The Avett Brothers

This past Thursday night, my lovely wife and I had the opportunity to go see one of our favorite bands live in concert at the Pageant here in St. Louis.  If you’ve never heard of the Avett Brothers, it’s time you do.  We’ve been captured by their music for about a year now, and seeing them live was amazing.


Where else can you see one dude playing a cello, another the upright bass, while one of the two guys on lead vocals plays (simultaneously mind you) the banjo and bass drum while the other lead plays the acoustic guitar and a high-hat.  Incredible.  These guys have talent.  The two leads also took turns on the piano and one them would occasionally jump back to a full-up drum set or strap on the harmonica.  Crazy fun.

In addition to their great musical talent, these guys can write songs and they seem to have a gift for capturing a sense of emotion in their songwriting.  They’re storytellers and so some of their stories express grief and the challenges or hurts or pangs we experience in this life while mixing it all together in a very unique blue-grassy harmony that keeps you on your toes.

Final word – check ’em out.  I understand they have a new album coming out at the end of September.  You’ll want to buy it.


~ by toddbumgarner on June 29, 2009 6:05 am.

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