The Avett Brothers

Are there siblings out there more talented than the Wayans Brothers?  Yes.  Welcome Scott and Seth Avett to the stage.  Bob Crawford may not be blood related, but he might as well be.  Bob rocks the stand-up bass, Scott picks the banjo and Seth tickles the  guitar.   This well-balanced trio, hailing from North Carolina, rock stages near and far as The Avett Brothers.

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Many in the music industry have found it challenging to place the music of The Avett Brothers into one particular genre.  I believe that this challenge is a good thing, because at the end of the day one genre cannot describe what they do.  It is best to label their music as “fresh” and leave it at that.  But for those that desire labels, I would have to say that their music is a blend of folk, bluegrass, rock and roll, and country.  And the last time I checked that aisle doesn’t yet exist at my local record store.

A few weeks back a good friend of mine got me tuned into The Avett Brothers.  The first thing that really struck me after giving a listen was that their music is refreshingly different from so much that is out there right now.  Their blending of genres and independent swagger is thrilling.  Tracks off their new album I and Love and You have moments of stillness followed by energetic outbursts that is downright exciting.

You will be hearing a lot from The Avett Brothers in the coming months.  Heavy touring coupled with national exposure on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will quickly make the guys a household name.

I and Love and You is an amazing album.  I personally recommend “I and Love and You”, “Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise”, “Kick Drum Heart” and “Slight Figure Of Speech”.

The Avett Brothers with their track “I and Love and You” on the Late Show with David Letterman.  Introduction and music begins at 40 seconds.

Want more music from siblings?  Check out The Lovell Sisters!

About the Author

Kevin has a long history of discovering the best music out there. He started off as an event coordinator for a ton of different types of shows and slowly started to grow his musical interests over time. Maybe some of those interests included the Baja Men, maybe they didn't.

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