April 26th FAR-West News Just for You!

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #27 / Lockdown Lemonade Submission Request / FAR-West Voices with Art Podell Archive / Best of the West & Beyond / Community May 3rd / Campfire May 4th / Spotify Submission Request / FAR-West 2021 / Where to Post your Gigs / Heads-Up to Venues! / ShoutOut for NERFA & FARM & SERFA & the Regions Virtual Calendar / FAR-West on Undiscovered Music Network / Graphic Designer Plug /

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, April 26th
Lockdown Lemonade #27-
Special Edition – Live Music in Ojai 

CLICK HERE to 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

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/ until 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’s “Best of the West and Beyond”
Online Series Presents
“A Conversation with Noel Paul Stookey”
via YouTube on April 28th at 4 PM PDT
Email farwestpublicity@gmail.com for the Zoom Registration Link & Q&A
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 Campfire
Tuesday, May 4th at 7 pm PDT
Campfire Song Circle ~ swapping songs around the campfire. The May 4th Campfire theme is May the fourth be with you during this Cinco De Mayo! But really any song will do! See you around the fire!
Just want to listen, come on over!
Email farwestpublicity@gmail.com for the Campfire Zoom Registration Link
Facebook Event Page: Invite Your Friends to Join Us!

FAR-West Spotlights: Community
A series of virtually hosted events celebrating
the rich cultural musical diversity of FAR-West.
Monday, May 3rd, 7-9 PM PDT
FAR-West Community Spotlights: Idaho Songwriters,
hosted by Lee Penn Sky.
Featuring Dan Costello, Bruce Michael Miller, Tracy Morrison, Jeff Crosby, and Lee Penn Sky.

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.
  • Email 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!

Where to Post Your Shows

The FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group

This Info Comes from the Performing Arts Alliance:
The SVOG Application Portal Opened Saturday April 24th

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that it re-opemed the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) portal this past Saturday, April 24. (It will remain open for just two weeks so apply ASAP). The SBA has released new guidance detailing the application requirements, forms, and required supporting documentation. All information is posted on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant web portal, which is the definitive source of information about the application process.

4/24 Announcement
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant web portal
Application Form 3515
Frequently Asked Questions
Applicant User Guide
Application ChecklistPerformer Arts Alliance Member Organizations

Here are a couple of venues in the FAR-West Region
offering shows to a limited indoor audience plus a livestream

NERFA (NorthEast 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 programming dates from FAR-West?
Check out our page/calendar at Undiscovered Music Network

Have you seen the posters for Art Podell’s Roots Music & Beyond radio shows? Have you noticed the branding work on the FAR-West website, as well as various graphics we’re been using there and on social media? The graphic designer is Tom Pickles and he is interested in helping you if you need graphic work for either your website or a new CD that you’re working on. You can contact him at PICKSCDs@aol.com. Tell him FAR-West sent ya.

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel

See you next week with more programming info and Lockdown Lemonade #28
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