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FAI Inducts Holger Petersen Into The Folk DJ Hall of Fame

The veteran Edmonton broadcaster and label head is honoured by Folk Alliance International for his radio work at CBC and CKUA.

FAI Inducts Holger Petersen Into The Folk DJ Hall of Fame

By FYI Staff

Veteran Edmonton broadcaster and Stony Plain Records head Holger Petersen will soon add another trophy to his collection. Folk Alliance International (FAI) has named him a winner at this year's International Folk Music Awards, inducting him into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame, in recognition of Petersen's long career as a roots music radio host.


He is cited for his work at both CBC and CKUA. His fellow inductees are Mary Katherine Aldin (past KPFK - Los Angeles, USA)  and Nick Spitzer (PRX - New Orleans, USA).

The next Folk Alliance International conference is in New Orleans, LA, Jan. 22-26, 2020.

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Petersen is a member of the Order of Canada and has two Honorary Doctorates for his contributions to Canadian Culture.

He has published two books on blues and roots music and has received a Keeping The Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

As a record producer, he has worked with dozens of artists including Jeff Healey, Long John Baldry, Ian Tyson, Maria Muldaur, Ronnie Earl, Rory Block, Jay McShann and Eric Bibb. 

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