This coronavirus lockdown is a real kick in the trousers for fans of live music. Yes, it’s flattening the curve, but it’s also flattening the hearts of music fans everywhere, and flattening the already-skinny wallets of many performers.
Several artists are turning to “virtual concerts” to raise funds for themselves, raise funds for charity, or just to keep from going stir-crazy.
NPR is listing a lot of the virtual gigs here:
I’ve tuned in to a few: Lucius with Courtney Barnett, Josh Ritter, Indigo Girls, Orville Peck, Julia Steiner (lead singer of Ratboys – check ’em out), Bill Janovitz from Buffalo Tom, Liz Longley… not the same as being at a club, but better than sitting in your basement staring at the same four walls.
List member Michael Orzali offered up these viewing options as well, courtesy of Nugs.net: YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9tH6M6AW16i3s8WabzAfA
- The Brothers: “Mountain Jam” – Madison Square Garden 3/10/20
- Billy Strings – Tipitina’s New Orleans 1/24/20 FULL SHOW
- Melvin Seals & JGB ft. John Kadlecik plus George Porter Jr. Trio FULL SHOW 10/17/19
- Drive By Truckers – Tipitina’s New Orleans 9/26/19 FULL SHOW
- Wilco – Live From Brooklyn Steel 10/13/19 FULL SHOW
- Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – The Ryman Auditorium 3/7/20 FULL SHOW
- Circles Around the Sun & Greensky Bluegrass 1/18/19 FULL SHOW
- Dead & Company: “Shakedown Street” – Bristow, VA 6/26/19
- Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – The Peach Music Festival 7/27/19 FULL SHOW
- Widespread Panic – Sweetwater 420 Festival 4/21/19 FULL SHOW
And Michael said you’ll find more “couch tour” shows here: https://www.jambase.com/collection/couch-tour-alert
(In case you couldn’t tell from the links above, Michael is a jam band fan.
Happy listening, until we meet (in person) again!