Musicians You Should Know About: #1-The Avett Brothers
On Rock 104 we’re extremely fortunate to play a mix of old and new, classic and soon to be classics, up and comers both local and international. But as a true music lover I find myself often enamored with music of all genres, and I would love to share some of them with you. Don’t be surprised if some of what I’ve posted doesn’t always seem to fit into the Rock 104 library, it takes all kinds. Check back often to see what kind of ear candy I’ve been checking out.
From Concord North Carolina, the Avett Brothers, boast a complex-yet somehow familiar sound. Combining bluegrass, country, punk, pop, rock and rag time into a slurry of something new meets something left over from the age of Aquarius.
Their music has been described by “The San Francisco Chronicle as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones."
The Band is, in fact, made up of two brothers with the surname Avett; among a few other members:
Scott Avett – Vocals, Banjo, Kick Drum
Seth Avett – Vocals, Guitar, High-Hat
Bob Crawford – Vocals, Bass
Paul Defiglia – Keyboard, Organ
Joe Kwon – Cello
Mike Marsh – Drums
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