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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
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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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
The Venue Outreach program for each FAR-West annual conference continues to grow on the foundation initiated by Russ Paris, John Zipperer and the initial Venue Sponsorship team several years ago. Today, FAR-West Venue Outreach involves ever expanding connections with potential venue attendees which includes modest financial assistance (by invitation only)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at FAR-West
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June 2017 FAR-West Newsletter Now that you’ve registered for the 2017 FAR-West Music Conference in Bellevue, Washington, at the Hyatt Regency this October 5th to the 8th, it’s time to look at all of the opportunities to maximize your time. WAIT! What? You haven’t registered yet? Well, it’s not too... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at FAR-West
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FAR-WEST AND KC CAFÉ RADIO ANNOUNCE CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP FOR MUSIC CONFERENCE Folk Alliance Region – West (FAR-West) and KC Café Radio proudly announce the continuation of their highly successful professional partnership for this year’s (2017) upcoming FAR-West Music Conference in Bellevue, WA. This partnership began at the 2015 FAR-West Conference... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at FAR-West
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Last reminder! You have until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (May 31st, 2017) to register for the FAR-West Conference, October 5-8th in Bellevue WA. Use this link to begin the registration process. Tomorrow it will be $25 more! If you're interested in performing in the Susanne Millsaps Coffee House, half of the slots... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at FAR-West
Just that friendly reminder that you have until tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st at MIDNIGHT to register for the annual conference at the Early Bird rates! Why wait any longer, and pay more?? The conference will be October 5-8th at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA. Early Bird rates are $160... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at FAR-West
Just a friendly reminder that the Early Bird rate for the 14th Annual FAR-West Conference will end NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st. Don't wait for the last minute! Rates are $160 for Folk Alliance members, and $185 for Non-members. Our conference will take place Oct 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency in... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at FAR-West