Review / photos: The Avett Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Mindi Abair rule the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in Clearwater
The Avett Brothers may not be jazz, but they were a huge draw to close out the 2012 edition of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday at Coachman park on Sunday, following a weekend of music by Bonnie Raitt, Esperanza Spalding, Mindi Abair and others.
Sean Daly was in the house, and he writes:
The only time the bros wandered close to jazz was on the occasional ragtimey breakdown — these dudes lovvve to jam, don'tcha know — and yet the slick improvisation was there as well as crack, inventive musicianship.
The Avetts are the ideal argument for why the Jazz Holiday should evolve, become more of a catchall for smart, eclectic bands who have no use for elitist genre loyalty.
For more of Sean's review of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, click here. And get more photos of acts like Bonnie Raitt, Mindi Abair, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Maja Sharp, Down to the Bone, Common Ground and Carol Stein and Friends after the jump.
Photos: Chris Zuppa, Douglas R. Clifford, Will Vragovic