From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-07-09
Thanks Marty, today I’m going to take my chill jazz piano into “Low Earth Orbit”.
The pandemic was hard on everyone but it was particularly hard on musicians. Many musicians not only had to endure lockdown but they lost their income too.
It was hard on me because, for me, like many other musicians, playing music is not optional. Of course, I practiced every day but as any working musician will tell you, that’s not the same. I like to practice but I have to play for an audience.
So when my daughter started livestreaming I thought, maybe that could work for me? I got a twitch account and set up a twitch studio with a powerful computer, lights, and webcams. It was just the kind of project that I like. Technical and creative.
I picked some songs I’d already written and I wrote some more. Pretty soon I had 16 songs in my streaming repertoire. I programmed iRealPro to play bass and drums on my songs while I added piano. It was great. I called my channel Hairy Larry Practicing Piano but, to me, it was still a live performance three times a week.
And then we started having lulls between the surges and I felt safe enough to play outside, so I would play at the Craighead Forest Bandshell, Beatles Park, or I’d just find some nice scenery and sit in front of it and play.
I call it Guerilla Livestreaming Chill Jazz Piano In Scenic Northeast Arkansas.
I licensed all of these recordings Creative Commons Attribution to make it easy for others to collaborate with me or use my music in their projects.
Check out the Something Blue website at sbblues.com for some links.
Now, recorded at Beatles Park in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, on March 27, 2022, here’s “Low Earth Orbit”.
Hairy Larry Livestreams album
Guerilla Livestreaming Chill Jazz Piano In Scenic Northeast Arkansas
And that’s me, playing my own composition, “Low Earth Orbit”, live at Beatles Park in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, on March 27, 2022. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 for more Creative Commons jazz played by GrayMic, Regis V. Gronoff, Gaiapeace, and Paolo Pavan.
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This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring GrayMic, Regis V. Gronoff, Gaiapeace, and Paolo Pavan. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
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