Visuals by Graham Smith, with original digital art
created with live video compositing.
The Island Collective consists of island based singer songwriters and musicians Kate Taylor, Phil DaRosa, David Saw – and Rebecca Correia, who divides her year between New Bedford and Nashville, an accomplished musician with over 200 songs under her belt.
The otherwise (mostly) solo performers united around a vision to perform on a shared stage in Nashville, which they have now done twice. The most recent was in November 2022 to a packed room at the popular venue, Fox and Locke, Liepers Fork, which is known for presenting some of Nashville’s finest talent at their live music shows. The performers are now regrouping to recreate that experience for the first time on Martha’s Vineyard.
The performances this evening will comprise of solo’s, a few collaborations, with musicians trading songs and backing each other up.
The Island Collective is working toward performing together in other venues regionally and beyond. A collaborative song, Love is Contagious by Kate Taylor and Rebecca Correia, was released approx. four months ago. http://www.rebeccacorreia.com
Graham Smith will be doing live videos during performances
Love Is Contagious is an anthem as told through the eyes of women generationally. Kate Taylor and Rebecca Correia were together up-island during the pandemic when the world stood still to collaborate on this song. The aim was to capture the moments & revelations that that time brought them.
“The experience had us reflecting on the wisdoms we’d been graced with and past experiences that have shaped us. We believe each generation has the responsibility to carry the torch. Our goal is to empower and encourage youth to speak and stand up for what is righteous!”