With events postponed at their theater at 804 Washington St. in Bath, the Chocolate Church Arts Center has been presenting “Live from Home,” a series of concerts performed by regional musicians in their homes that can be streamed online by audience members via Facebook. The shows will continue at 7:30 p.m this Friday, May 1 with folk artist Kat Logan, and on Saturday, May 2 with Americana singer-songwriter Matt Newberg.
The shows will be streamed via the Chocolate Church Arts Center’s Facebook page, and will be free to watch. Audience members will be encouraged to donate to help the organization recover lost revenue due to postponed shows, and to support the performers, many of whom are also facing canceled shows and loss of income. All donations will be split evenly between the Chocolate Church Arts Center and the performing artist.
Kat Logan is a fixture in Maine’s folk music scene and has been playing her originals songs, as well as folk, blues, jazz, and Celtic covers for over 25 years. A multi-instrumentalist, Logan accompanies her lush vocals with piano, guitar, banjo and accordion. The prolific singer-songwriter has performed in bands including The Blake Brothers, Driftwood, and Meteora, has recorded with Maine musician and composer Gordon Bok, and has been featured on the Grammy-nominated, “Singing Through the Hard Times,” a Tribute to Utah Phillips.
Logan’s live-stream performance on May 1 will include a “fan request” set list of favorite tunes that her fans have asked her to sing. She is taking requests via her website at www.katlogan.com.
Matt Newberg, who performs on Saturday, May 1, grew up in Harpswell, and began his musical career while a student at the University of Vermont. Deeply influenced by songwriting greats like Neil Young and James Taylor, Newberg has been weaving his life and songs through the tall pines, rocky coast and granite mountains of Maine for over twenty years. Newberg’s fantastic new EP, Hollow Days, is available to stream on all major services, including Spotify and Amazon Music.
Tickets are not necessary for the Live from Home concerts. Audience members may simply go to the Chocolate Church Arts Center’s Facebook page at the time of the show, and they will be directed on how to watch. The Chocolate Church Arts Center will continue to announce upcoming Live from Home performers in the next few weeks.