Thursday, February 15, 2018
– Ordinary Elephant, the husband-and-wife duo of Crystal and Peter Damore, won the Artist of the Year award on Wednesday at the Folk Alliance International 30th annual festival Kansas City.
Other winers were:
Album of the Year: "Freedom Highway," Rhiannon Giddens
Song of the Year: "You Didn't Call My Name," Molly Tuttle
Spirit of Folk Awards: Kristian Blak, Richard Gillmann, Martyn Joseph, Anais Mitchell, Betse Siggins
The People's Voice Award: Bonnie Raitt
The Clearwater Award: Winnipeg Folk Festival
Folk DJ Hall of Fame Inductees: Dick Pleasants, Fiona Ritchie, Mary Cliff
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Peter, Paul and Mary (Living), Richie Havens (Legacy), Elektra Records (Business/Academic)
Finalists for the 2017 Album, Song and Artist of the Year awards are based on U.S., Canadian, and International industry year-end lists as well as Folk DJ airplay. Winners are determined by the voting membership of Folk Alliance International and the results are announced annually.