On this day in Avett Bros History! The Avett Bros meet Jessica Lea Mayfield

November 16, 2006 Kent, OH.  Jessica Lea Mayfield (Chittlin) opened for The Avett Brothers at The Kent Stage Theater. The Avett Brothers setlist from that night is here. After that night a friendship was formed and they would eventually tour together, join each other on stage and Seth and Jessica

David Childers on Songwriting, Politics, Growing Old, and Avett Nation

I had the opportunity to interview David Childers, the musician who gave us “The Prettiest Thing,” about his new album, Run Skeleton Run, which features guest appearances by Scott Avett and Bob Crawford, and was co-executive produced by Crawford and Dolph Ramseur.  We talked about a lot of things, but

The Tenth Anniversary of Emotionalism (Part 5 of 5): Reviews and Interviews

Happy anniversary Emotionalism!  It is hard for us not to view the album now through the lens of the last ten years, including the work that The Avett Brothers have produced in that time period. So for the final installment of “The Tenth Anniversary of Emotionalism” blog posts, we take

First Listen: The Avett Brothers cover Brandi Carlile’s “Have You Ever”

NPR First Listen has the new Brandi Carlile album “Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story,” which is a cover-remake of her 2007 album “The Story” with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit War Child UK.  Each song is covered by a different artist. If you’re