Musical Entertainment Regularly Added to, on YouTube Channels
(many also on TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and their own websites/pages)
Here’s a great article from VOX about how/why we need to support musicians and other artists’ efforts in these ways. Follow faves, discover new talent, share!
How “quarantine concerts” are keeping live music alive as venues remain closed
For lockdown/quarantine fun, inspiration, comic relief, amazement at talent, political parodies and heartwarming-ness (be sure to SUBSCRIBE and LIKE so they get their ad revenue!), here are my recommendations (good for the whole family, also):
—Claire Ryann Crosby and her dad (Dave), mom (Ashley), younger brother, Carson, and even younger sister, June, make great music together and separately. Check them out! She started at about age 4 (featured on Ellen) and even younger on Little Big Shots, and is now 7.
—–The Holderness Family offers songs, dances and other stuff (mostly sung, including ALL harmonies, by Daddy Penn, and choreographed by Mommy Kim, “creates original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day-to-day life.” They often include wry and hilarious appearances by their children, Lola (now, 12) and Penn Charles (now, 9).
—Randy Rainbow is so great at writing, directing, singing ALL parts, costuming and staging his political parody music videos that he was nominated for an Emmy in 2019! His frequent contributions to our media are the main reasons many of us are not homicidal or locked in safe rooms during #45’s and his cronies’ illegal faux presidency.
—Roy Zimmerman is a San Francisco Bay Area resident who does (and has been doing, for decades) original, funny, witty political parodies as well as other songs and some covers, solo with his guitar and sometimes with other musicians and Zoom collaborators. I got to see him perform LIVE in St. Charles, Missouri, a few years ago, and he is GREAT!
—Sandy and Richard Riccardi have been around longer than I have (and that’s LONG), using her well-trained, great soprano voice and his piano playing and harmonies to create witty political parodies and other cabaret numbers, “comedy, jazz, classical, political satire and otherwise. Mostly otherwise.” So FUN!
—Emma’s Revolution is the singer/songwriter duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O, “whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near [where I’ve seen them several times in concert]. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism,…” these feminist, activist musicians have each written, co-written, and performed for decades, and now do many political parodies and fundraisers. LOVE them!
—Rufus Wainwright has done a live number almost every day as “Quarantunes”, accompanying himself on piano or guitar. Fabulous! In his bathrobe, usually, with longer-than-usual hair (as many have, these days), he brings it!
—Jordan Rabjohn is a UK middle school music teacher who sings alone, with his amazing mother (also a smashing vocalist), and some gifted middle-schoolers in a variety of music videos, some made from his home with his mom. Bring tissues!
Many singer/songwriters and other performers, including all genres (folk, bluegrass, indy, singer/songwriter, Americana, country, classical, jazz, hip-hop, rap, gospel), individuals and family groups, and some from movies/films and Broadway, have created home concert videos, Zoom collaborations, and outdoor performances you can find many online places.
Some great singer/songwriters/performers who have been doing “house” or home concerts of new and beloved material can be found in many places, including the above sources and their own websites. My faves are:
—The Indigo Girls
—Mary Chapin Carpenter
Also, Billboard Magazine online provides this constantly updated list of LIVE and STREAMING concerts (some cost money and some can be watched “later”) as
Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)