Music is a hard business because music should not be a business. Anyone who has ever been to a show, loved a song, or picked up an instrument knows music runs on soulful feeling. For those of us who make music our lives, that burden of reconciliation can be difficult. Friends like Andrew McConnell, who not only made that burden lighter but lifted us up, are the lifeblood of what makes live music viable in America today. His energy and enthusiasm, specifically for lifting up the musicians and community he loved, resulted in hundreds of thousands of people being exposed to new music, songs, feelings, shows, festivals and friendships they never would have otherwise encountered in their lives. The impact of a light like Andrew's going out is therefore one that will be felt by all of us for a long time. Goodbye friend. Thank you for everything you made possible for us and so many others. We will never, ever forget you.
This Saturday 1/14 at @villainandsaint
is the last show on our calendar that was booked by Andrew McConnell before he passed. We're still in shock at this loss, and we hope to carry his legacy forward in everything we do, all of which we owe to his support and belief in us. We hope you'll come out to join us in the healing power of music this Saturday. Doors at 8pm, @signspointeast
at 9pm, we play two sets starting at 10pm.
RIP Andrew McConnell, Founder, @livemusicdaily.
(We hear @southernbellesmusic
will also be dedicating their Friday night show at @villainandsaint
to Andrew, so let's make it a weekend to remember in #BethesdaMD
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