Classic rock veterans, Little Feat, are no strangers to The Capitol Theatre, having played countless shows over the years since the 1970s. On Wednesday, September 23, at 8PM ET, the band joins FANS to relive their January 15, 2013 show once again with a special Q&A featuring Bill Payne. Music lovers are encouraged to make a suggested minimum donation of $9.99 or more to enjoy the show.
The year of 2013 found the band during a transitional period between lineup changes, playing with a renewed sense of purpose. At this legendary show, fans will see and hear the band playing both well-known hits as well as newer material from the recently released album Rooster Rag. Rooster Rag, by critical consensus, is their best studio album in twenty years, featuring four songs co-written by Bill Payne and the Grateful Dead’s legendary lyricist Robert Hunter, four breakout songs by Fred Tackett, and a superb collaboration between Paul Barrere and the late Stephen Bruton.
A portion of the funds raised for this livestream will go to the Rex Foundation’s newly established Rex Roadie Fund powered by Sweet Relief, helping crew members, tour managers, stage managers, and all production crew who work behind the scenes. Contributions to this fund will help pay for such things as medical expenses, housing, food, and vital living expenses, like utilities, clothing, transportation, program services, and counseling.
Get your ticket now and we’ll see you In The Stream, only on FANS!
Starting Sunday, September 20th, The Yawpers lead singer/guitarist Nate Cook will start an incredible 700 mile journey from his hometown of Denver, CO to Tulsa, OK to raise awareness and funds for musicians that are struggling during this pandemic.
From the man himself-
People bound together
By a single common thread
Reassuring one another
There will be better days ahead
Check out this beautiful song, Better Days Ahead, co-written and produced by Sweet Relief Board Member Rob Feinfield!
Writer: Barry Goldberg
Vocals: Johnny Lee Schell
Video: Molly Finkenthal
Ophthamologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Rob Feinfield, M.D., founded Music4Sight in 2008, combining his professional skills with his passion for music. Learn more HERE.
Collect this DWP custom built guitar signed by Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes!
Brittany Howard is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the lead vocalist, guitarist, and main songwriter of rock band Alabama Shakes. She released her debut solo album Jaime in 2019.
About DWP Guitars: "15 years as a professionally touring guitar tech, has provided me with an intimate knowledge in what makes up a quality instrument, and what it takes to keep that instrument playing its best, as well as the opportunity to build relationships with the musicians that play them." -Darrell Plampin, Owner.
Proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund.
In 2012, the world lost a great rock musician, friend, husband, and father to suicide. Ronnie Montrose led his own, self-named band in the 1970s, but also performed with the likes of Sammy Hagar, Boz Scaggs and the Edgar Winter Group. Many musicians covered his songs including Iron Maiden, who covered I’ve Got the Fire and Space Station 5. Van Halen also played versions of the songs Rock Candy and Make It Last during their early club days.
Leighsa Montrose, Ronnie's wife, recall's the very day he decided to leave this world. In an interview with Lorraine Viade, Supervising Psychologist of the Los Angeles Mental Health Department, she opens up about what Ronnie was like, as well as what he left behind. With September being Suicide Prevention Month, it feels appropriate to share this moving and insightful conversation. You can read the interview, The Legacy of Suicide, below.
REver heard of the ice-bucket challenge?! Well, this one is definitely a bit more fun and will keep you dry! The challenge is to create your own take on the song Good Co’s ‘Quarantine’, whether that be replacing an instrument from the original song/music video, taking a solo, making a remix, writing a new song, or just sharing creative things you’ve been up to during quarantine - we're in this together!
Ready to take the challenge? Get the toolkit HERE.
Special THANK YOU to Waterslide Guitars for putting on this amazing auction together that raised $5,000 for musicians and music industry workers in need! With donations like this, we can continue our mission to help those that have given us so much.
We'd also like to thank Austen Hooks, Greer Amps, Chris Vincent, and Paul Frank for their contributions to this auction. Please go check them out!
As a special THANK YOU for all of your support, we're offering #SweetSupporters 20% off your entire order in our online merch shop! Just use offer code LABORDAY2020 September 7-8 for this special offer!
Browse some brand new designs on various items. We would not be able to push our mission forward without YOU!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass confirmed the initial lineup for its Let The Music Play On virtual festival taking place the first weekend in October. The online event will feature performances from Alison Brown, John Doe, Yola, Aaron Lee Tasjan and more.
Sierra Ferrell will also make her Hardly Strictly debut. To capture Let The Music Play On performances, Hardly Strictly sent its production team to Nashville where Yola, Tasjan, Brown and Ferrell filmed their sets at iconic Music City locales like the Ryman Auditorium and the studio of legendary singer-songwriter Buddy Miller. The team also trekked to Austin where they captured John Doe’s performance at Austin’s famed Continental Club.
Read the full announcement on Jambase.com
You can also help #SweetSupporters Hardly Strictly Bluegrass celebrate 20 years with 2020 Official Commemorative Merchandise including curated Home Kits, & more! All net proceeds from this year's merch sales will go to Sweet Relief’s Rex Roadie Fund, to help crew facing economic hardship.
Our friends at The Continuance Foundation are doing great work to arm and provide the full-time touring & studio musician community with the necessary tools, education, funds, direction, and guidance to properly prioritize & invest in their mental health.
Funds donated to The Continuance Foundation are applied to help create a mentally healthier music community.
Costs are used for:
-Proper Mental Health Care for individuals enrolled in the program.
-The Continuance Foundation Community Meet Ups and Social Events
-Providing educated workbook and reading materials for individuals seeking help
-Event related costs for general fundraising
Learn more by clicking below!