An article in the City State section of today’s State Journal-Register touches on how some local musicians have been coping with shows cancelling in the area (and around the globe) due to COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order. Pictured above and in the article is Micah Walk of folk group Deep Hollow, who also gives guitar lessons and manages to do so now through webcam from his home. Steven Spearie also interviewed local solo artist Ben Bedford about how his upcoming tour dates were cancelled and how he is dealing with the cancellations. From the article:
All of that, woosh, gone,” said Bedford of the shows knocked out by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. “It makes me slightly nauseous to think of the amount of work and the amount of money that disappeared (from that).”
Now Bedford, who has spent nearly 15 years being a full-time musician, is trying a service called Patreon. For a monthly subscription, Bedford will offer patrons exclusive content not available on his website or other social media platforms, like videos, behind the scene glimpses from his life or songs or lyrics in progress.
Check out a link to the article online right here, or pick up the State Journal Register at your local… grocery store.
Find a link to Ben Bedford’s newly created Patreon page online right here!