Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Live Streams: Pickathon - A Concert A Day for 60 Days

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure. Also you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.

Today we highlight: Pickathon A Concert A Day for 60 Days

The Pickathon archives have announced they will dip into their festivals archives and produce a show a day for the next 60 days. Today kicks it off at 1PM Pacific with an RtBE favorite, The Drive By Truckers.

We caught DBT a few weeks back before the Covid lock down and they were awesome. Main Trucker Patterson Hood will be live as well to discuss this set. More info regarding this from the announcement:
Each day for the next 60 days, starting April 8, Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day will premiere a full recorded concert from past festivals. Featuring renowned artists across many genres giving career-best performances, these concerts from Pickathons past will stream with unprecedented direct support from the Recording Academy, Amazon Music, and YouTube. At the A Concert A Day Facebook Event, the Recording Academy will host each concert premiere daily, joined either by the performing artist or a renowned journalist. The host will answer fan questions live and comment on the performance. Amazon Music will stream the concert through its channel on Twitch, and the concerts will also premiere on Pickathon's YouTube channel and be featured as part of YouTube's Stay Home #WithMe initiative. After reaching out for help, Pickathon was overwhelmed by the response, welcoming the support of partners like the Recording Academy, Amazon Music, BandsinTown, Bandcamp, and YouTube who collaborated in one common effort to support A Concert A Day. All donations received during the livestream will go directly to MusiCares COVID-10 Relief Fund to help musicians in need.
Pickathon presents A Concert A Day
Week 1 Schedule: 
Wed, April 8 - Drive-By Truckers (Mt. Hood Stage, 2017)
Thurs, April 9 - Ex Hex (Treeline Stage, 2015)
Fri, April 10 - Tyler Childers (Woods, 2019)
Sat, April 11 - Charles Bradley (Mt. Hood Stage, 2017)
Sun, April 12 - Tank & The Bangas (Woods Stage, 2017)
Mon, April 13 - Damien Jurado (Lucky Barn, 2019)
Tues, April 14 - People Under the Stairs (Woods Stage, 2014)
Wed, April 15 - DakhaBrakha (Mt. Hood, 2018)

Never before presented in full, these live concerts come from Pickathon's extensive vault of content. Filmed in multi-camera HD by an army of audiovisual specialists each year, they're part of Pickathon's movement from an annual festival to a year-round content creation company driven by some of the most creative minds in Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Stages at Pickathon are planned like independent films, with architects and visual artists creating one-of-a-kind experiences that drive the artists to career best performances which are rendered in multi-camera HD and subsequently released year round. 
Championing artists, fostering community, and innovating new ways of experiencing and discovering music have been the cornerstone of Pickathon's identity for over 20 years. Now is the time to band together in support of touring musicians, to spread hope, and to enjoy A Concert A Day.
Later this week more RtBE favorites like Ex Hex and Charles Bradley take the stage. This is a great project, so check it out and support all the artists.  Here is some live DBT to get ready for today's set:

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