FACT: Folk, roots and bluegrass music is real people playing real instruments as a community. Think of it … the best music at folk and bluegrass festivals doesn’t happen onstage, it’s in the campgrounds and parking lots. “SongFarmers Music Chapters” are for WFPA members to host in their communities. From Vermont to the Virgin Islands, SongFarmer chapters are springing up as we gather the global front porch community of artists and music lovers.
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HOW IT WORKS
It’s fun. It’s easy! No tickets, no money, no sound system needed. Just invite a few friends over to your front porch, back yard, living room, local community center to pick, sing and play. Have them invite a few of their friends. That’s it. Small gatherings are good. If you want to start one in your hometown, CLICK HERE for our instruction sheet … please let us know and we will post your SongFar,ers Chapter here so others can find you.
Here is SongFarmer PERRY BRAKE who runs the Tellico Plains TN chapter with a message for anyone considering starting their own:
HERE’S A LIST of current hometown SongFarmer Music Chapters
WOODSONGS FRONT PORCH ASSOCIATION Facebook page; LIKE and keep in touch
SONGFARMERS of AMERICA MAIN PAGE (Communications “hub” for local chapters) Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS of Beacon, NY Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS Of Hinesburg Vermont Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS of Knox County TN Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Lexington, KY Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS of the Hudson Valley NY Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Madison County KY Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Athens AL Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Louisville KY Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Shelby County, Indiana Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Jacksoneville, NC Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Brown County Indiana Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of South-Central Indiana Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Tellico Plains, TN Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS of Metamora, IN Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Greensboro NC Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Suwannee River Valley FL Facebook page
SONGFARMERSof Cincinnati OH Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Crab Orchard KY Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Clarksdale, MS Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Cabot, Arkansas Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Coral Bay, St John Virgin Islands Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS of Viroqua, Wisconcin Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS of Gainesville, GA Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS of Mount Vernon, OH Facebook Page
SONGFARMERS Of Wauconda/Island Lake, IL Facebook page
SONGFARMERS of Hamiliton, OH Facebook page
Starting a SongFarmer Music Club? DOWNLOAD our instruction sheet PDF first, then send an email with your contact info and Facebook page to WFPA@WoodSongs.com or call us 859-255-5700 and we will post you on our page!
The smaller you keep it the easier it will be. Simply invite friends over for a music jam, song circle, “open mic” or sing along. Everyone plays for free and for the sense of community. The more local and “living room” you keep it the better. It will also last longer.
FIRST: Become a WFPA member and decide to start a SongFarmers Music Club
SECOND: Download our 3-page PDF with all the details you need to start. CLICK HERE
THIRD: TELL US WHERE YOU ARE STARTING by mailing in the form or sending an email to WFPA@WoodSongs.com We will send you the SongFarmers logo and permission to use it on your flyers, invitations and Facebook page for free.
FOURTH: Create a public Facebook page showing your hometown, example “SongFarmers of Berea, KY”
WE WILL HELP YOU … what we ask is simple
a) at least one member of your group becomes a member of the WFPA
b) the events are non-ticketed and community driven
c) sign up for the SongFarmers-L list serve and be part of the global conversation, share ideas, learn pointers from others and more.
d) by all means come to the 2017 WoodSongs Gathering!
SongFarmers Clubs in the NEWS:
Questions? WFPA@woodsongs.com or call 859-255-5700
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