FAR-West News Just for You, Monday, July 12th, 2021

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #38 / Campfire: Camp Songs TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 13 / Community July 19th & Archives & Upcoming / FAR-West Teaches DIY Video July 29th + Archives / Best of the West & Beyond Archives / Where to Post your Gigs /

JUST PUBLISHED Today! Monday, July 12th

Lockdown Lemonade #38- While I Stayed Home, My Songs Went Traveling by Penelope Salinger
Excerpt/First Paragraph: “One of my most satisfying musical activities is singing at the bedsides of the dying, through the Threshold Choir, an international service organization whose motto is ‘kindness made audible.’ We sing softly, a cappella, usually in trios. Of course, the pandemic eliminated bedside singing, as well as the opportunity to experience the pleasure of blending with other voices in 3-part harmony in rehearsals. We all experienced this as a deep loss. However, upon reflection, I also greatly appreciate what the lockdown opened up for me.”
Read more: https://far-west.org/lockdown-lemonade-38-by-penelope-salinger/

Read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts:

Lockdown Lemonade is FAR-West’s response to the dramatic and drastic shifts of 2020’s global health and economic crises. For many, this cultural reckoning and political upheaval spurred a period of personal reflection and the discovery of coping mechanisms some of us didn’t even know we had. Lockdown Lemonade is a look at the bright side. With this collection of flash creative nonfiction, brief personal essays, recollections, and musings from members of our community, we hope to shine a light on the best things that can and have come out of the most challenging of times. This column will continue on a weekly basis and postings will be released at 10 AM Pacific every Monday, so watch for them! For guidelines and submission details, please contact Julie Zipperer at juliez@far-west.org or Marlynn Block at marlynn@far-west.org. Submissions will be posted based on approval from the Lockdown Lemonade Committee.

FAR-West (virtual) Campfire:
TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 13th, 7 PM PDT
Whether it’s songs you remember singing around the campfire when you were a kid or a counselor at summer camp …. OR songs you wrote at some of the recent music camps … bring your campfire songs!
Listeners Welcome!
Even if you don’t have songs to match the theme, bring what you have and we’ll see you there!
Email farwestpublicity@gmail.com
for the Campfire Zoom Registration Link

Monday, July 19th, 2021, 7-9 PM PDT
FAR-West Community Spotlight on KC Cafe Radio
Hosted by Kathy Forste

KC Café Radio has been brewing original music since 2008. KC Café Radio is a 24/7 internet radio station playing original unsigned artists that you would hear in a coffeehouse setting. Boasting over 8,000 songs on their playlist from artists from all 50 states and 20 different countries. KC Café Radio has been a FAR-West Media Partner for the last several in person conferences, providing audio live-streaming and recorded coverage of our Venues Choice Concert, Official Showcases and the Best of the West Awards.  Sample the recorded audio of these programs from the 2019 conference in Woodland Hills, CA.

Join Us Monday, July 19th at 7 PM PDT for this Community Spotlight on youtube.com/farwestconference

Community Spotlight Archives/Playlist
Idaho Songwriters
Durango Songwriters Expo
Yosemite Songwriters Retreat
The Woodshed Sessions Present “Americana Bridge”

Upcoming Community Schedule
July 19th: KC Cafe Radio Presents
August 2nd: Eugene Music Scene
August 16th: Jim Kimo West & Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
August 30th: tba
Sept 13th: Funny Guys & Gals
Sept 27th: FolkWorks
More to Come!
**please note that titles may change

About our Community Spotlight series

To submit your organization, venue, or genre
please email Jeanette Lundgren at Jeanette@far-west.org
and/or Julie Zipperer at Juliez@far-west.org

FAR-West Teaches Presents:
DIY Video ~ Tips for Home Studio Video
Thursday, July 29th at 2pm Pacific
Presented on Youtube.com/farwestconference with live Q&A


The panel includes singer songwriters Natalie Gelman, Kris Angelis and Abby Posner with Celia Chavez as moderator.

Do you have a new music release or tour coming up? Want to keep fans engaged and interactive between releases or gigs? Looking for help to connect your music to fans and industry, and also attract new eyes and ears?

Presented on Youtube.com/farwestconference with live Q&A

Here’s a direct link to the playlist/archives of all previous FAR-West Teaches classes
“Stream Now, No Waiting” Parts 1, 2 & 3, with Dan Navarro
“Polishing Your Live Streaming Act: A Music Performance Master Class” with Vicki Green
“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class with Laura Zucker
“Demystifying the Mandolin for Guitar Players (or anyone who is mandolin-curious)” with Mike Mullins
“Virtual Teaching for Success” featuring Laurel Thomsen and hosted by Susie Glaze
“Guitar Orchestration ~ Arranging a Song for One Voice, One Guitar”  featuring James Lee Stanley, Laurence Juber and Rick Ruskin

“A Conversation with Noel Paul Stookey”
Chris Hillman Interviewed by Randy Lewis

Not sure of which FAR-West events are next?
Check the Events Tab on the Official FAR-West Website

->Where to Post your Shows<-
FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group
the FAR-West Gigs Listserv
Undiscovered Music Network
A newsletter of all streaming shows plus in-person shows in your area
are emailed to all members on Thursday of each week.
FolkWorks events calendar
Follow the directions on that page to become a contributor
so your live-streamed and in-person events can be added!

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel
(we sub back!)

See you next week with more programming info and Lockdown Lemonade #39

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