The Avett Brothers – Country Was

ARTIST: The Avett Brothers  Country_Was

TITLE:  Country Was

YEAR RELEASED: 2002

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES:  None

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: If you know these songs, you’re a superfan

LINEUP: Seth Avett, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: After the breakup of their punk band, Seth and Scott Avett make their move toward acoustic, down home music, and come out with a winner on first go-round.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: After the breakup of Nemo, who released three albums before their demise, the Avett Brothers coalesced around a guitar (or piano), banjo and stand-up bass lineup for their first few recordings.

This album features some songs that are in a definite good-time back-porch mode, but what the real winner is how the Avetts and Crawford already are in sync with great harmonies and spirited playing.

It’s a short album (8 songs) but it sets the table for the Avetts to come.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: Their first studio album (The Avett Bros.) was more of a Nemo album, and it’s disappeared. So has, unfortunately, their live album Live at the Double Door Inn.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.

GRADE: A-: A genuine, fun record.

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