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Shows to see when you can’t see shows

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:
https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

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.

Check out Orville Peck’s version of “Islands in the Stream” – video is cued up to that spot

List member Michael Orzali offered up these viewing options as well, courtesy of Nugs.net: YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9tH6M6AW16i3s8WabzAfA

  1. The Brothers: “Mountain Jam” – Madison Square Garden 3/10/20
  2. Billy Strings – Tipitina’s New Orleans 1/24/20 FULL SHOW
  3. Melvin Seals & JGB ft. John Kadlecik plus George Porter Jr. Trio FULL SHOW 10/17/19
  4. Drive By Truckers – Tipitina’s New Orleans 9/26/19 FULL SHOW
  5. Wilco – Live From Brooklyn Steel 10/13/19 FULL SHOW
  6. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – The Ryman Auditorium 3/7/20 FULL SHOW
  7. Circles Around the Sun & Greensky Bluegrass 1/18/19 FULL SHOW
  8. Dead & Company: “Shakedown Street” – Bristow, VA 6/26/19
  9. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – The Peach Music Festival 7/27/19 FULL SHOW
  10. 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!

One Reply to “Shows to see when you can’t see shows”

  1. Lisa

    Thanks for the Wilco concert link! Definitely on my list to see live!

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