Reasons I love the Avett Brothers:
-They're so energetic on stage, bopping around and dancing, that it's like Stagecoach Jazzercise up in the Palomino tent.
-They have more rock star jumps than anyone in the history of Stagecoach (and possibly Coachella). If you can pogo with a cello and/or an upright bass, you get super mega bonus points. I think I've counted 234 so far. Wait, now it's 235.
-Their music is amazing,
-They've made the Palomino Stage the biggest party happening at the Stagecoach Festival today.
I'm not the only one who loves this alternative folk band from Concord, N.C., William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys (who close out the Palomino Stage at 6:30 p.m.), is on the stage and taking photos.
The Avett Brothers are the only act this year to play both the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach and for good reason--hipsters love them and their style and talent lends itself well to Stagecoach. These harmonies are only a warm-up for the Oak Ridge Boys, people.
The band is also excited about playing the festival.
"Any festival that involves Chuck Mead can call us any time," they said about their fellow Palomino Stage performer.
Some of the highlights of the set for me included "Tin Man," "The Fall," "Shame," "January Wedding," "Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Laundry Room" and "Murder in the City" and "Distraction #74."