I have first heard the Avett Brothers in a recording from the Merlefest 2008, and I liked their music very much. The Avett Brothers have a very special style which is mainly composed of their unique singing style and the instruments guitar, a banjo, a violoncello (played in a standing position) and a double bass. Sometimes they sound a bit like the early Beatles, mixed with some Punk and some singer/songwriter elements like Bob Dylan.
The latest CD has also been released in Germany – I am curious if the Avett Brothers bill be successful in Germany too and if they will make a German tour some time. Some songs might please the Germans, but in general I think the Avett Brothers are a little bit too special for a real big success in Germany.
Here is my special selection of the songs and videos by the Avett Brothers that I like most:
Avett Brothers – Murder in the City
The Avett Brothers – January Wedding LIVE
4/16/10, Outdoor Theatre Stage, Coachella 2010.
Playlist with more videos by the Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010
Seth and Scott Avett’s accessible mix of bluegrass, rock and folk has helped make rising roots-music stars of the photogenic North Carolina brothers, but the real draw is the pair’s rich, frenetic live shows with bassist Bob Crawford. As The Avett Brothers’ incessant touring takes the band through a laundry list of 2010’s summer festivals — click here for a dynamite show from Bonnaroo back in June — mega-stardom seems tantalizingly within reach. Last year’s I and Love and You is a real sleeper; an album with a lot to say about human behavior, big-hearted devotion and the desire to achieve simple goodness. Here, the band performs live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.
Website of the Avett Brothers: http://www.theavettbrothers.com