Stephen Stills, Ryan Bingham, Hayes Carll and the Flatlanders were among the artists performing at a Get Out the Vote rally in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday night in support of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. The concert also included some special guests, from Margo Price to Nathaniel Rateliff, both of whom joined the cast of performers for a sing-along of Stills’ “For What It’s Worth,” his 1966 protest anthem with Buffalo Springfield.
Stills kicked off the performance on lead guitar, handling the song’s iconic opening verse — “There’s something happening here…” — before Bingham, in a Beto T-shirt, joins in. Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Price also each take a verse, as Rateliff appears on electric guitar.
The rally-concert is just the latest for O’Rourke, the Democratic representative whose grassroots campaign against Texas’ Republican senator Ted Cruz in the November 6th midterm elections has made national headlines. In September, Willie Nelson performed at a rally for O’Rourke, where he debuted the new song “Vote ‘Em Out,” while rapper Travis Scott appeared at an event this past weekend in Houston encouraging youths to vote.
With more than $38 million raised in the third quarter of 2018 from individual contributions, O’Rourke’s campaign recently broke a single-quarter fundraising record. Recent polls have him trailing Cruz by five points.