Posted by R. Griswold (188.8.131.52) on July 23, 2018 at 13:59:02:
I have to admit, the Avetts I've never cared for after I first saw them at Merlefest back in 2011, I think it was. So cheesy. It's like bubble gum pop meets Americana, with gals swooning over the brothers in the band, with lame sing along choruses that Hanson would be blushing over. I have no idea how they sell out ampitheaters, but then again, I don't know how a lot of these bands get so popular either.
Anyway, this is a strange bill for that reason, and the connection sort of feels like Warren's NC connection with the Avett Bros as the reasoning there. I just don't see how they fit, and a 45 min Magpie set isn't enough for me to travel for it, but I bet the Mule set sounds cool with their familiarity doing the Floyd stuff. I'd love to see the reaction of fans expecting Crowes songs getting songs they don't even know. Pretty funny, but also pretty cool they have such confidence playing these new songs on their own.
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