This sequence, Artwork in the time of COVID-19, highlights musicians and artists in eastern Iowa whose everyday living and function have been upended by the spread of the novel coronavirus in the condition.
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Elizabeth Moen, singer/songwriter
When Iowa City’s Elizabeth Moen dove into songwriting, it was head-to start with and no searching again. In the less than five years Moen’s been crafting and recording, she’s introduced 3 albums, and has one in the wings. Her self-titled debut prompted our reviewer Kent Williams to produce, “This is a amazing to start with album, that would seem to have occur — as the ideal items from time to time do — out of nowhere.”
Moen has been actively playing guitar because middle university and singing, she wrote in an e mail, “since day one.” Her heat folks stylings do not arrive out of nowhere, but out of an huge total of function, discipline and savvy. And Moen often appear to be doing work on something new. Just nowadays, she submitted an entry to the NPR Very small Desk level of competition. (You can perspective it below.)
“It’s just me becoming quarantined and bored,” she wrote.
Moen puts most of the dollars she earns on tour correct again into the procedure — having to pay her bandmates, shopping for fuel and keeping the tour van managing. “After that,” she stated, “I take residence adequate to live alright and stay on couches of friends and family members.”
Her new tour was meant to be unique.
“These forthcoming demonstrates ended up the commence of me maybe creating some added to get started conserving for my possess condominium,” she stated, “but that piggy lender has been crushed with a pan(demic).”
Recent linked acts: Elizabeth Moen. “Just that for now,” Moen stated. “Dream would to commence enjoying guitar, bass, or drums in friends’ bands!”
Buy: Uncover all of her albums digitally at elizabethmoen.bandcamp.com (but look at waiting till Friday, March 20, when Bandcamp will be waiving its share of income to present aid and elevate recognition of the will need to support artists during the pandemic) grab LPs or good merch on her site at elizabethmoen.com/merch.
How quite a few gigs have you canceled or had cancel on you because critical social distancing kicked in?
Where do pandemics rank, on your list of primal fears?
Wellllll, they had been super small on the listing but now they’re climbing up the charts.
What is the job of art in a crisis?
Just like what it often is. It’s in this article for us to course of action our thoughts. Sense our feels. We’re all going through a ton inside of our minds correct now and the most effective way to form out all individuals things is with some artwork. Songs, visible, dance, etc.
What’s your most loved corny aphorism that you locate in fact valuable?
All for one and a single for all. Continue to be Home Y’ALL!
How can we assist?
On the internet assist. Like and share my new music with your good friends. Stream it. Comply with it. Buy it. Also by being balanced and knowledgeable. I treatment about this neighborhood so a great deal and I need to have y’all remaining wholesome out there for upcoming pleasurable situations!