CA)

Sam Doores (New Orleans LA)

Kim Richardson (Mountain Home AR)

Andy Gullahorn (Nashville TN)

Lucas Ohio Pattie (Pleasanton CA)

 

From the May 29 and May 30 performances, the SIX 2010 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners will be selected by judges Tom Prasada-Rao, Ronny Cox, and Susan Gibson and will be announced on Sunday, May 30 during the evening concert.    These six winners will be invited to return the following weekend to perform at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners concert on Sunday, June 6.

 

2010 Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performers

In addition to the above finalists, we selected regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs.

 

Thursday, May 27 (host: Joe Jencks) – Chris Jamison (Austin TX), Kevin Myers (Magnolia TX),   Grace Pettis (Austin TX ), Brian Douglas Phillips (Austin TX), Carrie Elkin (Austin TX), J.A. Carter III (San Antonio TX)

Friday, May 28 (host: BettySoo) – Allie Farris (Flower Mound TX), Jarrod Dickenson (Austin TX), Melinda Brooks (Cedar Park TX), Van Buchanan (Pearland TX), Rolando Garcia (San Antonio TX)

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2009 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the following  six New Folk Winners for 2009.  These songwriters were among 32 finalists who performed during the 2009 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Concerts on May 23 & 24 (listed below).  New Folk Winners receive a cash honorarium from the Texas Folk Music Foundation, Vic & Reba Heyman, and the Jim Ross Memorial Fund.  Other prizes were provided by Performing Songwriter Magazine, Elixir Guitar Strings, Kyser Capos, and Intellitouch tuners from On-Board Research, and ClimbOn! Products

Come see these future stars at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Concert at noon on Sunday, May 1, 2009 at the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Louise Mosrie (Nashville TN)

Rebecca Loebe (Atlanta GA)

Carrie Catherine (Saskatoon, SK, Canada)

Ernest Troost (Los Angeles CA)

Tom Neilson (Greenfield MA)

Lucy Wainwright Roche (Brooklyn NY)

2009 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners (left to right)

Dalis Allen (KFF producer), Jon Vezner (judge), Amilia k Spicer (judge), Tom Nielson, Louise Mosrie, Carroe Catherine, Ernest Troost, Lucy Wainwright-Roche, Rebecca Loebe, TR Ritchie (judge).  Photo by Susan Roads.

 

2009 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE

NEW FOLK FINALISTS

 

Congratulations to the following New Folk Finalists for 2009.  These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding submissions we received from around the world.  Sixteen will play the two songs they submitted on Saturday, May 23 and sixteen on Sunday, May 24 during the New Folk Concerts.  This is the 38th year for New Folk and is always one of the highlights of the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Here's the list of finalists and the date they are scheduled to play:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Saturday, set 1

Lynne Hanson (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Sarah Donner (Princeton NJ)

Ben Mallott (Austin TX)

Marc Black (Katonah NY)   

Angela Easterling (Taylors SC)

Larry Murante (Seattle WA)

Donna Beckham (West TX)

 

Saturday, set 2

Louise Mosrie (Nashville TN)

Rebecca Loebe (Atlanta GA)

Tommy Byrd (Austin TX)

Matthew Fockler (South Padre Island TX)

Valorie Miller (Asheville NC)

Colin McGrath (Brooklyn NY)

Liz Longley (Downington PA)

Bob Sima (Woodbine MD)

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Sunday, set 1

Sarah Sample (Seattle WA)

Greg Alexander (New York NY)

Jason David Hiatt (Austin TX)

Carrie Catherine (Saskatoon, SK, Can.)

Ernest Troost (Los Angeles CA)

Gretchen Witt (Brooklyn NY)

Laura Zucker (Lafayette CA)

Larry Zarella (Massachusetts AK)

Sunday, set 2

Tom Neilson (Greenfield MA)

Joe Crookston (Ithaca NY)

Shannon Wurst (Alma AR)

Roy Schneider (Fort Meyers FL)

Kim Miller (Wimberley TX)

Jeff Martin (Portland OR)

Lucy Wainwright Roche (Brooklyn NY)

Kate Mann (Portland OR)

 

From the May 23 and May 24 performances, the SIX 2009 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners will be selected by judges Amilia k Spicer, TR Ritchie, and Jon Vezner and will be announced on Sunday, May 24 during the evening concert.    These six winners will be invited to return the following weekend to perform at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners concert on Sunday, May 31.

 

2009 Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performers

In addition to the above finalists, we selected regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs.

 

Thursday, May 21 (host: David Massengill) – Owen Temple (Austin TX), Jana Pochop (Austin TX),   Randy Brown ( Mineola TX ), Vanessa Peters ( McKinney TX )

Friday, May 22 (host: Joe Jencks) – Daniel Makins ( San Angelo TX ), Raina Rose (Austin TX), Adler & Hearne ( Winnsboro TX ), Lee Edwards (Austin TX)

 

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2008 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNERS

Congratulations to the following  six New Folk Winners for 2008.  These songwriters were among 32 finalists who performed during the 2008 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Concerts on May 24 & 25 (listed below).  New Folk Winners receive a cash honorarium from the Texas Folk Music Foundation, Vic & Reba Heyman, and the Jim Ross Memorial Fund.  Other prizes were provided by Performing Songwriter Magazine, Elixir Guitar Strings, Kyser Capos, and Intellitouch tuners from On-Board Research, and ClimbOn! Products

Come see these future stars at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Concert at noon on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Devon Sproule (Charlottesville VA)

RJ Cowdery (Columbus OH)

CJ Watson (Nashville TN)

Hans York (Seattle WA)

Robby Hecht (Nashville TN)

BettySoo  (Austin TX)

2008 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners (left to right)

Rod Kennedy (host and festival founder), Hans York, RJ Cowdery, Dalis Allen (KFF Producer), BettySoo, CJ Watson, Devon Sproule, Steve Gillette (host), Robby Hecht.  Photo by Susan Roads.

THE NEW FOLK CONCERTS AND CONTESTS ARE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS FUNDING FROM:

 

www.tfmf.org

 

www.grassyhill.org

 

2008 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE

NEW FOLK FINALISTS

 

Congratulations to the following New Folk Finalists for 2008.  These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding submissions we received from around the world.  Sixteen will play the two songs they submitted on Saturday, May 24 and sixteen on Sunday, May 25 during the New Folk Concerts.  This is the 37th year for New Folk and is always one of the highlights of the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Here's the list of finalists and the date they are scheduled to play:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 24

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Saturday, set 1

Susan Levine (Newburyport MA)

Kristen Grainger (Salem OR)

Joe Jencks (Cincinnati OH)

RJ Cowdery (Columbus OH)

Molly Venter (Austin TX)   

Annaliese Schiersch (Kingston WA)

Chris O'Brien (Somerville MA)

Rachael Sage (New York NY)

Saturday, set 2

Bob Sima (Woodbine MD)

Betty Soo (Austin TX)

Linda Sharar (Andover MA)

Charlotte Kendrick (Pawling NY)

Robby Hecht (Nashville TN)

Phil Henry (Rutland VT)

Rebecca Loebe (Atlanta GA)

C. J. Watson (Nashville TN)

SUNDAY, MAY 25

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Sunday, set 1

Shelley King (Austin TX)

Claude "Butch" Morgan (Devine TX)

Kirsten Jones (Toronto, ONT Canada)

Martin Gibson (Glen Cove ME)

Sonia Lee (Nashville TN)

Datri Bean (Austin TX)

Lojo Russo (Davenport IA)

Zoe Mulford (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Sunday, set 2

Hans York (Seattle WA)

Emily Elbert (Boston MA)

Brad Colerick (S. Pasadena CA)

Laura Bullock (Somerville MA)

Chad Elliott (Spencer IA)

Devon Sproule (Charlottesville VA)

Terry Holder (Olympia WA)

T. Nile (Vancouver BC, Canada)

 

From the May 24 and May 25 performances, the SIX 2008 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners will be selected by judges Jud Caswell, Amy Speace, and Jon Vezner and will be announced on Sunday, May 25 during the evening concert.    These six winners will be invited to return the following weekend to perform at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners concert on Sunday, June 1.

 

2008 Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performers

In addition to the above finalists, we selected regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs.

 

Thursday, May 22 (host: Chuck Brodsky) – Matt Harlan (Houston TX), Grace Pettis (Austin TX), Roland Garcia (San Antonio TX), Jim Patton (Austin TX), Annie Acton (Fredericksburg TX)

Friday, May 23 (host: Tim Bays) – Mo McMorrow (Austin TX), Brian Kalinec (Houston TX), Emily Lively (Fredericksburg TX), Mark Wayne Glasmire (Arlington TX), Kim Miller (Wimberley TX)

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We will begin taking entries for the 2009 New Folk Contest on December 1, 2008.  We will be posting the official guideline in September or October of this year.  Just to give you an idea of what you might expect and what would be required to enter, below are the expired guidelines for 2008.  There will be changes so be sure to check back.

 

 

NUMBER OF NEW FOLK ENTRIES RECEIVED

AS OF 3/15/08

next update when we get to ...

800

 

Please see the 2008 Official Guidelines below.

2007 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNERS

Congratulations to the following  six New Folk Winners.  These songwriters were among 32 finalists who performed during the 2007 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Concerts on May 26 & 27 (listed below).  New Folk Winners receive a cash honorarium from the Texas Folk Music Foundation, Vic & Reba Heyman, and the Jim Ross Memorial Fund.  Other prizes were provided by Performing Songwriter Magazine, Elixir Guitar Strings, Kyser Capos, and Intellitouch tuners from On-Board Research.

Come see these future stars at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Concert at noon on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Danny Schmidt (Austin TX)

Storyhill (Bozeman MT)

Carla Gover (Richmond KY)

David Llewellyn (Nashville TN)

John Wort Hannam (Fort Macleod, Alberta Canada)

Anthony da Costa  (Pleasantville NY)

2007 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners (left to right)

John Wort Hannam, Storyhill (John Hermanson & Chris Cunningham ), Steve Gillette (host), Dalis Allen (KFF producer), Rod Kennedy (host), Danny Schmidt, Anthony da Costa, Carla Gover, David Llewellyn.  photo by jim dirden

 

2007 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE

NEW FOLK FINALISTS

 

Congratulations to the following New Folk Finalists for 2007.  These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding submissions we received from around the world.  Sixteen will play the two songs they submitted on Saturday, May 26 and sixteen on Sunday, May 27 during the New Folk Concerts.  This is the 35th year for New Folk and is always one of the highlights of the Kerrville Folk Festival.  Here's the list of finalists and the date they are scheduled to play:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Saturday, set 1

Danny Schmidt (Austin TX)

Datri Bean (Austin TX)

Kate Klim (Somerville MA)

David Llewellyn (Nashville TN)

porterdavis (Austin TX)   

Noah Earle (Hallsville MO)

Scott & Michelle Dalziel (Maquoketa IA)

Raina Rose (Portland OR)

Saturday, set 2

Storyhill (Bozeman MT)

Anthony da Costa (Pleasantville NY)

Michael McGarrah (Phoenix AZ)

Chuck E Costa (New Haven CT)

Donal Hinely (Springfield TN)

Dave Potts (Auburn AL)

Jessica Heine (Edmonton Alb, Canada)

Jan Smith (Afton VA)

SUNDAY, MAY 27

Threadgill Theater (noon to 3 p.m.)

in order of appearance

 

Sunday, set 1

Carla Gover (Richmond KY)

Owen Temple (Madison WI)

KC Clifford (Oklahoma City OK)

Ray Younkin (Houston TX)

Wil Maring (Cobden IL)

Siobhan Quinn & Michael Bowers (Alexandria VA)

Kevin McGee (Lexington SC)

Laura Zucker (Lafayette CA)

Sunday, set 2

Pat Wictor (Brooklyn NY)

Emily Kurn (Anchorage AK)

Eric Hansen (Tucson AZ)

Edie Carey (Boston MA)

Derek Aramburu (Cypress TX)

Elana Arian (New York NY)

John Wort Hannam (Fort Macleod Alb. CAN)

Lindsay Mac (Cambridge MA)

 

From the May 26 and May 27 performances, the SIX 2007 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners will be selected by judges Jonathan Byrd, Johnsmith, and Cosy Sheridan and will be announced on Sunday, May 27 during the evening concert.    These six winners will be invited to return the following weekend to perform at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners concert on Sunday, June 3.

 

2007 Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performers

In addition to the above finalists, we selected regional performers to appear at the BALLAD TREE to sing one of their songs.

 

Thursday, May 24 (host: The Laws) – Randall Williams (Hickory Creek TX), Emily Lively (Kerrville TX), Johann Wagner (Austin TX)

Friday, May 25 (host: Jonathan Byrd) – Tommy Byrd (Austin TX), Matt Harlan (Houston TX), Shelley King (Austin TX)

 

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2006 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNERS

Congratulations to the following  six New Folk Winners.  These songwriters were among 32 finalists who performed during the 2006 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Concerts on May 27 & 28 (listed below).  New Folk Winners receive a cash honorarium from the Texas Folk Music Foundation, Vic & Reba Heyman, and the Jim Ross Memorial Fund.  Other prizes were provided by Performing Songwriter Magazine, Elixir Guitar Strings, Kyser Capos, and Intellitouch tuners from On-Board Research.

Come see these future stars at the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Concert at noon on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Antje Duvekot (Somerville MD)

Jud Caswell (Brunswick ME)

Gordy Quist (Austin TX)

KJ Denhart (Ossining NY)

Diana Jones (Nashville TN)

Andrew Smith (Kelowna BC Canada)

2006 New Folk Award Winners (left to right) - Diana Jones, KJ Denhart, Andrew Smith, Antje Devekot, Dalis Allen (KFF Producer), Jud Caswell, Gordy Quist.  Photo by Jim Dirden