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Dave ArmstrongThe 2012 International Folk Alliance was a tremendous success for all those that attended. BAA hosted a private showcase room and we were thrilled with the artists that shared their music and their stories and the number of fans that made their way to the four day event. The Alliance Showcase featured artists from around the world that played Official Showcase Performances as well as private showcase venues for the purpose of meeting booking agents, print media, radio, record companies as well as fans. 

BAA wrapped up Saturday with a series of wonderful guest artists and standing room only fun.

Saturday began with Nashville artist Dave Armstrong playing newly written songs from his upcoming album as well as songs off his last release, "Your Voice; A Violin. Your Tongue: A Tambourine" from his label Dave Armstrong Music. Armstrong played acoustic guitar and his songs were personal and at times lively and at other times quietly powerful.

Molly Blankenship from Murfreesboro, TN brought her twangy vocals and rich personality and played ukelele and guitar featuring songs on her upcoming project that she is working on with a scheduled release in 2012. Blankenship who sings in many bands from punk to folk to alternative is a fun artist that shares with the audience her feelings in song and story.

The legendary Tony Moore who hails from London was busy all week with the artists The Dunwells and Ilona, not to mention the premier showcase venue of The Bedford but was able to squeeze in a set of originals. Tony was also joined on two songs with artist Lorraine Conrad. Tony with his guitar showed why he has played around the world and has enjoyed success with number one songs from Cutting Crew to his new projects of mentoring new artists. Tony left Memphis after the showcase and was headed to SXSW in Austin to introduce the world to new artist, Ilona.

Last but not least, Lonesome Record artists and Official Showcase performers, The Barefoot Movement closed the night. These wonderful artists from Johnson City, TN use harmony as well as bluegrass, country and folk to combine a truely unique sound. Mandolin, fiddle, guitar and upright bass make up the instruments while many of Noah Walls songs were featured. Be on the lookout for these twenty somethings as they share their sound!