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New Year, New Videos

Here we are in a new year, but not much has changed yet in our world. But there is hope, right? In the meantime, connect with these artists on digital music platforms so you won’t miss a livestream performance! 

Leslie Mendelson: Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson’s choice to revisit 2018’s “Happy New Year” last December at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, produced this live performance. Not only a stirring piano ballad, its live performance showcases Mendelson’s ability to sweep listeners into transformative musical experiences. While we wait for live music events to return, connect with Leslie Mendelson on all the social media platforms. Her latest EP In the Meantime is available on Bandcamp. 

Eddie Vedder’s “Matter of Time” soars as an example of music’s power to heal. Executive producers Matt Finlin and Karen Barzilay created a visually captivating animated music video with art from animator Pasquale La Montagna. Compositor/Editor Greg Zajac helped make the magic happen, pairing simple lyrics with visuals that capture the artist’s partnership with Epidermolysis Bullosa Research. (Eddie Vedder’s “Matter of Time” has raised donations for EB Research.) More importantly, Eddie Vedder has provided hope for a cure. 

“Get Up, Stand Up” featuring Skip and Cedella Marley published by Playing for Change on January 1, 2021 seems a good way to end 2020. This one comes from the organization’s Songs Around the World series. Keith Richards, harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar, Malian blues-rock band Songhoy Blues, and hosts of global musicians contribute. 

Lisa Whealy