Local rock band Better Than Ezra raises $40K for local musicians in 1 hour during Facebook concert

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — Kevin Griffin, the lead vocalist for New Orleans-based rock band Better Than Ezra, raised more than $40,000 Thursday night for local musicians.

Griffin played an acoustic concert from a friend’s living room using Facebook Live.

The concert has been viewed more than 100,000 times so far.

Better Than Ezra partnered with the nonprofit group MusiCares — which is affiliated with the National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences.

Griffin played for one hour and belted out such hits as “Desperately Wanting,” “Porcelain” and “King of New Orleans.”

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