Monica LaBonte On the Perks of Virtual Concerts (Westword 6/10/2020)

Monica LaBonte performing in Boulder back when in-person concerts were a thing.by Adam Perry for Westword 6/10/2020

In these uncertain days, live Internet performances by talented musicians are a source of entertainment, unity and comfort. Monica LaBonte, a stalwart of the Front Range singer-songwriter scene for the past decade, has been playing original tunes and covers over Facebook Live since April, in a weekly concert dubbed “Coffee and Tunes With Monica Marie.”

LaBonte was one of the lead singers of the Monocle Band, a Boulder-based Americana/folk group that played its last-ever gig at the Fox Theatre on January 18. LaBonte’s son, Cadence, was born almost a year ago, and she’s currently focused on raising him with her husband and readying her solo debut. The Colorado Springs native has been playing her Facebook Live gigs most Fridays, in the late morning, while Cadence naps in the next room. I spoke with her last week while her husband watched the baby. (READ THE INTERVIEW AT WESTWORD.COM HERE)

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