Red Deer musician Lorry Boschman has written a song about love in the time of COVID-19. Proceeds from his single, Romance during a Pandemic, will be donated to the local United Way. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer musician Lorry Boschman has written a song about love in the time of COVID-19. Proceeds from his single, Romance during a Pandemic, will be donated to the local United Way. (Contributed photo).

Local musician records a song about love in the time of COVID-19 — for charity

Lorry Boschman will donate some proceeds to the United Way

Something about the often-used pandemic phrase “social distancing” got Red Deer musician Lorry Boschman thinking… and humming.

He envisioned a couple that’s destined to fall in love — despite all COVID-induced obstacles to romance.

“I think one must be a bit light-hearted” in these difficult times, reflected Boschman.

It took him only few minutes to come up with the humorous lyrics: “When I first saw her, she was wearing her mask. Who is this beauty, I lovingly asked…

“From two-metres away, she stole my heart, but COVID-19 keeps us six feet apart…”

Boschman recorded the tune Romance During a Pandemic, with the help of Red Deer producer Carl Stretton of C-Note Music studio.

So far, the catchy country-folk tune song has generated a lot of great feedback, said Boschman, who moved to Red Deer in 1960, at the age of 10.

The local musician has recorded four previous CDS, and now this single. “I have been interested in music all my life and when I retired at age 60, I was able to spend a bit more time on music,” he explained.

Romance During a Pandemic can be purchased by donation (it costs $6 to produce each CD). Boschman said he plans to donate some of the proceeds to the United Way — which is helping agencies that are assisting people during this tough period.

The CD is available at Albert’s Restaurant, Eastside NAPA AutoPro, Mom’s Diner and Vinyl Den, or by emailing lorbinrd@hotmail.com or calling 587- 679- 7373.



lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

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