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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 […]

Group Mentoring Saturday 11/10 at 11:30am Fiske Room

by AlanRowoth on November 2, 2018

I will be doing a group mentoring at NERFA on Saturday Morning in the Fiske Room. 11:30-12:15 (no signup required) “Live Streaming – Techniques, Tips, and Tricks” Discussing the plethora of streaming options and platforms coming online for musicians, ways to monetize those streams, the hardware and software necessary to look and sound good. Be […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Monetize the Internet (for Musicians)

by AlanRowoth on September 27, 2018

For nearly 30 years, technology and greed made possible the model which fueled the explosive growth of the independent music industry. Prior to around 1985, making records was an expensive and complicated process. You needed to rent expensive studio time to record, mix and master your recordings. Records were manufactured in factories called pressing plants […]

Alan Rowoth’s Big Orange Tarp @ SWRFA 2018

by AlanRowoth on September 25, 2018

I am super psyched to be returning once again to the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin TX this coming weekend. I will be doing one on one mentoring in the Elm Room on Friday 1:30-3pm. And a workshop on Saturday morning 10:00-11:30am (also in the Elm Room) “7 Ways to Monetize the Internet”. And […]

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 […]

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 […]