Everly Broth­ers Ex­pe­ri­ence shares a rock and roll his­tory les­son


Con­cert go­ers were treated to a mu­si­cal rock and roll his­tory les­son dur­ing The Everly Broth­ers Ex­pe­ri­ence, fea­tur­ing The Zmed Broth­ers and The Bird Dogs Band.

The Septem­ber 27 con­cert was the kick off event for the 2018-2019 Swift Cur­rent Arts Coun­cil’s Stars for Saskatchewan se­ries.

The evening mixed nearly 30 Everly Broth­ers hits, along with a ver­bal his­tory of the achieve­ments of the in­flu­en­tial mu­si­cal duo dur­ing a me­morable ca­reer which peaked be­tween 1957 to 1962.

The show was head­lined by Dy­lan and Zachary Zmed, who were mak­ing first tour of Saskatchewan. The Zmed broth­ers wanted to high­light the of­ten over­looked in­flu­ence of The Everly Broth­ers.

“This show is our love let­ter to Don and Phil (Everly),” Zachary Zmed said early in last Thurs­day’s two hour show.

Dy­lan and Zachary Zmed teamed up with drum­mer Burleigh Drum­mond back in early 2016 and be­gan to de­velop The Everly Broth­ers Ex­pe­ri­ence in homage to an of­ten over­looked piece of rock and roll’s early his­tory.

Dur­ing the six year pe­riod be­tween 1957 to 1962, the Everly Broth­ers pro­duced 35 Bill­board top 100 sin­gles, and sold more than 35 mil­lion record. Iron­i­cally, it wasn’t all smooth sail­ing for the duo, as they

The show was not only a mu­si­cal walk down mem­ory lane, the evening shared glimpses into the ups and downs the Everly’s ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing their ca­reer.

The show high­lighted the im­por­tance of the hus­band and wife song­writ­ing duo of Felice and Boudreaux Bryant who wrote a string of suc­cess­ful songs recorded by The Everly Broth­ers, in­clud­ing Bird Dog, De­voted To You, Rocky Top (which be­came the state song for Ten­nessee), Take A Mes­sage To Marry, plus Love Hurts, All I Have to Do Is Dream, and Bye Bye Love. The Everly’s recorded a to­tal of 30 songs writ­ten by the Bryant’s, but the cou­ple had over 1,500 of their songs recorded dur­ing an ex­ten­sive song writ­ing ca­reer.

The Everly Broth­ers Ex­pe­ri­ence shared those Bryant hits, along with songs writ­ten by Gene Vin­cent (Be Bop A-lula), Lit­tle Richard (Keep A Knockin’ and Lu­cille), Buddy Holly (Not Fade Away) and Paul Mc­cart­ney (On The Wings of a Nightin­gale).

The Zmed Broth­ers were backed by the tal­ented The Bird Dogs Band fea­tur­ing gui­tarist Adam Cot­ton, bass player Bertrand Velly, and drum­mer and Everly Broth­ers Ex­pe­ri­ence co­founder Burleigh Drum­mond.

And while the per­for­mance was not an im­per­son­ation of The Everly Broth­ers, the show suc­cess­fully por­trayed a trib­ute to the rock and roll pi­o­neers. SET LIST

1. Bye Bye Love; 2. Wake Up Lit­tle Susie; 3. Claudette; 4. Bird Dog; 5. De­voted To You; 6. Rocky Top; 7. Take A Mes­sage To Mary; 8. Be Bop A-lula; 9. Keep A Knockin’; 10. Sil­ver Haired Daddy Of Mine; 11. (’Til) I Kissed You; 12. Cathy’s Clown; 13. When Will I Be Loved.


1. Love Hurts; 2. Prob­lems; 3. Poor Jenny; 4. Ebony Eyes; 5. Walk Right Back; 6. Cry­ing In The Rain; 7. That’s Old Fash­ioned; 8. Gone Gone Gone; 9. All I Have To Do Is Dream; 10. Lu­cille; 11. Not Fade Away; 12. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad); 13. Let It Be Me

EN­CORE: On The Wings Of A Nightin­gale; Price of Love.


Dy­lan Zmed and Zachary Zmed per­form dur­ing The Everly Broth­ers Ex­pe­ri­ence on Septem­ber 27 dur­ing the kick off con­cert for the 2018-2019 Stars for Saskatchewan con­cert se­ries.

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