On August 1st and 2nd, 2020, Louisiana Red Hot Records, in partnership with 102.3 WHIV FM New Orleans, OffBeat Magazine, and Letters from the Porch streamed a MASK UP! COVID DOWN! program aimed at raising funds for Masks for America, an organization that has so far delivered over 250,000 FDA-certified KN95 + N95 masks to frontline essential workers in the areas hardest hit by COVID19 like New York City, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
The three hours of programming represented from artists all parts of the world, and was aimed at showing solidarity in the effort of masking up for COVID health.
Alex Bosworth, Ashley Beach, Cassie Watson, Corey J The Rapper, Courtney Bryan, Dave Easley, Erica Falls, Fermin Ceballos, Free Feral, Freeman Dre, Gina Forsyth, Glen David Andrews, Jess Klein, Joy Clark, Julie Odell, Kelcy Wilburn & Ever More Nest, Kelly Love Jones, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Leland Sundries, Lilli Lewis, Mack Guillory, Mahmoud Chouki, Noisewater, Roadside Glorious, Roland Guerin, Sarah Quintana, Sean Ardoin, Shakeh Heberkian, Sierra Green & The Soul Machine, Sunpie Barnes, Tank & The Bangas, The Tumbling Wheels, Tif Lamson & Russell Welch, Vegas Cola, & Wade Hymel
The stream also debuted the New Orleans party themed Mask Up! anthem performed by Lilli Lewis, Corey J The Rapper, and Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove. The song was co-produced by Lewis and David V of Studio 55 Productions.
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THE MAKING OF THE MASK UP THEME SONG VIDEO