Weekly FAR-West News … Just For You (Mon., Feb 22nd)

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #18 / Folk Unlocked Starts Today (2/22/21)! / Campfire March 16 / Elections Reminder / FAR-West Teaches / FAR-West on Spotify / Positive Jukebox

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, Feb 22nd!
Lockdown Lemonade #18-
A Little Help From My Friends by Marlynn Block
You can read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts from Ken Holme, deb Ewing, James Lee Stanley, Bonnie Beckman, Pat Nason, Simon Petty, Gary Paul, Celia Chavez, Deborah Crooks, Judy Nazemetz, Hillorie McLarty, Brett Perkins, Thanksgiving Edition, Julie Zipperer, Susie Glaze, Tracy Newman, Brad Colerick and Art Podell at https://far-west.org/lockdown-lemonade/

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FAR-West is taking part in several programs during Folk Alliance International’s Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference, which starts today, February 22nd:
The Regionals’ Spotlight Showcase featuring Petty Chavez,
3 nights of Unlocked Showcases and a
virtual Networking Center booth
staffed by FAR-West board members.
Read the full press release: https://bit.ly/3sfKgdM
Public Showcase Tickets via eventbrite

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Next FAR-West Campfire ~ Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 pm PT
~ “Spring Break” ~
Sing us songs about things that break or are broken; broken hearts, broken promises, broken bones, daybreak, coffee break, etc. ~
Register for the Zoom link:  https://bit.ly/3oa3Vti

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Interested individuals may nominate themselves or may nominate another person by sending the name and email address to elections@far-west.org.
Criteria for nominations: all Board members must either live in or be affiliated with the FAR-West region and be members in good standing of Folk Alliance International or join with their election.
We are a working board within an all volunteer organization which requires assuming a leadership role in some aspect of our year-round online presence, our year-round operations of the organization, and when we are allowed to meet again in person, our in-person conference.
FAR-West Board Criteria guidelineshttps://far-west.org/far-west-board-criteria/.

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The archive of our first two (2) FAR-West Teaches:
“Stream Now, No Waiting”
with Dan Navarro are now available for viewing!
Co-Hosts: Joel Tepp & Julie Maxey Zipperer
Dan Navarro’s Steam Now, No Waiting ~ Part 3 ~
March 4th, at 2 PM PST
Zoom registration link https://bit.ly/2KWCpSs
or go direct to the FAR-West YouTube channel:
Polishing Your Live Streaming Act:
A Music Performance Master Class with Vicki Green, Performing Artist Coach
Thursday, March 25, 2 till 3:30 PM PST
Zoom registration link https://bit.ly/3jkXORU
or go direct to the FAR-West YouTube channel:

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FAR-West celebrated Valentine’s Day with our latest Spotify Playlist, titled “Songs of Love”
This edition features love songs from
FAR-West Official Showcasers from over the years.
Please Listen, Enjoy, Follow & Share!!
Here’s our Thanksgiving 2020 Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2ZkQnRG
and our Best of the West Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2OIYsNZ
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A Request for Positive Music and StoriesWe have been steadily adding positive songs and stories to our jukebox since late last year and we want to include you, too!
The Positive Jukebox is never ending! So if you don’t already have a song or story there, here are the instructions on what to send and where: https://far-west.org/positive-jukebox/
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farwestconnects … if you love what we’ve got going,
please share this email with a friend.
Even better, with social media being so glitchy of late, it would be great if you invited some of your music business friends, fans & family to join our mailing list.
It’s easy. Just click here: https://bit.ly/2MZCFRL
Every week you’ll get an update with graphics and music!
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