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Executive board

President

Eve Goldberg | president@local1000.org | 416-807-1299 | www.evegoldberg.com 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 | vicepresident@local1000.orgwww.aaronfowler.org  Term : January 2016 – December 2018

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 | vicepresidentcanada@local1000.org | 902-403-5150 | www.kevcorbett.com 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

Vi Wickam  | secretarytreasurer@local1000.org | 970-215-6366 | Term : January 2017 – December 2019

Born in 1976 and based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Vi Wickam – often known as Vi the Fiddler – is a champion fiddler and inspired performer who brings his full energy to every performance. He is a champion of music’s power to improve and enrich our lives in tangible ways, and infuses that goal into every project and performance.

Drawing from styles such as bluegrass, jazz, rock, old-time fiddle, and classical music, Vi regularly performs as both a solo artist and as a member of several prominent groups, including Vi Wickam and The Band, Capo Zero, the Whiskey Chickens, and Fiddle Whamdiddle, whose 2014 album Old School Old Time was on the 1st Grammy Ballot in four categories.

A four-time Colorado State Fiddling Champion and finalist at the Grand Masters’ Fiddler Championship, Vi also maintains an active schedule as both a live performer and teacher. He teaches regularly at workshops and camps around the US, and is one of the founders of myTalentForge.com, an online music school.

 

Representative (Eastern U.S.)

Rosalyn Dennett | repeast@local1000.org | 647-969-4359 | www.rosalyndennett.com | 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 (Western U.S)

Gary Paul Hermus | repwest@local1000.org | 505-660-5637 www.gary-paulmusic.com / Term : January 2016 – December 2018

Gary Paul Hermus

Performing Songwriter Gary Paul melds the songwriting traditions of the Northeast with influences from the South and Southwest.Winner and three-time nominee for the New Mexico Music Awards and Winner of the Xtreme Folk Scene’s Song Contest, his youthful roots were both in the slums of Brooklyn New York and in the Dairy Country of Upstate New York. He joined Local 802 in his teens and performed with rock bands and club date bands throughout the greater New York area, before becoming a performing songwriter.  He is also a graduate of NYC’s High School of Performing Arts where he majored in Drama; an occupation he continued to pursue while professionally playing music. By day he began working with the developmentally disabled for New York State, completing degrees in Psychology, Health Administration & Computer Science.  He retired in 2010 from a 30 year civil service career that included numerous positions in the health care field.
Prior to moving to Santa Fe, Gary had become familiar with Local 1000 at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and, shortly afterwards switched his affiliation to Local 1000.  Moving to New Mexico in 2010, he performs solo & accompanies friends on occasion. He is now active in several chapters of Folk Alliance International & is a founding member of  SWRFA’s New Mexico subcommittee.  He teaches Introduction to Lap Slide at Santa Fe Community College and is currently finishing production work on his second CD, to be released on the Storm Canyon Music label. He is exploring movie soundtrack projects with local independent film makers, appearing in several independent short features in both background and featured roles.

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