Livestream Videos Weekly - On Demand Videos Coming Soon!
What if you could see live music performances wherever you are, like right in your living room or office, or anywhere else, and whenever you want? And what if, instead of going to a show and only seeing someone perform, you could actually have some interaction with them and hear about what moves them to create the music they do, what stimulated the ideas for some of the songs they write and a lot more that you just can’t hear about in a show at a venue or festival? Or what if there was a way to see a show of a performer who doesn't come to your area? Well, all of this can happen....
Last summer, I started broadcasting "Live From A Distance", my regular livestream performances every Thursday at 7:00 pm Eastern on my Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/carlrubinomusic . Last fall I put that series on hold to focus on writing a bunch of new songs and looking into new ways to bring even better livestreams. "Live From A Distance" is back. I record the live broadcasts as I'm doing them and post them on that FB Page right after the steam ends, so if you tune in late, miss a live broadcast, or want to see some of the prior ones, you can find them there any time.
My livestream series broadcasts are informal, raw, non-processed live performances of the songs I write.. You can tune in, see me perform a few songs live, talk with me about my music, and even ask questions and interact live, all by posting comments that I'll respond to between songs. It's like I dropped in at your house with a guitar and we hung out while I played a few songs and we talked about music and got to know each other a bit. And, immediately after each live stream, I record that video to the Facebook Page so you can see it if you've missed the live stream. The livestreams tend to run about a half hour or so. If you'd like to see the previously recorded shows, and be there for the upcoming ones, Like me at http://facebook.com/carlrubinomusic To see my livestreams, go to that Page and, on the left column, click on the "Live" tab to see previously aired recorded livestreams and the current livestream when it broadcasts. For a direct link to the livestreams you can use this link https://www.facebook.com/CarlRubinoMusic/live/
And sometimes I broadcast additional spontaneous livestreams to that Facebook Page, which could be anything from a new song I've written, or even one I am in the process of writing, that let's you in on the songwriting process as it's happening, to random thoughts I feel like expressing on music, or maybe even an occasional cover. If you Like my FB page, you'll get a quick notice of that upcoming spontaneous stream, or maybe even see it an a FB Story post just before the broadcast.
And soon I'll also be creating a series of videos in various lengths from short “mini-concerts” of 45 minute or longer “sets”, that will be either live or pre-recorded, which you can access on demand, anytime, on any device, anywhere. .How cool is that?
While I would hope you feel value in these digital deliveries, and that you might consider contributing something in appreciation in whatever amount you think is fair by an easy direct contribution, you can also feel free to just enjoy them and pay nothing at all. Think of it as if you were stopping to see a street performer busking with an open guitar case or catching a "free" performance in a coffee show with a "tip jar" on the stage. Maybe you'd toss something into the case or tip jar.. If you'd like to contribute to these performances, you can either do that now by clicking on the Donate Button below or going to http://paypal.me/CarlRubinoMusic , or you can go to http://paypal.me/CarlRubinoMusic during the livestream to throw a few bucks in.
How often have you wanted to go out to see some live music but too many things were in the way - it’s a “work night”; can’t get a sitter; don’t want to take the time to have to drive there; between gas money, tickets and maybe dinner it’s just too much to spend? And how cool would it be to be able to bring the performance to you, live or on demand, whenever you like, especially if the performer is not likely to play at a venue near you in the near future, if at all. Now there’s an alternative… The livestreams are here now, and the "concerts on demand" are coming soon. And to get notification when they first become ready, Subscribe at the bottom of my Home tab /home and I'll let you know when it all starts.
Why am I doing this? Well, a few reasons. During the coronavirus outbreak there is little to no opportunity for me to perform or for you to see and hear live music anywhere other than on line. So it's really the only game in town. But even when venues and festivals reopen, the reality is that not everyone wants to or can run out to a live show, especially during the week, and sometimes ticket prices are prohibitive. And I'm not exactly touring the entire world, so I may never be playing anywhere near you. I also know that a lot of people want to get to know a bit more about songwriters and performers and their music that you just don’t get by listing to the songs, whether at a show, on-line or on a cd, and many would like to spend a bit of time hanging out with the performers they like…And, for me, I don’t really want to spend months in my van driving from one performance to another, eating crummy meals and sleeping who-knows-where…But I love to perform and I really enjoy sharing my music with people who appreciate it. So this on-line performance ability gives me the opportunity to perform for people all over the country, and even the world, without having to live on the road….And you don’t have to go out on a Tuesday night to drive far away in the freezing rain to see me on tour…Or wait until I come to your area in a year, if ever, to see me perform. Of course, I'll still be performing at venues and festivals from time to time when that reopens, and if I'm near you I'd love to see you at a show...But until then, or in between, or whenever you like, bring me to you...
Here's the recording of my Thursday, 7pm ET, “Live From A Distance” weekly livestream broadcast of my original songs from 2/4/21 on http://facebook.com/carlrubinomusic
As usual, I did some old ones and some new or newer ones: Two Days Out, When The Maples Turn Cinnamon, Jimmy & Stella (Love Doesn't Always Play In Tune), Rio Moon. And a brand new song - I Remember You There. From country to contemporary folk.
I always record these as I broadcast them and them post them on that FB Page. So If you miss the live broadcast, you can catch the recording of it any time you like.
"LIve From A Distance" 1/21/21 Broadcast
My original songs, a bit of discussion of how I came to write them, and an invitation for you to post questions or comments for me to respond to during the broadcast, and an occasional cover. Kind of like I dropped over to your house with my guitar and sang a few of my songs and we got to know each other a bit.
From my weekly series on Facebook Live at facebook.com/carlrubinomusic Thursdays at 7pm ET. And if you miss them, I record during the broadcast and post them to my FB Page right after the stream ends....Tell your friends...And please Share this one (click on the Share at top right of the video).
“Live From A Distance”. Every Thursday at 7pm ET at http://facebook.com/carlrubinomusic This is the video recording from my broadcast on June 18th
Songs that tell stories with characters, feelings and scenes that come alive in song.
And I’ll be talking about the songs - where the ideas came from, how I go about writing songs and other things about why and how I create my music. It’s as if I was hanging out in your living room playing a few songs for you and we were talking about music and getting to know each other.
I may even play some still in the process of being written, for a deeper look into the writing process.
If this interests you, be sure to Like the page so you’ll get notification just before the broadcast. For fast access to this stream and my other videos on Facebook Link to my “LIVE” tab https://www.facebook.com/CarlRubinoMusic/live/
And, if you can’t make it to the actual live stream it will be recorded and posted as a video on my facebook page
FIRST LIVESTREAM - A Tribute To John Prine
I just did my first spontaneous livestream on April 8th, during the pandemic shutdown. It was a tribute to John Prine who died the day before from coronavirus. I never do cover songs, but I did this one for him. I thought “Angel From Montgomery” was a fitting choice. Hope you enjoy it. Rest in Peace John. Your music will be with us forever.
Sorry about the “rookie” mistake of not “flipping” the video horizontally. I’m actually right handed. Woops! I'll get it right next time...
If you'd like to hear them as they come out, or watch the post stream recording, Like my facebook page where I post them http://facebook.com/carlrubinomusic and Subscribe below to see when the mini-concert series and other videos will post.
SECOND LIVESTREAM VIDEO - THREE SONGS
My second spontaneous Livestream music performance during the Coronavirus shutdown. Two cover songs and one of my own. Set list: Paul Simon’s “Duncan”, my “Tribute To The Garden State” (the “Jersey Song”) and John Prine’s “Hello In There” .
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