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Governor's stay-home order closed clubs and bars, hitting musicians and others in the entertainment industry hard.

COURTESY SCREENSHOT - Portland-area musicians hard hit by the COVID-19 shutdown performed on YouTube to raise money for medical first responders.Over 30 Portland-area musicians have banded together during the coronavirus outbreak, creating a touching cover of the classic "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" in support of fellow artists.

A music video for the effort — which aims to support musicians affected by the coronavirus outbreak — shows artists singing and playing in private.

Musicians and others in the entertainment industry have been hit hard by the pandemic, which prompted Gov. Kate Brown last month to issue a stay-home order that closed venues across the state.

The idea for the video came from bass player and producer Jack Mortensen, 22. He connected with the nonprofit Jeremy Wilson Foundation, which had already started an online crowdfunding campaign for its COVID-19 Oregon Musicians' Relief Fund.

This Oregonian/OregonLive story is shared as part of a local media project to increase COVID-19 news coverage.


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