Making Music Together. The value of Social Music.

by AlanRowoth on November 9, 2018

The first music was social music. Scientists have found musical instruments dating back 40,000 years or more, but anthropologists feel music is much older, maybe as much as half a million years, predating any recorded history, perhaps even language itself. There is something very elemental about making and sharing music. My earliest musical experiences were […]

Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: NERFA2018 BOT Showcase.

by AlanRowoth on November 2, 2018

Fiske Room (Big Orange Tarp showcase) I will update this with artist links before the conference. Fri aft 2-2:45 Zoe Mulford, Emily White, Marc Douglas Berardo 2:45-3:30 Black Feathers, Emerald Rae, Jude Roberts 3:30-4:15 Alyssa Dan, Quentin Callewaert, Fiora Laina 4:15-5:00 Ronny Cox and the Heather Pierson Trio Fri nite 11:45-12:30 Neale Eckstein and friends […]

Group Mentoring Saturday 11/10 at 11:30am Fiske Room

by AlanRowoth on November 2, 2018

I will be doing a group mentoring at NERFA on Saturday Morning in the Fiske Room. 11:30-12:15 (no signup required) “Live Streaming – Techniques, Tips, and Tricks” Discussing the plethora of streaming options and platforms coming online for musicians, ways to monetize those streams, the hardware and software necessary to look and sound good. Be […]

Why Even Bother??? (with contests, conferences, and music festivals)

by AlanRowoth on May 10, 2018

This is a conversation I have had innumerable times with my musician friends, but I don’t think I have ever blogged it. i commented on a Facebook post today by my friend Neale Eckstein and got a resonant response to it, so I decided maybe I should flesh it out a little. I get it, […]

Big Orange Tarp NERFA 2016 Twain Room

by AlanRowoth on November 10, 2016

Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: The Big Orange Tarp Sponsored by Grassy Hill Twain Room NERFA 2016 Showcase Lineup Friday night 11:45-12:30a Fox Run (Neale Eckstein w/Stephanie Corby, David Glaser, Ali Handel, Shannon Hawley, Dan Navarro, Eric Schwartz, and Bethel Steele) 12:30-1a Eric Schwartz, Cliff Eberhardt, Louise Mosrie 1a-1:30a Rachael Kilgour, Kate Copeland, Uncle […]

Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: The Big Orange Tarp Rm# 1425 at NERFA 2015

by AlanRowoth on November 10, 2015

Friday night 11:45-12:30a Fox Run invited covers with Annika Bennett, Stephanie Corby, Neale Eckstein, Kelly Ann Kerr, Matt Nakoa, Dan Navarro, Steve Postell, and Eric Schwartz 12:30-1a Eric Schwartz, Katrin, Honor Finnegan 1a-1:30a Ann Armstrong, Maria Brosgol, No Good Sister 1:30-2a Kelly Ann Kerr, Eric Lee, Dan Navarro 2-2:30a Dan Pelletier, Matt Nakoa, Annika Bennett […]