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.
JusticeAid supporters share a passion for justice and a love for the arts. We hope you’ll learn more about voter suppression and invite friends to join us. Let’s work together to make the world a better place.