Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy
The Murphy Beds
Tue, July 30, 2013
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$20.00 – $22.00
As children, the music of The Everly Brothers touched Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy; it touches Dawn’s children and the little ‘prince’ within Bonny today, and makes them dance and sing. The Brothers’ harmonies make the hairs stand up – they enervate and inspire. Beyond the visceral impact of any one song, any “So Sad” or “Devoted to You” that rings out from the radio on any given day, there is also the tracks that the Brothers trod over the course of several decades of singing together and making records. They didn’t stand still and neither did their songs. And so, What the Brothers Sang is no mere gesture of nostalgia; these new versions rethink The Everly Brothers for the audience of listeners today, people who naturally might have no knowledge or experience with those songs. Why should they? It’s not everyone who trawls through the dust of the past for their pleasures. Most of us live today – and so, for today, these songs are made.