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Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: The Big Orange Tarp #NERFA2017

by AlanRowoth on November 6, 2017

Fiske Room (across the hall from 2045) Click on the artist name to view their web page Friday Afternoon 2:00-2:45 Rick Gottlieb, Antonio Andrade, Quentin Callewaert 2:45-3:30 Alyssa Dann, Eric Lee, Whispering Tree 3:30-4:15 Emily Mure, Rod Abernethy, Susan Cattaneo 4:15-5:00 End of America, Heather Mae, Emma’s Revolution   Friday Night 11:45p-12:30a Neale Eckstein & Friends (Alice Howe, Cosy Sheridan, […]

Video Q&A and gear notes from SWRFA

by AlanRowoth on October 3, 2017

I had a great session on video at last weekend’s Southwest Regional Folk Alliance conference. Thanks to Dalis Allen, Paul Barker, the Flying A’s, and everyone else working the conference. We had a spirited Q&A session afterwards and I wanted to add these notes and gear links. For artists concerned about posting video to YouTube, […]

Live Streaming – What are you waiting for?

by AlanRowoth on September 27, 2017

(This post is wordy. If you don’t want the metastory, you can skip down to my previous post for more how and less why). Live Streaming is the hottest thing in social media. Studies have shown that posts accompanied by a graphic are much more effective than text only posts. Video ups the ante even […]

Getting the most out of Live.me and live streaming alternatives (updated 9/27/17)

by AlanRowoth on September 27, 2017

Rob Lytle – Audio Check Streaming Video seems to be the focus of all the social media services. In a world of short attention spans and a pathological fear of reading, Live video is the most effective way to engage and grow your audience. Although Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all offer live streaming, you may […]

The Big Orange Tarp at SWRFA 2017

by AlanRowoth on September 26, 2017

I’m excited to be returning to SWRFA this year with a Big Orange Tarp artist showcase (partnering with Access Film Music), some One on One mentoring from 1:30-3:00pm on Friday afternoon in the Elm Room. and a Live Video Streaming workshop from 10-11:30am on Saturday morning in the Elm Room.  Big Orange Tarp showcase SWRFA […]

Playlist Live D.C. – Impressions

by AlanRowoth on September 7, 2017

The Playlist Live conference is relatively new. Started in 2011, they held 2 3day events this year. The first in April with a reported 12,000 attendees. I attended the Washington DC conference last weekend for the first time. It was an eye-opener. First off, I felt incredibly old. The Woodstock generation was almost entirely unrepresented […]

Music Camps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2017

by AlanRowoth on August 2, 2017

Here are the results of our survey for 2017 Camp Name: The Big Orange Tarp Grid location: M18 Website: http://BigOrangeTarp.org Organisation: Big Orange Tarp/Grassy Hill Contact name: Alan Rowoth Contact email: BigOrangeTarp@gmail.com Established: 1992 Nights and times you play: Wed-Sunday nights when the festival stage is dark Music focus: Professional touring artists, especially Emerging Artist […]

The Big Orange Tarp at Falcon Ridge 2017

by AlanRowoth on August 1, 2017

After our well received return to Falcon Ridge last year, I am even more excited for 2017. I’m delighted to report that Grassy Hill is again the official sponsor of the Big Orange Tarp. I am so grateful for their support and the invaluable assistance of the entire BOT team including Sally Johnson, Jeff Miller, Sandie […]

Falcon Ridge 2017 Music Camps survey

by AlanRowoth on July 14, 2017

People keep asking me questions I don’t know the answer to about the music camps in the campground for this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Rather than guess, I thought I had better crowdsource the answers. If you are doing a music camp at Falcon Ridge and want people to know about it, please fill […]

FAI2017 Rm 552 Big Orange Tarp showcase

by AlanRowoth on February 10, 2017

Folk Alliance 2017 – Kansas City, MO Alan Rowoth Presents the Big Orange Tarp In the Access Film Music Blue Room Room number 552 Thursday night 11:30pm Heather Mae, Low Lily, Sharon Goldman 12:00am Lisa Aschmann, Greg Greenway, Bill Nash 12:30am Darden Smith, Chick Morgan, The Mari Black Celtic Band Friday night 11:30pm Annika Bennett, Mel Parsons, Joe Jencks […]