Avett Brothers Tulsa 2014

There are some things that YouTube just cannot do justice to. Capturing the intensity and emotion of a live Avett Brothers’ show is one of them. This past Saturday they rocked the Cox Business Center in Downtown Tulsa. Langhorne Slim and the Law, the Pennsylvania based opening band, was more than enough reason to arrive early. To set the stage, Seth Avett and Langhorne himself, Sean Scolnick, walked out to a spotlight with nothing but two voices and an acoustic guitar to perform Be Set Free. It was a fitting open to a show that took everyone through roots rock, country, waltz, gospel, two-step, and an unbelievable number of genres, tempos, and melodies.

Two major performance highlights in the evening included Seth rocking out on Vanity and Scott going solo on Murder in the City. These two songs and the opening act were well worth the price of admission.

Yes, they did play some new stuff too. Fisher Road to Hollywood is a new track first performed just a few weeks earlier in Michigan. No word on a new album yet, but if this song is any indication of what’s to come then we’re in for a treat.

The only downside, while the seats were good, we should have opted for the standing general admission tickets. The people down in front seemed to be having an even better time than the rest of us.

Be sure to check out the video links above in the review. Several folks captured most of the show via smartphones. It may not be as good as seeing it live, but you can sure tell what kind of a performance it was.

If there’s a performance you’d like us to check out or need more info on, please let us know via Facebook, Twitter, or by E-mail!