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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
Recent Activity
From Chrissie Natoli / Silent Auction/Drawing Coordinator: Hello! I can't wait to see everyone in just a few days! I am writing to remind everyone that this year we will have a silent auction and drawing instead of a raffle. The silent auction items will be open for bidding for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018 PRESS RELEASE: Pre-Conference Open-Stage Event in Woodland Hills, CA on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7pm. The Write-off Room 21791 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA Woodland Hills, CA – Consider this an open invitation to all FAR-West Conference Registrants who will be in the Los... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at FAR-West
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FAR-West Thanks its 2018 Media Partners FAR-West would very much like to Acknowledge and Thank our Media Partners for aiding in our efforts to pre-promote and put on a GREAT 2018 - 15th Anniversary - conference: Thank you to Kathy Forste, Kathleen Coleman, and John Dutton, the three volunteers who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP and 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 lellie@lpc-media.com 15th ANNUAL FOLK ALLIANCE REGION-WEST... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DATE: Sept 29, 2018 CONTACTS: Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Joel Tepp – FAR-West Content Coordinator - joeltepp@earthlink.net Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at FAR-West
From Chrissie Natoli / Coordinator of the FAR-West 2018 Silent Auction and Drawing Hello, everyone! I am writing to let you know that due to circumstances beyond our control, at this year's conference we will not be able to hold our raffle as we have in the past. Instead, we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 24, 2018 CONTACTS: Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org MaryAnne Moorman – 2018 Storytelling Expo Co-Coordinator - auntmama@gmail.com, and Nick Smith - 2018 Storytelling Expo Co-Coordinator - nsmith@cityofpasadena.net Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at FAR-West
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DATE: Sept 20, 2018 CONTACTS: Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Peter Krantz, Venues Choice Coordinator - pskrantz@msn.com Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com, and Lellie Capwell - Publicist... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at FAR-West
From Wes Weddell: Hi all, Have been keeping a low profile for several months as I focus on a family situation, but delighted to emerge in time to join everyone in Woodland Hills! I'll also reprise my role from the past two conferences in pairing first-time attendees with veteran mentors... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Sept 7, 2018 CONTACTS Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Stephen Bond Garvan - Best of the West Coordinator - steve@garvanmanagement.com Joel Tepp – Content Coordinator - joeltepp@earthlink.net Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Sept 5, 2018 CONTACTS: Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com, and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 lellie@lpc-media.com OFFICIAL... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at FAR-West
Volunteering at FAR West! Volunteering at FAR-West this year has SO many advantages to the conference goer! First: you can choose to get paid! You can actually apply for a reimbursement of funds when you serve as a volunteer! Depending on how many hours you put in, you will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at FAR-West
There are a number of ways to promote yourself at the FAR-West conference this fall (Oct 11-14 in Woodland Hills, CA), 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at FAR-West
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​ Deadlines! We've got some VERY Important Deadlines! Summer Special Registration Prices End on Friday, August 31st: $185 for Folk Alliance Members & $210 for non members. There are discounts available for small venues and house concerts, radio hosts & DJs, arts organizations and Canadian members. All info at this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at FAR-West
FAR-West is pleased to announce the list of 2018 Official Showcase acts (in alphabetical order by first name). More information about them can be found at: http://www.far-west.org/showcases-2018.html 2018 Official Showcase Artists: Alice Wallace Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints Cindy Kalmenson Claudia Nygaard Ernest Troost Flagship Romance FREEBO James Lee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at FAR-West
The Presenter Outreach program for the annual FAR-West Music Conference continues to grow each year. We are always expanding our efforts to bring venue representatives to our conferences. FAR-West Presenter Outreach involves ever developing connections with potential venue representatives which includes modest financial assistance (by invitation only) for a limited... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at FAR-West
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For artists, hosts, venues and music supporters from all over the western region of the US and Canada, this is the year to make plans to attend FAR-West. It's our 15th Anniversary AND we're back at the hotel in Woodland Hills, CA where we held our very first official conference... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at FAR-West
I went to my first FAR-WEST conference in 2015. I was 44 years old, had just recorded my first album, and was in search of guidance on how to do the musician thing. I studied up (Paul Barker’s Handbook & video), booked as many guerrilla showcases as I could and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at FAR-West
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We are accepting applications to the Folk Musicians Relief Fund. The FMRF, under the umbrella of FAR-West, provides assistance to all types of career musicians associated with FAR-West who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Applicants must be affiliated with the FAR-West region... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at FAR-West
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DATE: June 18th, 2018 CONTACTS Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Joel Tepp – FAR-West Sponsorship Coordinator - joeltepp@earthlink.net Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com, and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 lellie@lpc-media.com Bill Wence Promotions... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2018 CONTACTS Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com, and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 lellie@lpc-media.com Radio... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2018 CONTACTS Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com, and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 lellie@lpc-media.com FAR-WEST... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at FAR-West
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Welcome to the FAR-West June 2018 Newsletter with updates for all.... Now that you’ve registered for the 2018 FAR-West Music Conference in Woodland Hills, California, at the Warner Center Marriott this October 11th to the 14th, it’s time to look at all of the opportunities to maximize your time. WAIT!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2018 CONTACTS Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 farwestpublicity@gmail.com, and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 lellie@lpc-media.com Music... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at FAR-West
From Carey Appel / PGS coordinator: Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to participate in this year’s conference! Hosting a PGS (Private Guerrilla Showcase) room is a great way to meet people, present yourself and others, and put yourself in charge of the music. The conference PGS floor buzzes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at FAR-West