AcousticMusicScene.com is designed to promote quality acoustic music by providing you with useful news and insightful commentary.
Besides including advance notice and coverage of awards and contests, conferences of note and music festivals, this online publication features pertinent U.S. national and Northeast regional news, some Canadian news, and Acoustic Radio Waves, Bluegrass & Beyond and Celtic Corner sections. Our extensive links section connects visitors to other websites, where you can learn about folk, roots and other acoustic music organizations, songwriters associations, presenters and venues, open mics and jams, resources for musicians, and artists performing in areas in which you live, work or travel.
AcousticMusicScene.com and several of its sections are updated frequently. If you have pertinent news to share with others through the site, please send an e-mail to [CLICK TO REVEAL HIDDEN EMAIL] for consideration.
As part of our ongoing efforts to forge connections and build community for performers, presenters and fans of folk, roots and other acoustic music styles, we established AcousticMusicScene.com Groups and discussion forums on social networks Facebook and LinkedIn. You are invited to join the groups and the conversation, connect with others from across the U.S. and around the world who share your interests, and exchange ideas and information. AcousticMusicScene.com also hosts late-night song swaps and showcases at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference.
We hope you enjoy AcousticMusicScene.com, visit often and tell your friends about it.Michael Kornfeld (editor and publisher): Although writing and singing song parodies poking fun at newsmakers for the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI)’s annual holiday show is the extent of Mike’s own musical creativity, he has a passion for acoustic music. An award-winning writer and communications strategist, Mike also is a frequent speaker on public relations and communications topics. He spoke on “Marketing Your CD” as part of a panel discussion during the 2009 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and has served as a workshop moderator or panelist on PR, social media and related topics during every Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference since 2005. He also spoke and mentored artists during the 2011 and 2012 Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conferences, and has been a panelist at several Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) national conventions and Singer-Songwriter Cape May conferences. He taught in New York University’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications certificate program. Mike served two terms as president of both the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) and the New York chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). A former contributing writer for The New York Times, his early interviews with Rosie O’Donnell and Jerry Seinfeld presaged their rise to stardom. Mike has been a board member of PCLI and The Deadline Club in New York City. Both clubs are chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. He serves as vice president of the NERFA board of directors, is president of the Folk Music Society of Huntington, and coordinates the annual Huntington Folk Festival. Mike also is a board member of The Eclectic Cafe in Bay Shore, NY and of Tribes Hill, a nonprofit organization uniting musicians and their patrons in the greater Hudson Valley region and beyond. The Roots Music Association recognized him and AcousticMusicScene.com as its "member of the month" in its May 2007 e-newsletter.
Glen Roethel (words, music and art): Glen helped Mike create AcousticMusicScene.com in 2007. His graphic design skills and technical know-how complemented Mike’s editorial skills during the online publication’s first five years, and he continues to provide much valued counsel while focusing more of his effort and energies toward his own music career. Glen is a singer/songwriter/guitarist with a penchant for positive and intentional songwriting. His songs and music have appeared in nationally syndicated commercial radio, TV, college and international radio. They have been performed at faith- and peace-oriented festivals from New York City to New Hampshire, enjoyed in Spain, Italy, Morocco and France, and commissioned for retreats, benefits, hospitals and health conferences. His debut solo CD, From Beginning to End, a virtual soundtrack to the 2006 film, "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne, hit the streets independently in 2004 on indy label Inspireline Records. His second solo album, Smaller Things, contains more songs to rekindle your spirit. Give yourself a treat and listen to his songs at http://www.glenroethel.com. Glen also is a member of the folk harmony trio Gathering Time.