Showcasing NERFA

2018 annual NERFA Conference in Stamford CT November 8 - 11

STAMFORD - The NERFA Conference & gathering takes place Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, 2018. The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer Street.


NERFA is the Northeast regional conference of Folk Alliance International (North East Region Folk Alliance). About 750 musicians, presenters, broadcasters, podcasters, publicists & agents will be in attendance at the annual event. 

“It’s my first trip back to NERFA since 2011,” said Mark Dvorak, who will be showcasing at the conference. 

"it’s a great opportunity to reconnect with the northwest folk community.” 

 NERFA Conference schedule

Thursday November 8

  • SHOWCASE 12:00 m • Uncorked • room 2076

Friday November 9

  • SHOWCASE 3:00 p • Lilfest • room 2068
  • SHOWCASE 1:00 m • Uncorked • room 2076
  • SHOWCASE 2:00 m • Fool’s Hill • room 2072

 about Mark

The Chicago Tribune has called Mark Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”

Mark Dvorak has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released seventeen albums of traditional and original music, including Waterbug’s acclaimed Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, and 2015’s independent release, Back Home.

Dvorak has won awards for children’s music, journalism, and was honored in 2008 with the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013 he received the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International.

In 2013 he published his second collection of essays and poetry, Bowling for Christmas & Other Tales from the Road.


MD Live • 14:00 • listen here • 4 songs recorded live from June 16, 2018 • The Blue Plate Special WDVX 89.9 fm • Knoxville TN • The Glory of Love • Every Step of the Way • Let Love Go On • Old Friends

Brand New Wings • samples from MD’s upcoming studio release

  • Every Step of the Way (M. Dvorak ) 3:34 • listen here
  • Trying to Get the Balance Right (Johnny Duhan) 3:21 • listen here
  • Brand New Wings (M. Dvorak) 3:30 • listen here
  • I Don’t Need It Anymore (M. Dvorak) 3:19 • listen here
  • This Train Ain’t Bound for Glory Anymore (M. Dvorak) 3:16 • listen here
  • If I Only Had a Match (Morris, Johnson, Meyer) 2:53 • listen here
  • Let Love Go On (M. Dvorak) 2:48 • listen here


Mark tours coast to coast and welcomes all reasonable inquiries.

Mark Dvorak

PO Box 181, Brookfield IL 60513

mobile 312 315 4273  

direct 708 442 0823

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