Next Monday evening, May 18th, 2020, we invite you to join us for Voices to Protect the Vote, a cause-focused, intimate, unique musical experience brought to you by JusticeAid and six amazing artists—from their homes to yours. These artists share a common concern for the safety and fairness of our upcoming elections. You’ll love their music and messages. Read about them below.
Pull up a chair and enjoy the show! May 18th, 7-8 pm ET, on JusticeAid’s YouTube channel. A virtual concert in support of Election Protection/866-OUR-VOTE
Paula Cole: Rolling Stone describes Paula Cole as “An extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice.” Known for her hit songs like “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait,” this Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and “boundary-pushing feminist trailblazer” (NPR) released her 10th album last year, the critically acclaimed Revolution.
David Hidalgo: David Hidalgo is best known as the driving vocal and lead guitarist of the legendary East LA band Los Lobos. A creative force exploring the borders of rock, country, R&B, Tex-Mex, and cumbia for four decades, Hidalgo’s songs have been covered by the Jerry Garcia Band, Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt, and others.
Leyla McCalla: Leyla McCalla is a bi-lingual Haitian-American multi-instrumentalist cellist and singer born in New York CIty and living in New Orleans. Her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive, and contemporary.
Kandace Springs: Glide Magazine calls Kandace Springs “one of today’s best voices.” Prince said she has “a voice that could melt snow.” Fresh, funky, and sophisticated, this Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and pianist has a smoky voice with a stunning mix of beauty, jazz, soul, and pop.
David Shaw and Zack Feinberg: Lauded by Rolling Stone as “Artists You Need To Know,” Singer-songwriter David Shaw and guitarist Zack Feinberg lead The Revivalists, s chart-topping New Orleans rock band renowned for its live firepower, soulful alt-rock anthems, and distinct mix of many classic styles of American music.
Paine the Poet: Paine the Poet is a spoken word artist who uses his gift of poetry and lyricism to bring peace to flawed systems. His experience as a formerly incarcerated individual makes him a powerful voice for the disenfranchised and the society from which they have been detached. Paine has headlined at the National Gallery of Art, the U.S Capitol, and the NFL.