BBC Radio Lifetime Achievement Awards Go To Nanci Griffith and Dick Gaughan

Article written by on Friday, Feb 05, 2010 in Awards

American folk musician Nanci Griffith and Scottish musician Dick Gaughan received Lifetime Achievement Awards at Monday night’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony at The Brewery in London. Other winners included Jon Boden, Folksinger of the Year; John Kirkpatrick, Musician of the Year; Bellowhead, Best Live Act; Show of Hands (Steve Knightley and Phil Beer), Best Duo; Lau, Best Group; Hill of Thieves, by Cara Dillon, Best Album; “Arrogance Ignorance and Greed,” by Steve Knightley, Best Original Song and “Sir Patrick Spens,” by Martin Simpson, Best Traditional Track. The Horizon Award, given to an emerging artist, went to Sam Carter.

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Amy Speace to Open for Nanci Griffith in October Concerts

Article written by on Thursday, Oct 01, 2009 in Concerts,People,Tours

When Nancy Griffith makes her tour stops in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts October 22-24, the opening performer will be Amy Speace. “Of the many artists that I look up to Nanci Griffith surely is high up on my list of influences,” says Speace in a recent press release, “and it will be a huge honor to share the stage with her on these shows. Nanci paved the way for the rest of us trying to bridge the gap between folk and roots and country music.” Griffith is touring to promote her new CD, The Loving Kind.

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