Following the release of his stunning new album All Rise, Gregory Porter has launched a new initiative to thank his fans, their friends, colleagues and families who have stepped up during the pandemic to perform acts of human kindness.
Fans are being encouraged to nominate via #AllRiseAwards, anyone whose selfless actions they have admired during and post lockdown for an ‘All Rise’ Award. Winners will be chosen for their good deeds and receive a ticket for themselves and their nominee to attend one of Porter’s live tour dates in 2021. During the show winners will be asked to ‘All Rise’ and stand in the spotlight for a moment or two, whilst Porter thanks them for their actions.
“It’s a small way that I can show my appreciation for all of the wonderful things so many of my fans have been doing through these troubled times,” said Porter. “We all need to rise to the challenges that life is throwing our way right now and do what we can to bring out the best in humanity and share a little of the joy that being appreciated can bring.”
Nominations and winners will be collated on allrise.gregoryporter.com
All Rise, the new album from Gregory Porter is out now on Decca Records/Blue Note.
Picture: Gregory Porter. (Decca Records).