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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
The ballots have gone out for the 2018 FAR-West board. In case you can't locate the email in your inbox, the email comes from FAR-West and is titled "Vote now: FAR-West - 2018 Board of Directors Election." Please vote for up to 4 candidates. Ballots must be completed by the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at FAR-West
FAR-West Official Showcases Are Now Open for Submission! We are pleased to announce the opening for submissions for the 2018 FAR-West 'Official Showcase' lineup. The goal of the Official Showcase process is to choose a diverse group of high quality artists who are prepared to tour and perform in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at FAR-West
Press Release: FAR-West 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 26 March 2018 CONTACTS Janet Dukes – FAR-West President – president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West Vice-President and 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary - carey2714@aol.com Publicist(s), FAR-West 2018: Leslie van Winkle - farwestpublicity@gmail.com, Mindy Giles, mindy@swell-productions.com, and Lellie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at FAR-West
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REGISTRATION for FAR-West 2018 is Open! It's Our 15th Annual Conference and we're back at the hotel where it all started! Oct 11-14 at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. Early Bird Register Now! Use this link to go to our website page with all Registration costs, info... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at FAR-West
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The FAR-West Best of the West (BOTW) Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Best of the West honorees. Nominations are solicited from the FAR-West community, with honorees in both the “Performer” and “Ambassador” categories. Nominations should include a brief summary of biographical information, accomplishments and website link. Please... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at FAR-West
The FAR-West Best of the West (BOTW) Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Best of the West honorees. Nominations are solicited from the FAR-West community, with honorees in both the “Performer” and “Ambassador” categories. Nominations should include a brief summary of biographical information, accomplishments and website link. Please... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at FAR-West
Reminder! Nominations are now open for the FAR-West Board of Directors. A description of Board criteria is posted on our website at: http://www.far-west.org/board-criteria.html. Interested individuals may nominate themselves or nominate another person by sending name and email to both Carey Appel, FAR-West Secretary, at (carey2714 at aol dot com) and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at FAR-West
Are you looking to get more involved with the 2018 FAR-West Conference in Woodland Hills (Oct 11-14)? It's our 15th Anniversary and we're back at the hotel where it all started! If you would like to join our team of "Movers and Shakers" that help make things happen, then Jeanette... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at FAR-West
Published in Bill Berry's February 2018 Songwriters Square Newsletter FAR-West 2018 by Jeanette Lundgren Many of you know me either as a fan and supporter of quality indie music or as Mother Hen Promotions. Some of you know me because I am on the FAR-West Board and have co-coordinated conferences... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at FAR-West
The FAR-West Best of the West (BOTW) Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Best of the West honorees. Nominations are solicited from the FAR-West community, with honorees in both the “Performer” and “Ambassador” categories. Nominations should include a brief summary of biographical information, accomplishments and website link. Please... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at FAR-West
Nominations are now open for the FAR-West Board of Directors. A description of Board criteria is posted on our website at: http://www.far-west.org/board-criteria.html. Interested individuals may nominate themselves or nominate another person by sending name and email to both Carey Appel, FAR-West Secretary, at (carey2714 at aol dot com) and to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at FAR-West
At its November meeting, the FAR-West Board voted to implement a leadership transition plan. Effective January 1, 2018, Janet Dukes (NV) will assume the role of Board president previously held by Mark Kaufman (WA). Mark will continue to serve on the Board through the duration of his term. Carey Appel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at FAR-West
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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