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Eve Goldberg | | 416-807-1299 | Term : January 2018 – December 2020

Eve Goldberg

Eve Goldberg sings music that draws honey from the rock of life. A compelling writer and interpreter, Eve’s watercolour voice and solid guitar style has made her a favourite with audiences across Canada and the US. Her performances are intimate and relaxed, moving effortlessly from folk classics to original gems. Since 1990, she has performed her trademark mixture of folk, blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and jazz in venues across Canada and the U.S. ranging from small house concerts to the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Along the way she’s earned the respect of legendary musicians like Peggy Seeger, Geoff Muldaur, and Penny Lang. She has released three CDs to widespread acclaim: “Ever Brightening Day,” “Crossing the Water,” and “A Kinder Season.” Eve is also a member of the vocal trio Gathering Sparks, with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis. In their short career, Gathering Sparks has already turned heads with their tasteful arrangements and stunning harmonies, earning a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Vocal Group of the Year.

In addition her performing career, Eve is a respected teacher and facilitator who leads workshops and classes in ukulele, guitar, singing, performance, and songwriting at music camps, festivals, and conferences. She is one of the founders of Common Thread: Community Chorus of Toronto, one of the organizers of The Woods Music and Dance Camp, and served a term on the board of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now Folk Music Ontario) in addition to working with ArtsCan Circle, an organization that links creative artists with youth in remote First Nations communities.


Vice President (U.S.)

 Aaron Fowler| 316-207-4715 |  Term : January 2019 – December 2021

Aaron Fowler

Aaron Fowler is a native Kansan who grew up in Topeka and moved to Wichita, Kansas to attend Friends University where he received a degree in Music Education. He then went on to Wichita State University where he earned a Masters in Music Education (Conducting). Aaron taught in the Wichita district for 11 years before setting out as a full time musician.

A member of the Kansas Arts on Tour Roster with the Kansas Arts Commission, he is also a Wolf Trap Early Education Teaching Artist and a Baby ArtsPlay Teaching Artist with Kansas Wolf Trap. In addition, he is a founding Artist with Arts Partners Wichita where he is a roster Artist as well as serving as the Artist Coordinator for the organization.

In 1990, Aaron co-founded Hope Street Youth Development and served for 19 years as Executive Director, working with middle and high school students. He is a member of MENC (Music Education National Conference) and ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) and a consultant for several schools across south-central Kansas on issues of self-esteem, goal setting and leadership development in young people. It probably goes without saying that Aaron is a proud member of AFM Local 1000!

Vice President (Canada)

Kev Corbett | | 902-403-5150 | Term : January 2018 – December 2020
People keep telling Kev Corbett he really doesn’t sound like anybody else. He’s a wordy guy with a big heart. A serious guitar picker. A man who loves a great story, especially if it isn’t his. He’s comfortable in his own skin, not a hint of pretense.

He’s experienced, too: 20 years and 20 countries’ worth of touring, competitions, openers, and being an award-winning sideman and instructor. He’s known for the attention-to-the-everyday of an Alice Munro, the detail and research of a Robertson Davies, the brutal frankness of a Farley Mowat, the warm-cuddliness of a Gzowski, and a work ethic of iron, to boot. He’s a touring machine.

When not putting story to song or accompanying others, he also runs Savasanaface, which provides live ambient electric music for Yoga class events, and which is taking over more and more of his life with each sunrise.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kev is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, side musician, road warrior and storyteller who brings over twenty years experience of touring and performing to his role as Canadian Vice President of Local 1000.

Secretary Treasurer

Beth Cahill  | | 613-355-8969 | | Term : January 2020 – December 2022

Beth is a singer, instrumentalist and writer.  She weaves her love of people, travel, food and irony into stories with melodies. For the audience, every performance is an intimate journey – from the desert of west Texas, to an Andean mountain village, to a gas station in northern Ontario.

She calls Wakefield, Quebec home but tours extensively as a solo performer, with the way cool folk trio The Malvinas (Gina Forsyth and Lisa Markley), and with bass virtuoso Susan Cahill (who also happens to be her sister). Beth has been a finalist at the Kerrville New Folk Contest and the B.W. Stevenson Singer-songwriter competition as well as a CBC Canada Writes semi-finalist. She also took part in RealWomenRealSongs, an online collective of women musicians writing a song a week for one year. Along the road, Beth has been invited to appear, among other places at: The Kerrville Folk Festival, Festival Memoire et Racines, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Festival International, WFMT’s Folkstage and Bass2012 Copenhagen.

In addition to her music career, Beth is also an extreme geek with a passion for both libraries and numbers. She is a volunteer with Biblio Wakefield Library and a Library of Parliament Analyst.  She never tires of explaining central tendency, compounding interest and the law of large numbers to anyone who will listen. Accused by her sister of still having her first communion money, Beth is currently leveraging these counting, saving, record keeping and organizing skills in her role as secretary treasurer of the AFM Local 1000.


Representative (Eastern Region)

Rosalyn Dennett | | 647-969-4359 | | Term : January 2019 – December 2021

As Licensing and Outreach Coordinator at the Canadian Federation of Musicians, Rosalyn assists professional artists to make the most of their diverse revenue streams including recording, touring, live performance, sync & licensing, pension, and more. Rosalyn got her start in the international music scene as one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed roots quartet Oh My Darling, with four award-nominated albums, headlining multiple international/European tours, and countless shows across the country. She has earned JUNO, Canadian Folk Music, and Western Canadian Music awards and nominations through her work performing & recording with the talented Ken Whiteley, Donovan Woods, Fred Penner, Kaia Kater, and many more. Her knowledge and experience in the music industry lead her to work for MusicOntario, the Canadian Independent Music Association, Music Canada Live, and Music Canada. She currently serves as Vice President of the Folk Music Ontario Board of Directors, and Eastern Representative of the AFM Local 1000 Board of Directors.


Representative (Mid-Western Region)

Erin Mae Lewis  | |

785-614-4061 |  / Term : August 2019 – December 2020

Erin Mae Lewis is a freelance folk musician and mountain dulcimer teacher from Wichita, KS who has carved her own path every step of the way. Erin Mae received her first mountain dulcimer at age seven, then won the National Mountain Dulcimer Contest at age seventeen. She has a degree from South Plains College in Commercial Music, where she was the first student to study mountain dulcimer.

Erin Mae has toured and recorded extensively with the duo “Scenic Roots”, as well as solo and with various collaborations. She has recorded mountain dulcimer in many genres, designed one-of-a-kind dulcimer/folk music curricula, and helped establish kids music camps around the country. She also teaches extensively online. Erin Mae’s passion is to empower and equip others to find their own creative expression in the world, to make the world a better place for everyone.


Representative (Western Region)

Aileen Vance | | 831-477-0961 | / Term : January 2020 – December 2022

Aileen’s stunning voice and rich-toned hand-built guitar have taken her halfway around the world from her hometown of Santa Cruz, California, bringing her unique musical vision to audiences across the U.S., Canada, Britain and Mexico. Her songs have been performed by artists such as Priscilla Herdman, Pete Seeger, Pat Humphries, Eileen McGann, Nancy Tucker, Jackson Gillman and Susie Burke.

“I’m a great believer in songs about ordinary people,” she says, “because I find so much inspiration in how people survive and flourish against all the odds. Maybe that’s why I love performing so much in front of so many different kinds of people: I just find people amazing.”

Compassion for other beings on the earth is another of Aileen’s central themes. Songs about the preservation of wolves, wild birds, whales, forests, and more are woven through her concerts and recordings. “I believe that one of the greatest responsibilities of the artist is to speak for those who might not be able to speak for themselves. It is a magical ability that we have as human beings: to imagine what it might be like to walk in someone else’s shoes.”

Aileen grew up listening to traditional singers of songs from Ireland, England, and Scotland, but she also has been influenced by North American musicians like Joni Mitchell, Jean Redpath, Bill Monroe, Hazel Dickens, and many more.

At Aileen’s concerts, you are just as likely to laugh out loud as to cry, as she takes you on a journey through the full range of human experience—from the run-down shacks of Salinas Valley migrant farmworkers to the moonlit silence of a bird sanctuary to the joyous clamor of a second-grade classroom.

In the mid-1990’s Aileen became a parent and her music career evolved. During this time, Aileen served as a classroom music teacher, director of the Santa Cruz Peace Chorale, founder of “Zabalaza!” (an acapella world music choir), and director of Rise Up! Community Drop-in Song Circles. She also taught voice and composed, in addition to occasional performing. Now that her kids are grown, she is itching to get back out on the road more. She currently sings in a duo with Alisa Peres called “Violeta,” and collaborates with Canada’s Eileen McGann and David K. Prior to becoming a member of Local 1000, she was a member of Local 153 (San Jose CA).


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