Weekly Update, Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Topics in this post: Register for our 2021 Virtual Conference / Lockdown Lemonade #44 / FAR-West Campfire TOMORROW August 24th: CRaZy Hats! / Community ‘She’s Speaking’ August 30th + Archives / FAR-West Teaches Sept 2nd + Archives / Where to Post your Events /

The 18th annual FAR-West conference will take place October 14-16th and will be entirely virtual, allowing for an even greater reach for our FAR-West community. FAR-West encompasses CA, HI, OR, WA, UT, ID, NV, WY, MT, AK, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, BC, and the Yukon territories. It’s a lot of ground and people to cover and we don’t want anyone to miss out!

This year’s theme, #forwardwithfolk, embraces our movement forward in adapting to a changing world while still showcasing past conference traditions such as the Venue’s Choice Concert, FAR-West Teaches (Panels), Guerrilla Showcases, and awards for the Best of The West, while introducing Campfires, Community Spotlights, Peer Sessions, and a Special Humanitarian Honoree.

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JUST PUBLISHED Today! Monday, August 23rd

Lockdown Lemonade #44-
In Search of Home
by Jennifer Leonhardt

Excerpt: “I spent the last year and a half ironically traveling a great deal. After the quarantine was mostly lifted, I found that I was compelled out the door, on a journey of a little bit of searching for something, and a little bit of just getting away. What I found was surprising to me.”

Continue Reading: https://far-west.org/lockdown-lemonade-44-by-jennifer-leonhardt/

Read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts

Lockdown Lemonade is FAR-West’s response to the dramatic and drastic shifts of 2020’s global health and economic crises. Lockdown Lemonade is a look at the bright side. With this collection of flash creative nonfiction, brief personal essays, recollections, and musings from members of our community, we hope to shine a light on the best things that can and have come out of the most challenging of times. 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.

Tuesday, August 24th beginning at 7 PM PDT
It’s CRaZy HAT DAY at our FAR-West Campfire!
Audience Participation Welcome!
Bring Us Your Songs & Stories about Hats!
Show Us Your CRaZy Hats!
Register for the Zoom Link at found.ee/farwestcampfire


Monday, August 30th at 7 PM PDT
FAR-West Community Presents “She’s Speaking
Songs about women, by women, for everyone.

FAR-West Community Spotlight Archives/Playlist

Read 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


FAR-West Teaches
“Soloing for Songwriters – Anyone Can Take the Lead!”
Thursday, September 2nd / 2pm Pacific
Between them, Tariqh Akoni & Steve Postell have played guitar in almost every imaginable circumstance; from film & TV scores, to Broadway shows, to performing live and in the studio with artists including Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, David Crosby, Kenny Loggins, Elton John, John Oates, Jennifer Warnes and The Immediate Family, just to name a few. And whether in a stadium, the studio, or the corner bar, they have often been asked to provide exciting guitar solos. In this workshop, they will reveal some of the basic and easily accessible tools that players at any level can use to pull off a sweet sounding lead, even if you have only just accompanied your songs playing rhythm guitar parts. Remember … ANYONE CAN TAKE THE LEAD!

Direct link to the archives of all previous FAR-West Teaches classes
“Stream Now, No Waiting” Parts 1, 2 & 3, with Dan Navarro
“Polishing Your Live Streaming Act: A Music Performance Master Class” with Vicki Green
“Make a Song Your Own” Master Class with Laura Zucker
“Demystifying the Mandolin for Guitar Players (or anyone who is mandolin-curious)” with Mike Mullins
“Virtual Teaching for Success” featuring Laurel Thomsen and hosted by Susie Glaze
“Guitar Orchestration ~ Arranging a Song for One Voice, One Guitar” featuring James Lee Stanley, Laurence Juber and Rick Ruskin
“DIY Video ~ Tips for Home Studio Video” featuring Natalie Gelman, Kris Angelis and Abby Posner, moderated by Celia Chavez

Not sure of which FAR-West events are next?
Check the Events Tab
on the Official FAR-West Website

->Where to Post your Events<-
FAR-West Gigs Facebook Group
FAR-West Gigs Listserv
Folk Alliance International LiveStream Calendar
Undiscovered Music Network
A newsletter of all streaming shows plus in-person shows in your area
are emailed to all members on Thursday of each week.
FolkWorks events calendar
Follow the directions on that page to become a contributor
so your live-streamed and in-person events can be added!

Make sure to subscribe to the FAR-West YouTube channel
(we sub back!)
See you next week with more programming info
and Lockdown Lemonade #45

About FAR-West
Founded in 2002, Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West), the western regional chapter of Folk Alliance International, fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling, and related performing arts in the western region of the USA (California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii) and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.
The 18th Annual FAR-West Conference, #forwardwithfolk, takes place on October 14-16 and will be entirely virtual this year. Visit FAR-West.org to learn more, to register for the conference, or to follow us online on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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