Folk rock is getting plenty of attention these days. With Mumford & Sons taking Best Album honors at the 2013 Grammy Awards, and John Mayer recalling the influences of the Laurel Canyon artists of the late 60’s and 70’s in his 2012 release “Born and Raised” (see our post from January 27 John Mayer), acoustic music and heart-felt songwriting are back.
The Avett Brothers were 2013 Grammy nominees for their sixth album “The Carpenter”, a Rick Rubin production. We don’t know if the Avetts would claim him as an influence, but Jackson Browne’s 1974 classic album “Late for the Sky” shares some of the moods and breadth of “The Carpenter”, and Browne was among the central figures of that Laurel Canyon era. Enjoy listening to “Winter in My Heart” from the Avetts and the title track of “Late for the Sky”.
A nice set of interviews with the Avett Brothers and some unplugged performances appeared on CNN. Start here: