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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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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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
Hello FAR-West Members and Community: We are preparing the workshops and panels for FAR-West 2018 and are excited to create a program that educates and entertains. We are seeking your input on specific programs and topics you are interested in. We are also accepting workshop submissions. WORKSHOP TOPIC SURVEY: Please... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at FAR-West
From Janet Dukes, FAR-West Registrar: Last chance for Early Bird registration rates! Why register now? First, you won't get a better deal ... $160 for FAI members, $185 for non members. But wait... It's only $25 more if I wait, no big deal, right? WRONG! The Susanne Millsaps Coffee House... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at FAR-West
Volunteering at FAR West! From Susie Glaze, FAR-West's Volunteer Coordinator: 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... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at FAR-West
The 2018 FAR-West Board election is complete with the following results: -Re-elected to a 3-year term were Marni Rachmiel (WA) and Ronnie Weinberger (CA). -Elected to a 3-year term after fulfilling an open position is Michael Howard (AK). -Newly elected to a 3-year term is Susie Glaze (CA). Susie is... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at FAR-West
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2018 CONTACTS Janet Dukes - FAR-West President - president@far-west.org Jeanette Lundgren - FAR-West Vice-President & 2018 Conference Chair - vp@far-west.org Stephen Bond Garvan - Best of the West Coordinator - steve@garvanmanagement.com Leslie vanWinkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 - farwestpublicity@gmail.com, Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at FAR-West
Are you a musician interested in attending the FAR-West conference this fall (Oct 11-14 in Woodland Hills, CA) but not sure about the funds? Check out the Roz and Howard Larman Memorial Scholarship. The Larmans were great supporters of musicians and of FAR-West. The scholarship fund was started to provide... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at FAR-West
Want to build a better, more musical tomorrow? Want to be an integral part of our fast growing musical community? Then let’s climb aboard the FAR-West Express and chase that dream. First stop: Brunch at the Zipperer home, Saturday, June 9th from 11 am to 1 pm. Join the FAR-West... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at FAR-West
From Chrissie Natoli, Raffle Coordinator Hello, FAR-West Friends! I hope you are all doing well! I know my life has seen (and will see) many changes since last October (including a son who will be graduating from high school in less than a month!) and I'm pretty sure this year... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at FAR-West
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Registration is Open for our 1​5th Anniversary FAR-West Music Conference, ​in Woodland Hills, CA at the ​Warner Center Marriott, October ​11-14, 2018 Early Bird registration rates are available until May 31st. Rates are Only $160 for Folk Alliance members, and $185 for non-members. Prices go up $25 on June 1st.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at FAR-West
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