The Avett Brothers wears its heart (and rock) on its sleeve at the Crossroads
The Avett Brothers, with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
September 25, 2010
Crossroads KC at Grinders
I miss that feeling of feeling, belted the Avett Brothers in the Crossroads on Saturday night. It’s a fairly complete summary of the band’s tone, sound, message, what-have-you: The folk-rock-Americana-punk band tackles fiery bluegrass jams and wistful ballads, but more than anything, its a purveyor of wide-eyed, anthemic songs that transcend the lines of genre and style.
The Avett Brothers were ushered into the spotlight with 2009’s I And Love and You. But the band gained acclaim in underground circles for nearly 10 years with its legendary live shows. Despite the chilly, waterlogged weather (and woodchips), last night’s show was true to form.