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Taylor Guitars Live From Home Digest

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

Who: Andy Grammer
What: Bandsintown LIVE 2020
When: December 16, 2020 @ 12pm PST
Where: Twitch

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!

Who: Kalie Shore
What: The Miss West Chester University Organization livestream
When: December 17, 2020 @ 4pm PST
Where: StageIt

All proceeds from this performance will benefit the West Chester University Promise Program.

Who: Janet Robin
What: Master Guitar Class
When: December 18, 2020 @ 6:00pm PST
Where: Facebook

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

Who: Suzy Bogguss
What: Wine Down Wednesdays
When: December 16, 2020 3:00pm PST
Where: Facebook

Who: Cas Haley
What: Coffee with Cas
When: Saturdays at 8:00am PDT

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.

Who: Alberto Lombardi
What: Live Mondays
When: December 12, 2020 1:30pm
Where: Facebook and YouTube

Monday afternoons are a blast with Alberto. Join this Saturday night for the Quarantine Concert Series and see for yourself.

Who: Christopher Wooley
What: Couch Concert
When: December 16, 2020 8:00pm PST
Where: Facebook

Join guitarist Chris Wooley for a live-from-home performance.

Who: Jonny Tarr
What: ‘Tune Up Tuesday’ and ‘Music Theory Friday’
When: 2pm PDT Tuesdays and 6pm PDT Fridays
Where: Facebook

Solo looping multi-instrumental original music with some looping/songwriting technique thrown in the mix.

Past Livestreams

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!”

Who: Switchfoot
What: Fantastic NOT Traveling Music Show
When: November 27, 2020 6:00pm PDT
Where: Register Online

Who: Jewel
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.

Who: James Lee Stanley
What: Fifteen Minutes of Fame a Week
When: November 12, 2020 7:00pm PDT
Where: Facebook

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
Where: Instagram

Who: Remy Reilly
What: Texas Music Project presents Remy Reilly
When: November 1, 2020 4:00pm 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.”

Who: Evan Diamond
What: The Quarantine Sessions
When: Wednesdays at @ 7pm PDT
Where: Facebook

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.

Who: Switchfoot
When: August 29, 2020 6:00pm PDT

Join the Taylor players from Switchfoot for a livestreamed performance from the band’s official website.

Who: Brian Collins
What: Tailgate Takeout Series
When: August 28, 2020 6:00pm PDT
Where: Facebook

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.

Who: Sara Niemietz
What: Beatles StageIt – All-Beatles Livestream Jam
When: August 29, 2020 2:00pm PDT
Where: StageIt

Sara Niemietz plays an all-Beatles setlist in this live stream hosted on StageIt.

Who: Sara Niemietz
What: Weekly Wacky Wednesday
When: August 26, 2020 2:00pm PDT
Where: YouTube

Sara Niemietz celebrates the 20th episode of her weekly livestream for fans.

Who: Brent Cobb
What: Half-Live from Omni Studios in Nashville, TN – U.S. Broadcast
When: August 26, 2020 6:30pm
Where: Web stream

Country musician and songwriter Brent Cobb will be playing from the Omni Studios in Nashville in this paid event.

Who: Andy Grammer
What: Live with Andy Grammer
When: Fridays @ 1:00pm PDT
Where: Facebook

The multi-talented songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer will be hosting live performances and audience chats every Friday during social distancing measures.

Who: Nate Donnis
What: Live Stream Saturdays
When: Saturdays @ 10:00am PDT
Where: Facebook

A live 45-minute acoustic folk/rock concert of original songs from Nate’s projects, including The Donnis Trio and Rodello’s Machine.

Who: Eliza Spear
What: For Those Who Don’t Have Homes to Stay Home in
When: May 23, 2020 @ 12pm PDT
Where: Instagram

Eliza Spear performs a benefit concert in support of United Way and providing hand sanitizer, masks, food, and water to our unhoused neighbors.

Who: Rob Mayes
What: CouchSongs: From Our Couch to Yours
When: May 30, 2020 @ 12:00pm PDT
Where: Facebook

Rob Mayes joins CouchSongs, a virtual performance featuring a wide range of artists and musicians playing for audiences around the globe.

Who: Steven Cade
What: Steven Cade Live
When: Tuesdays @ 5pm (PDT)
Wednesdays @ 2pm (PDT)
Thursdays @ 2pm (PDT)
Friday @ 5pm (PDT)
Saturday @ 5pm (PDT)
Where: Instagram and Facebook

Steven Cade’s live performance of originals and covers, crowd interaction via comments participation, encouraging watch parties and sharing and liking, career announcements/highlights.

Who: Laurie Berkner
What: Daily Livestreams
When: Monday-Friday, 10:00am EST
Where: Facebook Live

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.

Who: David Cook
What: A Chromantic Evening with David Cook & the songs of Chromance
When: May 2 at 11:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm PST
Where: StageIt

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.

Who: Johnnyswim
What: Songs with Strangers
When: May 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm-1:30am PDT
Where: IGTV @johnnyswim

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.

Who: Friday Pilots Club
What: IG Live Performance
When: May 15th @ 5pm PDT
Where: Instagram

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.

Who: Van Wilks
What: Lockdown Music TV on Facebook
When: May 16th @ 10am PDT
Where: Facebook

Van Wilks and other artists from around the globe play live.

Who: Essex County
What: Songs from Self Quarantine
When: Monday-Saturday through May 15 @ 1 p.m.
Where: Facebook

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.”

Who: Dave Barnes
What: Dave Barnes’ QUARANTUNES
When: May 20th @ 8p CST
Where: Instagram

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.

Who: Steve Poltz
What: Steve Poltz #CanadaPerforms Facebook Live
When: May 15th @ 4pm PDT
Where: Facebook

Music. Talk. Sing. Dance. A free show for all! #canadaperforms National Arts Centre/Centre national des Arts

Who: Sean Verchick
What: Live from the Garage
When: May 15th @ 8pm PDT
Where: Instagram

Sean hosts a storyteller livestream every week from his garage.

Who: The Swingin’ Johnsons
What: Live from our Living Room
When: May 15th @ 6pm PDT
Where: Facebook & Instagram

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!

Who: Bonn E Maiy
What: Bonn E Maiy LIVE!
When: May 20, 2020 @ 1pm PDT
Where: Facebook

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
Where: Twitter

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.

Who: Brianna Alomar
What: Brianna Alomar & Dave Baker performing live
When: May 8, 4:00pm PST
Where: Instagram & Facebook

Brianna Alomar and guitarist Dave Baker will play a set of new original songs, along with some covers requested by viewers.

Who: Jesse Colin Young
What: Backstory: Tripping on My Roots
When: May 11, 3:00pm PST
Where: Instagram Live

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.

Who: Rayne
What: Virtual Graduation Party with SWEET
Date: May 12, 2020
Times: 6pm PST
Where: Website

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!

Who: Casey James
What: The Fillmore Presents Casey James
Date: May 13, 2020
Times: 4pm PST
Where: Facebook

Blues player and singer-songwriter Casey James will play a virtual live show hosted by the Fillmore on Facebook Live.

Who: Katie Kittermaster
What: Sucker Quarantine Fest
Date: May 14, 2020
Times: 12pm PST
Where: Facebook

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.

Who: Katie Kittermaster
What: DeebsDay Festival & Live For Love COVID-19 Food Bank Charity Event
Date: May 15, 2020
Times: 11am PST
Where: Facebook

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
Where: YouTube


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.

Who: Smithfield
What: Instagram Live with special guests
When: Week of April 27, 2020 – check Instagram for times
Where: Instagram Live @smithfieldmusic

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. 

Who: Johnnyswim
What: Songs with Strangers
When: Thursday, April 30, 12:30pm PST
Where: IGTV @johnnyswim

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.

Who: Brown & Gray
What: Weekly Livestreams
When: Sundays at 5:00pm PST
Where: Instagram Live

Americana duo Brown & Gray will be hosting weekly livestreams on Sunday evenings, bringing on a rotating cast of guest musicians for conversations and performances.

Who: Brennley Brown
What: Rhythm & Rhymes Weekly Livestream
When: Tuesdays at 4:30pm PST
Where: Instagram Live

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.

Who: Dave Barnes
What: Quarantunes Livestream
When: April 30 at 6:00pm PST
Where: Instagram and Facebook

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.

Who: Makayla Lynn
What: Live show for the National Arts Centre of Canada
When: May 2 at 11:00am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm PST
Where: Facebook

Upstart singer-songwriter and Taylor player Makayla Lynn will be sharing her talents via Facebook livestream to benefit the Canadian National Arts Centre.

Who: Mark Mackay
What: Mark Mackay Mondays
When: Mondays at 5:00pm PST
Where: Facebook & Instagram

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
Where: YouTube

Catch Suzy Bogguss on her YouTube channel for a special live performance.

Who: Nahko and Medicine for the People
What: California Roots Isolation Sessions Virtual Concert
When: May 1 at 6:00pm PST
Where: YouTube

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
Where: Facebook

SoCal reggae band Dirty Heads will be playing a live acoustic session with an audience Q&A on Facebook.