I was a First-timer at FARM this year and it was an amazing experience I'll never forget! It was non-stop performances and workshops. Both nights I was up till 3 am listening or playing in the private showcases. Seeing so many talented musicians, one right after the other, was nothing I've ever experienced before and I loved every moment of it. There were so many musicians I had heard about, but never met and I'm thrilled I was finally able to. Even my workshop choices were terrific - Using Humor Between Songs, Folk Community and Social Responsibility and the Power of Personal Narrative in Performance. Special thanks to the Wheatland and Earthworks private showcases for the opportunity to perform and a huge shout-out to Fauxgrass for allowing me to play Texas with them during their set. Special thanks to FARM's director Annie Capps and the board of directors for providing me with a youth scholarship to attend the conference. I made use of every minute at FARM and left the weekend full of ideas that I can't wait to explore in my music! Can't wait to come back next year!