Andrew St. James in San Francisco, by Ian Young
Andrew St. James (photo: Ian Young)

It’s been roughly 5,432,400 days since in-person live concerts were a thing (or at least it’s felt like it) but Andrew St. James has been scratching that itch by driving around San Francisco and playing to intimate, socially-distanced crowds in various neighborhoods.

Joined by guitarist Scott Padden, the pair delighted crowds at multiple stops last Saturday, including in front of the Balboa Theatre, along the Great Highway, and next to Buena Vista Park. For 15 minutes at a time, St. James and Padden helped bring a sense of normalcy, levity, and human connection to the people lucky enough to catch a performance.

St. James plans on playing more neighborhood shows soon. Follow him on Instagram at @andrewstjames to find out when he’s heading out next, and slide into his DMs to request a stop.