FAR-West News Just for You (Monday, April 12th)

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #25 / Submission Request Lockdown Lemonade / Election Update / Roots Music & Beyond with Art Podell This Saturday / Campfire 4/20 / FAR-West Teaches / Info about FAR-West 2021 / Listserv Alert / ShoutOut for NERFA & FARM & the Regions Virtual Calendar

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, April 12th
Lockdown Lemonade #25-Grateful by Carey Appel
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


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.

It’s been a long time coming and here tis’!
The west shines on Saturday morning.
And … for those of you who have never heard of Folk Alliance Region – West (FAR-West),
allow us to introduce ourselves … tune in for the ride … eee-ha!
Archived for 14 days at https://www.kpfk.org/archives/

FAR-West Campfire: 4/20
4/20 stands for many things. Those cute little blackbirds stuck in a crusted shell but also clouds of psychedelic smoke. Use your imagination and come join us for our FAR-West Campfire to share songs, stories, laughs! Downbeat at 7 PM PDT on 4/20. It will definitely be a far-out time! Of course, any song will do! Just want to listen, come on over! We are at the campsite next to the big tree where the maid will be hanging out the clothes on Zoom.
Our next Campfire will be on May 4th – what theme will this one be? Lots of fun Tuesdays ahead!!
You will need your own zoom account in order to be authenticated.
Our Campfires burn on Zoom, so send an email to farwestpublicity@gmail.com to receive the Zoom Registration link.

The Next FAR-West Teaches Segment is THIS Thursday
April 15th with Laura Zucker
“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class
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

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

Please Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel, so you won’t miss any future programming: https://www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference/


In case you didn’t already receive this March 24th announcement:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding the FAR-West 2021 Conference

The FAR-West discussion listserv (the email address that ends with folkserve.net) will be going away soon. Right Now would be a great time for you to sign up for our mailing list so you don’t miss any future news and announcements!
We send out a newsletter every Monday (just like this but directly to your email inbox)! 
If you were a member of the FAR-West Discussion listserv for the discussions and information,
the Facebook FAR-West Friends Discussion group now serves that purpose!
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
And submit your Livestream Shows to the Folk Alliance International LiveStream Calendar
NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance)
and FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)
also have lots of great year round virtual programming.
You can also see all scheduled Regional virtual programming
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