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The Avett Brothers perform at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. (Adam Kissick for NPR)

The Avett Brothers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

Jul 28, 2013

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Stephen Thompson

Few bands blend showmanship and poignancy quite like The Avett Brothers: The band's songs reflect thoughtfully on life and death and love, while toggling between swoonily pretty roots-pop ballads and frenetic, barnstorming punk-bluegrass hybrids. Led by multi-talented North Carolina brothers Seth and Scott Avett, the group digs especially deep on last year's album The Carpenter, which explores mortality and hope in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis for the young daughter of bassist Bob Crawford. But playfulness and warmth still win out; in The Avett Brothers' music, they always do.

Hear the band perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.

Set List

  • "Live And Die"
  • "Go To Sleep"
  • "Down With The Shine"
  • "Will You Return?"
  • "Laundry Room"
  • "Old Joe Clark"
  • "At The Beach"
  • "Head Full Of Doubt / Road Full Of Promise"
  • "Pretty Girl From Chile"
  • "Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
  • "Fireball Mail"
  • "Gimmeakiss"
  • "Talk On Indolence"
  • "Slight Figure Of Speech"
  • "Life"
  • "No Place To Fall" (Townes Van Zandt cover)
  • "Kick Drum Heart
  • "I And Love And You"
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