Avett Brothers, Live, Charlotte, NC

I've blogged about these guys before - right after I saw them live at the Fox Theater Oakland in the spring of last year. The release of this DVD absolutely warrants another post as it provides a mesmerizing glimpse into the magic they create on stage - without ever leaving your living room.

The spell they cast is partly due to the fact that each member possesses the skill to move effortlessly from instrument to instrument and play each one full tilt  - banjo, drums, guitar and piano they all soar seamlessly. But it's their delivery of the beautifully written and emotionally raw lyrics that will bring you to tears, or to your feet - or both.

My favorite tracks here include Shame and Murder In The City.

Seriously, one of the most impressive performances I have ever seen. It was everything I hope for in my pursuit of great live shows and it is the reason you should pull up their tour schedule NOW.