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Big Orange Tarp at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2018

by AlanRowoth on July 24, 2018

We are thrilled to be returning once again to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, this time to celebrate their 30th 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 […]

Big Orange Tarp at SERFA 2018

by AlanRowoth on May 15, 2018

I’m thrilled to be returning to SERFA once again this week. If you want to catch up with me for some one on one time at the conference, let me know and we’ll schedule something. I’ve been learning more and more about the live streaming opportunities that are out there and I’ll have my MEVO […]

Why Even Bother??? (with contests, conferences, and music festivals)

by AlanRowoth on May 10, 2018

This is a conversation I have had innumerable times with my musician friends, but I don’t think I have ever blogged it. i commented on a Facebook post today by my friend Neale Eckstein and got a resonant response to it, so I decided maybe I should flesh it out a little. I get it, […]

Big Orange Tarp events 2018

by AlanRowoth on March 23, 2018

I’ve been working for the last couple of weeks on the Big Orange Tarp mission plan for 2018. For the first time I will be presenting showcases at all the regional conferences in the same year, as well as FAI Montreal in 2019. I often do workshops and mentorings at these also. If there are […]

Big Orange Tarp Showcases Rm 552 FAI 2018

by AlanRowoth on January 20, 2018

Sandie Reilly and I are super excited for our BOT showcases at the upcoming Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City. Partnering once again with Access Film Music with assistance from Grassy Hill. All of these performers are super strong and ready to headline your venue. Click on the artist name to visit their websites. […]

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 […]