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Joel Plaskett performed "Frontlines of the Hard Times" on a livestream with The Globe form his Dartmouth, N.S. studio. The Juno-winning musician says he wrote the tune honouring healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic just days ago.

This concert was live on Thursday, April 2.

Joel Plaskett has done a lot of adapting in his life.

The Juno-award winning singer and songwriter spent the nineties playing power pop with his high-school best friends, the 2000s toying with Americana, rock and traditional folk, and the 2010s becoming an entrepreneur with his own studio and storefront. Along the way, he’s toured the country countless times, and won legions of devoted fans.

Now he’s staying isolated like the rest of us – just as he prepares to release 44, an ambitious quadruple-record box set that celebrates sounds and collaborators from across his career.

You can listen to a new song by Joel inspired by frontline healthcare workers above, and watch the whole concert below.

For those interested in Plaskett’s charitable work:

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