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
[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!]
The Avett Brothers first played St. Louis on January 29, 2005 when they played at Off Broadway and would be back to St. Louis on May 12, 2005 to play the City Museum. They often talk about this show every time they come back to St. Louis. They would play
We sat in a steady rain in a field in Vermont. My wife and daughter hugged hot chocolate while I blew into a coffee cup. Not the Labor Day weekend concert drinks we expected, but when you’re on hour four in the rain on a 50-degree day with four more
Thank you Mary Hocking for providing her account of hosting a recent Jim Avett house concert!
Red Rocks is dramatically beautiful. Super special venue. A bucket list destination. When the Avetts play there you’re surrounded by hard core fans. You can count on deep cuts and set list surprises. Blah blah blah.
[Many thanks to Jen Turner for contributing the following piece about her first trip to Red Rocks. Enjoy!]
I’ve been listening to recordings from a lot of older Avett shows lately — pre-Emotionalism when they were still a three-piece band where Scott might crowd-surf, Seth was weighted down with a key chain attached to his belt buckle, there were no set lists, and the whole enterprise seemed tinged
Red Rocks is special. It is a gorgeous natural setting, and the crowd is particularly hard core. When the band is hot, it is a magical combination. Tonight was a good start to what is sure to be a memorable three day run. (And Avett fans who weren’t able to