Live music in the time of social distancing

G-Chubb and I played to an extra small but extra special audience last night. Under the current social distancing restrictions, you may be asking HOW?!? We did a full amp set up on the front porch. We didn’t tell anyone we were going to do it. As our music echoed through the urban landscape, our neighbours emerged from their houses and stood in their driveways to listen. We could hear claps and cheers from all the way up the street. Some people circled past on bikes a few times with grins on their faces. We played for an hour and when we began to pack down the people opposite shouted for an encore. We obliged. Their little girl called out ‘thank-you’ repeatedly. We waved at each other. Live music is still here and still bringing people joy without breaking any social distancing rules! Are you a musician who has done something similar? I’d love to hear about it.

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