International Folk Music Awards – full ceremony video

International Folk Music Awards
Allison Russell photographed by Kate Rich Low

Folk Alliance International’s International Folk Music Awards ceremony was on Wednesday and included performances by IFMA winner Crys Matthews, subject of a NY Times feature Diana Jones, Kansas City roots/gospel act Isaac Cates & Ordained, and acclaimed British folksinger John Smith. It also included video tributes to Nanci Griffith and Flaco Jiménez and two touching acceptance speeches by Allison Russell.

International Folk Music Awards:


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