Three Former Area Musicians Live Stream Online This Weekend!

By April 3, 2020 April 7th, 2020 Around the Area, Music

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 3 through Thursday, April 9.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, all live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. However, some bands and performers are staging online performances on social media from their own homes, studios and other facilities. Below are such situations that have been announced (that I am aware of); keep checking back, as this listing will be updated as new shows are announced. Feel free to take in any of these performances, and if a “virtual tip jar” situation is available, please consider tipping these performers, and support them during this time when they cannot earn income playing shows at public venues. Websites for these performers are also listed; please consider purchasing their music digitally or via CD, which is another way to SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

Among the live streaming events this weekend, three former area musicians – John McKnight, John Solinski and Scott Quay – present live streaming performances.

Originally from Altoona, John McKnight played drums and sang for a number of bands and projects – including the U.S. Hotel House Band and Felix & the Hurricanes – before relocating to the Atlanta, Georgia area, where he currently resides and plays music. Besides playing drums in live and studio situations with numerous Atlanta and southern bands and projects, John also performs solo acoustic. He will perform online Friday evening starting at 8 p.m.

Originally from northern Cambria County, John “Ski” Solinski performed music with several area bands, including Retroactive, before relocating to Key West, Florida, where he entertains as a solo performer. His live performance will include a blend of music spanning a variety of covers to original songs, plus his fast-firing brand of humor. John’s live stream performance takes place on Friday evening, starting at 8 p.m.

And originally from Altoona, Scott Quay played in this area’s underground music scene in such bands as Necracedia, before relocating to the west coast. Now based in Berkeley, California, Scott currently sings and plays guitar in the Bay area rock group Spider Garage. Scott will perform online Saturday evening starting at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. his local time, PST).

Online shows during the next seven days:


“Spring House Show from Home” featuring David Hipchen, Wolfgang & Peacefire, Lucid Youth, Chet Denny, Large Eyes, Jortywitdaforty and Zach Wade & the Good Grief (all separate and performing from their own homes) (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

Dany Vavrek Acoustic live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

John McKnight (former Altoona musician) live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

John “Ski” Solinski (former area musician) live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)


“Good Moments with Reclamation”: Music by Kevin Kutz (Facebook, starts 10 a.m.)

The Evergreens’ Saturday Night Live Quaranstream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

Sterling Koch and Freeway Jam Facebook Live (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert Live From Quarantine (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

Scott Blasey of The Clarks Live Performance/Q&A (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

“Emergency Fund for Artists Web-a-Thon” (online) presented by The Oaks Theater and Pittsburgh Concert Audio; featuring live and pre-recorded performances from Bill Deasy, Aubrey Burchell, Bon Journey, Alora Chateaux, Deryck Tines, Tracey Turner, The Sons of Margaret, Tim Kutch and Carolina Loyola-Garcia & Jon Banuelos of Alba Flamenca (can be viewed on Facebook or, starts 6 p.m.)
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Justin Fabus “Stay Home, Stay Safe” with guest Miguel Garcia (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

Chip & the Charge Ups Virtual Album Release Party! (Facebook, starts 8:30 p.m.)

Scott Quay live Shelter in Place (Facebook, starts 9 p.m. EST)


Clinton Clegg (The Commonheart) presents “Cleggs n’Eggs Revival Brunch” (Facebook, 12 noon)

Bo and Tucker Moore live stream (Facebook, starts 8:30 p.m.)


Coltt Winter Lepley FACEBOOK Live Session #2 (Facebook, starts 4 p.m.)


Nate Myers (solo) FB Live Stream (Facebook, 8 p.m.)


Fiddlin’ Ray Live from Greensboro (Ray Bruckman of the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers) (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this listing, email information to Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.