When a person in a spaceman costume emerged behind a giant green spaceship with the remaining minutes of 2017 ticking away and was then revealed to be Valient Himself (Herbie Abernathy of Valient Thorr) I wondered whether that vodka and sprite that I’d had an hour earlier was significantly stronger
The Avett Brothers only played two full sets in April, plus a single song at the Merle Haggard tribute concert in Nashville, a short set at the High Water Festival, and the second Songwriter’s Workshop of 2017 at MerleFest. In those two-plus sets, they played 60 songs including an amazing
The highlight of February 2017 was undoubtedly the first Avett at the Beach festival. But first, the band warmed up with two shows in Florida in early February. In total, the band played five full shows in February including 124 total songs and a whopping 74 unique songs.
2017 was a big year in the history of The Avett Brothers. They didn’t release any new albums as a band, but Seth released Darling IV and Jim released For His Children and Ours. They played Colbert on Inauguration Night and Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile. They played a special
We’re working on a thorough recap of 2017—Avett style—and we want you to be a part of it. Leave a comment on this post or on our Facebook page (@AvettNews) telling us your favorite moment of 2017. Feel free to link to a video or post a photo if you
This is not a recap. I’m in North Carolina this weekend. But some generous folks including DCRANGERFAN posted videos from last night, so we can experience some of the highlights. This post will be updated if more videos are posted.
No, they didn’t play Salvation Song. I was really surprised by that. And I might as well get this out of the way, they didn’t play November Blue either. They played lots of other great things, which I’ll get to in a moment. But first, I have to get the
I couldn’t leave Winston-Salem until 2pm today, and then it seemed like all of the road construction in the State of North Carolina is being done on US 40 between Winston and Asheville. To summarize: I did not get to Asheville as soon as I had hoped to. Making matters
Last December, long before Tim and I started Avett News, I wrote a post on my other blog called “The Ultimate November Blue Playlist” because: (1) it is my favorite song, and (2) I could. Now that the band has started playing a new version of the song with Seth on
[Many thanks to Paul Harris for his guest review of The Avett Brothers set at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in Clearwater, Florida on October 22, 2017!]