If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you’re lucky, their laughter. If you’re almost anywhere in America , you’ll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven’t heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.
It is not New Year’s, and it is not a political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for a music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band.
The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.
They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that’s left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That’s the commotion, that’s the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that’s what you’ll find.
Completely decked out in "I Love NY" and American flag attire, The Avett Brothers performed John Denver's "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" backstage in the music room at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The Avett Brothers were the musical guest on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 and performed "Skin and Bones" from their latest record Magpie and the Dandelion (Republic Records, 2013).
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon has premiered a new video from The Avett Brothers for their "Morning Song" off of their latest release, Magpie and the Dandelion (Republic Records, 2013). Cool fact: the video was produced by Judd
The Avett Brothers perform a cover of Sam Cooke's "I'll Come Running Back To You" in an intimate session for Live & BREATHING.
They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and w
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