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And There You Avett

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Guild Hall was rocking as The Avett Brothers joined G.E. Smith and The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on Sunday, August 19th.  The #1 chart topping folk rock band took part in Emmy award winning Smith’s The Portrait Series in East Hampton.


Jon Bon Jovi was backstage as were Dexter and Veronica Goei to see the subjects of Judd Apatow’s HBO documentary “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers.”


Eric Fischl and April Gornik were in the sold-out house with fans, who traveled from around the country to see the three time Grammy nominated brothers, Scott and Seth, perform. The devotees, who have been compared to Deadheads, came from as far as Dallas and Washington, to see them perform hits like “Ain’t No Man” and “I and Love and You.” The series producer, Taylor Barton, said that tickets sold out even before the concert officially went on sale.


When he heard that the brothers were coming to The Hamptons, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Chad Smith, asked to join in on the drums. As part of the show Smith, who one fan said, “adds that extra sheen and magic when he plays,” puts down his guitar to interview the singers.


One couple, celebrating their 50thtime seeing the Avett Brother live, said, “To see them playing with G.E. was so worth the drive from Virginia. It was phenomenal!”


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