International Folk Alliance

Notes from the International Folk Alliance

by John Platt
Jake Jacobson, ASharpereye.com

I’m still trying to recover from the International Folk Alliance from February 20-24 in Toronto. So much music, so little sleep! I was pleased to see personal faves like The Stray Birds (above), Brother Sun, Red Molly, Spuyten Duyvill, Roosevelt Dime, and many others represented, but I always make it a priority to see as many new artists as I can. Perhaps because of Toronto, this one seemed even more international than usual. Not just tons of talented Canadians, but noteworthy artists from the U.K., Australia, even Sweden.