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Soul Rock Singer Marcus King Raises $80K for MusiCares With Livestream Series
Soul rock singer Marcus King and his band have raised $80,000 for MusiCares with their Four of a Kind, Live From Nashville livestream series that wraped up last week.
The band filmed their performances in Nashville and livestreamed them every Monday from July 13 through Aug. 3. The series featured artists including Billy Strings, Mastodon's Brent Hinds, Jennifer Hartswick and Devon Gilfillian, among others.
"TOGETHER we raised $80,000 for @MusiCares with @Spotify COVID Relief Fund matching!!! THANKS to everyone for tuning in to Four of a Kind • Live From Nashville! We're grateful to support musicians in tryin' times." King tweeted.
The series developed after the band found themselves still wanting to make music although COVID-19 called for social distancing and the shutting down of live music. Their livestream series followed protocols to ensure safety.
"It is all very new to us, performing with no audience and still trying to bring the same energy as a full live show. With some help from some of our closest friends and new ones too, a lovely crew of masked, socially distanced AND socially conscious people, we’re excited to have something we can all feel proud of and share with you all!" King said about the livestreams at the time of their announcement.
He added they chose MusiCares because of their strong support for the music community in times of need. "They continue to help those that need it the most and we are thrilled to partner with them," he added.
The singer will continue bringing his music to fans with the newly announced Marcus King Trio Drive-In concert series. The shows will launch on Sept. 4 in Cape Cod, Mass. and will end on Sept. 12 in Kodak, Tenn.
For ticket information visit the band's website.