The Avett Brothers are an American folk rock band. They sit down with the Armchair Expert to discuss the experience of being in a family band, the balance between touring and home life and the connection between artist and audience. The two talk about how they came to love music and Dax describes the magic of an Avett Brothers’ concert. They discuss the male right of passage, their relationship to religion and the feeling of universal unity.
In this episode, a first for My Favourite Elliott Smith Song, we hear from two guests: the musicians Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth Avett. Both artists made their names separately, Jessica as a singer-songwriter and Seth as part of the band the Avett Brothers, but they joined forces in 2015 to release the album Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth Avett Sing Elliott Smith.
It was so enjoyable speaking to them both. They have a great chemistry and are both huge fans of Elliott's work. In the interview we cover their individual favourite song picks, as well as the album they worked on and a pet named after Elliott.
Hope you enjoy it.
Things to look at/listen to:
Jessica and Seth's Elliott Smith tribute album: https://open.spotify.com/album/45JsKQGdBmDiZxJjxE8UUW
From a Basement on the Hill by Elliott Smith (both tracks chosen by Jessica and Seth come from this album: https://open.spotify.com/album/66UbcdMK6oC2XFPLeESamq
Elliott Smith playing A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free live: https://youtu.be/Nfy040FRT-U