Are you a musician with a live stream coming up? Let us know at email@example.com
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Musicians facing an empty gig schedule have been taking to their home studios, living rooms, garages and the like to keep getting their music out there in a real-time, setting through live streaming. It feeds fans’ live-music craving — while also giving them ways to support the artists through PayPal tipping, supporting Patreon funds or buying their records online.
Here are a few upcoming live streams featuring area musicians. Got a living room gig coming up? Send your livestream info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• AD DeRuyter — whose past projects have included the bands Jerkwater, Beachbob, Pompous Pilate, Devall Music and Landmark — Friday (May 27), at 7 p.m., at the "Aaron DeRuyter Music" Facebook page. (His music can be purchased at www.aaronderuyter.bandcamp.com.)
• Rock band Violet Mary, Friday (May 27), at 8-9:30 p.m. on the band’s Facebook page (facebook.com/VioletMary). (Their music can be purchased at violetmary.bandcamp.com.)
• Livonia-based blues/acoustic singer/guitarist Steve West, Sunday, April 5 at his "Steve West Music" Facebook Page. (He can be tipped at www.paypay.me/stevewestmusic.)
• Country singer Alyssa Trahan (East Rochester native now based in Nashville), April 4-8, all at 6 p.m., each on a different platform. (Details are at her "AlyssaTrahanOfficial" Facebook page.)