May 17th FAR-West News Just for You!

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #30 / Best of the West & Beyond Archives / Community May 24th / Campfire May 18th sign-up / FAR-West Teaches Thursday, May 27 / Election Results / FAR-West Memorial Board / 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 17th
You can read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts
In an attempt to keep us connected as we continue to find our way through these often stressful times, some in our extended community have been sharing their experiences, lessons learned and hope as they’ve dealt with Covid, lockdown, boredom, lack of inspiration, etc. We are all looking for ways to make lemonade out of the many lemons! 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.

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.
Monday, May 24th at 7-9 PM PDT
Streaming Live at
FAR-West Community: Durango Songwriters Expo
hosted by Caitlin Cannon
Archive from Monday, May 3rd
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

–>>More 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

Next FAR-West Campfire
Tuesday, May 18th at 7 pm PDT
The theme for our “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” Campfire is Mental Health Awareness. Whether you have songs for this theme or not, come join us!
Make it a warm, welcoming song circle around the
virtual FAR-West campfire. Listeners welcome too!
Email farwestpublicity@gmail.com for the Campfire Zoom Registration Link

FAR-West is proud to present “Virtual Teaching for Success”
in our popular “FAR-West Teaches” series
on May 27th at 2 PM PDT
featuring Laurel Thomsen and hosted by Susie Glaze.
Come join the interaction and live Q & A

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

“Demystifying the Mandolin for Guitar Players (or anyone who is mandolin-curious)” with Mike Mullins
“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class with Laura Zucker
https://youtu.be/RYGhfeUOpvs Polishing Your Live Streaming Act: A Music Performance Master Class with Vicki Green
https://youtu.be/wN7ohmFLrf8 “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

2021 FAR-West Board Election Results
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!

Here is the Updated FAR-West Board Election Results 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 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.
**(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 audiences, we need your help to aid in spreading the word of our ongoing year-round virtual programming.
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.
Once we’ve heard from you, Jeanette Lundgren, our Social Media Director, will be in touch to let you know where to find us.

Other places to be involved:
The FAR-West Friends Discussion group on Facebook!
Share your Gigs or Videos to the FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group
and/or the Gigs Listserv
Andto the Folk Alliance International LiveSteam Calendar

Looking for future programming from FAR-West?
Check out our page/calendar at Undiscovered Music Network
Artists, Venues & Music Fans can join too!

FAR-West is also now adding our shows to
Follow the directions on that page to become a contributor
so your events will be added too!

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel

See you next week with more programming info and Lockdown Lemonade #31
Date: May 17th, 2021
By: Jeanette Lundgren,
FAR-West Board Secretary
& Communications Director
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