Quarantine Streams: Country, Jazz and Indie Rock Shows Online

By Amy Miller. Radio story produced by Kristen Cabrera.August 7, 2020 2:35 pm, ,

Live music streams have now become the norm for musicians and there’s no shortage of both free and ticketed concert streams on any given day. As music venues have been forced to adjust their business model, many of them continue to welcome artists into their space, while making the shows available to fans at home.

This weekend’s quarantine streams offer up something for rock, country and jazz fans. And as usual, you can watch them all from the comfort of your couch. Your choices have been curated by Amy Miller Music Director for KXT in North Texas.

The Continental Club
When: Friday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. CST
Where: continentalclub.com
Who: Ben Kweller, Briston Maroney

“The concert will feature the Texas indie rock icon Ben Kweller, who has released a few new songs this past year and promises a new album soon,” Miller said. “This will be Kweller’s first performance since the beginning of the pandemic and on tap to open for him is songwriter Briston Maroney, who will be coming to you live from his living room in Nashville.”

WXPN Musickfest 2020
When: Saturday, August 8, 11 a.m. CST
Where: XPN.org
Who: Kacey Musgraves, Grace Potter, Amy Ray, and Sunflower Bean

“Texas native Kacey Musgraves will headline the afternoon,” Miller said. “With six Grammy awards and six Country Music Association awards, Musgraves has established herself as one of the leading voices in country and pop music today.”

Jazz BeCuzz
When: Sunday, August 9, 5 p.m. CST
Where: Facebook.com/jazzbecuzz
Who: Chris Borin, Anthony Cappeto

Dallas-based organization Jazz BeCuzz will be hosting a free concert music stream as part of its Pretty-Mazing Mini Concerts series.

“Trumpeter Chris Borin has performed with such acts as The Polyphonic Spree, The Temptations, and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and studied jazz at the renowned music school, the University of North Texas. He’ll be joined in the lineup by current UNT student and bassist, Anthony Cappeto,” Miller said.

Hear these songs in the player above:

“Starz” by Ben Kweller
“American Cigarettes” by Ben Kweller
“Neon Moon (With Kasey Musgraves)” by Books and Dunn (Album: Reboot)
“Bump Bump” by Chris Borin

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