Review: The Avett Brothers – Live Volume Four (Universal Music Canada)

The Avett BrothersRecorded on New Year’s Eve 2014 in their home state of North Carolina, the acclaimed Avett Brothers more than capably demonstrate why they are one of the best live acts going today with this CD/DVD set. Kicking off with the previously unreleased “Satan Pulls The Strings,” the group’s contagious energy is felt from the get-go, but especially so on the otherwise unassumingly subtle “Laundry Room,” “Kick Drum Heart,” and on their excellent cover of Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town.” Helping give the album some balance towards the softer side of the group, the Avetts deliver poignant performances of “I And Love And You” and “Ten Thousand Words.”