K.C. Strings at Folk Alliance International
The Folk Alliance International Conference returned to Kansas City this February, attracting thousands of musicians, industry professionals, and music enthusiasts. K.C. Strings, a proud partner and sponsor of Folk Alliance International, participated in its newly-launched Public Exhibition Hall: a showcase for a variety of Kansas City-area music vendors and organizations. Owner and master luthier Anton Krutz was on hand to introduce visitors to KRUTZ instruments, including a few five-string varieties that are perennial favorites of folk music practitioners!
Folk Alliance International is an annual conference that, since its founding in 1989, has become the largest gathering in the world for the folk music community, encompassing genres as diverse as bluegrass, Celtic, and singer-songwriter, among others. FAI's stated mission goal is "To nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community - traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional - through education, advocacy and performance."
Check out the video below, shot at the KC Strings booth during this year's conference!