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2022 International Folk Music Awards presented by Yamaha: Today we announced the nominees for the member-voted Best of 2021 (Song, Album, and Artist of the Year) awards, plus the recipients of the Clearwater, Spirit of Folk, Rising Tide, People’s Voice, and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

2021 was an incredible year of music, and we’re thrilled to honor all of these wonderful artists and industry members of the community.

All FAI members in good standing are invited to cast their ballot for the 2021 Song, Album, and Artist of the Year. The winners will be revealed at the International Folk Music Awards on May 18 in Kansas City, during the FAI Conference.

Best of Nominees
Song of the Year (sponsored by Yamaha)
“We Believe You” by Diana Jones
“Call Me A Fool” by Valerie June
“Painted Blue” by Sarah Jarosz
“On Solid Ground” by Reggie Harris
“Changemakers” by Crys Matthews

Album of the Year
Un Canto por México, Vol. 2 by Natalia Lafourcade
Outside Child by Allison Russell
They’re Calling Me Home by Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Wary + Strange by Amythyst Kiah
The Fray by John Smith

Artist of the Year
The Longest Johns
Kalani Pe’a
Allison Russell
Arooj Aftab
John Francis Flynn

Best of voting closes next week on Friday, April 15, at 11:59 pm ET.
Cast your vote!

Clearwater Award (sponsored by Levitt Foundation): Planet Bluegrass

Spirit of Folk Award: Eugene Rodriguez, Lilli Lewis, Gaelynn Lea, Erin Benjamin, Amado Espinoza, Shain Shapiro

Rising Tide Award: Mali Obomsawin

People’s Voice Award: Jason Mraz

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
LIVING: Flaco Jiménez
LEGACY: Nanci Griffith (1953 – 2021)
BUSINESS/ACADEMIC: Swallow Hill Music

Congratulations to all the recipients and nominees! We hope to see you all at the 2022 International Folk Music Awards presented by Yamaha where we will celebrate the award recipients on May 18 in Kansas City, MO, as part of the Folk Alliance International Conference.

Registered delegates can attend the show in person, and it will also be streamed virtually on YouTube for public viewing.

Learn more at http://www.yamahaguitardevelopment.com

[Thanks to Alex Teitz for contributing this article! http://www.femmusic.com]

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