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'Ain't No Quit': Local Country Singer Illustrates Ways Musicians Have Been Forced To Innovate


For musicians, 2020 was a turbulent year to cap off a couple of turbulent decades. Seismic shifts in the way people find and listen to music had artists fighting to build far-flung audiences online but marketing the experience of live music locally, as well.

Local country musician Craig Mecham could be a microcosm of those divergent efforts. On Wednesday, Mecham played tunes from the Great American Songbook as well as his own notebook in Legacy House of Logan’s common area. At the same moment Mecham was serenading seniors from behind a Plexiglas shield, one of his latest songs was charting on an online showcase of unsigned artists.


“This is a very rewarding indication that people like my work, especially this song,” Mecham said. “I’ve had other songs on the charts as well, but this one seems to have some traction.” Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.