CD REVIEW: The Avett Brothers "Live, Vol. 3"

Live, Volume 3
The Avett Brothers could be one of the best live bands ever. It's true. It's most likely magnified, though, by the fact that this newest live release was recorded in their home state of North Carolina in front of hometown die hard fans. Well, that type of setting always makes for an excellent show, especially when combined with an awesome live band playing a plethera of hits and fan favorites. The disc features every facet of the Avett Brothers and the songs span the length of their career in the spotlight. Recorded about a month before the release of their most recent critically acclaimed studio album, the disc features four of the songs which were yet to be released. "I And Love And You" and "Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise,' two of the Avett's best songs ever get previewed at the show (and would become two hit singles at radio soon after) along with a hard hitting rendition of "Kick Drum Heart" (as part of the encore) and "The Perfect Space."  The Avett Brothers leave no stone unturned, even with Seth and Scott performing solo and acoustic. "Murder In The City," "Shame," "Colorshow" and "Paranoia in B Flat Major" are all included and are just as good, if not better, than their studio versions. The DVD companion to the album is the next best thing to being there and is a must have for anyone who wants to truly experience the Avett Brothers live show to the fullest extent in their living room. The Avett Brothers have finally brought everything they've been doing so awesomely to the masses and it's as close to perfection as you can get.