One week from today we’ll be blessed with I and Love and You, the new record by The Avett Brothers. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, click as fast as you can, buy Live Vol. 2, and prepare to divide your musical life into before and after. If you’re a parent, start with A Gift for Melody Anne.
The Avett Brothers are one of the two best American bands still making records (along with the Drive-By Truckers). They play old school, back porch, rural American music.
Best of all? You don’t have to wait a week to hear the new record. You can hear it free right now, thanks to NPR. I listened to it tonight. I already love it. As I knew I would.
It makes me profoundly happy that in this era of Disney Channel media creations, there are young people out there making this kind of music.
And, of course, they are from the Carolinas Like lots of good things.