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Covid-19 came through and wiped all concerts off the playing field. A necessary move, for safety purposes, but a hard hit for The Family Stand, and all other artists.

So what to do, what to do, in my Harlem AirBnB, during stay-at-home orders, not being able to get a flight home? Make a video. Do a couple of DJ sets. Why not?

The first DJ set I named “Earth’s Palate Cleansing Playlist #1“. The 2nd “Funky Makossa DJ Set“, focused on horn players, after the death of Manu Dibango. The last set, for now, was a set of Prince for PRN Alumni Foundation, on the date we would’ve been playing in Minneapolis at Fine Line. For some reason, the Prince set cuts out some of the music in the video below. But it plays fully on Twitch directly, via the hyperlink underneath the video. But I’m dropping the video here as well, for shits and giggles.

Watch Soul Sanctuary – An Intimate DJ Set Of Prince Music By Sandra St. Victor from prnalumni on

It’s gonna be a beautiful night …

The Family Stand 2020 LIMITED CONCERTS

Peter Lord, V. Jeffrey Smith, and Sandra St. Victor present the “Full Moon In Scorpio” album set!

TFS perform their seminal album, “Moon In Scorpio” in its entirety for the first time.

Set will include other fan must-have cuts from additional TFS albums.

The Cutting Room New York City

City Winery Washington DC
*more dates to come

In a NY state of mind. The last couple of months, I’ve been burying myself all up into the live music scene of my beloved New York. Jumping on stages everywhere I can, and soaking up the bottomless well of talents, old and new, in this city that really never sleeps. I mean, really. No. Sleep. These are just some of the memories I’ve savored.

In a zone, at sound check. Shelley Nicole and Everett Harp chilling on the BGs, LaFrae bout to bang dem skins. – photo: Paul Lobo

Then this happened. Trying to hide in the corner, but MamaFunk RockStar, Nona Hendryx, was not having any of that. I love vibing with her on stage, anytime.
After the show, there are the shenanigans, always. Nona Hendryx had just ripped up the stage, as per the norm. Maritri, and The Soulfolk Experience were as magnetic and fabulous as usual. Then, yes, the shenanigans commence backstage.

You know what. Just dig up into what I been falling off up onto this fall. Here are a gazillion pictures. Have at it.

The Met photos are by Andrea Watts Photography. Others are selfies, or taken by friends.