Rosanne Cash, John Oates And Other Artists For Online Telethon
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For A Good Cause
Several artists from various genres are coming together for an online telethon. This event aims to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The “People Supporting Artists Telethon” is set to air live from Nashville, TN’s H.O.M.E. Studios on April 11, Saturday at 7PM ET on peoplesupportingartists.com. Local Nashville radio DJs Eric Marcum (WSM) and Annie Klaver (Lightning 100) will share the hosting duties and it will be directed by filmmaker Curtis Wayne Millard.
Aside from Rosanne Cash, Shovels & Rope, John Oates, other performers in the diverse lineup include Lee Brice, David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Keb Mo, John Osbourne & Lucie Silvas, Rival Sons singer Jay Buchanan, Molly Tuttle, JD McPherson, Langhorne Slim, Kelsey Waldon, Jim Lauderdale, to name a few. It will be a mix of musical performances at-home, some kits, and even personal stories from people who benefited from MusiCares.
According to Jamie Kent who spearheaded the telethon and is also part of the lineup, “We’d love to grow enough to be positioned to help artists year round, not just when there’s a crisis. But in times of crisis, like today, PSA will create events like this Telethon to rally funds behind other nonprofits best positioned to help. In this case, that’s the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.”
A new nonprofit organization has also been launched – People Supporting Artists (PSA). They aim to provide grants for recording and touring to independent artists.
Check out the trailer below.