The Dirty Dozen is complete. I'll write something comprehensive to close out our Rockcrowd tour, with lists and favorites and such. But let's first give #12 it's due credit.
The Avett Brothers!
Wow - to think we've gone from a small stage at Outside Lands 2009 on a Sunday morning to TWO sold out shows at the Fox - well done, gents.
And even though it was a replica of the Brett Dennen story, with a Sunday Outside Lands '09 performer doing a Fox show - the Avetts show had me smiling throughout. They continue to master intimacy and raucous energy at the same time (Mumford & Sons does a good job of this as well - probably why that Grammy Bob Dylan thing worked out so nicely.) Scott Avett has a bit of the Billie Joe Armstrong "pick the crowd up" ability while Seth melts your listening soul with his sincerity (and then they switch roles ... oh and instruments.) It is just pure talent.