2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners

Sycamore Creek House Concerts
Dripping Springs, Texas

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

7:00 pm
$20/person suggested minimum donation @ the door

2014 winners


It is that time of year again, the annual Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Fall Tour.  As in the past, the first concert of the tour will be at Sycamore Creek.  

The Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition.

There is a yearly competition every May at the Kerrville Folk Festival to discover promising new singer-songwriters called the New Folk Competition. Thirty-two finalists are selected from a field of up to 800 entries to share two of their original songs in an afternoon appearance on the stage of the Threadgill Theater during the Festival. From these 32 finalists, six Award Winners are selected by a small group of well-established performing songwriters, to take home cash and other tangible prizes.

A win at Kerrville carries considerable prestige in the singer/songwriter community. This is in part due to the peer-professional judging and the festival’s long history of recognizing emerging artists who have later gone on to wider success. There have also been examples of notable performers who have appeared as finalists in the competition without ever earning a win.

2014 Award Winners are:

Frank Martin Gilligan (Dickinson, TX)   www.reverbnation.com/frankgilligan
Matt Nakoa (Brooklyn, NY) www.mattnakoa.com
The Lovebirds (San Diego, CA) www.thelovebirds.com
C. Daniel Boling (Albequerque, NM) www.danielboling.com
Caroline Spence (Nashville, TN) www.carolinespencemusic.com
Connor Garvey (Portland, ME) www.connorgarveysongs.com

Unfortunately, Frank will not be able to join us at Sycamore Creek, but he will perform in the rest of the tour.

The 2014 competition delivered an incredibly talented and diverse group of award winners.  You will not want to miss this opportunity to see these emerging artists  in the intimate Sycamore Creek listening environment.



Thomas & Gail

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