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 critical Senate runoff elections on January 5th, 2021.
One of the many acts that embraced the limitations of its surroundings for Georgia Comes Alive was Indiana-bred alt-blues outfit Houndmouth. While guitarist/vocalist Matt Myers, bassist/vocalist Zak Appleby, and drummer/vocalist Shane Cody performed from a relatively unassuming living room, the single-shot, Steadicam cinematography and creative angles employed in the video gave viewers a more complete sense of the homey environment, adding a unique layer of closeness to the virtual set.
As for the music itself, the three musicians meshed beautifully as they wove a pair of unreleased tunes, “Sun In The Valley” and “Locomotive Midnight”, in with two songs from their acclaimed 2015 Little Neon Limelight LP, “Black Gold” and hit single “Sedona”. From sharing vocals to rotating instruments to sharing their home, the performance managed to capture a lost sense of intimacy in an isolated time.
Watch Houndmouth perform a four-song set for Georgia Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the show and have the means, consider donating to Georgia grassroots voter organizations via GeorgiaComesAlive.com.
Houndmouth – Full Set – Georgia Comes Alive
Houndmouth 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 $160,000 in funds for organizations like CivicGeorgia and Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda that are putting in work on the ground to get Georgians out to the polls. For more information about Georgia Comes Alive, head here.