2022 Charity Shop Purchases #12 - The Avett Brothers - True Sadness
On last week's Saturday Snapshots at Rol's place I correctly guessed that the answer to number 6 was the Avett Brothers. Not because I recognised them from the picture but because I worked out that their name is an anagram of Hotter Vest Bra. A piece of useful information to impress your friends, families and work colleagues with.
Step forward a few hours and there on the shelves of a Shawlands charity shop is True Sadness theiir 9th album from 2016 on Republic Records. It was produced by Rick Rubin given that Republic is a subsiduary of American Recordings.You do not ignore such synchronisity and it was duly purchased. It seemed foolish not too.
It is pretty good - an amalgam of Americana, bluegrass and a tinge of gospel here and there. They are from Mount Pleasant, North California and as you may have worked out the main protagonists are brothers namely Scott (lead vocals, banjo and acoustic guitar ) and Seth (vocals, piano, bass, percussion) Avett alongside a further five musicians.
I may well have picked this up irrespective of Saturday Snapshots but clearly fate intervened.