Weekly FAR-West News … just for you!

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, Feb 15th at 10 AM PST!
Lockdown Lemonade #17-
How I Spent My Covid “Vacation” by Ken Holme

You can read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts from 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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Main Campfire image
Next FAR-West Campfire ~ Tuesday, March 16, 7 PM PT
~ “Spring Break” ~ 
Sing us songs about things that break or are broken;
broken hearts, broken promises, broken bones,
daybreak, coffee break, etc.

Click here to register for the Zoom linkhttps://bit.ly/3oa3Vti

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FAR-West will take part in several programs during 
Folk Alliance International’s 
Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference, February 22-25, 2021
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 which includes registration information:

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2021 FAR-West Board Elections are Now Open for Nominations
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 guidelines can be found here: https://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:
https://www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference

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:
https://www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference

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FAR-West celebrated Valentine’s Day with “Songs of Love”
our newest Spotify Playlist.
This edition features love songs from
FAR-West Official Showcasers from over the years.
Please Listen, Enjoy, Follow & Share!!
https://spoti.fi/3aipvbd 
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 Stories

We have been steadily adding positive songs and stories to our jukebox since late last year and we want to include as many of you who want to be included!
The Positive Jukebox is never ending!

Here are the instructions on what to send and where:
https://far-west.org/positive-jukebox/

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Sharing is Caring … 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 joined our mailing list,
and invited some of your music business friends, fans & family to join us. 
It’s easy. Just click here: https://bit.ly/2MZCFRL
Every week you’ll get an update, similar to the listserve, but with graphics and music!
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