Have you guys heard of The Avett Brothers?
Here, it’s been a slow discovery.
When I saw that they were playing in London, I asked Father Christmas for tickets.
Partly because… a couple of years back, I was listening to Last.fm and Great Lake Swimmers came on. I can’t for the life of me remember what radio I was listening to at the time, but I emailed the Other Half to say that I liked what I’d just heard. He replied:
I took it in. A seed was planted.
Father Christmas was kind and I got tickets… and so with trepidation, we made our way to the Forum.
The Other Half, who also knew very little about the band, got swept away too.
The verdict was unanimous.
As we left the venue, we promised to check them out a bit more (the songs I knew really came alive during the gig) and to catch them again next time they’re in town.
Boys these guys are infectious. What boundless energy! Well, there was an acoustic set, roughly half way through the set, but I think that was more for our benefit than theirs.
They had us rocking. And dancing. And singing.
And it seems that they enjoyed the show too.
And why not? They nailed London.