Presenting and Supporting Folk & Acoustic Music
in the Washington, DC Area

We're certainly living in uncertain times - but one thing remains true: artists and musicians will FIND A WAY and Focus Music would like to assist that as much as we're able.

Share and Enjoy!

Enjoy and SUPPORT!!!

Below is a selection of upcoming shows from Focus alumni and to the right is a bunch of links to explore on your own. With almost any show there will be the option to support the artist financially, but remember to "Like", "Share" and "Follow" too! Join those mailing lists for when these artists are able to come see us again!

Online Concert Links

Folk Alliance International Livestream Calendar
A huge sortable calendar updated and maintained by the staff of Folk Alliance International.

Institute of Musical Traditions Concert Vault
Hundreds of great videos from the past two decades of IMT's 40 years of shows - highlighting folk, blues, world music and more from all over the Earth.

MSAC Local Virtual Events & Content List
 
a list of Maryland-based streaming music and not-music events provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Philadelphia Folksong Society Digital Concert Venue
Presenting artists local, regional, and international – old favorites and new discoveries – to a digital audience of music lovers from the comfort of their own homes!

Social Distancing Streaming Concerts
a Facebook page "meant to be a clearinghouse for listings of streaming concerts (all genres welcome)"

Undiscoveredmusic.net
Upcoming Live Streamed Acoustic Concerts

Virtual Music Events Directory
A massive Living document containing not just a who's who and what's what - but also a HOW! A calendar of events and a list of tools to help you create your own shows!

Upcoming Shows

9/22

Tuesday

9/22

8pm

ET

Music My Mother Would Not Like

Marc Douglas Berardo, Siobhan O'Brien, Reggie Harris, and Christine Lavin

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErfuGhqzIpGtWcUH125JngQH0mUPlzre_i

9/23

Wednesday

Every Wed

12.10pm

EDT

Lunch Hour Live w Karyn Oliver

Karyn Oliver

New songs and requests

https://www.facebook.com/KOsings/live/

Every Wed

7pm

EDT

Wednesday night online!

Suzie Vinnick

Roots and Blues music - originals and covers and your requests!

http://www.streetjelly.com/SuzieVinnick

Every Wed

7PM

EDT

Every Wednesday

Jonathan Byrd

MEET US HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7-10PM EASTERN TIME

http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/livestream

Every Wed

7PM

EDT

Live from the Lair From the Deck

ilyAIMY

On FB, YT & Twitch : percussive acoustic grunge from Baltimore, MD. Acoustic guitar, electric cello, eclectic percussion.

www.ilyaimy.com

Every Wed

7:30PM

EDT

Every Wednesday

Carla Ulbrich

I'm performing weekly YouTube livestreams of humorous songs about surviving the current madness, with live chat, song topics requests and viewer mail segments!

www.youtube.com/carlaulbrich

Every Wed

8PM

ET

Dan Navarro

Live on YouTube

www.dannavarro.com 

9/24

Thursday

9/24

7:30pm

ET

The Way of the World

Greg Greenway

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81545791062

9/25

Friday

9/26

Saturday

Every Sat

2PM

ET

Dan Navarro

Live on Twitch

www.dannavarro.com 

9/27

Sunday

Every Sunday

2pm

EDT

The Kennedys Special Livestream: California Country Rock

The Kennedys

It was the late 60s, and from Sunset Blvd to Haight-Ashbury, hippies, flower children and peaceniks had been blissing out on a steady diet of psychedelic rock. On the street, there was a feeling that it might be time to flip the musical mandala from yin to yang. After the heavy sturm-und-drang of Marshall-amped power trios, a bit of acoustic strum-and-twang was a breath of fresh air that blew from Laurel Canyon all the way to Marin County. Hippie ensembles sought out rural band houses in emulation of The Band and Traffic, and a bit of roots music mixed with rock was a perfect fit for their laid-back ethic. The move to a simpler sound that combined down home singing and picking with progressive counter-culture values was led by a west coast advance guard including Buffalo Springfield, The Dillards, The Stone Poneys and Michael Nesmith in Los Angeles, and Moby Grape, acoustic-era Grateful Dead, and velvet voiced Kate Wolf to the north. The Byrds "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" was a clarion call, and Gram Parsons was the charismatic interlocutor who knitted together the disparate threads of traditional country and hippie subculture, especially when he joined forces with the once-and-future queen of country-rock, Emmylou Harris. The sound blew across the US and Europe like a fresh breeze. We could all use a fresh breeze right about now, especially our viewers in the Golden State, so this week we celebrate California Country Rock. You don't have to be a Californian to dig it, as our viewers in Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland, Sweden, France and Norway will attest: all you have to do is settle in for an hour of, in the words of a Poco song, "a little bit of magic in the country music."

https://youtu.be/hYCD8i-sJck

9/28

Monday

Every Mon

7pm

EDT

rob's VOM (Virtual Open Mic) XXVII

Rowan Corbett (host) and whoever signs up...

Continuing to give the performing community an OUTLET when we need it most! Tune in at fb.com/robsopenmics or youtube.com/robsopenmics.

ilyaimy.com/wordpress/robs-open-mics-3/

Every Mon

8PM

ET

Dan Navarro

Live on Facebook

www.dannavarro.com 

10/4/2020

3:00:00 PM

EDT

Mike Agranoff

http://www.youtube.com/c/FolkProjectVideo

10/6/2020

8:00:00 PM

EDT

James Keelaghan

https://homeroutes.ca/online-shows/

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