One of the most difficult aspects of the global pandemic is the lack of live music in our day to day lives. The performance of live music is a form of entertainment and art that is significantly hindered at the moment due to the coronavirus and social distancing measures.
I wanted to give artists a platform to perform their art and to inspire some much-needed positivity and creativity in the world. Everyone is affected by the pandemic and it is important to remind ourselves that there are things to be joyous and passionate about during these difficult times.
When the quarantine and the shutdowns began, I knew that one of the things I was going to miss the most was live music. When I was in college I had a cover band that I played music with frequently. Playing with the band always gave me a great sense of happiness.
Public performance and audience participation are a large part of why many musicians do what they do. As a musician myself, one of my favorite things about music is playing with others. It allows you to form a connection on a level that others do not quite understand. Additionally, going to a live performance, or seeing someone perform on the street is a way to connect with our own cultures and our world.
Currently, artists are using this time in quarantine to focus on other aspects of their music. Many are working on songs and full features that they had planned to do but may have never had the time to do so. Some might be learning new instruments or new techniques to expand their sound. Even myself, currently I am learning to play the piano.
While putting this virtual concert together I reached out to Vermont musicians on Facebook and personal friends of mine, I am forever grateful for everyone's willingness to share their art and their talents. I hope you enjoy it.