I will be showcasing all weekend at The Annual Northeast Folk Alliance in Kerhonkon, NY. November 13,14,15,16. About NERFA: The Nerfa Conference is an annual four-day conference where, artists, agents, booking agents, venue and festival promoters, recording industry professionals, graphic artists, folk DJs, journalists, photographers, publicists and production professionals get together to exchange ideas, learn by attending workshops, panel discussions and seminars, participate in an exhibit hall, attend formal showcases of juried performers, and go to private and guerilla showcases hosted by performers, agents and promoters. NERFA WEBSITE
Ah yes....Ft Lauderdale, Florida in January! That excites me for many reasons. Above all things, I am honored to be a finalist in the song contest at The South Florida Folk Festival. It always feels good and validating to be included on a list of fine songwriters. I am really looking forward to the day.January 17, 18 2015. About the SFFF: South Florida Folk Festival
The 15th Annual Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference will be held in Austin, Texas, at the Holiday Inn, Austin-Midtown, on Sept 25 – 28, 2014! Marc Douglas Berardo will be showcasing all weekend. More info:http://www.swfolkalliance.org/
The 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Saturday, September 6th 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. Edgerton Park New Haven, ConnecticutIt's getting on time for the 2014 CT Folk Festival. I am very happy to be part of the lineup for this year's festival. I will be joining some of the region's best including: Pamela Means, Cosy Sheridan, Red Molly, Jesse Terry, Kristen Graves, Pesky J. Nixon, Jessica Smucker, The Meadow Brothers, Sloan Wainwright and many more. I am onstage at about 4pm.
From the Ct Folk Website:| The CT Folk Festival and Green Expo is a full-day celebration held each year in New Haven’s beautiful Edgerton Park on the Saturday following Labor Day. This year’s event will take place on September 6th — with music from across the region, delicious food and unique vendors, as well as fun and interesting experiences for kids in the Green Kids area. The CT Folk Festival and Green Expo is dedicated to creating an unforgettable festival experience with an emphasis on sustainability and earth-friendly practices — including a zero waste plan and water fill stations.We take great pride in producing the highest quality musical experiences and presenting innovative environmental resources, as well as sharing one of the most beautiful places in the city, Edgerton Park. for info: http://ctfolk.com/events/festival/
I am looking forward to closing the season with the final Plymouth Lawn Concert at The Plymouth Library, Plymouth, MA. Wed, August 21, 2014. 1pm to 2pm
From Library Director Jennifer Harris: This final Thursday afternoon concert will be held on the expansive front lawn of the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street. This free program begins at 1 p.m., lasts one hour and is open to all ages. Rain or shine, there will be music; rain location is the Otto Fehlow Meeting Room. Concert goers are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and especially sun protection! These music programs are sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library. The Summer Library program entitled Reading on the High Seas as well as the One Book, One Community: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick read was a wonderful success. We are already thinking about next year’s fun! The library is fully accessible; please let us know if you need special accommodations to attend. For further information, contact Jennifer Harris at 508-830-4250//TTY 508-747-5882 or visit our website at www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org for a calendar of our events.
Reports of my current ailment are only half true. While my trusted house boy Kiko can type this and I have the strength to dictate, I want to let you know that I can't play tonight in Norwalk, CT with Brother Chris in our music duo because my large team of doctors believe that I was stalked and then bit by the vicious, rude and poisonous Brown Recluse Spider, the sneaky punk of the spider kingdom. This happened while convalescing in my private bunk room on Block Island, 13 miles off the South Coast of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean at coordinates 41°10′11″N 71°34′48″W. It was a sucker punch for sure.
As to my condition at the time of this dictation, its full days of mind clearing pain, chills, fever and the like. Also, it is a mighty struggle to walk. In addition, I have been diagnosed with general confusion and something called “speculation melancholy”. The last 96 hours has been a series of loosely hung experiences: bright hospital hallways, Formica, wall chart, nurse, blood pressure, prodding, cold hands, conferring, waiting, waiting….
Also, they are also treating me for the debilitating Lyme disease because that is just good medical thinking. I have retreated heavily into the meds and pain killers now and I plan to sleep until I am due in Vermont on Saturday at Solar Fest. Not to worry, I am surely on the mend and will be back up and rolling soon. The island is wild and sometimes the bear eats you. At least that is what Brother Chris is always saying. Except I don’t think there are any bears on Block Island, although I did have a Mojito with Chicago football great Dick Butkus at Dead Eyes Dick’s in the New Harbor once. Onward without fear.
This list of songwriters contains a bunch of my friends with some of the best songs I know. I am very proud to be a 2014 Solarfest Song Showcase Finalist in Tinmouth,VT. The show takes place on Saturday July 19, 2014.
About the festival: Twenty years ago, SolarFest started with an innovative idea: Hold a festival that showcases the power and possibilities of solar energy. Today, SolarFest, Inc. continues to produce the Northeast’s premier renewable energy and arts festival—a three-day, family-friendly festival that combines world-class entertainment with not-to-be-missed workshops in renewable energy, sustainability and community engagement. INFO: 2014 SOLARFEST Showcase Finalist