The Cadillac Three have announced a new series of live-streamed concerts, ‘Country Fuzz Presents’, which will also help feed children in the US schooling at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first step in planning Country Fuzz Presents (named after The Cadillac Three’s 2020 album Country Fuzz) came from the band hooking up with Mike Grimes, owner of the Basement on 8th Avenue in Nashville. The band has played this venue frequently during their 15 years together and learned quickly they had a stage partner.
“I know that from having a lot of conversations with our friends at venues all over the country, how much venues are struggling right now,” The Cadillac Three’s Neil Mason told The Boot. “A lot of them are just sitting empty.”
The band spent a few weeks rehearsing, forming a line-up (see below) and dialing in the video aspect. Obviously cameras are key during this livestream concert series (tickets and more information are available at the Country Fuzz Presents website).
“[We wanted to bring back live music] in a safe way,” Mason said. “The only people that will be in there are the band, our one sound guy and a production manager. The cameras are run remotely from people’s houses, so it’s literally as few people as I think you can have in a venue to pull off a show.”
The ‘Country Fuzz Presents’ series will also benefit kids who rely on school for one or two meals per day and wondered where that food will come from if they couldn’t attend school in person. For this series of shows, The Cadillac Three have partnered with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and a goal to raise enough money to cover 100,000 meals in 100 days. That’s about $25,000, which will be collected through a portion of ticket proceeds and direct link donations. Readers can also donate at a customized SHFB portal.
The ‘Country Fuzz Presents’ concert series includes the following shows (all times CT):
Aug. 19 — The Cadillac Three at 8PM
Aug. 26 — Dark Water at 7PM
Aug. 27 — Boy Named Banjo at 8PM
Aug. 31 — Lillie Mae at 8PM
Sept. 6 — The Wonderful Nobodies at 8PM
Sept. 11 — Austin Jenckes at 8PM
Sept. 27 — Ray Fulcher at 8PM
Sept. 30 — Hailey Whitters at 8PM.