'Can't wait to see it:' Local musicians react to Prince tribute, keep music going during pandemic
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Venues have closed, concerts have been postponed, but music has not stopped.
"We're just ready to be back on the road playing for people," said Gabriel Sanchez.
Sanchez is used to performing Gabriel Sanchez presents The Prince Experience on stage, but lately he's been performing for an online audience through Facebook.
"I have a friend of mine who does a lot of MJ stuff, so we're doing MJ vs. Prince," he said.
He had plans to see The Grammy Salute to Prince that aired on CBS Tuesday night, four years after Prince died.
Usher, John Legend, and many other names in music, performed some of Prince's most well-known songs.
"I can't wait to see it," said Sanchez.
"He is an incredible musician, I mean he plays all of his tracks," said Teresa Drews, Director of Education at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. She says Prince sets a good example for students.
"Because he studied so many different things to be able to do that," she said.
At the conservatory, they're teaching current and new students online.
"Some of these new students, they've never met their teacher face-to-face," she said.
On Saturdays, they've been asking people to join in the Milwaukee-wide window sing-along, where people sing the same song at the same time.
"I can't imagine getting through difficult times in my life without music," said Drews.
Making sure the music of legends, students, families, doesn't stop.
"We're just waiting for them to say, 'Okay, everything's clear' so we can get back on stage and keep doing what we love to do," said Sanchez.