Jim James did a solo banjo and drone cover of the classic George Harrison-penned Beatles b-side "The Inner Light," and it not only sounds great, it's for a great cause: The Inner Light Challenge, which the late George Harrison's Material World Foundation launched to help raise money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. From Material World's website:

The Material World Foundation, created by George Harrison in 1973, is today donating $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities, which are providing much needed aid and care during this COVID-19 pandemic.

“Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth.
Without looking out of my window, I can know the ways of heaven.”

Olivia Harrison said, "These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine or respecting the request to shelter in place. Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time. There are things we can do to help and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”


Material World Foundation will donate another $1 (up to $100,000) for every one of you who shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the hashtag #innerlight2020

This can be a verse, a chorus or a line from the song. Sing it, play it, hum it, strum it, paint it, knit it, chant it, plant it, pray or meditate and post it to social media.

Remember to hashtag #innerlight2020

And Jim James writes:

hello friends- here is my cover of "the inner light" one of my all time favorite songs by george. take some time to sit with the lyrics and really take them in they are so helpful and healing in this strange time. Join The Inner Light Challenge by sharing a verse, chorus, or line from this Beatles song and post it with the hashtag #innerlight2020 to help raise an additional $100,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sing it, play it, hum it, strum it, paint it, chant it or meditate to share the love. Look inside and see what you can find. Please go here for more information: materialworldfoundation.com

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