If you’re the kind of person who, like me, lives for the thrill of live music, the news of late has been somewhat grim: experts predict it will be the spring of 2021 before large physical gatherings like concerts and festivals can return to our public spaces.
It's almost impossible to imagine that I might not see another band in my local bar or attend an outdoor music festival this year. But this is the new normal, to keep our communities safe. It makes me especially grateful for the musicians who continue to perform for us online, so that we can keep singing our songs, dancing in our kitchens, and feeling the beat of music in our hearts.
Tell Our Stories Together is FRIENDS' way of connecting Canadians to each other through the arts. We’ve asked musicians, comedians and poets to record a performance while in self-isolation, and we are pleased to share these original works with you, wherever you may be sheltering.
Today, we present three new videos featuring more Canadian music. We invite you to turn up your sound and enjoy. — Liisa Ladouceur