Country music anyone? How about adding a touch of folk, a dab of bluegrass, a drop of rock, a splash of pop and a twist of punk?
That’s the winning formula behind The Avett Brothers‘ sound and if you’re a fan, you get to hear it live when the threesome performs this Tuesday night, June 5 at the Strand Theatre. Showtime at 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina trio, comprised of brothers Scott on vocals, banjo and drums and Seth Avett on vocals, guitar and drums, along with Bob Crawford on vocals and bass, is known for its genre-blending style 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 Avett Brothers first began to garner a following in 2001 with their self-titled debut EP. Five full-length albums and two EPs later, they’ve continued to rise in popularity and acclaim with their latest Billboard chart-topping album, I and Love and You (2009), guest appearances on the late-night TV circuit a 2010 feature in the long-running PBS series Austin City Limits and a live performance with Mumford and Sons and Bob Dylan at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
Check out just what makes them so hot in this video for their album’s laid-back title track “I and Love and You”: