Thanks to everyone who came to our big Pioneering finale party last month at Lincoln Hall. We already posted some photos and animated GIFs of the event, and now we’ve got a video re-cap for your enjoyment. Super special thanks to Jukebox The Ghost and Eef Barzelay for providing the evening’s musical entertainment. There ended up being a veritable slew of cover songs performed: Barzelay did Frank Sinatra’s “All The Way,” Journey’s “Faithfully,” and—due to popular tweet-demand—Hank Williams’ “Ready To Go Home.”
We only had Jukebox The Ghost on the hook for one cover, of a pioneer of their choosing, but they ended up doing several more. For the pioneer, they chose the mighty David Bowie, and delivered a rousing version of “Life On Mars?” They also dropped in a stunning Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” and an incredible mash-up of Huey Lewis’ “Power Of Love” and Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters.” (You may notice some similarities.)
This was all a celebration of Pioneering, our web series—graciously sponsored by the Honda Civic Coupe—that found emerging artists talking about their musical heroes and then performing a song by that hero. You can see all of those great videos (and much more) right here. Thanks for joining us along the way.