NERFA 2011


Thank you for checking out the North East Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) specific portion of my website. Below you will find my schedule of showcases including the Folk DJ & Quad Centric showcases which I am honored to be a part of this year. Further below I have included some multi-media and information on the new album.

Thank you for checking in and I hope we have a chance to meet and stay in touch.


Connor Garvey (

Showcases NERFA 2011

 One Man

One Guitar

One Serious Red Head

11 Chances to see them together!


9:10 Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase (Presented by Sonny Ochs)
11:45-12:15 Jane’s Joint I.T.R. Aireene Espiritu (1425) 


9:45 Quad-Centric Showcase in DUTCHESS rm
11:45-12:15 Fearless Songwriting I.T.R. Timmy Riordan & Fred Gillan Jr. (1321)
12:15-12:45 Good Cookies showcase I.T.R. Heather Styka & Elaine Romanelli  (1502)
12:45-1:15 Big Orange Tarp I.T.R. Shannon Hawley & Rick Gottlieb (1522)
1:20-1:35 Ripton Coffeehouse (1323)


2:00-2:25pm Beehive Productions I.T.R. Putnam Smith & Sorcha (1504) afternoon
4:30-5pm Acousticmusic Scene I.T.R. Putnam Smith & Sorcha (1423) afternoon
12:00-12:15 The Maine Attraction (1520)
12:30-12:45 Brand Spankin’ New CD (1409)
Who is Connor Garvey?
Connor Garvey’s initiation as a modern troubadour came in 2008 by way of train; a 45 day, self booked tour by Amtrak across the country. Now, myriad tours later, Garvey has found his place as a seasoned folk-rock singer-songwriter. With rhythmic guitar foundations and a unique and clear voice, Connor’s songs challenge us to hope, grow, laugh, and see beauty in all of life’s metaphors. His recent release Where Ocean Meets Land (2011) is already garnishing wide acclaim as it builds upon his 2009 release known widely due to achieving heavy Sirius XM rotation. Find Connor Garvey playing around the country or actively make the connection at
Where Ocean Meets Land (2011) 

Backroads (live at One Longfellow Square- Portland, ME)Pencil Frame (live at Club Passim-Cambridge, MA)



“Garvey’s sandy tenor, attention to rhythmic detail and winsome way with a melody bring to mind the music of Paul Simon in his Rhymin’ Simon days as well as contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz…a crack studio band led by Pete Morse and lovely harmony vocals from Sara Hallie Richardson flesh out Garvey’s own impressive guitar picking and solo style honed from countless of club dates and house concerts…”
Direct Current (know music better)
“Where Ocean Meets Land is the name of folk songwriter CONNOR GARVEY’s new record, an 11-track platter of Martin Sexton-ish jangle-funk, Mraz-y confessionals, and a very clear voice. He’s from these parts, but takes Americana seriously enough to play for pittances at Midwestern house shows, which he’s been doing the last four years.”
The Portland Phoenix (Editor’s Pick)
“Where Ocean Meets Land”… with Garvey’s summery, clear voice is best played loud and not left to softly linger in the background
Aimsel Ponti – The Portland Press Herald
“ “…when Connor Garvey stepped up with solid singing and playing, the place was silent and I knew that this acoustic music tradition was in the right hands…””
Vance Gilbert – Folk Legend
“From the moment he took the “stage” Connor Garvey became an instant Acoustic View favorite. His engaging style and infectious smile established the rapport necessary to let his wonderful music touch the hearts of everyone in attendance. Since that night, we have been besieged with requests to have Connor back in the living room; something we plan to do again as soon as possible.”
Stacy Sinner – Acoustic View House Concerts (MN)
“The show tonight comes from folkie Connor Garvey…you know he’ll be good.”
Karen Beaudoin – The Portland Press Herald
“… proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring.”
Aimsel Ponti – The Portland Press Herald
“One of the brightest young performers on the folk scene”
Phil Daligan – Songwriters by the Sea
“The songs of Connor Garvey have that rare and balanced blend of refreshing lyric, inventive guitar work, and mesmerizing grooves, all powered by his clear and agile singing voice. Ranging from funky to sensitive, serious to playful, they convey the kind of inspiration found in a reverent pursuer of life’s depths and joys. Wether it’s hearing him live on stage or on one of his recordings I’m always uplifted and amazed.”
Chris Cunningham – Storyhill & Basecamp Recording
“A universal message that people can grab hold to…just the kind of thing I needed. ”
Dennis Bigelow (Music Director) – KRFC- Fort Collins,CO

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