Friday, Apr 17, 2020 5:00p -
Facebook Live + Instagram Live
Music, Virtual & Streaming
It’s Friday. You head straight to the bar after work, meet a friend and start recapping your week. You stop for a second to listen to the singer playing an acoustic guitar in the corner of the bar. “She’s really good!” you say, and you keep one ear tuned to the music the rest of the night, and make sure to drop a few bucks in the tip jar.
You can’t do that right now, exactly, but The Boston Calendar's Live at Five: Virtual Happy Hour Concert Series
is pretty close. Every Friday at 5 p.m., tune in via Facebook Live
or Instagram Live
to enjoy a short set of live music from a local artist.
This week we’re featuring pop/country singer-songwriter Amanda McCarthy
, the 2019 New England Music Awards winner for songwriter of the year who also boasts an incredible voice.
If you like what you hear, make sure to drop some cash in Amanda's virtual tip jar:
You can also support Boston artists by making a donation to the City of Boston's Artist Relief Fund
or the Boston Music Makers Relief Fund
operated by nonprofit The Record Co.
So pull up the live stream Friday at 5 p.m., order some delivery or takeout from your favorite local spot, and pour yourself a drink.
Amanda McCarthy is a storyteller compelled to speak the truth. She doesn't fit in a box and she doesn't like rules. Blending many influences, her original music is the infusion of pop/country and alternative rock, sprinkled with millennial snark and the heart of an old soul. Amanda's original music has been recognized through nominations and awards from the 59th Grammy Awards Nomination Ballot, Cornell University's Emerging Artist Series (Winner), NYC's Coffee Music Project (Finalist), Royal Caribbean Cruises, and New England based award shows for Worcester Music Awards, Limelight Music Magazine and the Southern New England Music Expo. Radio has been supportive as well with Boston airplay on The Bull 101.7, WKLB 102.5, WATD 105.9, FRANK 106.3, and others. She's had the opportunity to perform as an opening act, support act or side-stage act for Hunter Hayes, Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), Train, REO Speedwagon, Jason Isbell, Natasha Bedingfield, Frank Turner, Jason Lancaster (of Mayday Parade), Hawthorne Heights, NASCAR and more.