Q: There was a time when it would’ve been hard to imagine an acoustic rock band like the Avetts headlining venues of that size for crowds of that size. When did that start to seem possible to you? …
A: We never thought past where we were. We just did what we did. It started as something very different. It was a very small endeavor with Bob and Seth and I, just the three of us, traveling around. I didn’t have any goal for it to become essentially a rock band, which Americana encompasses. …And it had to change to grow into those size venues. I remember the first arena, just us headlining an arena, the biggest one in Charlotte; it was the Independence Arena, and it’s now Bojangles’. It was, you know, 9,000 or 10,000 people. I think about how we’ve grown from there since then. Because that video is out there.
Rain on roof outside window, gray light, deep covers and warm blankets. Rain and nip of autumn in air; nostalgia, itch to work better and bigger. That crisp edge of autumn.
I think relationships in general are over romanticized like at the end of the day I’m pretty sure a good relationship is just two people who know how to hang out and talk to each other, not whether or not they can right all your wrongs or paint a picture of a thousand suns with the breath from your lungs or some shit.