“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”
― Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Covid-19. By now you have likely heard the parodies by musicians around the country trying to bring a smile to others with a familiar tune about the tragic state the world is in over this coronavirus.
Our cityscape has changed during the past month and the Huntsville music scene has received a devastating blow. SHOWS: CANCELLED. Cancelled shows, gigs rescheduled as music venues have had to close, per the rules given by Governor Ivey in March.
Yet Huntsville’s musical heartbeat is still on the one. THE SHOW MUST GO ON? Yes! But now in isolation. You can’t stop a maker.
Tough times often demand more emotional connection with music and the makers feel that tug. In a time of uncertainty, music lovers are turning to catching a show via social media.
Virtual and Live Concerts
From national acts to your favorite local rock star, live-streaming is taking the place of the local public shows we all love to experience and gather with friends.
Some venues and music store owners are ushering these shows, giving these artists a safe space to broadcast while partnering with curb-side sales of growlers or take-out while keeping to the rules of social distancing. Watch for shows at Green Bus Brewing, The Fret Shop, Tangled String Studio and of course, living rooms across the city.
Facebook gives us a community feel with these interactive live-feeds and a host of our locals are rising up to raise vibrations and deliver a respite from the news. You can find artists sharing their schedules in this group:
Tangled String Studios would like to help solve two problems by offering their COUCH TOUR: One, you have to stay home, wash your hands, and be safe. You are going to need some music! Two, musicians need gigs to make ends meet, and they love playing for you while keeping their favorite venues alive.
There’s even a live-fundraiser for United Way The #ChillCity Experience United Way Fundraiser Virtual Edition.
Some of Huntsville’s Favorite R& B and Hip-Hop Entertainers; Renee Zami Maré Cain, Alex D. Banks and Jordan ChillCity Moore are combining efforts again to raise money for the United Way of Madison County in Huntsville Alabama COVID-19 relief!
Listen Locally on Spotify
Need some daytime jams while you’re working from home or creating something new, drive time, sewing masks for healthcare workers? Are you a GrubSouth driver? Delivery people, tune in and turn it up!
We now have 482 SONGS and OVER 31 HOURS of LOCAL MUSIC and it’s growing! (Watch for explicit warnings – we’ve tried to monitor the list, but let me know if we missed some as it used to be collaborative. WANT TO BE ADDED? DM me on Insta of the Gram.
Maybe you’re a creator and you need some assistance during this time? Check out Arts Huntsville’s new resource list and local art relief fund:
Music inspires and heals, so catch a good show, make some new memories and maybe even try to make time to create your own music during this difficult journey! We all need each other AND art during this time.
Cheers to the vitality of spirit and community!
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