by Chris Davis
After a fantastic six-year run the Folk Alliance International conference is leaving Memphis. It's off to Canada for the 2013 conference then on to a new home base in Kansas City. It's an estimated $2.5 million annual loss for Memphis. But the beat goes on.(To continue reading "That's All Folks" click here).
Here's a tiny sample of what went down at FAI 2012.
Luther Dickinson pays homage to his father Jim Dickinson.
There's a lot more below the fold.
Bill Kirchen kicks off the electric guitar summit.
Memphis's Side Street Steppers go blue
Dale Watson drinks Lonestar Beer, talks about Sun Studio, sings about gravy
New Orleans' Panorama Jazz Band were my favorite act at the conference.
Deering & Down play a 2 a.m. hotel room gig.
Folk Alliance meets Occupy Memphis. Weirdness happens.
Ennis banishes hard times.
The Black Lillies. And some dancers.
Melanie sings "Look What They've Done to my Song, Ma."
The Atomic Duo cover Gil Scott-Heron.
Sweetness. An aptly named band.
The Milk Carton kids were the talk of the conference. Here's why.