Video Series: smallsongs: Whitacre

Listen & Watch small songs

‘smallsongs’ is a YouTube series brought to you by Americana Highways with small & stripped down performances on the streets of different cities around the world, featuring musical acts at their rawest.

Back in September I got the opportunity to meet Whitacre outside Our Mutual Friend Brewery and to film three ‘smallsongs’ with them!

Paul Whitacre said that “intimate performances like this with ‘smallsongs’ are special for us. We’re used to being a loud rock band in bigger venues, but acoustic sessions like this one take us back to our roots. All of our songs originate either on an acoustic guitar or banjo and build from there. It feels really cool to showcase the songs live in the original light they were created in.

‘Seasons’ is the title track of the record we’re releasing in April of 2020 and we’re hitting the road on a 20+ show headline tour in March in support of that. We hope to be doing more sessions like this along the way!”

This week I also shared a video that I edited for a good friend of mine, Colton Cavey, and for God So Loved Movement. In the video we feature “Some Days” by Whitacre!

Colton Cavey remarked: “God So Loved is dedicated to bringing light to dark places. To achieve this, they cultivate genuine connections and relationships between individuals in need and individuals // organizations with a desire to meet them in that need. Their retail team designs and produces a clothing line that is sold as an avenue to provide small gifts to people on the streets of different cities across the US. These gifts, currently socks, operate as a platform to step into these people’s situations, sit with them right where they are, reveal to them their value and in turn share their hearts to their community through visual and written reflections. Each piece of product sold is an investment in the heart of a specific human.

God So Loved spent a week in Austin reaching the heart of the city’s growing homelessness. Alongside Youtuber, Lauren Marie, GSL got to connect with individuals on the streets with the intent of being present in their situations. Their joys, their sorrows, their routines. Made possible by Bombas Socks, they carried out their retail model by handing out bags of brand new socks and loved notes for each sold GSL product, hoping to provide for their situations physically.”

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