Best of the West

FAR-West Conference Honors “2018 Best of the West” Performer Wendy Waldman and Ambassador McCabe’s Guitar Shop owned by Bob Riskin

Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) has announced the recipients of its Best of the West Awards for 2018. This year’s honorees are trend-setting producer and singer-songwriter Wendy Waldman, and Bob Riskin, owner and chief maverick at the West Coast musical landmark McCabe’s Guitar Shop of Santa Monica, CA.

FAR-West established the Best of the West (BOTW) awards in 2005 to honor individuals who have maintained an enduring presence in the folk and acoustic music scene in the West, and who continue to inspire others by embodying folk values and traditions. This year’s awards will be presented at the Best of the West luncheon on Saturday, October 13th at FAR-West’s annual conference in Woodland Hills, CA.

To receive Best of the West awards, an individual or organization must demonstrate excellence in one’s craft; an enduring presence in the geographic FAR-West folk community for at least a decade; embody or build upon folk values and traditions; and promote, nurture, foster and expand the audience and opportunities for folk music and musicians in the FAR-West geographic region.

Read the Full Press Release at far-west.org/2018/05/bestofthewest2018.html