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Smokin' Joe Scarpellino talks about "Livestream Cover Challenge" on Facebook

Smokin' Joe Scarpellino at Gunflint Tavern. Photo by Will Moore
Smokin' Joe Scarpellino at Gunflint Tavern. Photo by Will Moore

Smokin' Joe Scarpellino is a Twin Cities based musician and mastermind behind the Galactic Getdown music festival. In response to the mass shuttering of bars and music venues, he created the "Livestream Cover Challenge", a Facebook group where regional musicians request their friends to play songs and perform them live online within 24 hours. Scarpellino talks with Will Moore about how the page has ballooned to nearly 20,000 followers, and how it benefits musicians and engages fans.

 

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