Updated December 14
If you’re anything like us, chances are this period of social distancing and isolation has you aching for the chance to experience live music again. Though the venues and clubs are closed for now, artists around the world are stepping up to share their music across the Internet through livestream. Sometimes it’s a whole band, with each member chiming in from their respective homes; sometimes it’s just a lone singer with a guitar. Many artists from the Taylor Guitars family have found ways to add their voices to the growing chorus, and we’re excited to share those performances with you here.
Each Wednesday, we’ll update this post with the info on recently announced livestream performances. If you’re an artist, we encourage you to send us your upcoming virtual shows so we can showcase a wide variety of voices from the global Taylor family.
This Week’s Livestreams
City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group’s Future Hope New York Committee announced that it will partner with Bandsintown LIVE to present a vibrant live-streamed concert event, offering fans the opportunity to enjoy their favorite artists while benefiting City of Hope’s mission to eliminate cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The event will feature performances from Almost Monday, Aloe Blacc, Andy Grammer, Anna Shoemaker, For King & Country, Gunnar Gehl, Jack Newsome, John Splithoff, JP Saxe, Kalie Shorr, Leslie Odom, Jr., Lovelytheband, Matt Nathanson, Pentatonix, Ruth B., The Happy Fits, Train and more!
All proceeds from this performance will benefit the West Chester University Promise Program.
A new one hour master guitar class on Friday, December 18th, 5pm PST. This time there won’t be a show involved, it will purely be a lesson for an hour- hosted on Facebook Live, and that’s the only place you’ll be able to catch it. I’ll be showing some great exercises to help with speed and technique and also some cool riffs and fingerpicking styles. Acoustic and Electric. Intermediate and above only.
Who: Barenaked Ladies
What: Barenaked Ladies Presents: A Very Virtual Christmas
When: December 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm PST
Join Barenaked Ladies for a special livestream Christmas concert and celebrate the holiday season from home.
Who: Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s)
What: The Wednesday Club
When: December 16, 2020 6:00pm PDT
Where: Register Online
Have a cup of coffee LIVE with Cas Haley every Saturday! Join Cas at 8:00am PST/10:00am CT as he plays a few tunes, chats about what’s new in his world and yours, and anything else that may come about during the show.
Monday afternoons are a blast with Alberto. Join this Saturday night for the Quarantine Concert Series and see for yourself.
Join guitarist Chris Wooley for a live-from-home performance.
Solo looping multi-instrumental original music with some looping/songwriting technique thrown in the mix.
Who: Mimi Fox
What: Minnesota Guitar Society presents Mimi Fox
When: December 5, 2020 5:00pm PDT
Where: Register Online
We are happy to announce that world-renowned jazz guitarist Mimi Fox will be featured in the next concert of our 2020-2021 International Guitar Artists series.
Who: Lisa Loeb
What: All-Request Concert
When: December 5, 2020 at 12:00pm PST
Where: Register Online
“I’m kicking off the holiday season with a very special all-request show. Yes, you’ve got that right – no song is off the table! The virtual concert will take place on Saturday, December 5th at 12 noon PST, a new time to accommodate my fans around the world. I will perform it entirely live from home, but you can watch it for three days following the show. Tickets are also available to a VIP Meet-and-Greet post-show Zoom party!”
What: Fantastic NOT Traveling Music Show
When: November 27, 2020 6:00pm PDT
Where: Register Online
What: Pieces of You – Meat and Potatoes Live Stream
When: November 20, 2020 6:00pm PDT
Where: Jewel’s Website
From Jewel’s website: “Tip your barista, a dollar for every year! I am celebrating 25 years of making music, and honoring what started it all by doing a live show where I will sing the entire album in sequence. Never done it. Super excited.“
Join James Lee Stanley in his living room on top of a mountain near Tehachapi, CA, for bite-sized live-streaming performances.
Who: White Buffalo
What: Belly Up Livestream – $10
When: November 6, 2020 8:30pm PDT
Who: KT Tunstall
What: Whisky a Go Go – $10
When: November 7, 2020 3:00pm PDT
Who: Faith Schueler
What: Faith Schueler Live from Charleston, South Carolina
When: November 5, 2020 5:30pm PDT
Join us for an exclusive concert with Remy Reilly benefitting the Texas Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program. Free performance in SoundFi 3D spatial audio. Come live chat with Remy. Help support the Music Therapy Program. Enjoy the show… At just 16, Remy has become a staple of the DFW music scene, releasing critically-lauded original music while working alongside some of the city’s most talented producers and musicians( Last year she won Best New Act at The Dallas Observer Music Awards. She is the youngest artist to be nominated and win. She was also nominated for Best Songwriter. and Best EP. In 2019, Remy was again nominated, this time for Best Female Vocalist. her debut single “26” and “Burn” a song features critically-acclaimed Americana band The Vandoliers, who have appeared in Rolling Stone Country, No Depression, and VICE. Josh Fleming from The Vandoliers says, “Remy’s talent is undeniable, and her mastery of songwriting is fluid and honest.”
Evan Diamond, San Diego’s Best Singer-Songwriter of 2019, comes to you live from her living room to yours, showcasing her music, live looping skills and her now-famous bunny slippers.
What: FANTASTIC NOT TRAVELING MUSIC SHOW!
When: August 29, 2020 6:00pm PDT
Join the Taylor players from Switchfoot for a livestreamed performance from the band’s official website.
118 North presents the Tailgate Takeout Series – the first drive-in live music experience of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Each night will feature some of our favorite local musicians playing out of the restaurant’s bay windows with food and cocktails to-go available to order. In the event of inclement weather, or if you are unable to attend, all performances will also be streamed on 118 North’s Facebook Live.
Sara Niemietz plays an all-Beatles setlist in this live stream hosted on StageIt.
Sara Niemietz celebrates the 20th episode of her weekly livestream for fans.
Country musician and songwriter Brent Cobb will be playing from the Omni Studios in Nashville in this paid event.
The multi-talented songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer will be hosting live performances and audience chats every Friday during social distancing measures.
A live 45-minute acoustic folk/rock concert of original songs from Nate’s projects, including The Donnis Trio and Rodello’s Machine.
Eliza Spear performs a benefit concert in support of United Way and providing hand sanitizer, masks, food, and water to our unhoused neighbors.
Rob Mayes joins CouchSongs, a virtual performance featuring a wide range of artists and musicians playing for audiences around the globe.
Steven Cade’s live performance of originals and covers, crowd interaction via comments participation, encouraging watch parties and sharing and liking, career announcements/highlights.
The “Queen of Kids’ Music” has been a constant source of positivity and music for kids and their parents during the school and community closures prompted by the public health crisis. The New Jersey-based singer and guitar player hosts weekly sessions during the morning featurings singing, dancing, and games, all kid-friendly.
Join David Cook for a $15 performance of songs from his album Chromance.
Who: Savannah Keyes
What: Songs & Q/A
When: w/Abby Anderson – May 21st 6:00 PM
w/Lauren Jenkins – May 27th 6:00 PM
Where: Instagram Live
Join Taylor player Savannah Keyes for a live streaming session featuring original songs, special guests and audience conversation.
Folk-blues duo JOHNNYSWIM—formed in Nashville and based in Los Angeles—have a penchant for soulful sounds that don’t require much in the way of studio magic, so the livestream format seems to come pretty naturally. Catch the Taylor-playing pair on Instagram TV for an hour of music, songwriting and a round of fan questions.
Caleb and Drew from Friday Pilots club are going live on Instagram to play a few songs, and give a sneak preview of some music they’ve been working on. Caleb is in Florida and Drew is in Chicago, so they will be joining on the FPC account. They will also be chatting with fans in the comments.
Van Wilks and other artists from around the globe play live.
British country trio Essex County, who recently released their debut single “So Good,” has played daily livestreams on their Facebook page @EssexCountyMusic since March. The 30-minute sets include a mix of originals and popular covers including Brad Paisley’s “Whiskey Lullaby,” Lonestar’s “Amazed” and Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive.”
Dave will be doing another Quarantunes for you on Wednesday, May 20th at 8pm CT on Instagram and Facebook. Gather the family, pets, or get some much needed “me time”, but make sure to tune in! He’ll be taking requests and playing some of the new songs.
Music. Talk. Sing. Dance. A free show for all! #canadaperforms National Arts Centre/Centre national des Arts
Sean hosts a storyteller livestream every week from his garage.
Grammy winning guitarist, Wayne Johnson and his stepson, Sodie Orr, playing music that will take you back to your favorite memories. From Sublime, to James Taylor, to Bob Marley, to Chris Stapleton, The Animals, Tyler Childers, Van Morrison and more, The Swingin’ Johnsons will soothe your soul with their amazing musical communication and entertaining personalities!
Recording artist Bonn E Maiy performs original music and renditions of songs you love.
Who: Zac Brown Band
What: Verizon Pay it Forward Live Stream
When: May 7, 5:00pm PST
Taylor artists the Zac Brown Band will be playing Verizon’s #PayItForwardLIVE, a weekly livestream starring the biggest names in entertainment supporting small businesses. Tune in Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm ET/5pm PT to watch your favorite performers live from their living rooms.
Brianna Alomar and guitarist Dave Baker will play a set of new original songs, along with some covers requested by viewers.
Songwriter and longtime Taylor player Jesse Colin Young will host a live session on Instagram to talk about his new podcast about his musical influences, Tripping on my Roots.
Pop singer Rayne will host a live virtual graduation party on Sweet for all the high school seniors out there who won’t be able to celebrate their achievements this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. Even better: Rayne will give away a free Taylor GS Mini guitar during the show, so tune in!
Blues player and singer-songwriter Casey James will play a virtual live show hosted by the Fillmore on Facebook Live.
During the Sucker Quarantine Fest, the music-sharing platform for artists will be hosting gigs every day on their Facebook page. The series of live-streamed performances will include artists such as Katie Kittermaster, Warren Capaldi and many more.
A partnership between Deebsday Festival and Live For Love raising funds for food banks to aid those struggling with food security during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Who: Janet Robin
What: 360 Degree Virtual Reality Live Concert & Master Guitar Class with Janet Robin
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Times: USA: 5pm PST / International: 8pm GMT
- USA: https://www.musae.me/riverspiritmusic/experiences/749/janet-us
- International: https://www.musae.me/riverspiritmusic/experiences/750/janet-robin-concert-and-master-guitar-class—international-edition
Veteran touring musician and recording artist Janet Robin will be hosting a special live concert and guitar master class, enhanced with VR technology for a truly immersive streaming experience.
Note: This is a ticketed event hosted on YouTube. If you wish to attend, you must purchase a ticket through one of the links above, depending on your location.
Songwriting duo Smithfield has been bringing Texas country western to the world since their 2015 self-titled debut. With a new EP that hit stores and streaming services in 2019 (We Make Our Own), they’ve been ready to hit the stage. With social distancing measures in place, Smithfield has decided to host performances and hangout sessions for fans on Instagram Live. They’ll be joined by a new special guest for each session throughout the week, starting with Alana Springsteen on Tuesday, April 28.
Folk-blues duo JOHNNYSWIM—formed in Nashville and based in Los Angeles—have a penchant for soulful sounds that don’t require much in the way of studio magic, so the livestream format seems to come pretty naturally. Catch the Taylor-playing pair on Instagram TV for an hour of music and a round of fan questions.
Americana duo Brown & Gray will be hosting weekly livestreams on Sunday evenings, bringing on a rotating cast of guest musicians for conversations and performances.
Singer-songwriter Brennley Brown has been impressing listeners and audiences since her childhood years, and she hasn’t slowed down a bit. During the pandemic, she’ll be livestreaming with friends and musical guests to talk about songs that have shaped their art and careers.
Soulful singer-songwriter player Dave Barnes has been sharing humorous posts and musical performances throughout this period of isolation, and he’ll be adding a new “Quarantunes” livestream to his schedule this week.
Upstart singer-songwriter and Taylor player Makayla Lynn will be sharing her talents via Facebook livestream to benefit the Canadian National Arts Centre.
Country-rock songwriter Mark Mackay will be playing songs and chatting with fans on Facebook and Instagram Live each Monday.
Who: Suzy Bogguss
What: Window seat concert
When: May 1 at 5:00pm PST
Catch Suzy Bogguss on her YouTube channel for a special live performance.
What: American Songwriter At-Home Livestream and Q&A
When: May 3 at 4:00pm PST
Where: American Songwriter on Facebook
Roots music band Nahko & Medicine for the People will be playing two live events next week, starting with a virtual concert on YouTube followed by a special at-home livestream hosted by American Songwriter on Facebook.
Who: Dirty Heads
What: Dirty Heads Crush Quarantine
When: May 1 at 5:00pm PST
SoCal reggae band Dirty Heads will be playing a live acoustic session with an audience Q&A on Facebook.