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In non-pandemic times, Philly singer-songwriter Roger Harvey would be on a short tour right about now, visiting various cities around the U.S. for his in-the-round style Roger Harvey & Family holidayshows. These gigs give him the opportunity to shine a light on some of his under-the-radar tourmates, as well as team up with major players in the U.S. DIY scene for short, pop-up performances.

With touring grounded since March and everybody blessed / cursed with an abundance of free time, Harvey tapped in to his Family Holiday Show network to bring the experience to a massive livestream that aired on Saturday night.

Interspersed between holiday greetings from folks like PR guru Jamie Coletta and producer extraordinaire Will Yip, the nearly two-and-a-half hour gig featured covers, carols, and originals alike.

Highlights were Augusta Koch of Gladie and Cayetana playing Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” John-Allison Weiss covering “River” by Joni Mitchell, Laura Stevenson singing Elliott Smith’s “Angel In The Snow,” Lydia Loveless doing a countrified rendition of “O Holy Night,” The Menzingers‘ Tom May joined by his partner Beth Ann Downey to duet on The Swell Season’s “Falling Slowly,” The Bouncing Souls‘ Greg Attonito and his family singing Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” (the Souls’ manager Kate Hiltz provided an intro), My Chemical Romance‘s Frank Iero delivering a loop rendition of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” The Gaslight Anthem‘s Brian Fallon playing a fingerpicked acoustic for his song “Horses,” and Roger Harvey and Anika Pyle closing the show with a three-song set including Harvey’s recent single “You’ve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania.” Other performers include Chris Farren, The Menzingers’ Greg Barnett, singer-songwriter Kayleigh Goldsworthy, and a lot more.

The full concert is streaming until December 26th, and you can watch it below.

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