I had the fortune of attending a great folk music conference in October up in Bellevue, Washington. FAR-West, was a wonderful weekend where I met some great musicians and industry folk. I attended some informative and helpful workshops during the day played 8 private showcases in the evenings. I drove up to Washington from Los Angeles and stopped off to play 3 shows on the way up in San Francisco, Medford OR, and Portland OR. I was fortunate to see friends in every one of the cities and meet new folks.