“Seth and Scott Avett aren’t content to merely play gorgeous roots music; to just lay some lovely harmonies over banjos and strings. Performing as The Avett Brothers — with bassist Bob Crawford, cellist Joe Kwon and others — they craft alternately stompy and swoony music that’s rooted in a desire for self-improvement. Take their body of work as a whole, and it forms the outlines of a makeshift guide to life, and to being fundamentally decent in the pursuit of something even better.”—[ x ]
Do you have a list of songs that Bob sings in? I know there's part of Good To You, Letter to a Pretty Good and I think Day That Marvin Gaye Died.
yes all of those, and he sings on Distraction #74. he sings harmonies on a good bit of songs but those are the only ones I know of off the top of my head that he sings a great bit on! (but that doesn’t mean that’s all of them lol)
“My dad told me “one day son, this girl will think of what she’s done
and hurting you will be the first of many more regrets to come”
He said “if she doesn’t call, then it’s her fault and it’s her loss”
I say it’s not that simple, see, but then again it just may be”—I Would Be Sad - The Avett Brothers
“Regret for every step I took
From Fisher Road to Hollywood.
Feeling bad and acting good
I never was content.
It was hostile moves in hotel rooms.
I watched my friends promote their dooms.
From Pontiac to Newport News
Nothing made much sense”—
“And I had to leave a few behind
When they replaced the apple wine
With cocaine and codeine pills
I knew I was done
And I didn’t really say goodbye
They walked their path and I walked mine.
I would find other ways
To break my body down”—The Avett Brothers - Fisher Road [ x ]
Also, if you beautiful people ever need anything at all, don’t hesitate to ask!
The best part about being an Avett fan is that everyone is so kind and caring - wether it be on social media or in person - from sharing concert stories, to helping those who aren’t having such a great day, to dancing crazily with a complete stranger at an Avett show.
So please feel free to talk to me whenever you like! I’d love to hear your stories, help you through the bad, and share in your joy!
"We came to break the bad, we came to cheer the sad, we came to leave behind the world a better way"
I honestly can’t even begin to understand how people survive without music. My entire life is engulfed by music and what it means to me. I’m always thinking about it, listening to it, or making it. Without music my life would be dull and dead. It just baffles me that some people don’t even care at…