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FAR-West
Western US
4 Great Days of Folk Music
Interests: folk music, acoustic music, traditional folk music, contemporary folk music, singer songwriters, string bands, independent music, world music, bluegrass, acoustic blues, acoustic concerts, live concerts, house concerts, live music, coffee house music, non commercial radio, community radio, independent radio, music festivals, folk festivals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, piano, harmonica, bass, upright bass
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2017 CONTACTS Mark Kaufman – FAR-West President - president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President - vp@far-west.org Leslie vanWinkle - Publicist, FAR-West 2017 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com Carey Appel - FAR-West FMRF Chair - carey2714@aol.com Folk Musicians Relief Fund Eases Hardships for Members Our changing music economy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at FAR-West
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From the FAR-West Board: We were saddened to learn that Penny Nichols, who received a 2015 FAR-West Lifetime Achievement Award for her years as a world-class performer as well as an inspirational music educator, passed away on Sunday following her battle with cancer. She was a much-loved member of our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at FAR-West
Audio from the Venues Choice Concert, the Friday night Official Showcases, the Best of the West Awards, and the Saturday evening Official Showcases have been provided to us via our partnership with KC Cafe Radio. All audio from these pieces of the 2017 conference (most of which were also live-streamed)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at FAR-West
From Wes Weddell: With the conference right around the corner (woo-hoo!), your Seattle-area Boots-on-the-Ground wanted to provide some more detailed transportation information in addition to what's listed on the FAR-West site. For folk arriving at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, the taxi, Shuttle Express, and Sound Transit bus options (#560) listed at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at FAR-West
From Chrissie Natoli / FAR-West 2017 Raffle Coordinator: The conference is less than a week away! I just want to remind everyone not to forget to bring some cash to buy raffle tickets. There are amazing prizes this year (as always because we have such an awesome community!) I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017 CONTACTS: Mark Kaufman – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - vp@far-west.org Janet Dukes - FAR-West Secretary and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - registration@far-west.org Leslie vanWinkle - Publicist, FAR-West 2017 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com 14th ANNUAL FOLK ALLIANCE REGION-WEST... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at FAR-West
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From Neil Scott: My name is Neil Scott and I do a nightly national radio talk show (RECOVERY – Coast to Coast), which has been on the air for the past twelve years, broadcasting from our iHeart Radio flagship station, 850AM in Seattle. Over the past 4 years, I have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at FAR-West
From Wes Weddell: As many here know, navigating the conference and its many facets for the first time can feel overwhelming: what do I make a priority?; how do I pace myself on the PGS floor?; what's worth my time and my dollar...? If you are a returning attendee and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2017 CONTACTS Mark Kaufman – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - vp@far-west.org Janet Dukes - FAR-West Secretary and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - registration@far-west.org Leslie vanWinkle - Publicist, FAR-West 2017 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com FAR-WEST REGIONAL STORYTELLING EXPO 2017... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 CONTACTS Mark Kaufman – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - vp@far-west.org Janet Dukes - FAR-West Secretary and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - registration@far-west.org Leslie vanWinkle - Publicist, FAR-West 2017 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com FAR-WEST CONFERENCE PRESENTS “VENUES CHOICE... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at FAR-West
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From Phil Ward: Hey gang, the invented-for-FAR-West Now See Hear Project can now claim to have inspired at least 33 original songs and at least 36 original works of art. (The numbers are probably higher by the time you read this.) So that’s about 70 new creations for the world's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at FAR-West
From Chrissie Natoli, FAR-West 2017 Raffle Coordinator: Hello, everyone! I have exciting news that I'd like to share about two recent donations to the raffle! One is a 4099 instrument microphone from DPA Microphones, which comes with mounting devices for both guitar and mandolin/fiddle: http://www.dpamicrophones.com/ http://rycooder.nl/pages/dpa_4099_microphones.htm The other .... drum... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at FAR-West
Deadlines! We've got some VERY Important Deadlines! Because our conference is a week earlier this year, some of the deadlines have earlier dates than you may be used to. Summer Special Registration Prices End on Thursday, August 31st: $185 for Folk Alliance Members & $210 for non members. There are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at FAR-West
From Chrissie Natoli, FAR-West Raffle Coordinator: Hello, FAR-West Folks! As the conference approaches, I wanted to make a last call for Raffle items. The final, hard deadline to donate items is August 29, exactly one week from today! I want to thank each and every one of you who have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at FAR-West
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Puget's Sound Productions P.O. Box 15454 Seattle, WA 98115 www.livelocalmusic.org PRESS RELEASE: Puget's Sound Productions is pleased to partner with Dusty Strings Music in hosting the 2017 Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) Pre-Conference Open-Stage Event in Seattle, WA on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7pm. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2017... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at FAR-West
There are a number of ways to promote yourself at the FAR-West conference this fall (Oct 5-8 in Bellevue, WA), whether you are attending the conference or not, and whether you are a musician, venue, radio DJ or host, or music business person. Program Book Ads: One of the best... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at FAR-West
FAR-West needs your involvement. The Board is looking for a conference coordinator (or co-coordinators) as well as a group of Southern California folks to work with the Board to organize the 2018 conference in Woodland Hills, CA on Oct 11-14, 2018. While coordinator(s) would ideally be located in Southern California,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at FAR-West
From Chrissie Natoli, Raffle Coordinator: Hello, FAR-Westers! I hope everyone is having a lovely summer. I just wanted to send out a reminder about the raffle that happens every year at the conference and to ask for any donations you might be thinking of contributing this year. Also, I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2017 CONTACTS Mark Kaufman – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - vp@far-west.org Janet Dukes - FAR-West Secretary and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - registration@far-west.org Leslie vanWinkle - Publicist, FAR-West 2017 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS’ SCHEDULE FOR... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at FAR-West
Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) is proud to announce this year’s selection of performers in the juried Official Showcase concerts at its annual music conference in Bellevue, WA, October 5-8. Twelve acts were chosen by a two tiered judging process from a large pool of applicants. This year’s artists are: Larry... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at FAR-West
For artists, hosts, venues and music supporters from the Pacific Northwest, this is the year to make plans to attend FAR-West 2017. After this year, our annual conference will move to Southern California for two years and then to Northern California. It will be at least four years and maybe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at FAR-West
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CONTACTS Mark Kaufman – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - vp@far-west.org Janet Dukes - FAR-West Secretary and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - registration@far-west.org Leslie van Winkle - Publicist, FAR-West 2017 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com Music Connection Renews Partnership with FAR-West for 2017 Conference Once again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at FAR-West
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Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) and Radio Submit announce continued partnership. Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) and Radio Submit have once more joined forces to work together to advance appreciation of Folk and Roots music around the world. Radio Submit will be presenting music from the 2017 FAR-West Official Showcase... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2017 CONTACTS Mark Kaufman – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - vp@far-west.org Janet Dukes - FAR-West Secretary and 2017 Conference Co-Chair - registration@far-west.org Leslie van Winkle - Publicist, FAR-West 2017 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com FAR-West Regional Music Conference... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at FAR-West
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Hello, FAR-West Friends! As summer descends upon us, I know a lot of us are heading off on tours and trips to festivals, but before we know it, fall will be here and with it, our beloved FAR-West conference. A favorite part of the conference is the raffle, where many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at FAR-West