I was up at a folk convention called NERFA, with Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings.
It was like being a little kid in a room full of toys ...
Full of musicians jamming everywhere, showcases, cool people, DJs, promoters, great panels, great vendors ... it was just non-stop talking, jamming, etc.
I ran into some folks I knew from the NY scene - Allison Tartalia, Anna Dagmar, Carolann Solabello, and Laura Joy (who I met *years* ago at a random gig in Yonkers ... the same gig where I first met the guys from The Rose West who were then called Tryptic) ... I also ran into the folks from BOBTOWN, who I had met just a week ago & got to meet Madalyn Sklar of GoGirlsMusic ... Rob of EA & Rob of ilyAIMY had a bonding moment over Coheed & Cambria
I was playing mostly with Eli August, but also joined Allison Tartalia for an instrumental set, after she came down with laryngitis
There were also a ton of cellists up their with their respective bands ... think there were 10 of us in total!! (I did not meet everyone this year, but there is talk of a Collective Cello Jam/Showcase next year!! I *can't wait* for that!!)
Didn't take too many pictures at this (Mell of The Abandoned Buildings took some more...) but here's a few:
The Army of Basses!!
Full band shot taken by ilyAIMY
The sign outside one of the showcases...
Playing some music in the Lobby
Late night Cello Jam - featuring Kristen Jones of ilyAIMY, and Katie Chambers of Victoria Vox
A moment of humor
Robare playing some guitar
LOTS of people from Philly & NYC area
Met a few folks from Nova Scotia
HARP!! (though we didn't get to Jam)
I LOVE JAMMING
The Sound in the Main showcase room was *amazing* ... the setup actually had depth to it & was *so clear*
Panels were rather cool
I need to learn more fiddle tunes
We stayed at a Dude Ranch
Cool or interesting Bands:
Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings
Miles to Dayton
(There's more too...)