Darius Rucker appeared on NBC's Today show yesterday (Wednesday, May 20th) to chat with hosts Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer about the healing power of music during the ongoing quarantine and his recent experience performing songs like the impromptu “Wash Your Hands” — a spin on the Hootie & the Blowfish classic “Hold My Hand” — for young hospital patients.
Darius said, “We really believe that music can heal people and Musicians On Call is so good with taking people into the hospitals to sing. We can’t go into the hospitals now, so we’re doing it virtually and just trying to help people get through hard times. I love being a part of that.”
Inspired by the mission of his wife, Beth’s, Just Be You nonprofit to continue programming for youth during a time when people are unable to gather physically, Darius teamed up with Musicians On Call and Hyundai Hope On Wheels to bring a virtual performance to the patients and families at Charleston’s MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, as well as the hardworking hospital staff.