Hello and Welcome. This blog started out a few years ago as a journal. It helped me process what was going on in my life as a caregiver, artist, and as a musician. My personal goal was to be able to remember what happened, when. As my wife, Kathy declined from Huntington’s Disease, I wanted to share what was happening… Read more →

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 →

Soupeater = Sue Peter

Sue and I perform together as often as we can. She teaches ukulele to different groups in Connecticut and played old-time fiddle for community dances before the pandemic. We were able to do a few concerts on Zoom for facilities like nursing homes during the last year as well as a few outdoor gigs. Both of us have always been… Read more →

On the loss of a pet

I realize I have totally neglected this blog for months. I may be getting too scattered for my own good. I still use Facebook quite a bit in spite of all the problems with it. And post some things on Instagram. And hopefully, you are already receiving my Mail-chimp newsletters. Please like my Facebook music page. Or you are welcome to actually… 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 →

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 →