St. Paul Peterson & Various ArtistsFunkFriday 50th Episode and CrewNation Fundraising Special
February 21, 2021, Minneapolis, MN) Since the start of the pandemic, every Friday St. Paul Peterson has written and produced the #FunkFriday web series from his recording studio in Minneapolis. The 50th FunkFriday Interview Special will premiere 2-19-21 at 7 pm Central Time at https://fb.me/e/x0PuBw8F.
This special includes interviews with many of the musicians who have participated over the last 50 episodes while raising funds for CrewNation, a global relief fund dedicated to financially supporting live music crews during the pandemic. Click Here for a list of Guest Artists Appearing on the 50th Anniversary episode of FunkFriday.
This special celebration includes an on-line auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from bands like Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, FunkFriday Musicians, Electro-Voice, and a VIP tour for 4 of Paisley Park with Prince alum St. Paul Peterson. To view the Online, Click here. On-Line bidding begins February 15.
FunkFriday is a one-minute original funk jam featuring some of the worlds finest musicians, including; members of Ghost-Note, Hall and Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, The Brecker Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire, Boz Scaggs, Oleta Adams, Tower of Power, and more. "On FunkFriday's I get to virtually play with the musicians I admire the most. I'm lucky to call up my heroes and ask them to make music with me. Most of all we get to entertain audiences during the pandemic, and now, raise money for our brothers and sisters in the crew who always go beyond the call of duty for us" - St. Paul Peterson
About St. Paul Peterson: St. Paul Peterson has written, produced, or performed on some of the biggest hits of the past 4 decades for Prince, The Time, George Benson, The Corrs, and Gavin DeGraw to name a few. St. Paul Peterson is back as a solo artist with super-charged funk anthems like 'You Got 2 Love', “Minne Forget Met Not” and ‘Something In The Water’. See Spotify Page here. St. Paul Peterson came up in the 80s as the teenage keyboard player in the Purple Rain era line-up of The Time, appearing in the hit film and on the platinum-selling album “Ice Cream Castle” (“The Bird”, “Jungle Love”). Subsequently enlisted by Prince to front The Family, who would release an eponymously titled album on Paisley Park featuring the singles “Screams of Passion”, “High Fashion” and the original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U’. As a solo artist, he scored Top 15 R&B and Top 40 Pop hits for MCA and Atlantic Records respectively. A multi-instrumentalist and platinum-selling songwriter his resume include names as varied as Mavis Staples. Paula Abdul, Brian Culbertson, and Victor Wooten through to rockers Beth Hart, Peter Frampton, Kenny Loggins, and Steve Miller Band. George Benson scored a Grammy nomination with St. Paul Peterson penned ‘Song For My Brother’. In early 2019 St. Paul Peterson released his first new single in over two decades ‘You Got 2 Love’, which received a warm welcome back from BBC Radio, American Public Radio, and tens of thousands of streams from fans from around the world
About CrewNation “Live music inspires millions around the world, but the concerts we all enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. As COVID-19 continues to put many concerts on pause, we are extending a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who are in great need of support.
Crew Nation is here to provide monetary grants to those facing hardship during the pandemic and beyond. Crew Nation is powered by Music Forward Foundation, a charitable 501c3 organization, that will be administering the fund. Live Nation has committed $10 million to Crew Nation – contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million given by artists, fans, and employees dollar for dollar.”
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