Mayer Hawthorne Plays His Own Thanksgiving Halftime Show

“Yeah, we’re live from the basement. You guys asked for it.  We’re just going to play a few joints for you. We’re going to jam. It’s the family jam session.  You ready dad?”

That’s what Mayer Hawthorne said last week from his parents’ basement during halftime of the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving matchup from Hawthorne’s hometown.

With Canadian rockers Nickelback receiving public backlash for their proposed halftime performance – a show that did indeed take place – Hawthorne campaigned to fill in.

With the help of Rolling Stone, Hawthorne was able to broadcast the impromptu show with a full band that included his father on a Fender Jazz Bass.

You can watch Hawthorne’s four song set right here


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