May the 3rd FAR-West News Be With You!

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #28 / Best of the West & Beyond Archives / Community May 3rd / Campfire May 4th / FAR-West Teaches May 6th / Election Results / Spotify / Social Sharing Volunteers Needed! / Where to Post your Gigs / FAR-West on Undiscovered Music Network / FAR-West on FolkWorks /  Subscribe to our YouTube! /

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, May 3rd
Lockdown Lemonade #28-
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

Monday, May 3rd, 7-9 PM PDT 8-10 PM MDT
FAR-West Spotlights: Community
A series of virtually hosted events celebrating
the rich cultural musical diversity of FAR-West.
Streaming Live at
FAR-West Community Spotlights: Idaho Songwriters, hosted by Lee Penn Sky.
Featuring Dan Costello, Bruce Michael Miller, Tracy Morrison, Jeff Crosby, and Lee Penn Sky.

FAR-West Campfire
Tuesday, May 4th at 7 pm PDT
Campfire Song Circle ~ swapping songs around the campfire. The May 4th Campfire theme is May the fourth be with you during this Cinco De Mayo! But really any song will do! See you around the fire! Just want to listen, come on over!
Email farwestpublicity@gmail.com for the Campfire Zoom Registration Link

THIS Thursday, May 6th at 2 pm PDT
FAR-West Teaches with Mike Mullins
“Demystifying the Mandolin for Guitar Players
(or anyone who is mandolin-curious)”

Congratulations to all of our candidates and we especially welcome our new members! 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, on or by Friday, May 14th, with the Appointed Executive Board Officers slate.

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 Sharing Help Wanted!
FAR-West is looking for social (media) sharers! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even LinkedIn! 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!

Share your Gigs
to the FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group
and/or the Gigs Listserv
And to the Folk Alliance International LiveSteam Calendar

Looking for info about future programming from FAR-West?
Check out our page/calendar at Undiscovered Music Network

FAR-West is also now adding our shows on

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel

See you next week with more programming info and Lockdown Lemonade #29

Date: May 3rd, 2021
By: Jeanette Lundgren,
FAR-West Board Secretary
& Communications Director
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