As the week winds to a close, we are reflecting back with some thoughts about the undoubtedly historic run of musical performances that just occurred this past week at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY: Billy Strings’ “The Deja Vu Experiments,” which saw the bluegrass guitarist and his quartet play six consecutive shows at the rock palace, live-streamed to what was reported as over 30,000 viewers tuning in.
Do you dance when you stream a show? I can’t do it. But I’ll admit, as the stage lights came up, replacing Billy Strings’ concert poster, I could feel the gooseflesh on my arms perking up. What is a full concert experience right now? Interactive? Maybe. Original? Definitely. Happening now; unfolding with, or in spite, of me. The energy on stage must be manifested in a different way. So, what is the place of the viewer? We no longer are wrapped up in the vibe we are helping to create.
201 Productions presents Dave Bruzza, singer/songwriter and guitarist of Greensky Bluegrass, returning to the live stream ‘stage’ this coming Wednesday, May 20 at 10:05 PM ET. The subdued, live acoustic performance directly follows the Greensky Bluegrass ‘Live from The Archive’ weekly stream. A portion of the ‘tip jar’ proceeds will go to benefit Headcount.