Online music-making with nearly no lag time—really!

by Amy Nathan Susan Alexander found a way to fill the “big, depressing hole in your life where playing music with other people used to be”—a hole caused by this year’s official restrictions on in-person gatherings to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That hole grew smaller when this avocational Maryland pianist discovered JamKazam, … Continue reading Online music-making with nearly no lag time—really!

They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now

by Amy Nathan "If you give yourself to something that you think isn’t going to work, sometimes it does,” says retired school teacher and lifelong choir member Linda Bluth. She’s commenting on a surprising new musical bright spot that has popped up during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people becoming recording artists. From Brooklyn’s Grace Chorale to the … Continue reading They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now

Green Room Gossip: mastering off-beat interviews

During artist interviews, sometimes you want to hear what inspires them, how they got their start, and their advice for the younger generation. Other times, you want to hear what their favorite cheese flavor is. The Green Room Gossip podcast features musical, theatre, and comedic artist interviews in an unordinary way. Seem unusual? That's what … Continue reading Green Room Gossip: mastering off-beat interviews