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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
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 4 days ago at FAR-West
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Hello FAR-West Members and Community: We are looking forward to creating a program for FAR-West 2019 that is both educational and entertaining. To that end, we turn to our community to submit proposals for submission. PANELS & WORKSHOP SUBMISSION FORM: If you have a panel or a workshop you would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at FAR-West
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Press Release: FAR-West 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 03 April 2019 16th Annual FAR-West Music Conference Slated For October 10–13, 2019 at the Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA Serving Western North America: US, Canada & Beyond Early-Bird Registration is Now Open You will want to save the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at FAR-West
FAR-West Official Showcases Are Now Open for Submission! We are pleased to announce the opening of submissions for the 2019 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, 2019 at FAR-West
The 2019 FAR-West Music Conference website is now (a)-live. Our website contains links to the 2019 conference information and activities that are planned so far. Check out all the current details at: https://www.far-west.org/far-west-2019.html Registration for the #SweetSixteenth FAR-West Conference, Oct 10-13 in Woodland Hills, California IS NOW OPEN! Early Bird... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at FAR-West
Last Call! 2019 Best of the West Nominations The FAR-West Best of the West (BoTW) Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at FAR-West
The FAR-West Best of the West (BoTW) Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019 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 26, 2019 at FAR-West
2019 Best of the West Nominations Now Open for the FAR-West conference in Woodland Hills (Oct 10-13, 2019) To our wonderful community: The FAR-West Best of the West (BOTW) Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Best of the West Awards. Nominations are solicited from the FAR-West community, with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at FAR-West
Happy New Year to you all and a reminder that nominations for the 2019 FAR-West board are in progress. Thank you to those of you who have already expressed an interest in serving. A description of Board criteria is posted on our website at: http://www.far-west.org/board-criteria.html. Interested individuals may nominate themselves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at FAR-West
FAR-West board nominations have begun. Thank you to those of you who have already expressed an interest in serving on the FAR-West Board. 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at FAR-West
From Chrissie Natoli, Silent Auction and Drawing Coordinator Hello, Everyone! I hope you are all still glowing in happy memories from the conference! I wanted to let you know that we raised a total of $1192 for the Roz & Howard Larman Memorial Scholarship Fund this year!! This Scholarship helps... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at FAR-West
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 Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP and 2018 Conference Chair Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 15th ANNUAL FOLK ALLIANCE REGION-WEST MUSIC CONFERENCE #farwestconnects OCTOBER 11-14 ~ WARNER CENTER... 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 Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair Joel Tepp – FAR-West Content Coordinator Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 FAR-WEST MUSIC... 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 Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair MaryAnne Moorman – 2018 Storytelling Expo Co-Coordinator Nick Smith - 2018 Storytelling Expo Co-Coordinator Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 Lellie Capwell... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at FAR-West
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DATE: Sept 20, 2018 CONTACTS: Janet Dukes – FAR-West President Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair Peter Krantz, Venues Choice Coordinator Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The FAR-WEST MUSIC CONFERENCE PRESENTS... 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 Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair Stephen Bond Garvan - Best of the West Coordinator Joel Tepp – Content Coordinator Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018... 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 Jeanette Lundgren – FAR-West VP & 2018 Conference Chair Carey Appel - FAR-West Secretary Leslie van Winkle - Publicist FAR-West 2018 and Lellie Capwell - Publicist FAR-West 2018 OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS’ SCHEDULE FOR FAR-WEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE OCTOBER... 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