In response to Covid-19 and the stay-at-home orders that began in March, I canceled my Northeast Tour that was scheduled for May. Also, all of my local concerts were canceled. Instead of playing out, I decided to play some online concerts. I played my first Facebook Live Quarantine Concert on Sunday, March 22nd at 6:00pm PDT/9:00pm EDT. I featured the entire Thanksgiving Piano album, that was unreleased at the time. The response was so positive, that I set an aim to play a concert every Sunday until the end of April, a total of six concerts. My plan was to play different music every week. I thought that after six weeks, things might get back to normal. My thinking was way off. My belief now is that things will never get back to normal. We will be living in the “Covid 19 New Normal.” In any case, I was hoping that I could get my piano tuned at the beginning of May so that I could move ahead on my new album, Panama Piano.
Having a concert each Sunday ended up being a great way to focus my musical and creative energy during the stay-at-home experience. It was a lot of work, but it was work that I love. I took requests and went back into my catalogue to revive songs that I hadn’t played in years as well as perform some songs that I had never performed live. It definitely kept me busy.
The Quarantine Concerts that I performed of Facebook Live in March and April are all available as videos on Facebook.
Quarantine Concert #1
Quarantine Concert #2
Quarantine Concert #3
Quarantine Concert #4
Quarantine Concert #5
Quarantine Concert #6
Spotify has graciously added a Covid-19 donation link on my Spotify mobile artist profile. If you are so inlined to donate for the Quarantine Concerts I would be very grateful! You can also donate HERE.