Live Music from the ‘Fiore Escape’ on Essex Street
Lower East Side resident, and COVID-19 survivor, Jill Fiore, continued the Fiore Escape concert concept with a second show on her Essex Street fire escape.
Fiore spent this past Saturday evening performing from the second-floor fire escape of her walkup (above Delancey Car Service). It was the second such performance – behind the show on October 24 – and featured fellow musicians Jason Taylor and the “Baron.”
The shows are netting some decent local press of late, including a spot with Roger Clark on NY1, which reported her inspiration as being the virus itself. Apparently, Fiore was sick last April, and during recovery, stepped onto her fire escape for some fresh air.
“I kind of transformed it into a stage,” she told the news network about the century-old ironwork. “I felt alive again and I felt hopeful.”
More shows are likely in the works, so stay tuned.
Fiore has been playing and performing live for about twelve years.
The anarchical jurisdiction of New York City is so filled with spirit & music. Stumbled across a rock concert on a fire escape in the lower East side of Manhattan while buying dumplings… pic.twitter.com/cp2gi4tvLS
— Jacqueline M Klopp (@jmklopp1) November 22, 2020