• April 16, 2020
  • Staying Together….

So much in our music community has changed, and is changing — it’s hard to keep track of it all!  So we’re going to try to help — here you’ll find listings and descriptions of the music, services and other events that SAMW folks are making and participating in online. This post will be updated regularly, so check back often!  And if there is something you’re involved with that you’d like to see listed here, please email Buffie at ellenbgroves@comcast.net.

May, 2020

Monday, June 1
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers
7:00 PM: Ellen Schmidt’s Virtual Open Mike – Dan Tappan

Tuesday, June 2
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
10:30 AM: Facebook Live show – Cosy Sheridan
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Wednesday, June 3
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Thursday, June 4
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Friday, June 5
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Saturday, June 6
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown

Sunday, June 7
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
10:30 AM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
1:00 PM: “Brunch with Marilyn!” — Marilyn Miller
2:00 PM: Live Streaming Concert – The Kennedys

Monday, June 8
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers
7:00 PM: Ellen Schmidt’s Virtual Open Mike – Dan Tappan

Tuesday, June 9
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
10:30 AM: Facebook Live show – Cosy Sheridan
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Wednesday, June 10
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Thursday, June 11
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Friday, June 12
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Saturday, June 13
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown

Sunday, June 14
10:00 AM: Facebook Live show – Guy Davis
10:30 AM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
1:00 PM: “Brunch with Marilyn!” — Marilyn Miller
2:00 PM: Live Streaming Concert – The Kennedys


From The Kennedys: Over the past eleven weeks we’ve played 125 different songs on our livestreaming shows! Please join us on Sunday, May 31 at 2pm EDT for another shot to hear your request!
All of our past weekly livestream concerts are archived here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8j69Zusg8rRj-Qt89xqfKCe8ysZQzZMN
Visit our webpage to see what songs we’ve already played, and then think up another song to request that we haven’t played yet: http://www.KennedysMusic.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The.Kennedys.Fan/


 

Dan Tappan hosts “Ellen Schmidt’s Virtual Open Mike” most Monday nights at 7pm.  You can sign up by adding your name to the online SignupGenius signup sheet, or just listen live at https://www.youtube.com/user/dantappan/live.  You’ll also find the videos there for past open mikes.


Guy Davis is doing a live show on Facebook every morning at 10am, about 20 minutes, Sunday through Friday. He skips Saturdays. It is on his Kokomo Kid page.


From Rich DelGrosso:  I am working with students every day. If anybody is interested in mandolin they may set-up a lesson through my website: https://www.mandolinblues.com/lessons.html
I hope to stay connected with y’all.
All be safe and well! Virtual bear hugs!


Cece Borjeson has submitted videos for the NEFFA “Virtual Festival,” for which they are putting up videos from people who would have been participating in NEFFA this year.  Videos will begin going up on Friday, April 24 and the virtual Festival will run through Sunday.  Right now there’s no posted lineup, but other SAMW folks were scheduled for NEFFA this year, so you might see them as well! (The Festival is over, but the videos are still up on Vimeo.)


From Rolly Brown:  I’m doing short (4 songs) “Facebook Live” concerts every Tuesday, Thurs, and Saturday at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  AFAIK, the links only exist after the concert begins, but folks can go to my page, https://www.facebook.com/rollybrown.  Hit the “get reminder” button on the official “FB Live” notice!  All of my concerts are being archived here.


From Pam Weeks:
Hi folks,
I thought some of you might like to see a short concert I created with help from 317 Main Community Music Center. In the sidebar you will find other concerts by Teaching Artists at the center. I hope you enjoy!

Be well,
Pam


From Marilyn Miller: I have been doing a ‘facebook live‘ event for about 30 minutes every Sunday at 1pm est. It is a concert format, but I do encourage people to play and sing along at home!


From Sally Rogers: I am (for the foreseeable future) presenting “A Song a Day Keeps the Virus Away” weekdays at 4PM on my Facebook page, facebook.com/salrog. Each day I sing one song and give a little background of the song. 10 minutes max, usually less.  The songs stay posted on my Facebook page after the live performance.


From Cosy Sheridan: Charlie and I are doing regular short Facebook Live shows on my Cosy Sheridan page on Tuesday mornings at 10:30. We usually keep it pretty short – but it might be as long as 25-30 minutes.


Mel Green has put his Wake Up and Smell the Poetry feature from January, 2020 up on You Tube, and is posting songs on his Facebook page.


From Bob Halperin: I’m teaching on-line: Facebook: Bob Halperin – Guitar Teacher


From Ryan Lee Crosby: I have been teaching lots of private guitar lessons on Zoom, Facetime and Google Hangouts…but have recently begun putting together material to offer a weekly group class on Zoom that builds on what I offered at last year’s Blues Music Camp – Bentonia style blues, Hill Country and Lap Style slide guitar blues. I was also thinking about offering a “Blues Boot Camp” that would give people a chance to play songs by Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, as well as songs by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Robert Belfour and others. If anyone is interested in this, they can email me at lessons@ryanleecrosby.com.

I am also livestreaming on my social media sites:
https://www.instagram.com/ryanleecrosby
https://www.facebook.com/ryanleecrosbymusic
https://www.facebook.com/ryanleecrosby

I’ve been writing down some new guitar lessons, too… but in the meantime, I’ve got a couple of published blues guitar articles in Premier Guitar magazine at https://www.premierguitar.com/authors/991-ryan-lee-crosby.


Peg Espinola has made it into the Globe’s Fast Forward newsletter — scroll down to the bottom to read about her latest song, and how she’s getting through social isolation!