“I am so pleased to tell you that I have been selected by the Folk Alliance Region West to receive their "Best of the West" award this October, at the annual conference, to be held in Eugene, OR, Oct 20-23. Now I'm all in a tizzy about what to wear!”
Steve Brogden, President of Far-West Folk Alliance Region West spoke with Front Page Bluegrass News
The "Best of the West" awards were created in 2005 to honor musicians and others within the FAR-West folk community whose talents and efforts on behalf of the community over a period of time have established them as true leaders in our communities.
These awards, one to performer and one to a non-performer, an Ambassador, are given annually at the FAR-West conference.
Past Performer honorees of this award include:
2005: Lowen and Navarro
2006: Utah Phillips
2007: Rosalie Sorrels
2008: The Kingston Trio
2009: Joe Craven
2010: John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
FAR-West, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was incorporated in 2003 in California and is run entirely by volunteers.