On Saturday, May 30th, over 70 artists and thousands of fans came together for Quarantine Comes Alive, a virtual music festival which raised over $170,000 for an array of charities via the comprehensive PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The 15-hour live-stream marathon featured virtual performances and never-before-seen footage by an array of artists from around the world including Portland, OR folk-rockers Fruition, who debuted a live video from their January performance at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. The clip begins with a take on Labor of Love favorite “Santa Fe” led by soulful guest vocalist Katie Kadan of The Voice fame in place of the song’s usual singer, Mimi Naja.
As Naja tells Live For Live Music about the Fruition/Kadan collab, “I stumbled into Katie Kadan performing at 3 a.m. at the Underground Wunder Bar (RIP) in Chicago in 2017 and boldly weaseled my way on stage with her. Fell in love with her power and soulful presence. We have supported each other over these few years and Fruition was happy to witness her successes on The Voice and thrilled to have her join us for a few tunes in her hometown.”
From there, Kadan leaves the stage as the camera travels from the crowd through the backstage door to stage left. As drummer Tyler Thompson and bassist Jeff Leonard grab brooms and begin to sweep the stage, Naja, Jay Cobb Anderson, and Kellen Asebroek step up to deliver their three-part harmonies on “At The End Of The Day” from the band’s 2020 release, Broken at the Break of Day. Check out the full clip below:
Fruition – “Santa Fe” (w/ Katie Kadan), “At The End Of The Day” – Lincoln Hall 1/25/20
Throughout the ongoing live music hiatus, the various members of Fruition have taken turns hosting the band’s weekly “Thursday Thing” on their Facebook Page. You can tune in each Thursday at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT.
Don’t miss the follow-up to Quarantine Comes Alive this Sunday, June 28th: Justice Comes Alive: A Virtual Festival For Equality.
Justice Comes Alive will feature performances by 50+ artists including Antibalas, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, BANDEMIC (John Scofield, John Medeski, Billy Martin, & Jesse Murphy), Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Stanley Jordan, Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Lettuce, Nahko, The Soul Rebels, Tank and the Bangas, TAUK, Turkuaz, and Umphrey’s McGee as well as conversations with musicians like Oteil Burbridge, Christian McBride, Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, and more about how we can heed the call of the moment to address and eliminate racial inequality on both a personal and a societal level.
For more information or to secure your streaming link, head to www.JusticeComesAlive.com. For updates, follow Justice Comes Alive on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and RSVP to the Facebook Event page.