Blessings from Quarantine: Acoustic Worktapes
Trey Bonner Raised Rowdy Contributor and Videographer
So many of our summer plans have been destroyed by Covid-19, but in return we have been blessed with so much new music. One of my favorite parts about being involved with the music industry is all the unexpected turns. You have to always be on your toes and reacting to what in happening in your world. One of those recent turns has been the gift of acoustic work tapes being put into the world by some amazing artists! With studio time not really existing for months and artists still searching for an outlet to reach their fans and make new ones, more clips or full demos than ever have been released to YouTube, social media, or formal streaming.
Let’s highlight some of my favorites:
Muscadine Bloodline – Quarantine Work-Tapes, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
Trey Lewis – Thomason lll, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
Artists have been doing demo challenges and tagging friends to post their favorite unreleased demos. Fans are now getting to hear a part of the production process that they have never experienced before, and I think it helps everyone feel much more connected and involved in the process. It really is a cool step in the process, and if you eventually get to hear a full production of the song, it is sometimes shocking and awe-inspiring to hear the finished product.
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One good thing Corona brought was the opportunity to go home and spend time with family. So here’s a new one I wrote with @garrettbiggsmusic and @joybethtaylor about it. Also, got a new song dropping next Friday! Can’t wait for y’all to hear. #FeelsGoodToBeHome #Pitt #Home #Original #CountryMusic #RedBeard #Songwriting #Acoustic #NewMusic
Many of our favorite artists such as Morgan Wallen, Ernest, and Hannah Dasher have posted badass work tapes during quarantine that you may have already heard, but if you haven’t click those links and check them out.
What are some of y’all’s favorites that we did not cover?