Musical bromance celebrates The Everly Brothers this Friday
PUTNEY- Next Stage Arts Project presents “The Everly Set: Sean Altman and Jack Skuller Celebrate The Everly Brothers,” on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 pm, 15 Kimball Hill.
In 1957, teens Phil and Don Everly supercharged the vocal sound of rock’n’roll with “Bye Bye Love,” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” unleashing the sparkling vocal harmonies that would influence many musicians. Now, 60 years later, two acclaimed singer-songwriters with a death-defying, 30-year age difference combine millennial innocence with baby-boomer pluck to present The Everly Set: Altman and Skuller celebrate The Everly Brothers, featuring “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “ When Will I Be Loved,” “Crying In the Rain,” “Love Hurts,” “Bird Dog,” “Claudette,” “Walk Right Back,” and more hits and rarities.
Altman (Rockapella founder, Carmen Sandiego theme song composer) and teen-idol guitar-slinger Skuller (ex-Disney artist, Songwriters Hall Of Fame Holly Prize) met on stage at the famed New York City tribute series “The Loser’s Lounge” in 2011 when Skuller had just celebrated his 14th birthday and Altman had just celebrated his new AARP card.
Their December to January musical bromance blossomed in 2017 when, as a lark, they learned a bunch of Everly Brothers songs for a one-off gig. Altman and Skuller effectively channeled Phil and Don, and the audience effectively channeled blissful hysteria. Within months The Everly Set had bought the first of 11 sets of matching western shirts, signed with a fancy booking agent, and hit the road.
Tickets for this show are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.nextstagearts.org.