Today’s feature artist is The Avett Brothers:
“The Avett Brothers have been called a traveling celebration. As much as this is a great compliment, it is also an apt visual of their live performances. In a broad sense, they look exactly like that, a celebration. There are composed of only three, but they always play 5 or 6 instruments simultaneously, existing on the stage in a kind of rhythmic whirlwind. There is a ragged wildness about their shows that musically charges the foundations of more lively, erratic, and boot-stomping music. The second dimension of the celebration is the aspect of celebrating life itself, with the intention of encompassing its less than lively aspects; the parts like sadness, and heartache, weakness, and regret. These things find their way into the live shows as authentically as the feverishly strummed, up-tempo anthems; both have the ability to plow through a crowd in three minutes and stick to their ribs long after they’ve shuffled out of the venue.
Scott – banjo, lead vocals and stomp drum
Seth – guitar, lead vocals, stomp cymbal and piano
Bob – stand-up bass and backing vocals
Genre: Folk rock, indie rock
Latest Album: I and Love and You
Hometown: Concord, NC