Friday fanfare: “Everybody Knows” by the Washington Squares

Another cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows”!

The Washington Squares were a trio that formed in New York in 1983 that were a delightful mix of beatnik-style folk, hippie-style protest singing, and Reagan-era crankiness. One of their signature songs was a cover “Everybody Knows.”

The band broke up after band member Bruce Jay Paskow died of AIDS, but the other two, Tom Goodkind and Lauren Agnelli, got together for a 25th anniversary concert at the City Winery in 2018. Here’s their version of the song at that show…..

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