Something for the weekend: Seth Avett “Laughing River”

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That’s it for another wet and windy week from us dear reader and we leave you with a new song from a new album from one half of the Avett Brothers, Seth Avett. Avett once made an album of Elliott Smith songs, and on new album ‘Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown’, he once again pays tribute to another of his heroes in the form of folk musician Greg Brown. “This is a man who put forty records out because he had to,” Avett says. “He made his own record label. He played the coffee shops, the bars, the little theaters. He built it. He’s a world-class artist who did it all under the radar, which is just mind-blowing to me.” Over the years Brown’s songs have also been performed and recorded by Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Carlos Santana, Ani DiFranco, Gillian Welch and Mary Chapin Carpenter among others, and if nothing else. Avett’s interpretations make you want to explore Brown’s back catalogue of the human condition in more depth. Until Monday, have a good one.

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