David Bowie Keyboardist Mike Garson Releases ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ Cover with Gaby Moreno

David Bowie Keyboardist Mike Garson Releases ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ Cover with Gaby Moreno

“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” exists in the lexicon as a classic tune covered by the likes of Neil Diamond and the Hollies — and now Mike Garson, longtime keyboardist and creative colleague of David Bowie.

Teaming up with Grammy-nominated singer Gaby Moreno, Garson recorded a version of the song in reaction to some of the recent news headlines and various tragic events that have taken place:

“I’ve always felt music has amazing healing qualities and I suspect most people know that intuitively,” he explained in a statement. “With all of the horrific events of late, I felt it might be nice to take an old song. ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,’ and revise it for today. We produced this video for the song in the hopes that it would inspire and show that in difficult times, the deep connection of people and love undercuts all the nonsense.”

Watch a video for his cover below:

Garson is a principal member of the upcoming Celebrating David Bowie tour alongside Moreno, Adrian Belew, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Bernard Fowler and Angelo More. That tour will start in January and last until March at the following dates:

Europe Tour Dates:
Wed
1/10
Paris, France
Salle Pleyel
Fri
1/12
London, UK
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat
1/13
Manchester, UK
O2 Ritz Manchester
Mon
1/15
Dublin, Ireland
Olympia Theatre
Tue
1/16
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paradiso
Wed
1/17
Ultrecht, Netherlands
TivoliVredenburg
North America Tour Dates:
Sat
2/10
Silver Spring, MD
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sun
2/11
Philadelphia, PA
Keswick Theatre
Mon
2/12
New York, NY
Irving Plaza
Tue
2/13
Albany, NY
The Egg
Fri
2/16
Boston, MA
Chevalier Theatre
Sat
2/17
Montreal, QC
M Telus
Sun
2/18
Toronto, ON
Danforth Music Hall
Mon
2/19
Detroit, MI
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Wed
2/21
Minneapolis, MN
Pantages Theatre
Thu
2/22
Milwaukee, WI
Pabst Theatre
Fri
2/23
Chicago, IL
The Vic Theatre
Sun
2/25
Denver, CO
Paramount Theatre
Tue
2/27
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl
Wed
2/28
Los Angeles, CA
The Wiltern
Sat
3/3
San Francisco, CA
Regency Ballroom
Sun
3/4
Santa Rosa, CA
Luther Burbank Center
Tue
3/6
San Diego, CA
Balboa Theatre
Wed
3/7
Mesa, AZ
Ikeda Theater
Sat
3/10
Seattle, WA
Benaroya Hall
Sun
3/11
Portland, OR
Roseland Theater

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