Social Distancing Sends Musicians to Live Streaming

From a cozy nook in her Southern California home, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge played her acoustic guitar while her wife recorded her. Etheridge was there to entertain, and also to soothe. She took a moment between songs to remind her digital audience to find love and tranquility amidst the doomsday moment we’re living in. 

Valerie Sassyfras Listens to Her Fans

Valerie Sassyfras is an acquired taste. The one-woman show frequently features her accompanying herself on accordion with rudimentary, DIY backing tracks to fill in just enough of the blanks. She has played Cajun music, country music, but nothing on her new album, Sassquake!, sounds like either. She has played a standing gig at the Piccadilly, and she currently plays Thursdays at 5 p.m.