Steve Earle has announced that he will perform his sixth annual John Henry's Friends Benefit Concert for Autism on December 13.
The American songwriting great will be joined in the livestreamed concert by a stellar lineup that includes Lucinda Williams, Warren Haynes, Emmylou Harris, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Shawn Colvin, Josh Ritter, Matt Savage, and the Mastersons.
All donations raised through the stream will go directly to The Keswell School, which provides educational, therapeutic, and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. Earle's son, John Henry, attends the school.
“Well, 2020 has pretty much sucked so far,” says Earle in a press release. “It’s been tough on everybody, including those of us in the performing arts, who, after all, depend on the patronage of live audiences for our very livelihood. Therefore, I’m especially grateful that some of my favorite people have come together against all odds to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart, the Keswell School.
"Since we’ve been doing these shows, they are always my favorite day of the year…good music, good friends, and a good cause. This year’s performers are alumni, one and all, and I’m eternally grateful to each and every one for suiting up and showing up in the hour of our school's greatest need."
The livestream takes place at 4:30 pm Pacific time, and interested parties can find tickets here.