Category: music

NERFA part2

(To read the first part of my first NERFA) Friday After breakfast, the workshops started. There were still folks registering for NERFA Vance Gilbert’s Collision Course (2nd attempt) I wanted to try Vance’s course again. This time I didn’t have a schedule conflict. He wanted to get as much in as possible. Since a bunch of people had heard the… Read more →

My first NERFA

The second weekend of November I attended NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) for the first time. NERFA is a music business conference dedicated to folk music. As a newbie, I was surrounded in a hotel by over 600 other folkies, songwriters, DJs, pickers, percussionists, promoters, educators and general fans of folk.  Kathy and I went to two big Folk… Read more →

November: To Colorado

I am now listing upcoming concerts on a separate page called Concerts.  Colorado On Halloween morning, I flew out to Denver, Colorado for the Huntington’s Study Group Conference in Denver. Kathy and I had lived in Boulder and Denver in the 80s before she became ill. Visiting Colorado was also an opportunity to spend some time with my brother John… Read more →

Some October music and a big storm

I am now listing upcoming concerts on a separate page called Concerts.  Things have moved along and I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. October Back on October 1st, I was part of the First Sunday at the Packing House in Willington Connecticut. It was their fall open house. Artists had their studios open. There was a poetry reading. I… Read more →

Gigging with Chris

MUSIC: My gig at Luthier’s Co-op was a blast. No one got rich. But friends came. We sang. And as Mike said after, “Well, that didn’t suck.” So in my folk music universe, that is a good night. More about the gig after; I wanted to share some of the preparations and publicity. Maybe it will be useful. Chris Christie.… Read more →

Barbara’s Celebration

A month has passed since the Celebration of Life for my sister Barbara King. Time moves on and as much as I may wish people would stop dying or moving or getting sick, it just means I have to make the most out of what is still there. The actual celebration was held at UNR (the University of Nevada, Reno) on… Read more →