It's Live Music Revisited, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello there! Sara Hillis here to give you the skinny, the dope, the straight goods, the... Well, you get the point. I'm here to let you know what's coming up this week on Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show.

Today (March 11, 2023,) marks three years since the World Health Organization officially declared that we were in a pandemic. I remember coming home from a performance for a church-group luncheon and reflecting on how fun it was to be performing for people, as I hadn't done it much in the past several years, and then came the pandemic announcement, and then, within a few days, everything had changed. There were no more live concerts save on Zoom, and musicians were doing anything they could to keep themselves earning some sort of money, some of them being among the first to get Covid and to die because of it.

I started a podcast which I called "Soothing Singles," which everyone thought sounded like some sort of a zen dating service. It was all in an effort to keep up morale and to make others happy. So, seeing what others like me were doing, I decided to do a live house concert on Mushroom FM on March 22, 2020. I've decided to share this with you again on this occasion, and I hope you enjoy it. Do note that the show was being broadcast on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM in 2020, and also note that some of the promos and other information I give will necessarily be out of date.

I still look back at that time as very surreal, but also as a bit of a simpler time, when all everyone wanted to do for everyone else was to bring cheer and hope into each other's lives. I hope you'll enjoy this.

Catch Come by the Hills on Saturdays at 2:00 PM Eastern, or check out the replay on Tuesdays at 5:00 AM Eastern. Also, note that we are shifting to Daylight Saving Time in the Eastern time zone this weekend, hence Steve Cutway's Early Years episode about time right after Come by the Hills today. However an whenever you listen, I hope you'll enjoy!