Deadline for LA Artists to Apply to Play Folk Alliance Nears

Folk Alliance International is a major folk and roots music showcase, and it will come to New Orleans January 22 to January 26, 2020. It attracts not only musicians but members of the industry from around the world—agents, managers, bookers, media, and label reps. So far, few local artists have applied to play showcases, and organizers hope for a robust Louisiana contingent. Cajun, zydeco, and folk blues also get under the Folk Alliance umbrella, so there is room for a variety of styles and genres. 

Elizabeth Mitchell Finds the Sounding Joy in a Book

Some people grow up with an antipathy for Christmas music. Not Elizabeth Mitchell. As a kid, the children’s music artist liked the idea of a holiday that came with its own songs. “As a kid who loved to sing, I thought that was amazing,” she says. Today, she’s the sort of person who starts looking for Christmas music on the radio in November. “My daughter is the same; my husband definitely is not.”