Thursday marks the first day of 2012’s FAR West Festival. Now in its 9th year, the typically Oregon-based festival will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA this time around. While San Diego folksters are no stranger to attending the festival regardless of the location, we are proud to say that 2 of our favorite local bands, Folding Mr. Lincoln and Triptych, will be featured as Official Showcase selections this year! These performances will also be open to the public this year. See below for more details regarding the Official Showcase lineup, and please visit www.far-west.org for further details about the conference in general.
Congratulations to Folding Mr. Lincoln and Triptych! The San Diego music scene will be well-represented by these acts. Check back in with us next week to see pictures from the event!
Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) and Peggy Glenn and Laure Falter, Co-Chairs of the Official Showcase Committee, are pleased to announce the Official Showcase schedule for this year’s FAR-West Music Conference. Please note that there are a couple of important changes this year from prior years. This year’s Official Showcases will start 30 minutes earlier to accommodate spaces for the “Best of the West” Performer honoree one night and a Storyteller the other night.
Storytelling has been added this year to accommodate the FAR-West mission statement which reads in part that FAR-West “promotes traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts”. We have a truly wonderful professional storyteller for you this year and strongly encourage everyone to be there to support and experience the craft.
Also changed this year is the spacing around the Official Showcases. There is a full 90 minutes scheduled for a dinner break prior to the start of official showcases and a full 30 minutes after the Official Showcases end before the start of the PGS rooms. This means that everyone should be able to attend and enjoy the Official Showcases without having to arrive late or leave early.
Here is this year’s Official Showcase Schedule:
6:30pm Michael McCarty – Storyteller – havemouthwillrunit.com
7:00pm Darryl Purpose – darrylpurpose.com
7:30pm Greg Trooper – gregtrooper.com
8:00pm Small Potatoes – smallpotatoesmusic.com
8:30pm Triptych – TriptychTunes.com
9:00pm Johnsmith – johnsmithmusic.com
9:30pm Folding Mr. Lincoln – foldingmisterlincoln.com
6:30pm Barry McGuire – BOTW winner – barrymcguire.com
7:00pm Batdorf & Stanley – allwoodandstones.com
7:30pm Melissa Greener – melissagreener.com
8:00pm Severin Browne – severinbrowne.com
8:30pm Hard Road Trio – hardroadtrio.com
9:00pm Patrick Landeza – patricklandeza.com
9:30pm Sugar in the Gourd – sugarinthegourdband.com