On Tuesday, October 20th, Third Man Records will host Musicians for Marquita Bradshaw, a live streaming telethon event to raise funds for U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw. If you aren’t familiar with Bradshaw and her platform, check out this episode of our TNDP podcast in which she discusses her history and her plan for fighting for an economy designed for the working class. In our humble opinion, this is a candidate that deserves maximum exposure and financial backing to help claim her spot in the Senate.
The telethon aims to cover both of those goals by enticing us all with a list of performances that is hard to comprehend. Look at this wall of announced performers:
Margo Price, Daisha McBride, Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift, Lillie Mae, William Tyler, Roseanne Cash, John McCauley, Vanessa Carlton, Andrew Combs, Lolo Pritchard, Caitlin Rose, Amelia White, Tristen, Erin Rae, Caroline Spence, Logan Ledger, Kendra DeColo, Rob and Jay Griffith, Langhorne Slim, Aaron James, IMakeMadBeats, Kid Maestro, Chris Crofton, Michaela Anne, Bully, John Paul Keith, Kyshona Armstrong, Rodney Crowell, Mampy Hikes, Matt Morelock, Yourstruly Jai, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Liza Anne, Pujol, Birds of Chicago, Steelism, Fu Stan, She’s a Rebel, Crystal Woods, Caroline Randall Williams, Ciona Rouse, The Cherry Blossoms, Kristen Chapman, Brad Sativa, B Stokes, Mike Floss, Jessie Jo Dillon, Ben Burgess, Elizabeth White
It’s a lot to parse through but the lineup does a good job of covering a variety of different genres. Personally, we’re looking forward to the hip-hop performers and WOTT mainstays like Caitlin Rose, Tristen and Bully.
Details are still forthcoming on the specifics of the event – i.e. what time does it start? – but given that Third Man has been transmitting their Public Access episodes over on YouTube for awhile now, it seems likely that it’ll be available there.
Long story short, mark your calendar for October 20th. Set a reminder. In the meantime, save some extra cash to donate to the Bradshaw campaign and get familiar with her stance on the issues. See you October 20th.