Just wanted to share an update on my musical happenings here in quarantine.
Streaming Weekly Gigs
I’m still giving two weekly performances over at www.jackdwyer.com/live:
Honky Tonk Tuesday
Country, Western, Swing, Blues and more!
Tuesdays at 7pm
Five String Feature
All for the love of banjo!
Wednesday at 7pm
No More Podcast For Now, But New Recordings On The Way!
Last week’s podcast will be the last one for a while. It’s been really fun to try and whip up a brand new set of music every week but I’ve decided to pull back from that and focus on quality over quantity. I’m planning to focus on my weekly streaming shows (and perhaps adding to the schedule). I’ll also be recording some new YouTube videos and posting those soon. Stay safe and stay tuned!
New episode out today!
Find it here: http://www.jackdwyer.com/show
Starting this week, I’ll be broadcasting a weekly variety show from my house. Hear the first episode here:
Also, coming to a virtual sidewalk near you….
Sometime soon I’ll also be starting to experiment with some online “busking” as a way to practice and try out new repertoire. I’ll be announcing some of those here at my website.
Stay safe and stay tuned!
Live Stream Concerts
I will now be performing online concerts! I was able to get my internet connection upgraded last week, which means that starting this week I’ll be streaming live online concerts through my YouTube channel. The shows will be live stream only and not available afterwards, so you’ll just have to tune in! All live streams will be announced in advance on my schedule page, and for starters, I’ll be streaming every Monday evening from 7 to 8pm. I have missed performing for you all so much these past weeks and I’m happy to be starting back up in whichever way I can!
Jack Dwyer Show Weekly Podcast
And in case you can’t make it to the online concerts, I’ll be putting together a weekly variety show podcast and releasing it on my YouTube channel. It’s actually something I’ve been curious about trying for a while, and well, there’s no time like the present! (Seriously though! What the heck is going on?! I hope you all are staying safe and sane out there!)
And I hope you’ll stay tuned by subscribing at:
My New Virtual Tip Jar
The future is very much in flux at the moment, and we’re all navigating this new reality day to day. However, I am going to make as much music as I can through all of this. If that is something you would like to support, you can drop a few 1’s (and 0’s?) into my virtual tip jar.
It doesn’t light up like my old one, but other than that, it works the same!
Bandcamp Album Downloads
Or if you’d prefer, all my albums are now available for download (including the new one I released in January) at:
I hope you’re all doing well out there. I’m very much looking forward to playing for you all in person sometime again sooner or later, but until then, I hope you enjoy these new experiments!
Unfortunately it seems that we may all have to go without live music for a while. How long? Best answer is we don’t really know. While I have shows for this summer and fall penciled in on my calendar, it’s feeling more and more likely that those too will be cancelled… just another part of this new reality that we’re all living in. I’ll be posting updates here as soon as that starts to change. I am very much looking forward to a day when we can get together for live music again.
I’ve been thinking a lot about all of you, and this great community that we have. Wishing the best for all our venues, festivals, and organizations. I hope we can all find a way to help each other through this crazy time.
Thanks and stay healthy,
Hope this update finds you off and running into your new year. Seems like this winter just flew by, but I have been busy with lots of music and we know what they say about time flying… So anyway, here’s what’s up:
This January I released a brand new album, recorded last year with good friend and usual suspect Bobby “Boom-Chuck-Norris” Winstead. It features seventeen old-timey duets and is called To The West. It’s currently available exclusively on Bandcamp, check it out:
In the last few months I’ve uploaded a bunch of new videos to my YouTube Channel, including original songs, performance demos, practice sessions and more. Check it out, and if you like what you see, please consider subscribing to my channel over at:
Now, I wouldn’t trade the life of a performing musician for anything, but once a YouTube channel reaches 1,000 subscribers it is eligible to monetize its videos and earn money when people watch. Not that I’m exactly aiming for YouTube stardom, but as they say, “every penny counts!”
Here’s one I uploaded today… I wrote this song years ago and everyone always asks me which CD it’s on, and I always have to try and explain why I haven’t recorded it yet, so I’m very proud to present to you the first ever (and by no means last) recorded release of “The Devil’s Lullaby” and “The Dance of the Dream Eaters:”
Also worth checking out, new Jack Dwyer Trio videos:
And my new bluegrass project:
Visit my schedule page for all show listings, but here are some highlights:
I’ll be performing at the Juan de Fuca Festival this Memorial Day Weekend.
I’ll be performing in a production of Always Patsy Cline at the Key City Public Theater in Port Townsend. The show runs every Thursday through Sunday, all April and through the first weekend in May. Get your tickets here: https://keycitypublictheatre.org/
I’ll also be down in Salt Lake City for a week in May, so keep an eye out for a possible show or two there.
And of course, Mondays at the Keg and I are still going strong:
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That’s all for now… hope to see you soon.