The Avett Brothers cover Randy Travis – Watch

It’s fair to say we don’t often cover Randy Travis on AUK but we make an exception when it comes to fellow North Carolinians the Avett Brothers whose 2012 taping of CMT Crossroads is considered by RS Country as “one of the best, most seamless Crossroads, a testament to the musicianship of the Avetts and the singing prowess of Travis, who no longer performs after suffering a stroke in 2013.” The Avetts gave a nod to that during a concert they played last week in Mississippi when they performed Travis’s number one single ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ which also happens to be the title of his autobiography, due out next month.

Jason Isbell jams with Widespread Panic – Watch

Widespread Panic and Jason Isbell with his 400 Unit headed the bill at Sweetwater 420 Fest which took place in Atlanta last weekend, the festival ending on the highlight of two Southern roots-based bands who played the main stage with back-to-back performances on Sunday. Jason Isbell performed the first of those sets with his band but then he stuck around with his guitar and joined Athens, Georgia’s Widespread Panic for a version of ZZ Top’s classic ‘Jesus Just Left Chicago.’ Watch it below. Isbell has previously played with Widespread Panic in 2016, where he joined the band for a version of J.J. Cale’s ‘Ride Me High’ in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Video Premiere: Anton & The Colts “My Favourite Song”

Now this is rather good from Glasgow’s Anton & The Colts.  It’s the new single from their album “No End Of The Line”, out now and has real heart and soul.  Nice video too.  Anton is on a solo tour of the US starting today – dates on his Facebook page – and our friends are highly recommended to check him out.