In lieu of in-person performances, musicians are using social media and live streams to connect with fans

by Nathan Weinbender

Ask any working musician why they play live, why they lug their equipment to and from bars and restaurants and wine-tasting rooms week after week, and they'll point to the same nebulous thing: It's the connection with an audience. There's nothing quite like performing a piece of music and having someone respond to it in physical and emotional ways...