Posts tagged "Kathy Sands-Boehmer"

Michael Kornfeld Elected President of NERFA

Michael Kornfeld, editor & publisher of AcousticMusicScene.com, was elected as president of the board of directors of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) during its annual conference at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, CT, Nov. 10-13. Kornfeld had previously served as the nonprofit organization’s vice president. NERFA is the largest regional affiliate of Folk Alliance International, a Kansas City-based organization (on whose board he also serves) that seeks to nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community – traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional – through education, advocacy and performance. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Quick Q & A with Mark Erelli

Quick Q & A with Mark Erelli

Mark Erelli is a New England-based singer-songwriter who has been a winner in both the Kerrville New Folk Competition and the International Songwriting Competition. He’s played venues ranging from intimate coffeehouses and house concerts to the main stage at the Newport Folk Festival. As a multi-instrumentalist sideman, he has accompanied such artists as Paula Cole, Mary Gauthier, Lori McKenna and Josh Ritter. Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed some questions to him recently. [To read Kathy's Quick Q & A with Mark Erelli, click on the headline.]
Q & A with Nerissa and Katryna Nields

Q & A with Nerissa and Katryna Nields

Nerissa and Katryna Nields have been making, performing and recording their special brand of music and quirky and emotive songs for more than two decades. Kathy Sands-Boehmer recently spoke with them about their latest album, The Full Catastrophe, and more. [To read Kathy’s Q & A with the sisters, click on the headline.]
Quick Q & A with Connor Garvey

Quick Q & A with Connor Garvey

Portland, Maine-based singer songwriter Connor Garvey describes his music as acoustic funky folk-rock for the good-hearted. His initiation as a modern troubadour came during a 45-day self-booked cross-country train tour via Amtrak in 2008. Since then, he has been drawing audiences and critical acclaim with his inventive, rhythmic guitar work, clear, soulful vocals, and songs that capture people’s attention with humor, daring honesty, and grace – songs that challenge us to hope, grow, laugh, and see beauty in all of life’s metaphors. [To view Kathy Sands Boehmer's Quick Q & A interview, click on the headline.]
Quick Q & A with Old Man Luedecke

Quick Q & A with Old Man Luedecke

Old Man Luedecke is an award-winning Nova Scotia-based roots singer-songwriter and old-time claw hammer-style banjo player who writes narrative-style folk songs and has a penchant for language. “Language that moves me is language that is unusual,” he notes. “I feel like it’s an important thing I can contribute to songwriting.” His latest album, Tender is the Night, pays homage to F.Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, a title lifted from John Keats’ poem, “Ode to a Nightingale.” Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed a few questions to him recently. [To view Kathy’s Quick Q & A with Old Man Luedecke, click on the headline.]

Speaking with Scott Alarik, Author of Revival: A Folk Music Novel

Noted folk music writer Scott Alarik may be best known for having covered folk music for The Boston Globe for more than 20 years and as a regular contributor to public radio. However, he also is the author of Revival: A Folk Music Novel that has drawn accolades from a number of luminaries on the contemporary folk scene. Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed some questions to him recently. [To read Kathy's Q & A interview with Scott Alarik, click on the headline.]
Quick Q & A with Vance Gilbert

Quick Q & A with Vance Gilbert

With his engaging personality, wonderful wit, soulful and resonant tenor, and solid songwriting and performance skills, Vance Gilbert has been impressing audiences since emerging on the Northeast folk and singer-songwriter scene during the early 1990s. Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed some questions to him recently. [To read Kathy's Quick Q & A with Vance Gilbert, click on the headline.]

A Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie, Artist Showcases Set for June 2 at UMass-Boston

The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) invites the public to attend a 75-minute, hootenanny-style Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie and a series of 15-minute artist showcases that will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 3-7 p.m., at the Lipke Auditorium on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus. These special events, for which $10 tickets will be available at the door, are part of a day-long mini-conference featuring workshops and panel discussions that the nonprofit organization is hosting to give artists, presenters, DJs, agents and others engaged in the folk music scene a small taste of what takes place during its annual conference in The Catskills each fall. Proceeds from the events will be shared with WUMB, Boston’s NPR Music...

Quick Q & A with Aoife Clancy

Irish and contemporary folk music courses through Aoife Clancy’s blood. Clancy, who hails from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir in County Tipperary, Ireland and now calls Massachusetts home, is the daughter of Bobby Clancy (of the celebrated Clancy Brothers), with whom she began playing in local pubs as a young teenager. Over the years, Aoife Clancy has shared stages with some of Ireland’s most noted artists, was part of the acclaimed all-female Irish-American group Cherish The Ladies, and has toured extensively as a solo artist. She also collaborates with other artists as part of The Clancy Legacy and The Jammin’ Divas, as well as playing duo shows with Robbie O’Connell. Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed a few questions to Aoife Clancy recently. [To...

A Quick Q & A with Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier is a Louisiana native and former restaurateur who didn’t turn to full-time songwriting until she was in her mid 30s. Mercy Now, her 2005 release on the Lost Highway label, made a number of publications’ annual top 10 albums lists and resulted in the singer-songwriter being hailed as the New/Emerging Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Gauthier’s seventh and latest release is entitled The Foundling and was produced by Michael Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies. A number of other artists, including such notables as Jimmy Buffett and Tim McGraw, also have recorded her songs – many of which are autobiographical in nature. Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed a few questions to her recently. [To read Kathy's Q &...

“A Pleasant(s) Evening at Sanders” to Honor Boston-Area DJ

Dick Pleasants has been a mainstay on radio in Boston, Massachusetts and environs for forty years and has provided support for numerous artists and folk music venues during that time. As he prepares to retire, a number of his musical friends will pay tribute to him during “A Pleasant(s) Evening at Sanders” on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Theater on Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge. Proceeds from this special celebratory event will benefit WUMB’s capital campaign. A room in the new WUMB studios and offices will be named after Pleasants. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Cheryl Prashker Re-elected President of NERFA Board of Directors

The board of directors of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) elected a slate of officers for the forthcoming year during the organization’s annual conference at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, New York, Nov. 11-14. Cheryl Prashker and Michael Kornfeld were re-elected as president and vice president, respectively, while Dianne Tankle was elected treasurer. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]