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The Big Orange Tarp at Falcon Ridge 2017

by AlanRowoth on June 8, 2017

After our well received return to Falcon Ridge last year, I am even more excited for 2017. I’m delighted to report that Grassyhill 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 Reilly, […]

Getting the most out of Live.me and live streaming alternatives

by AlanRowoth on May 16, 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 […]

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 […]

Big Orange Tarp NERFA 2016 Twain Room

by AlanRowoth on November 10, 2016

Alan Rowoth & Sally Johnson Present: The Big Orange Tarp Sponsored by Grassy Hill Twain Room NERFA 2016 Showcase Lineup Friday night 11:45-12:30a Fox Run (Neale Eckstein w/Stephanie Corby, David Glaser, Ali Handel, Shannon Hawley, Dan Navarro, Eric Schwartz, and Bethel Steele) 12:30-1a Eric Schwartz, Cliff Eberhardt, Louise Mosrie 1a-1:30a Rachael Kilgour, Kate Copeland, Uncle […]

Videos – How and Why

by AlanRowoth on October 10, 2016

In his 1964 book, Understanding Media, Marshall McLuhan famously proclaimed “The Medium is the Message.” Fifty two years later, the digital age is In full swing. In 2016, social media is all about video. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, and the 800 pound Gorilla YouTube all want your content. 20% of American adults read at a […]

Your Internet in 2016

by AlanRowoth on September 14, 2016

Your internet in 2016 This is a living document. Make use of the dozens of live links, leave me comments, and stop back now and then to check for updates. Create an Internet Identity and Master Social Media Technophobia? Get over it! Musicians have never been more empowered to control their careers. Building a following […]

Why you should set the ID3 tags on your downloadable MP3’s before you release them

by AlanRowoth on September 11, 2016

You know how you buy a CD and you come home and pop it into your computer and it recognizes what CD it is before you download it into iTunes (or whatever MP3 player you may use)? That MusicID information is called MetaData and it comes from an online database run by Gracenote. It didn’t […]

The Big Orange Tarp at Falcon Ridge 2016

by AlanRowoth on August 1, 2016

Inspired by a life changing visit to the Kerrville Folk Festival, I became obsessed (Possessed?) that every music festival needed a vibrant campground music scene. So I did my very first campground song circle at Falcon Ridge. I think the year was 1994. I knew the weather could be changeable, so I brought two or […]

Alan Rowoth at SERFA 2016

by AlanRowoth on May 16, 2016

I am looking forward to attending my first SERFA conference this week, down in Montreal North Carolina. I have been to most of the Folk Alliance Regional Conferences multiple times and they are always fun and a great way to meet people. The International Conference is so big that you can be there all week […]

SERFA Internet workshop handout 2016

by AlanRowoth on May 5, 2016

SERFA Tech Workshop 2016 This is a living document. Make use of the dozens of live links, leave me comments, and stop back now and then to check for updates. Create an Internet Identity and Master Social Media Technophobia? Get over it! Musicians have never been more empowered to control their careers. Building a following […]