N.S. MUSICIANS USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO SPREAD LOVE DURING PANDEMIC

Covers for Comfort is a musical telegram which lets people request and dedicate songs

Dylan Guthro is one of roughly 50 artists currently signed on to the Covers for Comfort initiative. He performed Avicii's Wake Me Up when it was requested for someone's birthday. (Covers for Comfort)

Nova Scotia musicians are using their craft in novel ways to entertain, build community and send love at a time when self-isolation and physical distancing is the new normal.

One of the burgeoning initiatives helping to bridge the ever-present six-foot gap is called Covers for Comfort — a musical telegram of sorts that lets people request and dedicate a song to a loved one.

A local artist records themselves performing the song, along with a personalized message from the requester to the recipient.

Longtime friends Carla Bezanson and Kirsten Wells came up with the idea in late March. Bezanson said she was inspired by seniors in nursing homes who are unable to see their families.

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