Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Avett Brothers are my favorite live act. They are fantastic. Their lyrics are very rich and layered with Christian themes, and a deepness not found in most mainstream music. And they are only getting better as they mature.

So happy you posted about them. (And they are a four piece, just added the cello player and they tour with a fifth.) (I think that's correct.)

Bless you!