The Whispering Beard Folk Festival has been drawing a mass of regional music fans for the better part of a decade, and due to our recent coronavirus-related living/social distancing conditions, the fest is hosting a special streaming series to entertain listeners and support music industry members.
Dubbed "The Whispering Beard: Home Edition," the festival team is working with Lifeboat Digital Media and Mind Ignition Studios to stream live sets from their "all-time favorite performers and people" from past festivals, which you can watch from the comfort of your couch.
"In these uncertain times, our fellow production members and artists across all spectrums are wondering what the future holds for this entire industry. Our goal in this streaming series is to rally funds for those who have always been there for us," the Facebook event page reads.
"Every evening, the donation lines will be open and ALL monies received will go to the music artists and the production teams responsible for providing this content. Venmo, PayPal, and other links will be provided throughout the broadcast. It’s time to come together, Beardo Family, for these artists that lay it all on the line."
This week, there will be two evenings to stream:
Kicking off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, sets by Ohio-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Tim Easton and Cincinnati-based Americana group Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle are on the schedule.
Beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, the evening will be jam-packed with sets from musicians including Florida-based Folk singer-songwriter Possessed by Paul James, Cincinnati-based Folk group The Tillers, Oakdale, California-born musician Willy Tea Taylor and Ludlow-based Country/Folk musician Maria Carrelli.