As the pandemic hit and live performances were cancelled, countless musicians began live streaming concerts from their homes to keep in touch with fans. Among them was the San Francisco-based duo Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod, who performed ragtime guitar, early jazz, and blues songs from the 1890s through the 1930s. Three years later, Meredith and Craig are still kind of at it, streaming live performances from their homes six nights a week. In fact, they just celebrated their 1000th live stream concert.
In this week’s FJ podcast we dedicate ourselves to this musician couple, which we documented for the first time on episode. 290 of the podcast (Link), back when they only had about 100 shows under their belt. We learn how their show has evolved, how they choose their repertoire and much more.
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