NERFA 2022: The Plague vs. the Beach

In mid-November, I went back to the North East Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA). NERFA is one of several regional branches of Folk Alliance International (FAI) which has been meeting in Kansas City. FAI was always huge. I attended twice when my first CD “Love on the Line” was released on Signature back in the 90s. It was fun but definitely… Read more →

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 →