Spirit of Folk

Spirit of Folk

These awards are presented to honor and celebrate people and organizations actively involved in the promotion and preservation of folk music through their creative work, their community building, and their demonstrated leadership.

FAI members can nominate a candidate here.

Past Spirit of Folk Recipients

Year

Recipients

2021 Magnus Bäckström, Matthew Covey, Reggie Harris, Suni Paz, Lisa Schwartz
2020 Jan Ramsey, Laura Hassler, Ellen Bello, Åke Lundström, Ephraim Bugumba, Ben Sandmel
2019 Alfredo Caxaj, Ellen Hamilton, Gilles Garand, Matt Smith, Michael Wrycraft, ShoShona Kish, Sonny Ochs, Sofia Rei
2018 Anais Mitchell, Betsy Siggins, Kristian Blak, Martyn Joseph, Richard Gillmann
2017 Michelle Conceison, Barbara Dane, SONiA disappear fear, Ramy Essam, Chloe Goodyear, Si Khan
2016 Troy Campbell, Violet Hensley, Sam Lee, Dave Siglin, Phyllis Stenson, Tony Turner
2015 Dana Cooper, Tom Coxworth, David Hirshland, Sheena Keane, Shelley Nordstrom, Folk Alliance Australia
2014 Jim Kweskin, Brewer & Shipley, Danny Cox, Bob McWilliams, Bob & Diana & Suckiel, Chuck Haddix
2013 Bernie Finkelstein, Sylvia Tyson, Tam Kearney, Enoch Kent, Holmes Hooke
2012 James Luther “Jim” Dickinson, Skipper Paul “Skip” McQuinn
2011 Dan Navarro, John Hartford, Two Way Street Coffee House, David  Bromberg,  Rodney Dillard and the Dillards, Tom Neff
2010 Richard Flohil, Howard and Roz Larman, Vic & Reb Heyman, Mike Seeger, Gene Shay, Rounder Records
2009 Mitch Podolak, Valerie Denn, Ronda Barton
2008 Dalis Allen – SWRFA, Kari Estrin – SERFA, FARM, Renee Bodie – FAR-West, Dianne Tankle – NERFA