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

"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'

The Ganges River Band - "Honey" , Kim Ruehl, April 23, 2015

The Ganges River Band "Honey"

Jorma Kaukonen, Joe Purdy & The eTones ~ "Long Black Veil", Craig Young, April 23, 2015

Jorma Kaukonen / Joe Purdy / eTones - Long Black Veil (eTown webisode #778)

Otis Redding & Friends ~ Stax Volt Revue 1967, Craig Young, April 16, 2015

BBC Otis Redding & Friends Stax Volt Revue (1967) on BRAVE TV NETWORK

"Lila Mae" by Lonesome River Band, lonesomeriverband, April 17, 2015

Lonesome River Band-Lila Mae (Official Video)