Photo by Rett Rogers
Following a five-night string of shows at the venue, Rateliff will offer a crowdless livestream on Sept. 30 from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, backed by “a full 10-piece folk band accompaniment,” including a string quartet.
“This is our way of sharing the show with everyone around the world,” Rateliff said via press release. “We worked as hard as ever to put this show together and we don’t know when we will be able to get back out there. Whether you are on stage or in the audience Red Rocks is certainly the best place in the world to play. Our year has been strange and our future uncertain, I think the only thing we can do is try to understand each other better and love each other. It is a hard time and I encourage everyone to be open and vulnerable to those you love. They are just waiting for you.”
According to a press release, a percentage of the livestream’s proceeds will go to MusiCares via Rateliff’s own Marigold Project foundation.
As Rateliff explains, “MusiCares has been there for us, for our band and crew, in times of need. We honor their work and we are very glad to continue our support of this organization that cares for the broad music family.”