Hello music lovers!
Last night, Sept. 23, 2016, Lovecraft Bar NYC hosted a 2-room event of live music and theater monologues in order to raise money to help the NYC homeless. It is a beautiful thing to see artists and performers coming together for a greater cause, to ultimately make the world a better place. Do you believe that art and music are an integral parts of making the world a better place? I, for one, most certainly do!
Some of last night’s performers:
The incredible, multi-talented singer, guitarist, pianist, actor, performer, Gene Taylor sang his heart out at the Help End Homelessness in NYC event last night. Don’t take my word for it, click the link below to hear this incredible talent!
Jason Gill joined the line up as well gracing us with his incredible tone, sky high notes, and beautifully crafted tunes. To hear Jason Gill’s music click the link below or find him at http://www.jasongillmusic.com. You’ll be glad you did!
Philip Lynch joined us as well with his upbeat tunes, rock n’ roll driving voice and impressive guitar skills! Philip can be heard with his band here on his latest record entitled “At the Start.” Be sure to check it out!
Thank you to these wonderful singer-songwriters for giving their time and sharing their talents and original tunes for a great cause!
How can we as singer-songwriters use our music to make the world a better place?
- You can help organize an benefit concert to help raise money for a cause
2. You can write songs with political/social material to bring awareness to certain controversial topics.
Ben Harper wrote and performed his heartbreaking tune “Call It What It Is”, a tune speaking of the countless unjust killings of innocent or un-armed African-Americans in the United States.
“Call it what it is… Murder!”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis brought positive light to the highly controversial issue of gay marriage.
3.You can become a music therapist to help people suffering from mental disabilities, or emotional distress. (more on music therapy in upcoming blog entries)
4. Use your fame to discuss important issues that deserve more attention.
Once you become a well-known artist with a lush following, you can use your live shows and social media in a very positive way by speaking and posting about issues that you believe in, in order to start a dialogue with your numerous fans and bring awareness to issues in society that need to be more in the spotlight.
5. Volunteer by performing at elderly homes, homeless shelters, etc…
5. Continue to be a part of your community and keep bringing people together in a positive way with music and art.
Can you all help me out and ad to my list in the comments below? What are some other ways singer-songwriters can keep playing their music and help to make the world a better place?
As always, thanks so much for reading!
With lotsa love,