Bluegrass Royalty Leigh and Eric Gibson will once again take the stage in Schroon at the Boathouse next Tuesday.
The celebrated bluegrass duo — named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2012 and 2013 — will most likely sellout soon, so grab your tickets now, by clicking here.
The Brothers dig into the R.E.M. classic’s roots to enshrine the country-western framework hiding under the original’s prom-song sway, fashioning it into a good old-fashioned crying-in-the-haystack anthem.
The veterans of the bluegrass and country music scenes, recently spoke on covering such a classic: “It is a little intimidating to cover a song by an iconic band like R.E.M.,” Eric Gibson tells Paste. But the band has showed them plenty of support: Michael Stipe called the cover “incredible,” and Mike Mills said the Gibsons’ version “really re-focuses the song and lyric in a great way.”
The lyrics are what drew the Gibson Brothers to cover “Everybody Hurts.” “The message, I think, is very timely. So many are hurting,” adds Eric Gibson. “But there is always hope, and the lyrics and feel of this song drive that point home.”