I’ve been trying to write this article about what it’s like being on tour with The Avett Brothers for six months. It’s not that I have nothing to say. Quite the opposite – I’ve got pages and pages of material. What’s been holding me back is a phenomenon that I’ve witnessed with almost every member of the band and crew. There is a protectiveness around the core members of this band that I’ve never felt in any other project that I’ve been a part of, fueled equally by the integrity that Scott, Seth, and Bob project and by the obsessiveness that some of the fans that follow them exhibit.

Trout Steak Revival's Future Seems 'Brighter Every Day'

Travis McNamara and Will Koster were in the crowd when Tim O'Brien began singing "Megna's" at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. About halfway through the tune about a neighborhood grocer who sells melons and strawberries, Koster turned to McNamara declaring he too wanted to write a song about food...

Cash Box Kings - Holding Court

The Cash Box Kings are piloting a time machine, a specially modified vehicle that slips back through the time stream, honoring Chicago and Delta blues sounds from the '20s through the '50s. Harpist Joe Nosek and singer Oscar Wilson are the co-pilots, running full-tilt backwards, to rekindle the...

Videos

The Mavericks ~ "All Night Long", Craig Young, April 7, 2015

The Mavericks - All Night Long (Late Night With Seth Meyers Performance)

Valerie June ~ "The World Is Not My Home", Craig Young, April 2, 2015

Valerie June - The World Is Not My Home (Live @Pickathon 2014)

Daryl Hall with Train ~ "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", Craig Young, April 6, 2015

Papa Was A Rollin' Stone- Daryl's House w Train

Paul Thorn & Ruthie Foster with The eTones ~ "The Midnight Special" , Craig Young, March 31, 2015

Paul Thorn / Ruthie Foster / eTones - "The Midnight Special" (eTown webisode #755)

"Oh The Ache" Kip Boardman, Kimberely Grant, April 23, 2015

OH THE ACHE | BY KIP BOARDMAN

River Whyless ~ "Miles Of Skyline", Craig Young, March 28, 2015

River Whyless Miles Of Skyline

Strand of Oaks ~ "Heal", Craig Young, March 28, 2015

Strand of Oaks - Heal (Live @ The Hi-Fi)

Nellie McKay - 'Bluebird' , Amos Perrine, April 10, 2015

Nellie McKay - 'Bluebird' ::: Second Story Garage

Paul Thorn ~ "Temporarily Forever Mine", Craig Young, April 6, 2015

Paul Thorn - "Temporarily Forever Mine" (eTown webisode #747)

The Lone Bellow ~ "The One You Should've Let Go", Craig Young, March 27, 2015

The Bluegrass Situation // The Lone Bellow, 'The One You Should've Let Go'