Local 1000 April 2019 Newsletter
Dear Brothers and Sisters, This is our regular monthly email newsletter. It includes reminders, member news and important announcements from the Executive Board and the office.
News from the Executive Board
Local 1000 will have a presence at SERFA 2019. The conference is being held May 15-19, 2019 at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
We will be hosting our popular Showcase-Free Zone, a discussion panel (Title TBA) during the conference and a table in the exhibit hall. If you are attending the SERFA Conference, please contact Debra Cowan at dcowan@DebraCowan.com. She’ll be looking for members to help.
April Cyber Union Call
Joe Jencks is our April Cyber Union Guest!
Joe will share with us a bit about his musical journeys as a touring musician. This will be a great time to ask Joe question you may have about song writing, solo touring or touring with a group, tips and tricks for the road or other questions you have that can move your work forward. Joe has been a Local 1000 member since 2000. He is a dual US-Irish citizen, deeply rooted in social justice work, and draws on many cultural and artistic reference points in his concerts. Co-founder and primary harmony arranger for Brother Sun, Joe has also penned several #1 songs in the Folk genre, including the ever–relevant “Lady of The Harbor.”
Time: Apr 16, 2019 7:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Upcoming Cyber Union Calls
The Communications Committee has worked hard to put together a variety of Cyber Union calls for the first part of 2019. These sessions take place on the third Tuesday of each month. They are presented on the Zoom video platform, super easy to participate in these. Our upcoming sessions for the next several months are as follows:
May 21st- Labor History in the US with John O’Conner
John is a founding member of Local 1000 and a scholar of Labor History. John will talk about the history of unions in the United States and how from the 19th century to the present a schism between industrial and craft unionism has both hindered and driven the American labor movement. Industrial union movements organized under the auspices of the IWW and later the CIO inspired countless songs, plays, books and visual art that has impacted our culture in significant ways, making America a beacon for labor culture. Join us for this intriguing conversation.
June 18th- New Member Orientation
July 16th- Member Q & A with Local 1000 member
August 20th- Canadian Recording Contracts
Rosalyn Dennett is our Eastern Rep. She works in the Canadian Federation of Musicians office and is a wealth of information for our Canadian members. This session will focus on the details of the various Canadian Recording contrast available to our members. As a Local 1000 member it is important that we understand all the vehicles we can use to build our careers.
All calls begin at 8:30 pm EST, 7:30 pm CST, 6:30 pm MST 5:30 pm PST. A log in link is provided in our monthly newsletters, on our Facebook page and sent in a separate email a few days before the call. Video and audio archives of past Cyber Union meetings are available here.
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The CFM is now advising Canadian members applying for P2 visas to get their application in at least 60 days before the first engagement.
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Do you have a new album coming out? Did you recently receive an award?
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Time & Truth, new Joel Mabus CD released in Feb, and debuts at #3 on Folk Charts
From Joel Mabus: “I released my 27th album on February 1, 2019. My latest songwriting excursion, Time & Truth, is on my own “Fossil Record” label (I was going to be an anthropologist in college!). When the FAI Folk Chart (alias FOLKDJ-L) was compiled for February, Time & Truth came in at #3 for most airplay. Hats off to my old buddy, and our past prez, John McCutcheon who took the top slot for his new tribute to Pete Seeger.”
Local 1000 Membership Update
New and Reinstated Members
We are excited to welcome the following new and recently reinstated members to Local 1000!
Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in April and you don’t see it listed below, or if the date is incorrect, please send an email to our Birthday Bunny, Deborah Van Kleef with your birthdate, current phone number and email address.
Also, the Birthday Bunny team welcomes Arthur McGregor, who will be singing our birthday song to Canadian members beginning this month. Based in Kemptville, Ontario, Arthur is an award-winning musician, festival emcee, radio host and event organizer. He performs with the children’s music group Celtic Rathskallions, and with the duo Moore & McGregor.
04/03 Dennis Mackrel
04/04 Ben Gagliardi
04/05 Andrew Collins
04/06 Jessica Myhre
04/07 Janis Ian
04/07 Ian Robb
04/08 Andrew Pacheco
04/09 Michael Browne
04/09 John Showman
04/09 John Wort Hannam
04/10 David Rovics
04/10 David Rowe
04/11 Aviva Chernick
04/16 Armand Aromin
04/18 Darryl Poulsen
04/20 David Hakan
04/20 Clint Milburn
04/20 Judy Werle
04/21 William Danforth
04/23 Si Kahn
04/23 Lydia Adams Davis
04/24 Roger Day
04/24 Dana Idlet
04/24 Chad Huval
04/26 Jeremy Kittel
04/27 Erika Kulnys
04/27 Evalyn Parry
04/30 Kev Corbett
04/30 Ken Whiteley
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