Avett Brothers in-studio, 8-6-07
The Avett Brothers specialize in a rather unlikely blend of old and new forms of American music. The North Carolina-based trio released Emotionalism earlier this year to high praise and have been blazing trails all over the place delivering the goods with their manic live performances, including closing out the 2007 Pickathon festival in style. The new album continues the style the band has established over four previous full-lengths-- somewhere between Doc Watson and Nirvana, to be specific-- and adds a little extra pop flair ala Brian Wilson or Buddy Holly for good measure. We'll hear a high-energy trio of tunes from the band and talk to them about life on the road, their fascination with "pretty girls," and the (hidden?) goodness of Hall & Oates, among other things.
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