Avetts go live
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
– The Avett Brothers are going the live route again after enjoying a successful year of touring behind "I and Love and You," their Rick Rubin-produced disc.
"Live, Volume 3" is coming out in CD/DVD form on Oct. 5. The Avetts recorded a concert on Aug. 8, 2009 at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. The DVD was shot in HD and mixed by Ryan Hewitt, the engineer/mixer of "I and Love and You." The footage will include documentary-style episodes, with interviews from the band and the fans who attended the show.
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The Avett Brothers shows oftentimes offer some of the best bluegrass-inspired instrumental music around as brothers Seth and Scott surround themselves with highly skilled players. Albums, on the other hand, can sometimes be a significantly different matter. Songs on the new "True Sadness," for instance, reveal this act's well-developed introspective side.
Sonically, "True Sadness" finds the group exploring beyond its rootsy, Americana expectations. »»»
If songs give us glimpses into the songwriter's soul, then love and death weigh heavy on the minds of Scott and Seth Avett, the primary pens behind the music of The Avett Brothers. The evidence is written all over the 12 songs on the North Carolina-based trio's latest album "The Carpenter." Death plays a prominent role in The Once And Future Carpenter, the lead-off track, which offers an unconcerned look at the inevitable end of life with lines like:
"And when the black »»»
Live, Volume 3
There's no mystery to what The Avett Brothers sound like live because "Live, Volume 3" already represents the brothers' third official concert recording. Captured in Charlotte, N.C. in August 2009, right there in the guys' home state, these 16 songs touch upon the unusually wide range of emotions and styles covered by The Avett Brothers.
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