JACKSON, Wyo. — This pandemic, within all of the chaos and challenges, has created unique opportunities for some artists. From the homes of Neil Young, Ben Gibbard, Robert Randolph, Chris Thile and Willie Nelson, creatives across the world have been streaming live sets from their intimate domains. A handful of local acts already been stepped into the realm of virtual performances over the weekend, including DJ VerT-OnE, artist Jason Borbet, and duo Screen Door Porch. Here are a few offerings for this week.
The Jackson Hole Hootenanny will stream their first virtual Hoot tonight at 6 p.m. MST. Seventeen Hoot regulars are expected. The streaming link will also be posted to the Jackson Hole Hootenanny Facebook page. If all goes well, they will open up sign-ups to the broader community for next week. Interested musicians can email at [email protected] to get the scoop.
Screen Door Porch—which hadn’t played a set since taking a hiatus in fall of 2017—had over three thousand visitors to their first Sunday Brunch Sessions on Facebook Live. Inspired by the feedback, the duo of Seadar Rose Davis and Aaron Davis plan to broadcast a thirty-minute set for the next few Sundays at 11 a.m. MST from their log cabin in Snake River Canyon. They’ve setup a virtual tip jar on Paypal and Venmo. Details can be found on the Screen Door Porch Facebook page.
Artist Jason Borbay has been live streaming from his Borbay Facebook page several times a day. Borbay is currently working on a 60×60” acrylic painting of Radio City Music Hall while answering questions posted in the comments.
Songwriter Aaron Davis will be streaming Live From the Cabin solo sets at 6 p.m MST Thursday evenings from Three Hearted Recording studio. A virtual tip jar has been setup on Venmo and Paypal. Details can be found on his Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine Facebook page.
Former Jackson singer-songwriter Wyatt Lowe has announced his first “A Mayhem Quarentine” live stream for 6 p.m. MST Tuesday from his home in Park City, Utah. He’ll be playing songs from an upcoming release, among others. Details can be found on his Wyatt Lowe Facebook page.
During the summer months, Siddney Montana can be seen busking the streets of Jackson. He’ll be streaming twice a day at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. from his home, and you can tune-in at the Siddney Montana Facebook page.
Last week, Buckrail put out a call to local artists. You can still email your event details (date, time, streaming platform) to [email protected]. If you have a Facebook event page for your live stream, send the event link and it will get added to Buckrail’s Facebook events page.
The Wyoming Arts Council has compiled a list of resources available to individual artists and organizations affected by COVID-19.
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