From FAR-West Just For You (Monday, April 5th, 2021)

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #24 / Submission Request Lockdown Lemonade / Election Update / Campfire April 6th / FAR-West Teaches / Discussion Listserv Alert / Positive Jukebox Submission Request /
ShoutOut for NERFA & FARM & the Regions Virtual Calendar

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JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, April 5th
Lockdown Lemonade #24-Elderberry Étouffée:
Twenty Twenty Smothered in Good & Plenty 
by Rob Evanoff
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

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IMPORTANT note for the 2021 Board elections: Ballots for the FAR-West board elections were sent from Folk Alliance International to current members of FAI in our region on March 23rd.  Make sure to check your email for the ballot which came from Folk Alliance at invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com! Voting opened on Tuesday, March 23rd and continues until April 20th. Election results will be announced on May 1st.

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Our next Campfire is set for Tuesday, April 6th.
The music starts at 7 PM PDT.
FAR-West Campfire: Spring – A Time of Hope, Renewal, and New Life!

The theme for this song circle is all about welcoming spring; so artists and tellers of all genres from near and far — bring along your songs and stories about flowers, hope, renewal, new life … anything that spring means to you. But songs and stories about anything are always welcome. So are folks who just want to listen.

Our Campfires burn on Zoom, so send an email to farwestpublicity@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.   
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The Next FAR-West Teaches Segment is April 15th 
with Laura Zucker
“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class
YOU CAN ATTEND AS AN OBSERVER, 
OR YOU CAN APPLY TO BE A PERFORMING ACT.
To be considered for a performing slot,
apply by April 13th at 8 p.m. PDT
Please email farwestpublicity@gmail.com
for the Zoom Registration Link
More Info
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You can watch the archive of FAR-West Teaches: Polishing Your Live Streaming Act: A Music Performance Master Class with Vicki Green on the FAR-West YouTube channel at
https://youtu.be/wN7ohmFLrf8
If you missed our first FAR-West Teaches, “Stream Now, No Waiting” Parts 1, 2 & 3, with Dan Navarro, they are now streaming on the FAR-West YouTube channel!
Part I: https://youtu.be/FmmE56288FI
Part II: https://youtu.be/C82B8fnDsEU
Part III: https://youtu.be/xh4mBjGsOIM

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel,
so you won’t miss any future programming: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference/
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The FAR-West discussion listserv (i.e. the email address that ends with folkserve.netwill be going away soon.
Right Now would be a great time for you to sign up for our mailing list!
We send out a newsletter every Monday (just like this but with music)!
Sign Up Here:
https://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/join_mailing_list/artist_226139

If you were a member of our listserv for the discussions and information, the FAR-West Friends Discussion group on Facebook now serves that purpose! Join Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/farwestfriends

You can also share your Gigs and Videos to the FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/farwestgigs and/or the Gigs Listserv http://lists.far-west.org/listinfo.cgi/gigs-far-west.org

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A Request for Positive Music and Stories: We have been adding positive songs and stories to our jukebox since last year and we want to include you too! So if you don’t already have a song or story on the FAR-West Positive Jukebox, here are the instructions on what to send and where: https://far-west.org/positive-jukebox/
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NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance)
and FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)
also have lots of great year round virtual programming.
FARM: https://www.farmfolk.org/
You can also see all scheduled Regional
virtual programming

on the Regions Virtual Calendar
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