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Local 1000 was created by and for traveling musicians. No matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., if you tour on the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music circuit, Local 1000 is for you.

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Congratulations to Local 1000 members!

Congratulations to Local 1000 member Jon Wong of the 24th Street Wailers who recently won a Maple Blues Award for Horn Player of the year. Other Local 1000 members nominated for Maple Blues Awards include Harrison Kennedy (Acoustic Act, Male Vocalist and Singer-Songwriter), Ken Whiteley (Blues With a Feeling), Lindsay Beaver (Drummer of the Year), and Michael Archer, […]

Winter-Spring 2015 NEW DEAL

New Deal Winter-Spring 2015

The Winter-Spring 2015 New Deal is now available. In this issue: Incoming Canadian VP Eve Goldberg / Member Gathering at Ashokan Center / Cheers to Aengus Finnan! / Local 1000 Membership Drive / Outgoing Canadian VP Ken Whiteley / NERFA and FARM Report / Letter from the President / NERFA Membership Meeting and Election Results / Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase / Praise Song for Karen Brandow / In Memorium: Ray Korona / In Memorium: Rick Lee / Member Profile: Reggie Harris on Singing Together and Civil Rights


Local 1000 Membership Drive – New Members Save $100 from Jan 1 to March 31

Starting in January, we will waive the $100 initiation fee for new members joining Local 1000 between January 1 and March 31. If you are going to be at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, bring your friends by our booth and we will sign them up!


Local 1000 Members Shine at Canadian Folk Music Awards

Local 1000 members were well represented at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards held on November 29 in Ottawa.

CollectiveWorks Pete Seeger Tribute

Local 1000 Members Pay Tribute to Pete Seeger

Local 1000 Members Pay Tribute to Pete Seeger

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New Deal Summer 2014

The Summer 2014 New Deal is now available. In this issue: Carry it On / Fall Membership Meeting and Upcoming Elections / Local 1000 Members Honored with Joe Hill Award/ Executive Board Meets in NYC / Membership Updates / Letter from the President / Upcoming conferences / Peacebuilding Through Cultural Exchange/ SERFA Report /Membership Retreat 2015


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    New Deal Winter-Spring 2015

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