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The Avett Brothers Impromptu Backstage Jam @ Newport Folk Festival

August 19, 2009  |  2:17pm

Hopefully you have seen Paste's recent A/V video where Sweet Talk brought the Avetts to the top of Fort Adams overlooking Newport Harbor during the Folk Festival. Obviously, it's been our supreme pleasure and good fortune to be part of these mini-concerts over the last couple of years. The guys ability to play at the drop of a hat has never been in question, and this two-minute ditty which happened backstage post-main-stage-set/pre-top-of-the-fort-video shoot exemplifies their bluegrass chops. When they started pickin' and pluckin' it was just for their own enjoyment, then people just start wandering over. Not the best video, but fun!

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