Excited to head to NERFA with KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice)!

I'm thrilled to head to the NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) conference this weekend with copies of KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice) in hand! I'll have a table in the exhibit hall with CDs, lyrics, songbooks and more! 

KOL ISHA reached the Top 20 on the FolkDJ radio list in October 2016 and the Top 25 in September. The album, a bold, unique song journey merging Jewish imagery, myth and memories with a modern, feminist perspective, has gotten some amazing folk feedback, while the performance of the songs and the stories behind them have received accolades: 

"Sharon has a beautiful voice and a compelling stage presence. Her music is powerful and heartening. It connects us to our humanity and transcends cultural specifics, inviting us into universal truths." — Joe Jencks, Brother Sun 

"Thank you for delighting our members with a superb concert. We’ve received nothing but positive feedback." — Justin Nordell, executive director, Philadelphia Folksong Society 

“"Sharon Goldman has truly found her voice with this beautiful album." — John Platt, DJ, WFUV's "Sunday Supper"

"Sharon Goldman has done something quite remarkable, merging the cadences of ancient Hebrew liturgy with a contemporary feminist perspective on modern Jewish and American life." -- Si Kahn 

"In 'Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice),' Sharon has done what the best songwriters do: created beautiful, memorable songs, sprung from a deep awareness of the connection between her personal experience and the broader sweep of history. The songs seamlessly weave together first-person narrative, sacred allegory, and Hebrew refrains - it’s a gripping, powerful and sometimes surprising mix." -- Pat Wictor, Brother Sun 

"Sharon Goldman's 'KOL ISHA' is an extraordinary effort to explore what it means to be a woman in general and a Jewish woman in particular through song. Her clear, strong voice and gorgeous songs stand out in this CD through tenderness and insight. 'KOL ISHA' is indeed the voice of a woman." -- Wanda Fischer, DJ/host, WAMC's "Hudson River Sampler" 

"I've been listening to Sharon Goldman for several years, and each time I saw or heard her, I had the sense that she was growing as an artist. Upon seeing her perform KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice) at a house concert, I now know where she was going. This is a beautiful collection, and Sharon brings her entire heart and soul into the performance of it. She has definitely found her voice!"-- Coco Wilde, First Acoustics House Concerts

Sharon Goldman NERFA Showcase Schedule


Thursday night 11:20pm
SAW (Songwriters Association of Washington) #2050 (BAND: Craig Akin, upright bass; Cheryl Prashker, percussion; Amy Soucy, harmony)

Thursday night 12:15am
Heather's Piano Fort #2072 (solo piano)

Friday afternoon 3:00pm 
Spice Up Your Folk #2121 (accompanied by Villa Palagonia (guitar/percussion)

Friday afternoon 4:30pm
Acoustic Music Scene #2031 (In-the-round with John Sonntag and Dennis McDonaugh, accompanied by Efrat Shapira on violin) 

Friday night 12:30pm
Cup of Joe #2065  (in-the-round with Shawna Caspi and Carolann Solebello)

Saturday afternoon 2:00pm
Musical Chairs #2039 (in-the-round with Louise Mosrie and Stephanie Corby)

Saturday afternoon 4:20pm
Chicks & Roosters #2086 (accompanied by Villa Palagonia (classical guitar/percussion))

Saturday night 12:30a 
Tribes Hill #2121 (BAND: Cheryl Prashker, percussion; Stephen Murphy, acoustic guitar; Craig Akin, upright bass)

Saturday night 2:15am 
RISA #2043 (in-the-round with Dave Densham)