JACKSON, Wyo. — The onslaught of streaming from artists’ living rooms and studios has been a welcomed trend for music fans. Bringing that creative vibe to the local community, Center for the Arts has been hosting “Songs from the Center,” and this week will close with two offerings from near and far—Leftover Salmon co-founder Vince Herman on Thursday, and Ben Winship with Tom Murphy on Friday.

For Vince Herman and many artists, the number of gigs getting cancelled continues to outweigh the new ones. Just a few days ago, his Red Rocks Amphitheater show with Leftover Salmon was cancelled. Every Tuesday during the month of April, he was making up for lost stage time by streaming on the Live From the Living Room Stage Facebook page. This Thursday, he’ll virtually travel to Jackson Hole, performing 5-6 p.m. from the Center’s Facebook page.

Engaging in a “mandolin happy hour,” Winship and Murphy have worked up a set of socially distanced duets leaning in the direction of John Hartford, Norman Blake and John Prine. Last year, Winship ambitiously released two full-length albums. His singular version of old time stringband music, Acorns, was recorded mostly live with some of his favorite musicians and featured mostly his own songs. Toolshed was a catchall set for his other dabbles in the bluesy-funk-Dixie-folk realm. Murphy plays mandolin, guitar and octave mandolin with a variety of bands and songwriters in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. The duo’s set will be broadcasted 5-6 p.m. Friday, also from the Center’s Facebook page.

“Songs from the Center” sessions will be archived on the Center’s YouTube Channel.

As for The Center’s concert calendar, two shows have been rescheduled including David Crosby & the Sky Trails Band (now Sept. 8, originally scheduled for May 22) and Larkin Poe (now Sept. 21, originally scheduled for March 18). Keep an eye on JHCenterForTheArts.org for more updates.

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Aaron Davis is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer-engineer at Three Hearted Recording Studio, covering the Teton County music scene as a journalist-photographer since 2005.