On Saturday, December 26th, 50+ artists and hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world came together for Georgia Comes Alive, a virtual music festival aimed at promoting voter participation in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections on January 5th, 2021, which saw a record-breaking voter turnout.
Among the many talented acts to contribute performances to the nine-hour streaming marathon were young bluegrass hero Billy Strings and his eponymous band, who used the day-after-Christmas event to serve up some bonus content from their String The Halls: Home For The Holidays video series.
The “12 Days of Bluegrass” series saw Strings and company release a new, classic TV-stylized video featuring a cover of a classic bluegrass tune each day in the lead-up to the 25th. For Georgia Comes Alive on the 26th, Billy cracked open the proverbial refrigerator and heated up a leftover, thirteenth String The Halls video not initially included in the series, Karen Staley and Gary Harrison-penned country classic, “A Face In The Crowd”.
Watch the Billy Strings String The Halls bonus video included as part of Georgia Comes Alive below and subscribe to the Live For Live Music YouTube channel for more Georgia Comes Alive videos. To check out the rest of the String The Halls video series, head to Billy’s YouTube channel here.
Billy Strings – “A Face In The Crowd” (Karen Staley/Gary Harrison) – Georgia Comes Alive
Strings’ “12 Days of Bluegrass” String The Halls video series featured performances of “Tennessee” by Harold A. Robe and Jeff Godfrey; “My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin’” and “Will You Be Loving Another Man?” by Bill Monroe; “These Old Blues” by Larry Sparks; “The Likes Of Me” by Jerry Reed; “Tipper” by Tony Rice; “Katy Daley“, “Stone Walls And Steel Bars” and “Think Of What You’ve Done” by The Stanley Brothers; “Ralph’s Banjo Special” and “Unwanted Love” by Reno & Smiley; and “Y’all Come” by Arlie Duff.
Billy joined 50+ other performers and speakers as part of Georgia Comes Alive, presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount. The marathon streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated more than $170,000 in funds for grassroots voter organizations like CivicGeorgia and Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda that put in work on the ground to get Georgians out to the polls. For more information on Georgia Comes Alive, visit GeorgiaComesAlive.com.
Billy Strings will celebrate the music and spiritual openness of the Grateful Dead with a six-night run of virtual shows streamed from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY February. Advance tickets for the virtual concerts are now on sale here.