Something for the weekend: Josh Ritter records the Silo Sessions – Watch

Well it’s been a funny old week of course and there may be many more funny old weeks to come but we do intend to keep our content overflowing with things for you to read, watch or listen to. We leave you this week with an hour-long recording by Josh Ritter – as one of many artists self-isolating, he’s recorded one of those increasingly common “gig in my house” things, and creatively called it the Silo Sessions which we wish we’d thought of first. You can tip him for the performance here – all proceeds go to Win NYC to help support and shelter women and children in need. Here’s the full Instagram post on the session:

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Hello, my friends. I wish that I could say hello to each one of you individually right now, that we could spend time together talking and laughing and hanging out, all in the same place. I’ve always been amazed at the power of music to draw a community together, and I feel such gratitude to be able to play music with, and for, my friends. Now that we’re all sheltering in place, that community feels even more vital. We have to hold each other in the ways we still can.⁣ ⁣ This is a strange, scary time for everyone. I just want to help out in any way that I can so that we can all feel a little bit more community, so I’m gonna be playing some songs and hanging out for a while on Tuesday evening at 5pm PT / 8pm ET on YouTube and Facebook live – link in bio. I’m not technically advanced, so we’ll be working with my laptop and my little microphone. But what the hell, it’ll be fun. I’m gonna be playing and singing quietly because Moxie sleeps in the next room. If it works, I'll do it again next week at the same time.⁣ ⁣ I’m calling these the Silo Sessions, in a nod to "Temptation of Adam." It'll be free, but you can always add a little to the tip jar to help @winnyc_org ( support and shelter women and children in need in New York City during these difficult days.⁣ ⁣ Josh Ritter: The Silo Sessions⁣ Tuesday 3/24 live at 5pm PT / 8pm ET⁣ Stream via YouTube / Facebook live – link in bio! (⁣ ⁣ Thank you and I look forward to playing some music.⁣ ⁣ – Josh

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Don’t forget our own mini-gigs which kicked off with Frank Turner last week and which we’re now running most days. Stay safe, look after yourself and each other. This too will pass. See you next week.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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