Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 2:00p -
The Backyard Music Salon
220 Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
Art, Date Idea, Innovation, Kid Friendly, LGBT, Meetup, Music, Performing Arts, Social Good
Join us for an afternoon of delightful live music with talented local artist Alec Hutson, and then a facilitated discussion afterwards.
About this Event
We are delighted to welcome talented local singer-songwriter Alec Hutson to the Backyard Music Salon series. Alec Hutson is best described as a cosmonaut of sound and melody; simultaneously vast and intricate, complex and accessible, familiar yet new. His music flows seamlessly through genres of folk, soul, and rock as he masterfully weaves groove with musicality. A potent mixture of musical influences ranging from Radiohead and Jeff Buckley to Jose Gonzales and Lake Street Dive give Alec’s music a completely unique flavor. A Boston native and first generation Russian-Jewish American, Alec currently resides in Brighton, MA where he writes and performs music from quarantine. Learn more about Alec's delicate and soulful music at: https://www.alechutson.com/
At the Backyard Music Salon on 9/20, we will enjoy live music from our featured artist, Alec Hutson, and then a facilitated discussion with the entire group afterwards about the music and our experiences to promote connection between audience members, as well as the featured artist.
More information about the Backyard Music Salon series:
The emphasis of the series is on having a very small, socially distanced gathering of people (6-10 max) in a beautiful open-air backyard space. One thing scientists all agree on at this time is that it is much safer to be socially distanced outside than inside, so the backyard music salon series will always be held in an inspiring backyard space where there is plenty of room for social distancing with masks to enjoy the music safely and get back to some of the communities we are sorely missing. Masks will be required for all attendees. We will have a set featuring live music from the artist of the evening, and then there will be a facilitated discussion afterwards with the group about the artist's music and their reactions to the songs, their experiences and how they relate, what the artist thinks about their music and what they've been thinking about creatively during these times, etc, and having just conversations about creativity and surviving through these times in general. The capacity limit to the audience will be positive for these events as it will keep the atmosphere intimate as to provide a safer space for sharing and discussion. We connect when we see each other, and hear each other as well, so there will be space for everyone at these events, and it will be a really cool way to connect with your favorite artists, or perhaps artists you've never heard, but you've absorbed their music for an evening and get a lens into their thought process in a way you might never otherwise in a regular concert. Though I will disclose I am a licensed therapist (LMHC) and this discussion may be likely therapeutic for attendees and/or the artist, it will technically not be therapy.
As I am watching myself and other artists struggle with paying the bills and sustaining themselves and their livelihoods at this time, I want to make sure I can provide a positive force for good during this time with the series, and that means aiming for sustainability in the earnings for the artists as well as a fair portion for myself as an artist/organizer! I hope this will be a public service as well as an enjoyable concert and event, and hope to compensate the artists and myself appropriately for our time. I also am dedicated to keeping this series as safe as possible, so I will be following and enforcing all recommended safety protocol, and cleaning supplies and time will be factored into cost.
If you do not want to pay the eventbrite fee, VENMO $25 (@Melissa-Nilles) or send a payment to paypal at email@example.com
to secure a spot. We can send you a confirmation email for the event if you include your email in the description. I will distribute the proceeds from the sales of tickets fairly to the artists as mentioned. Venmo or paypal is highly preferred as eventbrite charges fees and I don't want to take anything away from you as the consumer or from the hard-working artists who are performing. You can also shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and try to work out another option if needed. Thanks! Looking forward to a beautiful series built on connection, intimacy, and creativity that can hopefully provide a space for resilience and beauty during these difficult times. ♥