October 12, 2008

New from the Avetts :: Family gospel salvation

It feels like I’ve been posting about the Avett Brothers a lot, but that’s because I’ve been listening to them a lot. They make my blood hot, and then sometimes they make things shift around loose inside of me. So that’s real good.

According to their MySpace page, they hope to have a new release ready for sale at their shows starting November 1. Continuing under the presumption that family members make the best band members, it is a gospel album called Jim Avett and Family. According to a North Carolinian fan on their message boards, the cover photo of the album (above) is the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church where their dad Jim is a member, the church the brothers grew up in. The same fan also wrote that it was the first place he ever saw the Avett Brothers live, in the fellowship hall for a small donation right after they had signed with Ramseur Records.

I’d imagine that it might sound something like this:

I’ll Fly Away – The Avett Brothers

(from the 2002 album Live At The Double Door Inn)

After this gospel foray, the next thing we can look forward to is their Rick Rubin-produced album in 2009, their first on the Columbia imprint American Recordings.

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6 Comments »

  • OMG. Thanks for this. I cant wait!

    Lili Chou — October 12, 2008 @ 10:58 pm

  • That is SO exciting! Thanks for reporting on this band – I checked them out and instantly became a fan. Can’t wait to check them out in Indiana in November – they’re doing a two-night stand in Bloomington!!!

    Dustin C. — October 13, 2008 @ 6:35 am

  • hah i remember this song when i used to go to church.

    Josh Jenkins — October 13, 2008 @ 9:22 am

  • Very nice. Thanks for posting…

    3vandaag — October 13, 2008 @ 11:02 am

  • that is a great song you posted. need to find that album. hopefully I’ll get to see them again and buy it from them proper.

    T. Roeth — October 13, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

  • thanks, I hadn’t heard anything from Live At The Double Door since it’s impossible to find. Just makes me want it even moarrrrrr!

    morganl1702 — October 14, 2008 @ 6:36 am

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