This past weekend was totally fabulous - NERFA music conference exceeded our expectations, and I hope we get to do it again next year. Picture 850 musical-types (both players and presenters) taking over an old-school hotel in the Catskills, with jam sessions erupting everywhere, communal meals (with blitzes and matzo ball soup!), hundreds of showcasing opportunities, and just some great comeraderie.
And we did some of this:
And we jammed and hung out with people like David Amram (who had such beautiful things to say about our music! yiii!):
We had an official showcase at this conference which was amazing awesome, and hope that our playing and spirit will result in opportunities to return to the area to play more.
Found that picture online with what i think is a review of our show on a blog roughly translated as “Can’t Understand English and in New York City Blog” .
To wrap it up, here’s one of our guerilla showcase performances from NERFA, shot by Rick Vines:
We’re getting to work on the new album, by the way, thanks to help from the Toronto Arts Council, and expect some interesting news and shows for the near future!