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Music in the age of Covid-19, Part 2 streaming tech

by AlanRowoth on April 18, 2020

This is part 2 of my post from earlier in the week. It’s going to explain the technical aspects of streaming from different configurations. This is the information that everybody wants, but everybody wishes wasn’t so complicated. Let’s dive in. If you are going to make internet live streaming an integral part of your career […]

Music in the age of Covid-19 – Streaming and more

by AlanRowoth on April 16, 2020

When I started heavily promoting live streaming back in 2015, I knew it was going to be an important part of our future. Little did I realize it would become an essential technology for so many people just a few years later. I won’t lie. It’s been a hard sell. Humans instinctively hate and fear […]

Vote Now in the Board Election

by AlanRowoth on November 23, 2019

A number of people have complained that they are having trouble trying to vote for me in the ongoing Folk Alliance Board Election. I just did a dozen text searches of the website and there is very little information regarding the board election, no announcement of the final slate of candidates or information on voting […]

Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: Big Orange Tarp – NERFA 2019 Fiske Rm

by AlanRowoth on November 5, 2019

I’ve been crazy busy this summer. I wanted to do my usual post with all live links to the artists websites, but I just ran out of time. You guys know how to use google. Anyway, Sally and I are super excited about all the fine talent we get to present to you this year!  […]

The Big Orange Tarp at Falcon Ridge 2019

by AlanRowoth on June 30, 2019

We are thrilled to be returning once again to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, this time to celebrate their 31st Anniversary. We play music under the BOT Wednesday-Sunday evenings and often well into the night. Wednesday and Sunday are Open Circles, starting around dusk. Thu, Fri, and Saturday we start with feature rounds and go […]

Into the Heart of Yoga with Allie Sibner – Rishikesh, India 2019

by AlanRowoth on June 23, 2019

I’ve intended to do an in depth travelogue of this trip since my return to the USA in April. I want to share all the minutia with you, but I’ve had writers block. I finally realized I had to preface that with the meta story of why the trip was so powerful. My deep dive […]

Making Music Together. The value of Social Music.

by AlanRowoth on November 9, 2018

The first music was social music. Scientists have found musical instruments dating back 40,000 years or more, but anthropologists feel music is much older, maybe as much as half a million years, predating any recorded history, perhaps even language itself. There is something very elemental about making and sharing music. My earliest musical experiences were […]

Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: NERFA2018 BOT Showcase.

by AlanRowoth on November 2, 2018

Fiske Room (Big Orange Tarp showcase) I will update this with artist links before the conference. Fri aft 2-2:45 Zoe Mulford, Emily White, Marc Douglas Berardo 2:45-3:30 Black Feathers, Emerald Rae, Jude Roberts 3:30-4:15 Alyssa Dan, Quentin Callewaert, Fiora Laina 4:15-5:00 Ronny Cox and the Heather Pierson Trio Fri nite 11:45-12:30 Neale Eckstein and friends […]

Big Orange Tarp at FARM 2018

by AlanRowoth on October 24, 2018

It’s been nearly 20 years since I attended Folk Alliance Regional Midwest (FARM). It was pretty anemic in those early days. (No juried showcases, no presenter presence…) it fell off of my annual calendar. But when I won conference admission in a raffle last year, I knew it was time to give it another try. […]

Big Orange Tarp at FarWest Folk Alliance 2018

by AlanRowoth on October 9, 2018

I will be attending my second FarWest Folk Alliance this weekend in Woodland Hills, California. I’ll be doing my workshop “7 Ways to Monetize the Internet (for Musicians)” at 1pm on Friday in the Hollywood Room. I will also be showcasing half a dozen of my favorite musicians in the Access Film Blue Room. Big […]