Our Vision

The June and Farrar project has three phases.

1. Publish a new legacy edition of June Burn’s popular memoire Living High: An Unconventional Autobiography, which has remained in print for much of the time since it was first published in 1941. It will be available in print and digital, distributed by Ingram Sparks and released in 2022.

2. Re-record Farrar’s songs with a contemporary vocalist (Rich Hinrichsen) and guitar accompanist (Tracy Spring) and produce an audio edition of Living High read by Skye Burn, June and Farrar’s eldest grandchild, age 72. The first song Pick and Shovel: A Song of Contentment will be released in 2022.

3. After Phase 1 and 2 are launched, we intend to work with co-creators—songwriters, screenwriters, consultants—to produce the script for a screenplay that tells June & Farrar’s story and utilizes his songs in the storytelling. New songs will be composed to include June’s voice in the musical themes. Pick and Shovel is the theme song of the envisioned screenplay.

We have just launched
our first GoFundMe campaign!
This will fund the Artistic Director’s position
and keep the work moving forward!

Please visit:
GoFundMe_Artistic Director, Tracy Spring!

After the co-creators have been fairly compensated, net profits from the June and Farrar Project will support continued family ownership and maintenance of the land that June and Farrar purchased in 1931.

A wish is more or less a prayer. ~ Farrar

Photos used by permission.
June and Farrar Burn Papers
Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Western Libraries Heritage Resources
Western Washington University
https://Library.wwu.edu/hr/cpnws