The Avett Brothers released an album called True Sadness last summer, but little did they know how prescient that title would be. The band — along with most of the rest of America — experienced some very true sadness last night in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. But rather than wallow in misery, they chose to commemorate the occasion with a special, politically charged cover of George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” on Colbert. At a time when “love” and “peace on earth” seem like impossible ideals to achieve, these are the types of performances we need.
The Avett Brothers cover George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” on Colbert — watch
A fitting tribute to ideals otherwise absent on a farcical Inauguration Day
on January 21, 2017, 7:05pm