I want to grow old without the pain/ Give my body back to the earth and not complain.
– The Avett Brother from The Perfect Space
We stood in the heavy rain and the mud at the Crossroads Theater in Kansas City listening to the Avett Brothers. No umbrellas allowed, so we held trashbags over our heads and the Avett’s played on.
I would like to see them again in pleasanter weather or in a higher, drier venue, but I wouldn’t trade the experience of dancing and drinking with my woman in the downpour while exulting in wonderful songs like Laundry Room, Down with the Shine, and Bella Donna.
All three of those songs are included in this Youtube video of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series.