FARM Virtual Mentor Sessions 

FARM is hosting monthly virtual mentor sessions with knowledgeable and experienced members of our music community who are willing to pass some of that on to you. Each month we’ll have 3 – 6 mentors available to talk with you on a multitude of topics. These are one on one 15 minute sessions held on Zoom.

Next Session date:

Wed, July 21

1pm – 3pm Eastern


Read about our July Mentors Below

Rod Abernethy is a unique blend of an authentic southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist, and award-winning composer for film, TV, and video games; the 2021 Overall Grand Prize Winner of the IAMA, 2019 Winner of American Songwriter’s Bob Dylan Song Contest. His album “Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore” was No. 2 on Folk DJ Chart. He has scored and produced music for over 80 video games and is an adjunct professor of music composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, NC.
Talk with Rod about Songwriting, Guitar, Performing, Composing for film, TV, and video games, teaching music composition, photography, or Steampunk craft-art and sculpture

Cary is a captivating performer, and award winning songwriter. She was featured in the CW docu/drama series Troubadour, TX and founded the Youtube channel Real Women Real Songs, now in it’s third season! Cary is also a dynamic teacher of songwriting, chorus and the history of rock.

Just a few of the topics Cary knows a lot about are songwriting, performance, teaching songwriting, and all kinds of music education, teenagers, creativity …

Internationally touring (not right now, of course!) singer/songwriter/playwright based in Door County, Wisconsin. Smart songs with a strong sense of place. Dar Williams calls Katie’s work “the very best kind of songwriting.”

Just a few of the topics Katie knows a lot about are social media, fan engagement, livestream techniques, Patreon, Kickstarter

Art is a leading folk radio promoter, artist manager first president and de facto executive director of FAI. Former IBMA and SERFA executive director. Concert and festival presenter including MerleFest, DJ

Talk with Art about radio promotion, how the folk music industry works, career planning, how presenters think, nonprofit arts management and board development

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