In November of 2014 Muddy Roots Music CEO Jason Galaz announced the arrival of Roots Union Records a division of Muddy Roots records. This broke new ground and new barriers for the Roots Music genre altogether bringing a lot of the bands to whole new level. Well folks I firmly believe he is doing just that and let me tell you why. I was recently contacted by them and was told of a venture in February of this year taking place in Kansas City that Roots Union Records will be a part of.
Next month Roots Union Records will be bringing Woody Pines, Joseph Huber, Urban Pioneers, Dana Sipos, Hardin Draw, & The Calamity Cubes to The Folk Alliance International Folk Alliance Conference.
Muddy Roots CEO Jason Galaz said: “The Folk Alliance Conference is the hub of all folk industry. It encompasses Traditional Folk, country, Old Time , Blue Grass, and Jazz. I’ve gone for a few years now to promote everything Muddy Roots,But this time I am going specifically to support my bands.”
The 27th annual industry conference will take place Feb 18-22nd 2015 at the Westin Hotel in Kansas City and the new music camp and fair will be at the adjacent Sheraton.
This event will have seminar speakers and private showcases for bands and artists in many genres.
The FAI was founded in 1989 and provides support, networking, professional development and much more.
It is one of the five largest music conferences in North America.
There are more than 3000 members worldwide and draws over 2500 artists, agents, managers, festival organizers, record companies, publishers and more. They have five regional affiliates that provide conferences and services in their markets.
Folks I’ll tell you here lately these bands have been putting themselves on the map within the music market with presence and now Roots Music has a magazine which I told you about last night.
It is becoming an infrastructure of it’s own and a prominent force of marketability proving
at times it can be a viable genre. I for one am eagerly awaiting the new Urban Pioneers record and from the new songs I HAVE heard last year at an October festival it will be GREAT!
Joseph Huber also released a stellar album and his song “Wanchese And Manteo” was one of my top 5 songs of 2014. It was almost Impossible to me for him to beat “Tongues Of Fire”..but he did. His performance at Muddy Roots 2014 was one of my top best of the whole festival.
So folks I think Kansas City is indeed in store for a treat when these fine bands are
brought to the forefront of the industry by their label.