Local 518 Nominees for Just Plain Folks Awards

Kevin McKrell: I Wish I Had A Boat

Just Plain Folks is a community of more than 51,500 songwriters, recording artists and music industry professionals from around the globe. And beginning in 1999, the grassroots organization also began hosting the JPF Music Awards, the world’s largest independent music awards.

After 18 months of screening 17,400 albums and 240,000 songs the folks at JPF have announced the 2017 nominations in more than 70 genres of music. Several Greater Nippertown musicians had the honor of receiving nominations, including Kevin McKrell, who leads the pack with five nominations.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 29.

Here’s a round-up of Greater Nippertown nominees:

Best Celtic Album: I Wish I Had a Boat
Best Celtic Song: “Home in Donegal” and “Dublin Town”
Best Traditional Folk Song: “Bound for Boston” and “Traveling Man”

Best Gospel Song: “Judgement Day”
Best Political/Social Song: “Too Big to Fail”
Best Roots Instrumental Song: “Pony Express”

Best Polka Album: The WSKG Sessions
Best Polka Song: “Polka Time in the Morning” and “The Party Continues”

  1. Michael Eck says

    The New McKrells show at Caffe Lena last night was simply amazing. Two and a half hours of musical goodness!

  2. Fritz Scherz says

    On behalf of Fritz’s Polka Band, thank you for including us in your article. Much appreciated! Rock n’ polka onward!

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