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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


SERFA 2019

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.

Fire at Highlander Center
Last week a terrible fire burned down the main office at The Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee, one of our sister organizations where we have held several member retreats.
A symbol associated with white power movements was found in the parking lot near the fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident. Highlander is renowned for its pivotal work in the labor, civil rights,  anti-poverty, and environmental justice movements and has been a gathering place for activists, cultural workers and educators for decades. Staff at Highlander Center have committed to continuing their important work in the face of this threatening act, which is but one example of the recent rise in hate crimes in North America.
Please consider supporting them at this crucial time: 
Send a support message to their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/highlandercenter/
Donate here:  https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1417777
Join their mailing list here: https://www.highlandercenter.org/

Read more here: Article in Washington Post, Article in NY Magazine


Canadian Corner


P2 Updates

The CFM is now advising Canadian members applying for P2 visas to get their application in at least 60 days before the first engagement.

If you are applying, please make sure you download the latest application, which can be found here:

English: http://www.cfmusicians.org/services/work-permits French: http://www.cfmusicians.org/services/permis-de-travail

Please contact Canadian VP Kev Corbett or the CFM for more information.


Member News

Do you have a new album coming out? Did you recently receive an award?

If you have exciting news to share with Local 1000 members, we want to know. Submit Your News Here!

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!

Davy Gallant

Mitchell Grobb

Dawson McManus

Jamie Payment

Shay Wetzer


April Birthdays


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

In Solidarity,

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