Live Streamin’ Music Fans,
Another Friday Night has passed in isolation but the Streak is alive and well at 978 thanks to local singer/songwriter/camera man Brad Manosevetz. He was here with me and Ralph this past week installing camera wall mounts, cables and a bunch of brand new video equipment. We are still missing a couple cameras and some other things in the dream budget but the very important news is that we are getting so close to streaming live music to you. We still need to find a service to make a powerful stream possible and still shopping for a good provider.
We are sorry to say that all of our shows booked for April have been cancelled. But, we hope to bring you some talented local musicians before the end of the month with Streamin’ Steve’s. Stay tuned.
This past week has brought in some very generous donations that will help pay for all this high quality video equipment. Many thanks to all our sponsors. Meanwhile, live streaming of our shows seems to be the best way to keep the live music happening for all of us. All of the recent donations have been matched by the Purvis Family and we are getting closer to the $2000 matching goal. We are still several thousand dollars short of our total long term goal with making the streaming happen in full force for 2020 and beyond. We welcome any support you can give knowing your donation will be doubled by the Purvis Family. Many thanks to them.
During this crisis with the virus isolating all of us and preventing any public shows, we feel it’s very important to continue making live music happen in the room and providing a way for everyone to watch it at home for free. We are all stuck in an unprecedented situation that calls for creative solutions to keep bringing the music to you. “Streamin’ Steve’s” is our best solution at this time.
You can make a donation to the effort by going to www.grassrootstv.org and follow the links to donate to GrassRootsTV; the oldest public TV station in the states. They are a long term, local non profit and they are the driving force for our live streaming goal. We could not do this without them and we send out many thanks to John Masters and Jeremy Isenhart; along with Ralph Pitt and Bradman Manosevetz. We have a strong team that is making the streaming a reality. Please support this project and other worthy community efforts that the station is working on when you can.
See you at the shows! If only on your screens. Still not as good as live, in person, live music but way better than none. And some other silver linings are that we have had the time to improve the stage; installed our first digital lighting system; completed a rare inventory update; organized the repair room; and installed the HD cameras and video station upstairs. The little old shop of music has never looked and felt so good in our 27 year history. Loving that part of this crazy time. I hope you are finding just as many silver linings in your temporary “new life”.
I look forward to seeing you at a show in the future. Keep sane and remember to keep music in your isolated lives. It really does help getting through these stressful times. !
Patiently and Still Musically Yours all shut in,
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon
PS: Check out Jackson Emmer’s “Quanantunes” music; recently recorded. “Jackson has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter�s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. Recently, Emmer has drawn critical acclaim for his 2018, sophomore album, �Jukebox.� His music has been featured in Rolling Stone, NPR, the Cannes Film Festival, and over 150 radio stations worldwide. He lives in Carbondale, Colorado.” www.jacksonemmer.com