Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: The Avett Brothers “Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise”
Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.
Scott and Seth Avett are two brothers on banjo and guitar, respectively, as they front the five-piece band known as The Avett Brothers, based in Concord, North Carolina. Their late grandfather, Clegg Avett, was a Methodist minister. It was through the reading of his collection of sermons that the brothers were driven to explore spiritual themes through their work.
This is the video of the song they performed at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Their sound is described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “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.”
Light pop concision??? Sure. Whatever.