NOMINATION FOR 2019 OPEN at the start of 2019.
The FAA Showcase Concert will be held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra each year.
Folk Alliance Australia (FAA), in partnership with the National Folk Festival (NFF), presents FAA Youth Award .The Youth Award is an annual event that takes place at the NFF. The aim of the project is to boost the profile of young performers and introduce, support and encourage them to the next level of their development.
The FAA Youth Performer of the Year announced at the conclusion of the Awards Concert. FAA will profile all selected showcase acts throughout the year.
*Please note artists signed to management will not be eligible for this award.
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Folk Alliance Australia would like to congratulate this year’s Young Artist of the Year,
Stav Shaul writes thoughtful, uplifting songs in English, French and
Hebrew with bursts of innovative rhythmic fire. Contemporary folk and a hint of something else, she has a compelling ability to tell a story in song. Tears and laughter are the main ingredients in the songwriting process. An expressive voice and a natural affinity for guitar, live performance brings this songwriter’s introspection, playfulness and raw passion to life. She released her debut album ‘The Horizon Line’ in 2016 which reflects on her experience as a person between cultures.
This years Runner Up was Jo Davie
Brisbane-based vocalist, Jo Davie explores the boundaries of her instrument, channelling jazz training into her original folk music with impressive versatility. Last year, she was a prize-winner in Brisbane’s ‘QUBE Effect’ Competition, and just recently she was a recipient of the 2018 Audrey Recording Initiative in Melbourne. As lead vocalist of the gypsy jazz band ‘Cigány Weaver’, she has performed at Woodford Folk Festival, Wallaby Creek Festival, and OzManouche, to great acclaim. Jo sings her own delicately crafted songs with heartfelt simplicity, technical skill and a rare intimacy.
BIG Congratulations to the amazing line up of talented Artists from across Australia