2014 marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." To celebrate the occasion, The Smithsonian National Museum of American History hosted "Raise It Up!" to unite the original manuscript with the flag at the Museum.
As part of the celebration, I was able to partner singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, known for his songs "The Man" and "I Need a Dollar," with the museum for a special version of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Aloe's version then became part of the Smithsonian's permanent archives.