Have any of my fellow musician friends out there found themselves in this situation: you now have young children that you are raising and as a result you find you're not able to practice as much, and/or play as many shows as you used to?
Don't take this the wrong way, I love my kids and I want to be around for them, and I have been. However, when you go from playing shows regularly to not really being able to book anything for a year or more in some cases, a lot of pent-up performance energy that needs to be expressed musically is backlogged and needs to get out.
For me personally, it is getting better as my littlest guy just turn 2 so I feel like he's old enough to at least carry a couple pieces of gear to the next show.
Well, maybe not quite, but our family situation is getting to a point where I can start to book more shows again and I plan to do so.
However, I need to practice and build up my skills again because they've been a bit dormant for the level of professionalism I like to play at.
So in this interim I am considering using things like Concert Window, or even more simply, Facebook Live to stream live performances that I'm doing from my home studio.
This provides me convenience of not having to leave the house so I can be around for my family, but still get the one-shot-to-get-it-right kind of performance atmosphere that one would get with a live show.
No, I haven't really done live streaming of a musical performance before, so I'm not sure exactly what to expect. I know that some audience interaction can take place, however I'm not sure logistically how easy it is to do that if you're performing – perhaps, between songs.
Anyway, this post is more of a stream of consciousness exploring an idea publicly in hopes that I might get some feedback from all of you out there, or anyone who has done this before...
Or, this post might plant the seed for other musicians in a similar situation to have a more at-home-convenient avenue to put on some live shows.
If you'd like to provide feedback, contact me here.
Thanks . Posted by: Nick Venturella
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