FAR-West News, Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #41 / Registration Now Open for the 2021 FAR-West Virtual Conference: #forwardwithfolk / FAR-West Campfire August 10th! / Community Archives & Upcoming / FAR-West Teaches Archives / Best of the West & Beyond Archives / Where to Post your Shows / FAR-West Informational Footer

JUST PUBLISHED Today! Monday, August 2nd
Lockdown Lemonade #41- The Evening Spoon Report
by Lee Penn Sky
Excerpt: “So, what did I do to feel better during the Pandemic other than baking and eating literally hundreds of pounds of bread? Spoon carving. What?! Yes, my friends. Hand carving wooden spoons.”

Read the full post: https://far-west.org/lockdown-lemonade-41-by-lee-penn-sky/

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.

Folks! It’s been a rough year. All the more reason to celebrate each other and our incredible community, right? We’re excited to announce that this year’s 18th annual FAR-West conference will take place October 14-16th and will be entirely virtual, allowing for an even greater reach for our FAR-West community. After all, FAR-West encompasses CA, HI, OR, WA, UT, ID, NV, WY, MT, AK, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, BC, and the Yukon territories. It’s a lot of ground and people to cover and we don’t want anyone to miss out!

This year’s theme, #forwardwithfolk, embraces our movement forward in adapting to a changing world while still showcasing past conference traditions such as the Venue’s Choice Concert, FAR-West Teaches (Panels), Guerrilla Showcases, and awards for the Best of The West, while introducing Campfires, Community Spotlights, Peer Sessions, and a Special Humanitarian Honoree.

Registration opens TODAY, Monday, August 2nd, at far-west.org.

We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, August 10th at 7 PM PDT is the NEXT
FAR-West (virtual) Campfire!
Theme tba
Performers Sign Up early!
As always, Listeners are (very) welcome!
Send an email to farwestpublicity@gmail.com
to receive the zoom registration link.


Idaho Songwriters
Durango Songwriters Expo
Yosemite Songwriters Retreat
The Woodshed Sessions Present “Americana Bridge”
KC Cafe Radio Presents
Upcoming Community Schedule
August 16th: Jim Kimo West & Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
August 30th: Beth Wood with “She’s Speaking”
Sept 13th: Eugene Music Scene
Sept 27th: FolkWorks

Read 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


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
“DIY Video ~ Tips for Home Studio Video” featuring Natalie Gelman, Kris Angelis and Abby Posner. moderated by Celia Chavez


“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
Folk Alliance International LiveStream Calendar
Undiscovered Music Network
A newsletter of all streaming shows plus local in-person shows
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 #42

About FAR-West
Founded in 2002, Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West), the western regional chapter of Folk Alliance International, fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling, and related performing arts in the western region of the USA (California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii) and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and Northwest Territories. The 18th Annual FAR-West Conference, #forwardwithfolk, takes place on October 14-16 and will be entirely virtual this year. Visit FAR-West.org to learn more, to register for the conference, or to follow us online on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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