Last December, musicians and friends gathered at New York’s Rough Trade to pay tribute to Frightened Rabbit‘s Scott Hutchison after he passed away earlier in the year, and today (March 22) the band has made a recording of that concert available for free on their Soundcloud page.
The 25 tracks, dubbed A Celebration of the Songs of Scott Hutchison, feature performances from Craig Finn, Julien Baker, Ben Gibbard, Aaron Dessner and more, and they can be downloaded free of charge here.
The band also posted a statement about the show, writing, “This night was not a night of mourning or a night of sadness but a celebration of an extremely special person and the music he created. Scott inspired everyone who met him, heard his lyrics or saw his art. We feel his loss every day but we are all in this together and we carry on strengthened by the support of the people involved in this recording and those around the world who have been affected by Scott’s passing. A huge thank you goes out to Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker and Kevin Devine for their support, love and kindness in being involved. We want to encourage people who listen to this to laugh, cry, hug and sing in your worst Scottish accent at the top of your lungs and keep the spirit of Scott alive in all our hearts and all our voices. While we’re alive let’s all make tiny changes to Earth.”
You can stream the tracks below, and if you’re interested in making a donation to The Scott Hutchison Fund, a mental health charity set up by Hutchison’s family in his memory, you can do so here.