country music

Woodyfest 2014: Nancy Apple

I met “Princess of Twang” Nancy Apple in 2013, my first yearï»ż vol­un­teer­ing to doc­u­ment the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. I had pho­tographed her ear­lier in the day and hap­pened to sit next to her at the com­mu­nal din­ner held back­stage at the Pastures of Plenty.

Woodyfest 2019: Songwriting Contest Winners

Anna Larson, Dan Weber Take 2nd & 1st Place Satur­day night at Woodyfest 2019 kicked off, as in past years, with a show­case for the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest win­ners. The show­case lead with sec­ond-place win­ner Anna Larson per­form­ing her win­ning song “Acting Alone” accom­pa­nied by gui­tarist Jon-Michael Rogers. The Austin-based pianist and singer appeared on NPR’s All
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Woodyfest 2018: Opal Agafia & the Sweet Nothings

The biggest musi­cal influ­ence in Opal Agafia’s life is her mom. Agafia char­ac­ter­izes her­self as a “life­long seri­ous shower singer,” say­ing that she grew up singing with her mother, DeAnna Smith.

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