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The Lemonade Stand #8 by Arend Lee Jessurun

Am I “folk enough?”—Towards a Genre-expansive Movement In Fall 2022, my partner Jessica Gerhardt and I were signing up to attend our first Folk Alliance International conference. She asked me, “Do you really think my music is ‘folk enough’ for Folk Alliance?” The thing about folk music is: it’s made by folks, for folks. Blues […]

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FAR-West Conference is Open for Registration!

com·mu·ni·ty [kəˈmyo͞onədē] NOUN 1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common: “the FAR-West community” 2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals: “the sense of community that FAR-West provides in the communal conference & year-round activities that can be shared […]

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The Lemonade Stand #7 by Laura Zucker

Note to the reader: The editors typically request a shorter piece from our bloggers, but because Laura has been away from FAR-West for a time, we have published her longer blog in its entirety. We hope you enjoy it. Hello my fellow FAR-Westians!!! It’s been a while- for so many things. But you’ve never been […]

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Announcing our 2023 Election candidates!

Dear FAR-West Community, On behalf of the FAR-West Board of Directors, thank you for your nominations for the Board of Directors. As Secretary and Chair of the Nominations Committee, I am pleased to announce our candidates in this upcoming election: Stephen Bond Garvan (incumbent) Gaby Castro (incumbent) Tim Bruegger Aimée Campbell Michelle Demers Shaevitz Rob […]

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The Lemonade Stand #6 by Kerry Patrick Clark

What’s New? What’s Old? What’s Confusing and Mysterious? I smiled as I read these words from the August, FAR West email. Feeling like it was just yesterday when we were singing in hallways and gathering to connect and be everything that I (we) have come to love about FAR West! Pandemic Paralysis! That’s where I’ve […]

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Message from the President of FAR-West

Greetings from the Board of Directors of FAR-West! As we approach the end of the year, FAR-West needs you!  The new year of 2023 will offer so many great opportunities for giving:  your talents, skills, creativity, artistry and presence.  And now as 2022 comes to a close, your charitable giving can become a significant and important support for […]

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Launching Lemonade Stand

Welcome to the Lemonade Stand! Coming Soon! Watch this space for the upcoming launch of the new monthly blog from the FAR-West Community. This space will be the place for the reconstituted lemonade (formerly known as the “Lockdown Lemonade“) of ideas, trends and stories from our FAR-West membership and beyond, writing monthly pieces of 300 […]

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