Bluegrass Today is happy to coordinate with Ed Helms and The Bluegrass Situation in promoting Whiskey Sour Happy Hour, Ed’s weekly online music performance and comedy series.
Helms, of course, is the actor, comedian, and banjo player famed for his work on The Office, The Hangover film series, and is currently featured in Netflix’s comedy film, Coffee & Kareem. As a lover – and player – of folk and bluegrass music, he also has a soft spot for the artists who make their living in this field. So he has put together this new show to give them a platform while we are shutdown, and raise money for MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund and Direct Relief, seeking to assist music industry professionals and health care workers during this strange time.
Each Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) you can watch Whiskey Sour Happy Hour and join Helms and his guests, each performing from an isolated location, picking, singing, and telling jokes for this good cause.
This week’s show (May 6) will find him joined by comedian Jim Gaffigan, and musical acts Jerry Douglas, Noam Pikelny & Caitlin Canty, Sarah Jarosz, Rhiannon Giddens, and several others. Like all other Happy Hours, it will be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and at The Bluegrass Situation.
You can read more about Whiskey Sour Happy Hour, and see previous episodes, here.
And be sure to donate using this DonorBox link!