Posts tagged "Vance Gilbert"

NERFA Conference Returns to Stamford, CT, Nov. 9-12 – Celebrating Music and Community

More than 700 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs, and others actively engaged in contemporary and traditional folk music will converge on the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut, Nov. 9-12, for the 23rd Annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. AcousticMusicScene.com will again have a major presence as it hosts afternoon and late-night song swaps in addition to its popular Midnight Hoot at the close of the conference’s first day. [To continue reading this article -- which includes listings of all the artists performing in juried Formal and Semi-Formal Showcases, as well as those hosted by AcousticMusicScene.com -- click on the headline.]

Official Showcase Artists Chosen for 2017 SWRFA Conference in Austin, Texas

Sixteen artists/acts have been selected to perform Official Showcases during the 2017 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Conference, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, at the Holiday Inn – Midtown in Austin, TX. Eight will perform on Friday night, while another eight will do so on Saturday night. In addition, eight alternates have been invited to showcase their talents late Thursday night, the 28th. [To continue reading this article -- which also includes information on the recently named Semi-Formal Showcase Artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference in November -- click on the headline.]

Emerging Artists Showcase Performers Chosen for 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Twenty-four artists/acts have been selected to perform in the Emerging Artists Showcase during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on Friday afternoon, August 5, 2016, from noon to 4:30 p.m. [To view the list of this year's Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Showcase performers and an article previewing the festival, click on the headline.]

Apply Now for Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase

May 20 is the application submission deadline for the annual Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase. From among all entries received, 24 artists/acts will be selected for two-song/10-minute spots on the main stage on Friday, August 5, during the 28th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. [To continue reading this article, which includes a preview of the festival, click on the headline.]
Two Music Festivals in July Have Mass. Appeal

Two Music Festivals in July Have Mass. Appeal

Two music festivals of note take place in Massachusetts in July: The New Bedford Folk Festival (July 4-5) along the cobblestoned streets of the old whaling port city, and the Green River Festival (July 10-12) featuring music, hot air balloons and more at the community college campus in Greenfield. To continue reading this article, click on the headline.

New Bedford Folk Festival Set for July 5-6, 2014

The New Bedford Folk Festival, formerly known as the Greater New Bedford Summerfest, is one of the Northeast’s most pleasant, refined and enjoyable music festivals. Slated for July 5-6, 2014 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and now in its 19th year, the family-oriented festival takes over the cobblestoned streets of this historic New England port city –- which is part of the Whaling National Historic Park. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]

FAR-West Conference Set for Oct. 10-13, 2013 in California

Folk Alliance Region - West (FAR—West) hosts its 10th annual conference on October10-13, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine, California. The event – which draws primarily performing artists, presenters, managers, agents and others engaged more than peripherally in the world of folk and acoustic music – will feature lots of acoustic music showcases, Best of the West Awards, educational panel discussions and workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities. [To continue to read this article previewing the conference, click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Music at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Music at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com will host a series of late-night song swaps, mini-showcases and open song circles during the 25th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, August 1-4, in partnership with Pirate Camp, which was informally launched by Stuart Kabak and the late Jack Hardy a decade ago to provide a warm and welcoming haven for sharing music, food and camaraderie. [To read the full article, which includes a preview of one of the Northeast's most popular music festivals and a complete schedule for the AcousticMusicScene.com tent @ Pirate Camp, 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.]

Artists Selected to Showcase at NERFA Mini-Conference, April 30

The following artists have been selected to perform short showcases during the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) One-Day Mini-Conference at the First Universalist Society in Franklin, Massachusetts (home of the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse) on Saturday, April 30: Burning Bridget Cleary, Michelle Cruz, Jason Myles Goss, Brendan Hogan, Occidental Gypsy, Amy Petty, Radio Caroline, Hayley Reardon, Roy Schneider, and the Putnam Smith Trio. [To read the complete article, click on the headline.]

NERFA Hosts a Mini-Conference in Franklin, MA on April 30, 2011

The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) hosts a special one-day mini-conference on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the First Universalist Society in Franklin, MA (home of the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse). [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Kathy Mattea Headlines Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo

Grammy Award-winning folk/country singer Kathy Mattea will be the Saturday night headliner during the Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo that’s set for Sept. 10-12 in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. [To view the entire article, click on the headline.]