The Third Annual Folk Alliance Awards were presented during the 20th Annual Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN, on Wednesday evening, February 20, 2008.
We have already mentioned the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
- Mavis Staples
- Tommy Jarrell
- Rounder Records
Other winners that may be of interest to bluegrass aficionados include ‚Ä¶
- Legacy Recording – Woody Guthrie The Live Wire (Woody Guthrie Archives)
- Emerging Artist – Carolina Chocolate Drops
- Album of the Year – Uncle Earl – Waterloo, Tennessee
- Small Folk Venue – Freight & Salvage, San Francisco, California (Tied with Cafe Lena – Saratoga Springs, NewYork)
- Large Folk Venue – The Ark, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Unsuccessful Nominations include ‚Ä¶.
- Legacy Recording – Various Artists – People Take Warning: Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs (Tompkins Square)
- Traditional Artist – Uncle Earl and David Bromberg
- Large Folk Venue – The Birchmere – Arlington, VA, and Kennedy Center Millenium Stage – Washington, DC
The award for Album of the Year was chosen based on Folk-DJ Chart airplay.