Author Archives: Mark Berube

NERFA 2017

I’ll be mostly just chilling out at this year’s Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference in Stamford. But I will be playing one guerrilla showcase in the Acoustic Live room at 2:15 a.m. Friday night (or Saturday morning, if you prefer). I’m expecting to play an all-new 15-minute set. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?

Upcoming Gigs

Check out the Gigs page for some great shows coming up.  Very excited to be leveraging my position as an Honorable Mention at the 2015 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase to join Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes and Annika Bennett at Sanctuary Concerts in New Jersey.  Also, traveling to Maryland to open for the great Jonathan Byrd at Moore Music.  More to come in 2016, including another Concert Window show.  Enjoy!

Happy New Year!

It’s been a great 2015.  Sticky made its way out into the world, getting radio airplay from coast to coast and corrupting minds young and old with its dizzying array of bizarre tales.

We kicked off the year with an enormously fun CD release party at First Acoustics in Brooklyn.  I played other great gigs, including the Emerging Artists Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, John Platt‘s On Your Radar, and a Quad Showcase at this year’s Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference.

Keep an eye out for some fun gigs in 2016 that will be announced shortly.  In the meantime, I’ll be doing another Concert Window show in late January.  Join me for some virtual musical fun.  And have a very Happy New Year!

NERFA 2015!

I am delighted to have been selected to perform at a Quad Showcase at this year’s Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference.  I’ll be performing in the Duchess room on Saturday night (November 14th).  I’ll also be playing a few late-night guerrilla showcases on Friday and Saturday nights with pals like Sharon Goldman and Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes.  And, of course, I’ll be running around hugging people, sometimes for uncomfortably long times.  See you there?

On Your Sunday Supper Radar

Very excited to announce that I’ll be joining WFUV’s John Platt for his monthly series On Your Radar at Rockwood Music Hall on September 15th.  Also on the bill are two great acts from the Philadelphia area, the acoustic duo Lovers League and roots rock band Mason Porter (also one of this year’s Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists).

In advance of the show, Lovers League and I will be joining Mr. Platt on his Sunday Supper broadcast on September 13th.  The show runs from 5-8 p.m.

More info on the Gigs page.

Post-Falcon Ridge (post)

Wow.  What an amazing weekend at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.  A great late-night song circle at the Budgiedome, a fantastic Emerging Artists Showcase with many other wonderful artists besides Yours Truly, and unplugged sets at Pirate Camp, Acoustic Live, and the Budgiedome.

So many beautiful people at this most magical place on Earth.  I can’t tell you how much fun it was to play at the Emerging Artists Showcase with my friends from the No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow (Catherine Miles, Karyn Oliver, and Carolann Solebello) as well as FRFF House Band members Mark Dann and Eric Lee.  And so rewarding to see pals Scott Wolfson (& Other Heroes), Meg Braun, and Mya Byrne emerge on the same day.

I could go on forever about the people, the music, the food (thank you, Nyota’s Ting for the vegan barbecue and Taste Budd’s for the vegan chippers), and the wicked fun 60-minute songwriters’ challenge that we took part in.  But I’ll just say thanks to Anne Saunders and all of the other fine folks who put on this festival and all those who attend it and make it so special.  See ya next year.  Mwah!

Falcon Ridge Friday

Very excited about the upcoming Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.  I’ll be part of the Emerging Artist Showcase on Friday afternoon and playing around the campsites and midway all through the weekend.  Also, you know, just chilling and digging the absolute tidal wave of music that is Falcon Ridge.  More info on the Gigs page.

In other news, I’ve been asked to join WFUV’s John Platt for his On Your Radar series in September.  The Gigs page is, again, your go-to source for more.  This should be great fun.  John is a terrific DJ (host of the Sunday Breakfast show) and a passionate supporter of the acoustic music scene at all levels.

See you at the Ridge!

Berube Emergent

Great news!  I’ve been  selected to perform at this year’s Falcon Ridge / Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Showcase.  Woo-hoo!

I’ll be rocking the big stage at this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Fest, which takes place July 31-August 2.  The Emerging Artists Showcase happens on Friday afternoon from 12 to 4:30 and each of the 24 selected artists will play two songs.

It’s always a great event and this year it’s going to be extra special. Not just because I’m there but because other Emergents include my good pals Meg Braun, Mya Byrne, and Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes.  Yes!

See ya there!

Happy February!

The CD release show at First Acoustics was marvelous.  So many great people onstage, including Carolann Solebello, Matt Scharfglass, Jeff Roberts, Catherine Miles, Karyn Oliver, Meg Braun, and Scott Wolfson.  What a big pile of fun!

And even more incredible talent at the open mic that preceded the show.  Folks like Honor Finnegan, Karen Dahlstrom (with Katherine Etzel), Elisa Peimer, and Jon Sobel shared tunes beforehand.  Now all of these people have to say that they opened for me. (Heh.)

Coming up in February, a great show in Metuchen, NJ with my Folkin’ the 80s pal Sharon Goldman.  Be on the lookout for a solo Concert Window show in March and then in April I’ll be participating in a benefit for our friends at Long Island’s Garden Stage featuring the music of the Beatles.

Stay warm, people!