Wednesday, December 1, 2010


December 1, 2010 (Nashville, Tenn.) -- The Americana Music Association recently held annual elections for the organization’s Board of Directors. Ten incoming directors have been elected to serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2011. The results mirror the dexterity of the Americana genre itself: Entrepreneurial, independent, and progressive.

Incoming or re-elected Americana Music Association Board Members are:

Tim Fink; Vice-President, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC

Todd Ohlhauser; Co-owner, Mercy Lounge / Cannery Ballroom

Mary Gauthier; Artist/songwriter

Al Moss; President; Al Moss Promotions

Sylvia Giannitrapani; Southeastern sales rep / Ryko Distribution

Tim McFadden; Owner, Tim McFadden Management, LLC

Amanda Hale-Ornelas; Director, Media Relations New West Records

Bob Benckert; CFO, Alternate Root

Jessie Scott; Partner, Music Fog

Holly Lowman; Manager, Ramseur Records

Board members remaining to serve the second of their two-year terms are:

Ashley Capps; President, AC Entertainment and co-creator/producer of Bonnaroo
Joan Kornblith, Correspondent and Program Host, Voice of America
Pam Matthews, Owner, DuVoyant Music
John Allen; Vice President, Bug Music
Chip Taylor, songwriter, artist
David Macias; President, Thirty Tigers
At-Large board members: Rodney Crowell, Raul Malo, Buddy Miller

The 2011 executive committee will be elected by the new board at the annual board retreat on January 13-14 in Nashville. For more information about the Americana Music Association, log on to

About the Americana Music Association: The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, widely recognized as one of the premier events in the music industry. Featuring educational music related panels by day and a stacked schedule of musical showcases throughout the city by night, the week’s capstone is the critically acclaimed Americana Honors and Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium, recognizing both annual and lifetime achievements in the Americana music world.

For more information contact:
Jed Hilly, Executive Director, Americana Music Association