May 10th FAR-West News Just for You!

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #29 / Best of the West & Beyond Archives / Community May 3rd archive / Campfire May 18th sign-up / FAR-West Teaches Archives / Election Results / FAR-West Memorial Board / Spotify / Social Sharing Volunteers Needed! / FAR-West 2021 / Where to Post your Gigs / The Regions Virtual Calendar / FAR-West on Undiscovered Music Network / FAR-West on FolkWorks / Subscribe to our YouTube! /

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, May 10th
Lockdown Lemonade #29-
You can read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts
Shoutout to the music community! Let us hear from you! Lockdown Lemonade has been honored to be posting stories of survival, tips for getting through these challenging times and ALL kinds of ways to make lemonade out of the lemons we’ve been handed during the pandemic. We are always on the lookout for more material to share with the community. Type up your thoughts & feelings, share some laughs you’ve had, some tears you’ve shed, but most of all, let your community know how YOU’VE learned to make your very special brand of lemonade.
Submissions should be 300 words and will be posted based on approval from the Lockdown Lemonade Committee, who might also do a little editing and/or tweaking to help your work to look its best. For guidelines, questions and other submission details, please contact Julie Zipperer at juliez@far-west.org or Marlynn Block at marlynn@far-west.org

View the archives of FAR-West’s
“Best of the West and Beyond”
Online Series

FAR-West Spotlights: Community
A series of virtually hosted events celebrating
the rich cultural musical diversity of FAR-West.
FAR-West Community Spotlights: Idaho Songwriters
Currently Scheduled Upcoming Community Events:
May 24th: Durango Songwriters Expo
June 7th: Yosemite Songwriters
June 21st: The Woodshed Sessions Present “Americana Bridge”
July 19th: KC Cafe Radio Presents
August 2nd: Eugene Listening Room
August 16th: FolkWorks
August 30th: Women of Substance Radio
Sept 13th: Funny Guys & Gals
**please note that titles may change

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

Next FAR-West Campfire
Tuesday, May 18th at 7 pm PDT
Campfire Song Circle ~ swapping songs around the campfire. Stay Tuned for our May 18th theme. In the meantime, whether you want to play or watch/listen, please Email farwestpublicity@gmail.com for the Campfire Zoom Registration Link

“Demystifying the Mandolin for Guitar Players
(or anyone who is mandolin-curious)”

You can also watch the archives of all previous FAR-West Teaches classes as follows

“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class with Laura Zucker
Polishing Your Live Streaming Act: A Music Performance Master Class
“Stream Now, No Waiting” Parts 1, 2 & 3, with Dan Navarro
Part I: https://youtu.be/FmmE56288FI
Part II: https://youtu.be/C82B8fnDsEU
Part III: https://youtu.be/xh4mBjGsOIM

Congratulations to all of our candidates and we especially welcome our new members: Karen Sullivan and Arielle Silver! We thank all of the Folk Alliance members in the FAR-West Region for participating in this important process, and we look forward to working with you!
Please Stay tuned for an addendum to this announcement, next Monday, May 17th, with the Appointed Executive Board Officers slate.

FAR-West Memorial Board
If you would like to commemorate a loss from the extended FAR-West community, please submit a name, a link to a legitimate obit (from a newspaper or Wikipedia) and / or a link to their website to Jeanette@far-west.org. Please make sure birth and death dates are included. We will list them alphabetically on our Memorial Board page. For an example, click here to see the names already listed.

Welcome to May 2021, FAR-Westers! In honor of Spring and New Starts, we are excited to let you know that our newest Spotify playlist is LIVE now! “FAR-West Members’ New Releases” Spotify playlist is 12 songs submitted by members who have released new music to Spotify during 2020 or 2021. Find the new playlist on the FAR-West website (under the Spotify icon) or follow this direct link:
We hope you will listen, enjoy and share this new music from some of our Region’s very talented artists! We expect to add to this playlist in the future so stay tuned for further developments.

Happy Listening!

Social Media Sharing Help Wanted!
FAR-West is looking for social (media) sharers! Thank you to those who have already stepped up but we would love to have more people helping out.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even LinkedIn!
**(We are also looking for someone who is both FAR-West-knowledgeable and Instagram-savvy to help run that platform on our behalf)
In order for FAR-West to reach its intended audience, we need your help to aid in spreading the word of our ongoing year-round virtual programming.
Ideally we would love to have volunteers in each area of our region, sharing posts from the official FAR-West accounts to your audiences and friends on the various social media sites mentioned above. Plus inviting those of your friends who you think would be interested to the Facebook event pages. Sharing those posts to your feeds with a positive comment to introduce it would be a HUGE help. It’s one thing to be tagged in a post from another person or entity; but your friends will pay more attention if you’re sharing and giving the post / event a positive spin and your stamp of approval.
If you think you could help out in this area, please contact Steve Dulson at tinkersown@ca.rr.com or Marlynn Block at marlynn@far-west.org with the social media platform(s) you would feel most comfortable sharing on/with.
Deadline, Friday, May 14th.
Once we’ve heard from you, Jeanette Lundgren, our Social Media Director, will be in touch to let you know where to find us.
We’re very much looking forward to having a terrific social sharing team!

Other places to be involved:
the FAR-West Friends Discussion group on Facebook!
Join and Share your Gigs to the Facebook FAR-West Gigs group
and/or the Gigs Listserv

You can also see all scheduled Folk Alliance International
Regional virtual programming
(i.e. events from FARM, FAR-West, NERFA, SERFA, SWRFA, and FAI)

Looking for future programming from FAR-West?
Check out our page/calendar at Undiscovered Music Network
If you are an artist, a venue, a house concert or a music fan,
you can join too. Info here.

FAR-West is also now adding our shows to
(You can add yours too! Just become a contributor.
Instructions at the above link)

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel

See you next week with more programming info and Lockdown Lemonade #30
Date: May 10th, 2021
By: Jeanette Lundgren,
FAR-West Board Secretary
& Communications Director


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