The website Twisted Sifter sets the stage for the delightful video above:
Last year, musician Ted Yoder uploaded a hammered dulcimer rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears on YouTube. [Watch it below.]
Then last month, he did a Facebook live broadcast of the song and both videos have since been viewed million of times. That’s when singer Curt Smith and drummer Jamie Wollam decided to drop by Yoder’s orchard for an unforgettable encore.
It’s worth noting that Mr. Yoder is a National Hammered Dulcimer champion, and considered by many “the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer.” Over on YouTube you can hear him play dulcimer versions of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” Bach’s Prelude to Cello Suite, “Scarborough Fair,” and more.
For anyone not familiar with the original 1985 version of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” have a listen here.
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That was beautiful. Makes me love the song all over again. What talent!