By Kevin Rutherford
Don and Phil Everly — known together as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted duo the Everly Brothers — will be the newest subjects of the Rock Hall’s Music Masters Series next month, and the duo will receive a hero’s celebration with a plethora of major acts performing as part of the tribute.
Vince Gill, Graham Nash and Emmylou Harris are among the artists taking part in the performance, which will be held Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Don Everly will be on hand to accept the Music Masters honor on behalf of the Everly Brothers; his brother, Phil, died earlier this year.
Rodney Crowell will act as the musical director for the event, while guitarist Albert Lee, who was the musical director for the duo’s 1983 reunion concert, will perform as part of the house band.
The 2014 iteration of the Music Masters Series will work to create awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), from which Phil Everly passed away in January. Donations can be made to the Phil Everly Memorial Fund.
Tickets for the show will become available on Sept. 10 to Rock Hall members, with the general sale beginning Sept. 12. Tickets range from $30-100 and will be available through PlayhouseSquare.org.
The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock Hall as part of its first class in 1986.