FAR-West Weekly Update, Monday, August 30th, 2021

Topics in this post: Register for our 2021 FAR-West Virtual Conference / FAR-West Town Hall TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 31st / Lockdown Lemonade #45 / FAR-West Community: She’s Speaking TONIGHT (August 30th) + Archives / FAR-West Teaches with Steve Postell and Tariqh Akoni THIS Thursday, Sept 2nd+ Archives / Call for Spotify Submissions / Where to Post your Events /

The 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.
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.
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You have questions and we have the answers! Join Julie Zipperer, FAR-West Conference Director, Tuesday, Aug 31, at 6pm Pacific for our LIVE Town Hall Meeting!
FAR-West will be live, taking your questions about all things FAR-West 2021 Virtual Conference, and will introduce new conference programs, educational panels, “Live from The Living Room” Virtual Private Guerrilla Showcases, Venue’s Choice Showcases and more.
Join us and ask questions about our upcoming FAR-West Conference, Oct 14-16, as we move #forwardwithfolk. Town Hall is free and all are welcome.

Watch on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farwestconference/live_videos
Watch on youtube: https://youtu.be/DyDmqYG4ZEU

Lockdown Lemonade #45- Gifts from My Constant Companion by Debbie Newman
Excerpt: “I have always been a professional audience participant. I love hearing live music. I study the lyrics to glimpse the meanings and feelings behind each song. I love to see the poetry and how carefully each line is crafted. I can’t help but sing along to my favorites.”
Continue Reading: gifts-from-my-constant-companion-by-debbie-newman/

Read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts

Submission Info: Lockdown Lemonade is FAR-West’s response to the dramatic and drastic shifts of 2020’s global health and economic crises. 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.

TONIGHT! Monday, August 30th at 7 PM PDT
FAR-West Community Presents “She’s Speaking
Songs about women, by women, for everyone.

FAR-West Community Spotlight Archives/Playlist

More info 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


THIS THURSDAY, September 2nd at 2pm PDT

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

Submission Opportunity: Spotify Playlist – “FAR-West Members’ New Releases”
FAR-West Members!! Are you an Artist or Band with a New Release?? Music that was released during 2020 or 2021?
We are adding new music to our “FAR-West Members’ New Releases” Spotify playlist to showcase our members who have recent commercially released music.
We want to celebrate your new music! Read on for details!

Here’s the criteria for submission:
  • Submit your Spotify link to one (1) song from your new release – Links ONLY – MP3’s will be disqualified.
  • E-mail the link to roserockmusic@gmail.com.
  • If you submitted (1) one song in our First Round, you may submit a 2nd song (1) from the same release. Just know that priority will be given to artists who are submitting a song for the first time or from a newer release (since last May).
That’s it! We’ll send you the direct link to the “FAR-West Members’ New Releases” Spotify Playlist once it’s published.
Thank You for your music and artistry!

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

->Where to Post your Events<-

FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group

the FAR-West Gigs Listserv

Folk Alliance International LiveStream Calendar

Undiscovered Music Network
Free Sign-up at: https://undiscoveredmusic.net/join
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 #46

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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