CABIN FEVER LIVE SESSIONS: Breedlove Takeover

Recently Chase took over the Breedlove page for a talk on songwriting.

“Greetings Breedlove friends and family,

First and foremost, we hope you are doing OK. We’re thinking a lot about you right now. We’re hearing from so many of you and the sense of togetherness at the moment feels like warmth in cold times.

Our substantial family of Artists has expressed an overwhelming desire to interact and engage with the rest of the Breedlove community.

Thanks to technology, we can connect everyone with the click of a button. Starting Tuesday, March 24th and running for as long as folks have a desire to continue, Breedlove is opening our live Social media platforms to Artists and others—perhaps you!—who want to perform, educate, entertain and connect. We’re calling this The Cabin Fever Sessions.

You’ll hear and learn from singer songwriters all over the world—from rig rundowns to tips and tricks on tunings, from recording clinics to songs simply meant to put a smile on your face. Our luthiers and craftspeople want to participate, too, with a few behind-the-scenes tours, and showcases from the Custom Shop (for as long as we’re allowed to stay open).

We hope you will join us in the coming days. Now, more than ever, we need to support each other. Together, we can play through any challenge. Simply log on to our Breedlove Facebook and enjoy the live sessions.

This event has been postponed as our offices are closed until April 20th. If we are able to conduct more live sessions after this time, we will update the schedule here. Thank you.”

Cabin Fever Live Sessions

Greetings Breedlove friends and family, First and foremost, we hope you are doing OK. We’re thinking a lot about you right now. We’re hearing from so many of you and the sense of togetherness at the moment feels like warmth in cold times.

The Wilson Center Ghostlight Series | FOX Wilmington

New Ghostlight Series to help local artists impacted by social distancing

New Ghostlight Series to help local artists impacted by social distancing

New Ghostlight Series to help local artists impacted by social distancing | Fox Wilmington WSFX-TV

By Jesslyn Ferentz | March 24, 2020 at 2:22 PM EDT – Updated March 24 at 10:19 PM WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Wilson Center and The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County are looking to help local artists who have been impacted by regulations set up to curb the spread of the coronav …

“MARCH 24, 2020 BY WECT

By Jesslyn Ferentz | March 24, 2020 at 2:22 PM EDT – Updated March 24 at 10:19 PM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Wilson Center and The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County are looking to help local artists who have been impacted by regulations set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

They have created a new series called The Wilson Center Ghostlight Series aimed to support artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and features seven different artists performing each week.

“It’s a really wonderful way for us to still experience the local artist we know and love and support them,” says Shane Fernando, Executive and Artistic Director of the Wilson Center. “As long as our stage here is dark and our ‘ghostlight’ is on here at the Wilson Center we will continue with this series.”

The Arts Council selects artists through applications, from those who have been economically impacted.

“The Ghostlight series is going to help me because I obviously can’t play in venues, I can’t fill up a room full of people to play to,” says musician Chase Johanson. “Being able to reach those audience members virtually is a great substitute.”

Every night at 7 p.m., a different artist will preform their own work, on their website, with an encore performance on the Wilson Center’s Facebook page at noon the following day.

GHOSTLIGHT SERIES KICKOFF: Chase Johanson

Welcome to the Wilson Center Ghostlight Series! Tonight’s artist is Chase Johanson. Johanson, a North Carolina transplant from the rock ‘n’ roll city of Cleveland, was recently nominated for Encore Magazine’s “Best Male Musician 2020.” Check out his amazing music and stayed tuned this week for even more local talent! Donate to artists in the Ghostlight Series: https://info-5692.gr8.com/ Learn more about Chase Johanson: www.chasejohansonmusic.com/ More info about the series: wilsoncentertickets.com/ghostlight

Posted by Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College on Monday, March 23, 2020

The first week of performances will include Christina Brier, Jared Michael Cline, Chase Johanson, Rhythm Bones, Daniel Rottenberg, Delia Stanley and Johanna Winkel.

“A lot of people have gotten a lot more experimental,” Johanson said. “It’s actually brought a lot of us together to collaborate online and put our heads together on how we can make ends meet and make due with what we were given. So we’ve come together.”

The council is also accepting donations, which will be split between the artists who perform that week.”

Chase Johanson Nominated for Best Male Musician 2020 – Encore Magazine

Encore magazine covers Wilmington, NC’s weekly events in art, theatre, music, dining, community happenings, humanities, politics and more.

Recently, in his home-base of Wilmington, NC, voters nominated Chase Johanson for “Best Male Musician – 2020” in Southeastern NC. A huge honor that speaks volumes to the reach that Chase’s music has had in this area and others’. Also in the running for Best Musician are Randall Cannady and Randy McQuay. McQuay and Johanson have played together at various festivals and Chase has looked up to McQuay over the years as in 2012, he was voted best harmonica player at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He’s also the 2015 Solo/Duo Winner of The International Blues Challenge. With such a competitive field, winning will be an even greater honor. Voting opened on Feb. 20th and closes after 1 month. Winner’s to be announced. Vote for Chase here: https://encoredeals.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-2020/