April 19th FAR-West News Just for You

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #26 / Submission Request Lockdown Lemonade / Election Update / Roots Music & Beyond FAR-West Voices with Art Podell Archive / Campfire 4/20 / Best of the West & Beyond / FAR-West Teaches / Spotify Submission Request / FAR-West 2021 / Where to post your Gigs / ShoutOut for NERFA & FARM & SERFA & the Regions Virtual Calendar / FAR-West on Undiscovered Music Network

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, April 19th
Lockdown Lemonade #26-
When Life Gives you Lemons, Check to See if you can
Upgrade to a Box of Chocolates! by Dennis Kole
You can read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts

Shoutout to the music community! Let us hear from you! Lockdown Lemonade has been honored to be posting stories of survival, tips for getting through these challenging times and ALL kinds of ways to make lemonade out of the lemons we’ve been handed during the pandemic. We are always on the lookout for more material to share with the community.

Type up your thoughts & feelings, share some laughs you’ve had, some tears you’ve shed, but most of all, let your community know how YOU’VE learned to make your very special brand of lemonade.
Submissions should be 300 words and will be posted based on approval from the Lockdown Lemonade Committee, who might also do a little editing and/or tweaking to help your work to look its best. For guidelines, questions and other submission details, please contact Julie Zipperer at juliez@far-west.org or Marlynn Block at marlynn@far-west.org

IMPORTANT: FAR-West Board Elections 2021
TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 20th is the last day you can vote! Election results will be announced on May 1st. Ballots for the FAR-West board elections were sent from Folk Alliance International to current members of FAI in our region on March 23rd. Make sure to check your email for the ballot which came from Folk Alliance at invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com!

The archive of Roots Music & Beyond with Art Podell Presenting Some of the Best Voices of the FAR-West is now available to listen to at https://www.kpfk.org/archives/ till the end of April.

Go to the archive link and scroll down to Saturday, April 17th and then “Roots Music & Beyond” and press ‘play’.
Note from Art Podell: Here’s my show…pardon the slight ‘kerfuffle’ at the beginning. The radio gremlins mistook segment 3 for segment 1, then … substituted … but all was fixed despite my moment of panic. Y’know, I could get used to the adrenaline rush. As they say: “you put your right foot in, you take your right foot out … shinola happens, etc.
FAR-West Campfire: 4/20

4/20 stands for many things. Those cute little blackbirds stuck in a crusted shell but also clouds of psychedelic smoke. Use your imagination and come join us for our FAR-West Campfire to share songs, stories, laughs! Downbeat at 7 PM PDT on 4/20. It will definitely be a far-out time!

Of course, any song will do! Just want to listen, come on over!
We are at the campsite next to the big tree where the maid will be hanging out the clothes on Zoom.
Our Campfires burn on Zoom, so send an email to farwestpublicity@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

FAR-West’s “Best of the West and Beyond”
Online Series Present
“A Conversation with Noel Paul Stookey”
via YouTube on April 28th at 4 PM PDT

As part of its ongoing “Best of the West and Beyond” online series, FAR-West is honored and excited to present “A Conversation With Noel Paul Stookey.” The legendary folk musician and social activist will be interviewed by FAR-West President Carey Appel.
Premiering Wed, April 28th, 2021 at 4 PM PDT on YouTube.com/farwestconference

FAR-West Teaches archives can be found as follows:

“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class with Laura Zucker 
Polishing Your Live Streaming Act: A Music Performance Master Class with Vicki Green 
“Stream Now, No Waiting” Parts 1, 2 & 3, with Dan Navarro 
Part I: https://youtu.be/FmmE56288FI
Part II: https://youtu.be/C82B8fnDsEU
Part III: https://youtu.be/xh4mBjGsOIM
Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel, so you won’t miss any future programming as soon as it goes live: https://www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference/

FAR-West Spotify Submission Request

FAR-West Members!! Are you an Artist or Band with a New Release?? Something that was released during 2020 or 2021?

We are creating a “FAR-West New Releases” Spotify playlist to showcase our members who have recent commercially released music. Also, we are anxious to celebrate Spring and New Starts as we move into April & May and feel the joy of some restrictions being lifted after such a challenging year. We want to celebrate your new music too!

Here’s the criteria for submission:

  • Submit your Spotify link to one (1) song from your new (2020 or 2021) release – Links ONLY – MP3’s will be disqualified.
  • E-mail the link to roserockmusic@gmail.com with subject line “FAR-West New Releases.”
  • That’s it! Look for the direct link to the “FAR-West New Releases” Spotify Playlist once it’s published.
  • Make sure you’re following us on our mailing list or social media (https://far-west.org/about/connect/) so you’ll see the new playlist as soon as it’s available

IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding the FAR-West 2021 Conference


You can share your Gigs and Videos to the FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group
and/or the Gigs Listserv
And to the Folk Alliance International LiveSteam Calendar
NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance)
and FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)
also have lots of great year round virtual programming.
You can also see all scheduled Regional
virtual programming
Registration for SERFA In Session – A Virtual Gathering opened on April 15th. The South East Regional Folk Alliance Virtual conference will take place May 20-22 and you can click links at serfa.org to learn all about it.
Looking for future scheduled program dates from FAR-West?
Check out our page/calendar at Undiscovered Music Network

See you next week with more programming info and Lockdown Lemonade #27


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