News Flash: The Good, The Bad and The Unknown’s first book with be arriving in book stores and online on November 29th, 2013. It’s called The 111 Best Music Lists of the 2000s, authored by yours truly. Here’s another chapter ripped from the pages of the official release.
At the start of their career, the Avett Brothers released most of their albums without a record label, relying on touring to support their craft. It was no surprise that record labels weren’t banging down the doors to sign up an acoustic duo that featured a banjo. This was 2000, not 1900. But the brothers believed in the music they were making and refused to give up or give in. After eleven albums in ten years, the Avett Brothers’ persistence in making quality music was finally noticed… by Starbucks, of all companies. The coffee chain gave the band national recognition when they made their song, “I and Love and You,” the musical pick of the week. The band’s 2009 album went on to critical acclaim and was picked by many as one of the best albums of the year, making the banjo a new household item.
Fun Fact: In their spare time, Brother Scott is a renowned painter and print maker and Brother Seth releases solo albums under the moniker Darling.
Song Note (I And Love And You): This song was inspired by a gig the band played at Brooklyn’s Galapagos.
The 11 Best Songs By The Avett Brothers:
1. November Blue (Country Was)
2. Talk on Indolence (Four Thieves Gone)
3. Head Full of Doubt Road Full Of Promise (I And Love And You)
4. If It’s The Beaches (Gleam EP)
5. Bella Donna (Second Gleam)
6. I And Love And You (I And Love And You)
7. Paranoia in B Major (Emotionalism)
8. January Wedding (I And Love And You)
9. Colorshow (Four Thieves Gone)
10. Pretty Girl From San Diego (Emotionalism)
11. At The Beach (Mignonette)
Buy The Avett Brothers new album, Magpie and the Dandelion…now!!!