“Friends from the North - Canada” via Community Music & Stories Showcase, and “OH! CANADA!” with partners Folk Music Ontario & Soundbox Music
Both occurring on Friday, October 15, 2021
[Oct 12, 2021] Canadian showcases are always highly anticipated events, and this year is no different! Spincount is excited to announce it is presenting two showcases during the 18th Annual FAR-West Virtual Conference, which occurs this weekend, Oct 14-16th. As part of the Community Music & Stories spotlight showcase, Spincount invited Ivan Coyote (Whitehorse) and T.Buckley (Calgary) to represent “Friends from the North - Canada!” For the late-night showcases, Spincount, along with partners Folk Music Ontario and Soundbox Music, present OH! CANADA!, a showcase featuring an encore presentation of FMO’s western-based official 2021 showcasing performers, and an East Coast spotlight, curated by Halifax based artists services company SoundBox Music.
Join Spincount, FMO and Soundbox Music for these two showcases, both occurring Friday, Oct 15th and experience “OH, CANADA” and “Friends from the North - Canada” by registering for FAR-West Virtual conference today and preview the performers on spotify, listen to the playlist here. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4vSgHAurvVB37vEqpwetMB?si=998c306d1b234101
OH! CANADA! Friday, Oct 15th at 8pm PDT
Friends of the North - CANADA features Canadians Ivan Coyote and T.Buckley, during FAR-West Community Music & Stories spotlight showcase, on Friday, Oct 15th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm PT. The Community Music & Stories Spotlight is both educational and entertaining, featuring stories about each specific artist, region, organization, and/or genre being showcased, and includes stories and musical examples from artists of excellence as part of that story.
This community event is exactly that - all about community! FAR-West reached across the western US and Canada to present a platform where we can all learn and appreciate more about our region, creating a space of connection and diversity.
Ivan Coyote (Whitehose, Yukon) LIVE
Over the last twenty-six years Ivan Coyote has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Australia. Ivan exploresh the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted storyteller.
T. Buckley (Calgary, Alberta)
Americana and roots/rock artist T. Buckley can be counted on to create heartfelt yet gritty, songs that mirror his prairie-meets-the-Rockies home of Calgary, Alberta .Etched in the trappings of prairie grasses and campfire ashes, T. Buckley commemorates the Western arena in its magnificence while paying hushed homage to the greats of songwriting and storytelling. His dedication to his craft continues to make his name known across provinces and states, steadily establishing him as a truly prolific and celebrated songwriter.
In addition to the Canadian showcases, as the marketing and communications director for the conference, Spincount has worked with FAR-West in transitioning this year’s festival to an online platform, assisted in planning and producing the events and showcases, and created and implemented publicity, marketing, and social media campaigns to publicize and support the festival. Spincount provides digital tools and creates innovative systems that will allow organizations, such as FAR-West to continue to occupy and expand its virtual brand, events and presence.
FAR-WEST REGISTRATION | TICKETS:
FAR-West is pleased to offer five levels of registration tickets for this year’s virtual event. Each option offers different access levels, additional perks, and length of time to view the events. Please visit our website to review and purchase tickets, here https://far-west.org/2021tickets/
Founded in 2002, FAR-West is the western regional chapter of Folk Alliance International. The organization was created to foster and promote traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music, dance, storytelling, and related performing arts in the western regions of the United States and Canada. The 18th Annual 2021 FAR-West Conference, #forwardwithfolk, will take place on October 14-16th and will be entirely virtually this year. Visit FAR-West.org to register, to learn more about the conference, or follow us online on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.