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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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Date: January 15, 2020 To: All FAR-West Members From: Susie Glaze, Secretary Re: 2020 Board Elections Open for Nominations Happy New Year to you all, and a reminder that nominations for the 2020 FAR-West Board of Directors are in progress. Interested individuals may nominate themselves or nominate another person by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at FAR-West
To our FAR-West friends and family - We are very happy to let you know that a large contingent of the FAR-West Board will be in attendance at the Folk Alliance International conference in New Orleans January 22-26, 2020. Those Board members are: -Janet Dukes, FAR-West Board President and Registrar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at FAR-West
YouTube: Twitter: Facebook Page: Facebook Gigs Group: Facebook Friends (discussion) Group: Facebook FAR-West Open Words Group: LinkedIn: Instagram: Mailing List / Listserv (discussion) / Listserv (gigs list): Conference 2020 (website subject to change URL's before early bird): Main Landing Page/Website:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at FAR-West
To All FAR-West Members From: Susie Glaze, Secretary, FAR-West Re: 2020 Board Elections Open for Nominations Nominations are now open for the FAR-West Board of Directors / Elections 2020 Members may nominate themselves or someone else. Criteria for nominations is that all Board members must either live in or be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at FAR-West
It's our Sweet Sixteen #farwestconnects folk party, and we've got a lot of great stuff planned and scheduled just for you ... On Tuesday, October 8th, JC Hyke will host a Pre-FAR-West show at The Songwriter Serenade at Matt Denny's in Arcadia. This is the second year that JC is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at FAR-West
The conference is about a week and a half away! We 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!) We wanted to highlight all of the prizes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at FAR-West
FAR-West Award-Winning Open Words Line-Up Announced On Sunday, October 13, nationally acclaimed word artists will step onto the stage at the 6th annual FAR-West Open Words Expo held during the FAR-West Conference at the Marriott Woodland Hills, CA. Bringing a wide array of original works to that stage from local... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at FAR-West
We have a few people who are lending their expertise and time to mentor and do one-to-ones. Mentoring Sessions will take place on Friday and Saturday during Panels & Workshops hours, ie. between 9 and 11:45 AM and between 2:30 and 4:30 PM. There will be cafe tables set up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at FAR-West
As the team known as the FAR-West Movers and Shakers put the last details in place for our 2019 Sweet Sixteen farwestonnects gathering in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA this Oct (10-13) ... the planning for our next conference looms in our sights. FAR-West is growing up! We'll be 17... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at FAR-West
Here are the tellers who will be sharing their Open Words to further connect FAR-West on Sunday, October 13th in the 6th Annual FAR-West Open Words Expo: Judy Nazemetz Michael D McCarty Ty Fance Vicki Juditz Rick Hall Ruby Cooper Lan Tran @WordDoyenne (on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at FAR-West
Tote Bag Info: Program Book Info: Networking Center Info: To get the discount, if you are a registered attendee, please sign back into your registration, and enter the code 2fer where indicated in the merch section. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at FAR-West
The FAR-West tote bag is pretty amazing - seeing that every conference registrant gets one, anything you put in it - CD, download card, showcase schedule, candy, the unexpected (yes, some years ago Deborah Holland included condoms promoting her latest album!) goes to EVERYone. What a great way to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at FAR-West
FAR-West Announces the 2019 Venues Choice Concert Lineup FAR-West is proud to announce the line-up for our Venues Choice Concert at this year’s Music Conference at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills CA. This year the Venues Choice Concert takes place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at FAR-West
FAR-West Conference Honors "2019 Best of the West" Performer Kate MacLeod and Ambassador Art Podell Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) is proud to announce the recipients of its Best of the West Awards for 2019. This year’s honorees are multi-accomplished artist and arts advocate Kate MacLeod, and Art Podell, who has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at FAR-West
FAR-West 2019 Official Showcase artists announced Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) is very pleased to announce this year’s selection of performers for the juried Official Showcase concerts at its annual music conference in Woodland Hills, CA. These 12 acts were chosen from a large pool of applicants in a two tiered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at FAR-West
There are a number of ways to promote yourself at the FAR-West conference this fall (Oct 10-13 in Woodland Hills, CA), whether you are attending the conference or not, and whether you are a musician, venue, radio DJ or host, or run a business specific to the music community. Here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at FAR-West
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: July 13 , 2019 FAR-West Renews Partnership with Music Connection To Promote Folk and Roots Music Worldwide 2019 FAR-West Music Conference Slated for October 10-13 in Woodland Hills, CA at Warner Center Marriott Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) and southern California-based Music Connection (MC) are partnering... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at FAR-West
Press Release: Pre-Conference FAR-WEST Open-Stage Event at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon 18389 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356 in the Tarzana Square Shopping Center Tarzana CA - To all FAR-West Conference Registrants attending the annual FAR-West Conference at the Warner Center Marriott October 10-13, 2019. You are cordially invited to our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at FAR-West
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2019 FAR-West Welcomes Bill Wence Promotions as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 FAR-West Official Showcases Once again, Bill Wence Promotions is a Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Official Showcase stage through a very generous donation. Bill has been an attendee and on-going sponsor at FAR-West... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at FAR-West
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 7th, 2019 FAR-WEST AND KC CAFÉ RADIO ANNOUNCE CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP FOR 2019 CONFERENCE Folk Alliance Region – West (FAR-West) and KC Café Radio proudly announce the continuation of their highly successful professional partnership for the 2019 FAR-West Music Conference in Woodland Hills, CA. This partnership... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 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 5, 2019 at FAR-West
From Susie Glaze, FAR-West's Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteering at FAR-West has SO many advantages to the conference goer! The first and BEST reason for volunteering is that you meet and greet so many more people than you would if you were stuck up in your hotel room or not mingling like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at FAR-West
Hi, FAR-West Friends! Melinda Gibson here, taking over this year’s Raffle for the delightful Chrissie Natoli. As organizer of the Raffle this year, I’ll be stealing lots of her licks, ‘cause she has done such a great job these last couple of years. Would you believe it’s already Spring?! I... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at FAR-West
Elections are in! Congratulations to Janet Dukes, Jeanette Lundgren, Peter Krantz and Vicki Ambinder on being re-elected to serve on the board. Congratulations and a warm welcome to our new board members, Nancy K. Dillon and Steve Dulson. Our 2019 executive board is as follows: PRESIDENT Janet Dukes VICE PRESIDENT... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at FAR-West
FAR-West is for you. All of you. Whether you are a musician, storyteller, venue operator, radio host, agent, manager, music business person, or a fan of words and music. All of you word artists and storytellers in the Los Angeles area, and on the West Coast (that includes you, Alaska... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at FAR-West