COVID-19 not the only thing spreading like wildfire as songs about virus proliferate | 200328Sa | Online/On Air Shows for Saturday, March 28, 2022

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From “Corona Blues” by James Anthony to “Invisible Enemy” from Rob Minderman, “I Wish I Was Locked Down With You” by Marsala Lukianchuk and Colin Brunton’s “Corona Rhapsody” —not to mention the “I Gotta Wash My Hands” Beatles parody— songs about the Coronavirus are popping up all over the internet.

Other songs about distance or being alone or in danger, whether covers or originals, are also getting new life as performers increasingly turn to the web to satisfy the needs of fans deprived of the live experience.

Musicians are writing and recording the tunes in a variety of formats and broadcasting them on platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram and it seems there’s no end in sight.

We have a number of them listed in today’s digital and on air listings.  Take a gander and a listen or twenty and do feel free to share any we missed that you know about so we can include them in future days’ lineups!

-By Gary 17,
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9:30am-1pm> Freewheelin’ Show hosted by Jim Marino @ 93.3 CFMU or (Hamilton)

2-3> Blues Source International w Ken Wallis @

2> Home Routes jamalong sessions with Shauna and Grant on Facebook

7> Jacqueline Auguste “Isolation Live Feed” with “covers of my musical friends” theme live stream on Facebook

7> Rayannah for National Arts Centre #CanadaPerforms series on NAC Facebook page

7-12> BLUZ-FM with Danny Marks @ JAZZ.FM91

9> Home Routes presents National Online Folk Festival streamed on Facebook, with Willi Carlisle ~songwriter

RESIDING> Rob Minderman performs “Invisible Enemy” original song about COVID-19 on YouTube (0:4:00)

RESIDING> recording of Carmen Toth performing St. Patrick’s Day concert solo ~songwriter (1:10:23)

RESIDING> Wayne Neon and the Amazing Tubular Orchestra™ on Youtube: Social Distance Sessions live ~eclectic covers & originals (0:18:22)

RESIDING> Susie Grooves & Company performs “Rhianna” at Southside Johnny’s on Facebook (0:3:44)

RESIDING> Eclectic Power Company featuring Graham Clarke covers “Wheat Kings (Tragically Hip) on InstagramTV (0:3:10)

RESIDING> Josh Gordon on Koch guitar solo for “Koch Quarantine Sessions” on YouTube (0:1:33)

RESIDING> Late Fakirs featuring Greg Shields perform “Silent Keeper of Your Lost Dreams” on YouTube

RESIDING> Howard Gladstone performs original Roots solo on Facebook ~songwriter (0:5:32)

RESIDING> Dougal Bichan performs original song “More Than 100” on InstagramTV (0:8:23)

RESIDING> Alex Radeff & Donkey perform original song “Another Night At The Bar” on YouTube, recorded @ El Mocambo, December 1993 (0:4:20)

RESIDING> Howard Gladstone at Winterfolk XVIII performs “Crazy Talk” on You Tube ~songwriter (0:4:10)

RESIDING> Roger “Pops” Zuraw with Joshua-Walker & friends performs original song “Headboard Boogie” on YouTube (4:55)

RESIDING> “I Gotta Wash My Hands” Beatles parody COVID-19 video by Hobby Marketing on You Tube (0:2:30)

RESIDING> Barenaked Ladies “Selfie Cam Jam” together-apart performance of “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” (Bruce Cockburn); 0:5:15

RESIDING> Toronto Symphony Orchestra together-apart performance of “Appalachian Spring” in remote ensemble on YouTube ~Classical (0:4:26)

RESIDING> James Anthony performs original “Corona Blues” song on YouTube ~songwriter (0:2:39)

RESIDING> Jillian Bunting performing original & cover songs on Facebook ~songwriter (0:53:20)

RESIDING> Reuben O’dell-Barkow with Marianna Lvovskaja recorded live (0:51:40)

RESIDING> Sarah Siddiqui video recorded live “Put The Worry Away (Isolation Sessions)” ~songwriter (0:25:28)

RESIDING> Sam Roberts Band as Isolation Jubilation Sensation performing original song “We’re All In This Together” on YouTube (0:03:10)

RESIDING> Marsala Lukianchuk performs “I Wish I Was Locked Down With You” Facebook video ~songwriter (0:1:49)

RESIDING> Jessica Mondello performing covers & originals on Facebook ~songwriter (1:03:43)

RESIDING> Colin Brunton performs original song “Coronavirus Rhapsody” on Youtube (0:6:01)

RESIDING> Mark Malibu and the Wasagas perfom Rockabilly PSA “Fight Covid-19” on YouTube (0:0:53)

RESIDING> Michael Theodore performing covers & originals on Facebook ~songwriter (1:17:01)

RESIDING> Home Routes podcast Show #22 with host Tim Osmond & tunes by Kalyna Rakel [previous podcasts also accessible from page] (0:21:31)

RESIDING> Instructional video “The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do” on YouTube (0:8:34)


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