FAR-West News, Monday, July 26th, 2021

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #40 / FAR-West Campfire goes Electric! Tomorrow, July 27th / Community Archives & Upcoming / FAR-West Teaches DIY Video July 29th + Archives / A ‘Now See Hear’ Milestone / Best of the West & Beyond Archives / Where to Post your Gigs /

JUST PUBLISHED Today! Monday, July 26th
Lockdown Lemonade #40- A Time to Repair
by Jackie Morris
Excerpt: “I typically look to laughter for solace, so at the end of last year, I wrote a song recounting my very practical, if somewhat obsessive attempts to make lemonade out of isolation.” Read morehttps://far-west.org/lockdown-lemonade-40-by-jackie-morris/
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 Community Spotlight Archives/Playlist
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
More to Come!

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


Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27th at 7 PM PDT
FAR-West Campfire goes Electric!
Bring your songs and play on an electric guitar 
or keyboard or any electrified instrument!
Listeners Welcome!
Even if you DOn’t play electric, bring what you have and we’ll see you there!
Please email farwestpublicity@gmail.com to receive
the Campfire Zoom Registration Link



THIS Thursday, July 29th at 2pm Pacific
FAR-West Teaches Presents:
DIY Video ~ Tips for Home Studio Video
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?


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

FAR-West’s Now See Hear Project reaches a milestone
The Now See Hear project (www.nowseehear.org), conceived and operated under the umbrella of FAR-West, has a reason to celebrate. The purpose of the project, since its inception in 2015, is to connect FAR-West musicians with artists and artisans from all over and let their works inspire each other in an ongoing chain of newly-created songs and art, like a game of telephone. On July 20th, the project received its 100th original artwork. Inspired by regular FAR-West attendee Jen Hajj’s song “Surrealist Art” (created for NSH in 2020), Maryland painter and video-maker Seth Holmes came up with a suitably surreal painting. Which, it turns out, is the 100th bit of art, craft or poetry submitted to the project.
It’s fitting that Seth and Jen are the painting’s parent and grandparent; both have contributed to NSH in the past. It also seems fitting that the song and the painting appear on a thread called “The Thread That’s Dedicated To Michael Morales.” Michael was a passionate FAR-West musician and NSH participant who left us far too early in life.
To see the whole project and read about how it works, go to www.nowseehear.org
To view “The Thread That’s Dedicated To Michael Morales” so you can hear and see Jen and Seth’s offerings, go to https://nowseehear.org/the-thread-thats-dedicated-to-michael-morales/
To get involved with NSH or just ask questions, write to phil@nowseehear.org.
(Let’s get some more musicians on board—the song count is at 88 right now.
The artists are winning!)
(Actually, everybody is winning.)

View the archives/playlist of
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 #41  

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