Montreat NC, is where the 11th Annual South East Region Folk Alliance (SERFA) Music Conference was held May 17-20.
We set out early Wednesday Morning from Chicago and made a stop in Knoxville TN for the night, after driving through three bouts of very heavy rain. Thursday Morning was an easy two hour drive to Montreat.
Loretta Sawyer Acoustic Arts was a SERFA Sponsor; very cool having the LSAA logo on the back of the SERFA T-shirt. LSAA hosted the Uncorked private showcase room for Thursday and Friday nights. Thanks to all the artists who shared their songs and stories in the Uncorked room.
Saturday was a vacation day and chance to get away for a bit. 45 minutes away in Flat Rock, NC is the home where Illinois born poet, writer, and editor Carl Sandburg lived his final very productive years. The Farm is called Connemara. Sunday was the 700 mile drive home in 11 hours.
Thanks to Art Menius, the SERFA Board members/officers and volunteers for the wonderful conference.