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 artists to take part in the nine-hour livestream marathon was Dawes singer/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith who offered up solo acoustic renditions of a pair of tracks from the band’s 2020 release, GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER. Seated in his living room beside a Christmas tree, Goldsmith kicked off his performance with “Free As We Wanna Be” before moving into “Didn’t Fix Me”, reversing the order in which they appear on the album. While both studio tracks feature Dawes’ trademark radio-rock shimmer, the renditions Goldsmith delivered for those tuning in were stripped to the bone, leaving only his meandering acoustic guitar, his tender voice, and the bare emotion of the reflective material.

Revisit the Taylor Goldsmith performance from Georgia Comes Alive below and subscribe to the Live For Live Music YouTube channel for more Georgia Comes Alive videos:

Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) – “Free As We Wanna Be”, “Didn’t Fix Me” – Georgia Comes Alive

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes 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 1generated 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.