By CLTure News
March 22, 2020
Live-streaming concerts is now a very real thing. The global Covid-19 pandemic may have slowed down many human social activities, but it doesn’t seem to be able to halt the power of music. Last week, D-Nice, the legendary DJ and producer of the famed Boogie Down Production started his Homeschool virtual dance party in the comfort of his own home, “Club Quarantine.” The events have become nothing short of a phenomenon, reaching over 100,000 viewers at points with check-ins from a star-studded group that included everybody from Michelle Obama to Will Smith.
One of the viewers that received a shout-out was Charlotte native and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Anthony Hamilton. Hamilton contributed to a compilation album for the Alzheimer’s Association earlier in the week, detailing the first time he listened to the Ben E. King classic soul song “Stand By Me,” delivering a gut-wrenching rendition for the music project that also included Sting, Jason Isbell, Sharon Van Etten, Band of Horses, Nile Rodgers, among many others.
Following the trend of the wildly popular live-stream concerts and philanthropic works, Hamilton announced he will be performing a Together At Home acoustic show live from his Instagram account with his musical director Lamont McCain (bass) and guitarist Shago Elizondo (Lucky Five). The show is in partnership with the World Health Organization and Global Citizen, airing live on Hamilton’s IG account at 5 p.m. EST and 2 p.m. PST.
*Update: Anthony Hamilton will be live-streaming Sundays during the live music moratorium amid the coronavirus crisis.