As you may have guessed, the performances I had planned for the coming months have all been cancelled or postponed.
The lack of work presents a significant financial dilemma, of course, but also a human one. Sharing songs and stories is one of the most effective ways I know to build connection and community.
The internet is such a blessing at a time like this, but I want to be careful about how I use it.
In order to create a more interactive, community focused experience, I've decided to produce "localized' virtual concerts/gatherings using the conferencing platform Zoom:
- Hosts would invite a group of friends, neighbors, co-workers or faith community to the virtual concert.
- Interested guests would be given a private link to the event and the option of giving a free-will offering
- Following the 35-45 minute performance, listeners' mics would be unmuted and everyone would have the opportunity to share.
(What are you doing to take care of yourself? Did a certain song stand out to you? What ways have you found to be helpful in your community?)
If you are interested in hosting one of these events for your community, please contact me using this email form on my website
Or, if you're looking for another way to financially support me and my music making, visit www.rachaelkilgour.bandcamp.com to purchase my digital or physical albums and other merch: