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The Avett Brothers' Seth Avett talks brotherly love, working with Rick Rubin and playing the Clearwater Jazz Holiday




The Avett Brothers are veterans of just about every music festival you can name. Still, the alt-folk favorites are a curious choice for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

But if the Holiday wanted to break from tradition this year -- charging for tickets, bringing in more mainstream headliners -- they certainly could have done worse. Seth Avett, for one, relishes the gig.

"We see a lot of festivals pushing the boundaries, and I think that's really healthy," he said. "The elitist festival is really a dying art. Genres are getting bent and getting stretched."

The Avett Brothers will close the festival on Sunday. For more of Sean Daly's interview with Seth Avett, click here.

Meanwhile, as for the rest of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday? Click here for Sean's preview of fellow headliners Bonnie Raitt, Esperanza Spalding and Mindi Abair. And click here for a preview of the festival at large.

Photo: Crackerfarm

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:34pm]


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